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Alexei Kraikovski

  • Alexei Kraikovski has been at HSE University since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1995

    Degree in History
    Saint Petersburg 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2021 École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, Professeur Invite.

2020 University of Padova, MSCA Seal of Excellence Research Fellow

2017   Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, Professeur Invite.

2017    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ,  Visiting Researcher
2015    University of Hawaii at Manoa,  Department of History, Fulbright Fellow
2014    Venice International University (VIU) Visiting professor
2012 - 2013    Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, Mr. Peter Rogaar fellow
2012    Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS),  Visiting fellow

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

History of Arctic and Baltic Region (Bachelor’s programme; School of Arts and Humanities; 3 year, 1, 2 module)Eng

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)



  • 2018
    The Firm and The Sea: Chains, Flows and Connections (Анкона). Presentation: Capitalism as maritime adventure: the Blubber companies and business development in the 18th c. Russia.
  • 2017
    4th annual conference of IFPH (Равенна). Presentation: “Nothing but the Sea” – Schloss Fall manor through the perspective of the Big St. Petersburg heritage complex
  • “Natures in between” – ESEH conference. (Загреб). Presentation: “To do the best to improve the hunting” - Alexander Menshikovs’ company and the development of Russian marine harvesting in the Polar basin (1703 - 1721).


2019 MSCA Seal of Excellence Award

Employment history

2001 – 2017    Department of History, Associate professor, Assistant Professor, Research fellow

Timetable for today

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Seminar "New Approaches to Economic and Social History of Early Modern Russia"

12 May 2021
The event will be held online.

The Questions of Private Collections Were Discussed in HSE – St. Petersburg for the Second Time

On October 10 and 11, the II International Kotchoubey Readings took place in Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg. The conference ‘Private Collections: Objects, History, Emotions’ became an international platform of experience sharing for collectors, Russian private and public museums representatives and leading experts in this field.

LETH participates in the conference "The History of Inflation in Russia"

December 5, senior researchers A.V. Kraykovsky and M.M. Dadykina made a report on economic history "Prices, their specifics and movement in Russia in the XVI - XVIII centuries" at a conference organized by the North-Western Central Administration of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation "Inflation History in Russia". The report was devoted to the problems of the history of prices and its state in Russia at the present stage of the development of science.

The Russian Conference “Ecological History: Source and Historical Problems”. Presentation of the Laboratory senior researcher M.M. Dadykina.

Polar readings 2018. Speech by senior researcher of the Laboratory A.V. Kraykovsky.

Round table in Paris 22/12/17.

22th of December there was a round table «Shipping, fisheries, and maritime identities in 15th-19th centuries: perspectives from Russia and France» in University Paris Diderot. The round table was orginized by common efforts of Irina Gouzévitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs), Liliane Hilaire-Pérez (University Paris Diderot / EHESS) and Alexei Kraikovski (HSE SPb).

Invited specialists at HSE SPb lectures.19/10/2017.

Joost Schokkenbroek at HSE SPb!

In April 2017 Prof. of VU University Amsterdam Joost Schokkenbroek invited by Julia Lajus spent one week at the Department of History presenting a brief course of lectures and seminars in the framework of the Usable Pasts program.