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Elena A. Kochetkova

  • Elena A. Kochetkova has been at HSE since 2012.

Education

  • 2017

    Postgraduate programme in Economic and Social History
    University of Helsinki, Social Sciences

  • 2013

    Postgraduate programme in Russian History
    European University in St. Petersburg, History

  • 2012

    Master in Russian History
    European University in St. Petersburg, History

  • 2010

    Diploma in Nordic History
    Petrozavodsk State University, History

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Summer schools, training, and workshops 

07.2016             International Summer School of ICOHTEC, Lisbon

09.2015            International Summer School the Tensions of Europe Summer School "Crises and Grand Challenges in European Past and Present", Stockholm

07.2015           International Summer School "Exploring Russia`s Environmental History and Natural Resources", Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Russia 

08.2014           International Summer SchoolSocial Network Analysis”, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg

06.-07.2014      International Summer School "Russian Culture in Baltic Nature", The Center for Environmental and Technological History, European University at Saint-Petersburg,  Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies, University of Glazgow

04.2014           Munich Spring School Science, Environment, Infrastructure, and Technology“ History of Science in Central and Eastern Europe, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Munich 

09.2012           ESEH Summer School “Natural Resources: Historical Ideas, Exploration and Exploitation”, ESEH and Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 

03.2012           Certificate, Methodological Workshop “Comparative Methodologies, Operationalisations and Specifics of European Studies Research”, Center for German and European Studies, Saint-Petersburg

10.2011  Training Course for PhDs “New Methods in the Humanities”, Sigtuna,

Sweden. 

10.2010           Certificate, Retraining on Academic English Communication. Center for German and European Studies, Saint-Petersburg 

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2015-2016)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Grants

2016                                 Dissertation Completion Grant, University of Helsinki

2015 - 2016                Individual research grant of the Academic Foundation of HSE, conducting research on technological innovations in the USSR (grant № 15-01-0056)

11.2012 – 12.2012           Fellowship of the Karen Johnson Freeze Foundation. 

10. 2012                Center for European Studies. European University at Saint-Petersburg. Research grant                                    

10.2011 – 12.2011      German Historical Institute in Moscow. Short-term grant for archival research

09.2011                     Alumni Association of European University at Saint-Petersburg. Travel grant

09.2009 – 06.2010      Scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation

2008 – 2010               Scholarship of Oxford Russian Fund 

Participation in conferences

12.2016                               Collogium,  Faculty of Sciences, University of Aarhus. Paper presented: "Rivers as Sacrifice? Pulp Production and Water Pollution in the Soviet Union, 1940s-1960s" 

10.2016                                International workshop "Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond", Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg. Paper presented: "Natural resources in the Soviet Union, 1940s-1980s: between devastation and protection"   

09.2016                               International workshop "Resources and Economies of Knowledge in Anthropocene", Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Paper presented: "Natural Resources in the Soviet Union, 1940s-1980s: between Devastation and Protection" 

08.2016                Public lecture "The Saimaa Canal and Finnish-Soviet Relations in 1960s-1980s", The State Museum "Vyborsky Castle" (in Russian)

07.2016                43rd ICOHTEC Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal. Paper presented: "Recycling and soviet forestry Industry, 1950s-1960s"

05.2016          The Graduate Conference "BRICS Societies in a Multi-Polar World", commentary on the panel "BRICS Corporate Sector: Useful Comparisons"

04.2016           International conference "Not just Chernobyl. The Ecological Dimension of the History of Communism", The Center of Science of the Polish Academy of Science, Poznan. Paper presented: "Soviet Environmental Politics in the 1950s–60s and the Cold War"

11.2015         International conference Natural Resources, Landscape and Climate in History of Russia and Neighbouring Countries”. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg. Paper presented: " Forests, timber and wood wastes in the Soviet Union, 1950s-1960s"

11.2015         15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki. Paper presented: "Soviet Engineers, Finland, and the Iron Curtain, 1955-1964"

10.2015           International Conference “Resistance, Protest and Criticism in the Name of Nature: USSR and Post-Soviet States, 1950-2010”, EcoGlobReg, German Historical Institute in Moscow, and Franco-Russian Center, Moscow. Paper presented: “Between Pollution and Protection in the Soviet Context: the Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Factory in the mid-1950s-1960s”

