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Aleksandra Bekasova

  • Aleksandra Bekasova has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2006

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in National History
    RAS Institute of History in Saint Petersburg

  • 2003

    Master's in History
    European University in St. Petersburg, history

  • 1990

    Degree in History
    Leningrad State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

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Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; School of Arts and Humanities; 1 year, 2-4 module)Rus

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Exploring the History of Places and Environment in Russia

The collective volume Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History, co-edited by David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and HSE researcher Alexandra Bekasova, was recently presented at a seminar of the Laboratory for the Environmental and Technological History of the Centre for Historical Research at HSE – St. Petersburg. The book is one of the fruits of a networking project carried out in 2013-2016 with active participation of HSE researchers.

Seminar of the Laboratory for the Environmental and Technological History and the presentation of the recently published book: 
Moon, David, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Alexandra Bekasova, eds. Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History. Winwick, Cambridgeshire: The White Horse Press, 2021.

26 March 2021, 18:00 at the seminar of the Laboratory for the Environmental and Technological History (St. Petersburg School of Arts and Humanities HSE SPb)  – the presentation of the recently published book: Moon, David, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Alexandra Bekasova, eds. Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History. Winwick, Cambridgeshire: The White Horse Press, 2021.Presenters: Alexandra Bekasova, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Ekaterina Kalemeneva, Elena Kochetkova, Julia Lajus, David Moon and other authors. This collective monograph is one of the results of a networking project funded by the Leverhulme Trust (UK) carried out in 2013-2016, in which many researchers of the Laboratory participated. The project team carried out several research trips to different parts of Russia that are important for studying the history of the relationship between people and nature: the Solovetsky Islands, Lake Baikal, the Perm region and the Urals.


Tensions of Europe Research Group on Technologies, Environment, and Resources Coproduction of territories and their resources: technologies of prospecting, extraction and remediation in history


Researchers of the Laboratory participate in the SHOT Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) has been held in Milano and was co-organized by the SHOT and the National Museum of Science and Technology named after Leonardo da Vinci.

Five years of the Summer School by History Department “Topography of imperial power: the political and cultural space of St. Petersburg”

The summer school of the HSE’s Department of History, St. Petersburg, with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, was held for the fifth time this year and attracted an international group of students from Germany and the USA to participate.

Exploring Political and Cultural Space of St Petersburg through the Summer School 'Topography of Imperial Power'

On a grey autumn day, it is always nice to warm up by reliving memories of summer adventures. This year, the balmy weather did not leave our city till mid-October, and a summer mood also lingered at HSE University – St Petersburg with the IV International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg' which ran from September 11 till October 2, 2018.

European Society for Environmental History Conference

From June 30 – July 3, 2015, Julia Lajus, Alexandra Bekasova, Marina Loskutova, Margarita Dadykina, and Elena Kochetkova, researchers from the Department of History and Center of Historical Studies, took part in the 8th Conference of the European Society for Environmental History. The event took place at University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France.