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Elena Smilyanskaya

  • Elena Smilyanskaya has been at HSE since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2004

    Doctor of Sciences* in National History
    Russian State University for the Humanities
    Thesis Title: ‘Superstition and popular religious non-conformity in Russia, 1700-1800”. Doktorskaya Dissertation. Moscow State University for Humanities, 2004.

  • 1987

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Historiography, Source Study and Methods of Historical Research
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Thesis Title: ""Spiritual Case" Trials as a Source for the Study of Russian Mentality in the First Half of the 18th Century." Ph. D. (Kandidatskaya) Dissertation, Moscow State University, 1987

  • 1987

    Diploma
    Lomonosov Moscow 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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

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Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Editorial board membership

2012: Member of the Editorial Board, Вивлиофика (Vivliofika).

Grants

RFH project 15-01-16014

For publishing a book: Elena Smilianskaia. Greek Islands of Catherine the Great, or Imperial Experiments of Russia in Mediterranean. 

2015. 

Conferences

  • 2018
    Russia as a European Power in the Age of Enlightenment (Tübingen, January 25-27, 2018) (Тюбинген). Presentation: A British Ambassador in St. Petersburg: Russian life of the Sir Charles Cathcart Family in 1768-1771
  • 2017
    Автобиографические сочинения в междисциплинарном исследовательском поле - II (москва). Presentation: Автобиография, или Счет по государственному долгу? Повествование контр-адмирала Джона Эльфинстона о его службе в екатерининской России
  • Русь, Россия: Средневековье и Новое время. Пятые чтения памяти академика РАН Л.В. Милова (Москва). Presentation: Повествование контр-адмирала Джона Эльфинстона о его службе в екатерининской России: проблемы изучения
  • Что такое Просвещение? Новые ответы на старый вопрос (Москва). Presentation: Екатерининская Россия в западноевропейской прессе: проект перевода статей новостных изданий
  • RUSSIAN RELIGIOUS ART IN GREECE (16TH - EARLY 20TH C. (Афины). Presentation: Religious gifts in Catherine the Great’s plans to strengthen the Russian influence in Greek Lands
  • RUSSIAN RELIGIOUS ART IN GREECE (16TH - EARLY 20TH C. (Афины). Presentation: Religious gifts in Catherine the Great’s plans to strengthen the Russian influence in Greek Lands
  • 2016
    THE RUSSIANS IN THE AEGEAN 1770-1775 LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF A SHORT LIVED PRINCIPALITY (Парос). Presentation: Russian Imperial Ambitions in Mediterranean and a military base in Naussa in 1770-s.
  • Социальная стратификация России XVI-XX вв. в контексте европейской истории. Presentation: Высокопоставленные иностранцы на службе Екатерине Великой: знаки переменчивой фортуны контр-адмиралов Джона Эльфинстона и Георга де Мазина
  • Проблематика войны в гуманитарных науках: история и перспективы исследования (Москва). Presentation: Начало военного присутствия России в Средиземноморье как проблема междисциплинарного исследования
  • Проблематика войны в гуманитарных науках: история и перспективы исследования (Москва). Presentation: Начало военного присутствия России в Средиземноморье как проблема междисциплинарного исследования

  • 2015

    Orientality. Beyond Forein Affaires (Лондон). Presentation: Collecting Arts for Imperial Needs: Acquisitions of Russian Military Men and Diplomats in the Levant during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74

  • 14th international congress for eighteenth century studies (Роттердам). Presentation: The Undervalued Service of the British Seaman in Russia: the Case of John Elphinston
  • 2014
    Mobilité religieuse et construction de l'espace dans le champ religieux a l'epoque moderne (Париж). Presentation: Русские в греческом мире во второй половине XVIII века: трудный опыт общения единоверцев
  • 2011
    13th International Congress for Eighteenth Century Studies (Грац). Presentation: Adventurers and adventures of the Catherinian Archipelago Expedition of 1769-1774

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Seeking Answers in Medieval Russian History

On May 31, Valerie Kivelson, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, will be delivering a seminar entitled ‘Visualizing Empire: Muscovite Images of Race’. Professor Kivelson is an expert in Medieval and early modern Russia, history of cartography, history of witchcraft, religion, and political culture, among other topics. She is the author of 'Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth Century Russia' and a guest editor of 'Witchcraft Casebook: Magic in Russia, Poland and Ukraine. 15-21st Centuries'.

Articles by HSE Professors Published in ‘Word and Image in Russian History’ Collection

Academic Studies Press issued the ‘Word and Image in Russian History: Essays in Honor of Gary Marker’. The articles ‘Businesswomen in Eighteenth-Century Russian Provinicial Towns’ by Alexander Kamenskii and ‘Catherine’s Liberation of the Greeks: High-Minded Discourse and Everyday Realities’ by Elena Smilyanskayawere also included in the collection.

Articles by HSE Professors Published in ‘Word and Image in Russian History’ Collection

Academic Studies Press issued the ‘Word and Image in Russian History: Essays in Honor of Gary Marker’. The articles ‘Businesswomen in Eighteenth-Century Russian Provinicial Towns’ by Alexander Kamenskii and ‘Catherine’s Liberation of the Greeks: High-Minded Discourse and Everyday Realities’ by Elena Smilyanskaya were also included in the collection.