09.2015          7th Tensions of Europe Conference "Technology and Environment". Papers presented: "Technological change and Soviet environmental policy in the mid-1950s - 1960s" and (co-authored by Julia Lajus) "Soviet technological aid and environment in Africa in the late Cold War"

08.2015         XVIIth World Economic History Congress “Diversity in Development”. Paper presented: “Finnish-Soviet trade in the 1950s-60s: interests and tools of Cold War actors”

06.-07.2015    8th Conference of the European Society of Environmental History. Paper presented: “Between Pollution and Protection in the Soviet Context: the Soviet Environmental Policy in the mid-1950s - 1960s”

06.2015             Interdisciplinary research seminar “Historical Models and Modern Economy”, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg. Paper presented “Modernization of Soviet Forestry as a Large Technical System, the mid-1950s-1960s”

05.2015           International conference "Waterscapes and Historic Canals as Cultural Heritage". Paper presented: “A Sign of Good Neighborhood”: The Saimaa Canal in the Soviet-Finnish Relations”, the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari 

03.2015           Conference "Close Encounters: East and West in Cold War Interactions and Imagination", University of Amsterdam. Paper presented: "Soviet-Finnish technological cooperation, 1955-1964: Engineers and the Iron Curtain"

02.2015           Seminar of young researchers of economic history, Finnish Economic History Association (in Finnish)

12.2014           First Annual Conference of the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change. Paper presented:"Technological Change, Innovations and Technology Transfer: The Case of Soviet Pulp and Paper Industry in the late 1940s – 1950s"

11.2014    Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology. Dearborn, USA. Paper presented: "Overcoming the Reverse Salients: The Soviet Forestry Modernization and Technology Transfer in the mid-1940s–1960s"

10.2014    Tensions of Europe, Technology and Democracy: Quo Vadis?, interdisciplinary research seminar held by Tensions of Europe and the University of Capodistria, Chios, Greece. Paper presented: "Soviet Forestry, Modernization and Technology Transfer in 1955-1964"

07-08.2014     The 41st ICOHTEC Symposium, Technology in Time and Transition, Brasov, Romania. Paper presented: “The Soviet Forestry in 1953 ‐ 1964: Transfer and Implementation of Western Technologies”

07.2014    The Second world congress of Environmental History, Guimarães, Portugal. Paper presented: “Between Pollution and Protection in the Soviet Context: The Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Factory in Mid-1950s – 1960s”

04.2014           XV Апрельская конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества", НИУ - Высшая школа экономики, Москва. Доклад: "Советская модернизация и технологический трансфер в 1953-1964 гг.: Случай целлюлозно-бумажной промышленности"

03.2014           Открытый семинар Германского исторического института в Москве, Россия. Доклад: "Модернизация советской лесной отрасли и трансфер технологий"

10.2013          Capitalism, State and Society Research group, research seminar, University of Helsinki. Paper presented: “Technologies though the Border: Finnish Technologies in the Soviet Forestry in 1950s – 1960s”. 

09.2013     11th Annual T2M Conference, Kuovola, Finalnd, Saint-Petersburg,  Russia . Paper presented: “Technology Transfer through “the Iron Curtain”: the Case of the Finnish-Soviet Border Region in 1950s – 1960s” 

09. 2013   Democracy and Technology. Europe in Tension from the 19th to the 20th Century, Sorbonne, France. Paper presented: “What and Whom Can Technology Transfer Change: Western Technologies in the Soviet Modernization in 1950s – 1960s” 

08.2013    ESEH 2013 biennial conference ‘Circulating Natures: Water-Food-Energy’, The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Paper presented: “The Soviet Forestry in 1953–1964: Technologies, experts and resources”

06.2013      International conference "Project of Modernity", Perm State National Researh University. Paper presented: "Western Factors in Soviet modernization: Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Plant, the 1950s-1960s" (in Russian)  

01.2013        Relocating Borders: a comparative approach, Humboldt University, Berlin. Paper presented: “How technologies cross the border  Soviet-Finnish forestry cooperation in the near-border area in  1953 – 1964”

11.2012          Aleksanteri 12th Conference, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, Finland. Paper presented: “East – West Competition and Forestry Cooperation in 1953 – 1964”. 

10.2012     Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology. Copenhagen, Denmark.  Paper presented"The Soviet Forestry  in  1953 – 1964: Transfer and  Implementation of Western Technologies"

05.2012          Third Interdisciplinary Workshop “Culture, Society and Memory: The Challenges of Historical and Sociological Research on Russia, Germany and the US”, the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Germany. Paper presented: “The Soviet Timber Industry in 1953 – 1964: Technology Transfer”. 

02.2012          First Princeton Young Scholar`s Interdisciplinary Conference on Soviet Science and Technology “The Great Experiment Revisited”, Princeton, the USA. Paper presented: “Technology Transfer to the Soviet Forestry in 1953 – 1964” 

 

Publications

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Article Кочеткова Е. А. Национальная политика в Советском государстве в 1920-х–1930-х гг.: случай финнов-иммигрантов в Карелии // Вестник Ленинградского государственного университета имени А.С. Пушкина. Серия: История. 2011. № 1. С. 48-62.

Participation in Research Schools

09.2012    ESEH Summer School “Natural Resources: Historical Ideas, Exploration and Exploitation”, ESEH and Higher School of Economics. Paper presented: “Soviet Exploitation of Forest Resources in 1953 – 1964 and Technology Transfer”.                  

06.2012   The International Summer School “Choices of Modernization”, Havsvidden,  Åland Islands. Paper presented: “The Soviet-Finnish Forestry Cooperation in 1953 – 1964”.  

05.2012       Third Interdisciplinary Workshop “Culture, Society and Memory:  The   Challenges of Historical and Sociological Research on Russia, Germany and the US”, the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Germany, Paperpresented: “The Soviet Timber Industry in 1953 – 1964: Technology Transfer”.

10.2011  Training Course for PhD`s “New Methods in the Humanities”,  Sigtuna, Sweden

06.2011   PhD Course “Creativity and Control: Rephrasing Closed Societies”,University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. Paper presented: “The Soviet-Finnish Cooperation and Technology Transfer in 1953 – 1964”.

Conference Presentations

10.2013          Capitalism, State and Society Research group, research seminar, University of Helsinki. Paper presented: “Technologies though the Border: Finnish Technologies in the Soviet Forestry in 1950s – 1960s”. 

09.2013     11th Annual T2M Conference, Kuovola, Finalnd, Saint-Petersburg,  Russia . Paper presented “Technology Transfer through “the Iron Curtain”: the Case of the Finnish-Soviet Border Region in 1950s – 1960s” 

09. 2013   Democracy and Technology. Europe in Tension from the 19th to the 20th Century, Sorbonne, France. Paper “What and Whom Can Technology Transfer Change_ Western Technologies in the Soviet Modernization in 1950s – 1960s” 

08.2013    ESEH 2013 biennial conference ‘Circulating Natures: Water-Food-Energy’, The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Poster “The Soviet Forestry in 1953–1964: Technologies, experts and resources”

 

06.2013       International Conference  "Projects of Modernity: Constructing ‘the Soviet’ in European Perspective", Perm State National Research University. Paper “Western Factor in the Soviet Modernization: Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Plant in 1950s – 1960s” (in Russian) 

05.2013        "Manchester: Past, Present and Future of the Industrial City”, the Ivanovsky State University, Paper “Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Plant in 1950s – 1960s: Modernization and Technology Transfer” (in Russian)

01.2013        Relocating Borders: a comparative approach, Humboldt University, Berlin. Paper presented: “How technologies cross the border  Soviet-Finnish forestry cooperation in the near-border area in  1953 – 1964”

10.2012     SHOT Annual Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark.  Paper The Soviet Forestry  in  1953 – 1964: Transfer and  Implementation of Western Technologies

Organizational Experience

06-09.2015  Member of the Organizing Committee of the Tensions of Europe Summer School, Stockholm

05-06.2015  Coordinator of Interdisciplinary research seminar "Historical Models and Modern Economy", National Research Unviersity Higher School of Economics

01-04.2015  Member of the Organizing Committee, the 8h Annual Conference “Constructing the “Soviet?”: Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia

02.-04.2014 Member of the Organizing Committee, the 8h Annual Conference “Constructing the “Soviet?”: Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia

02.-03.2014 Participating in organization of the conference “A Usable Past: New Trends in Applied and Interdisciplinary History”, Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

01.-04.2013 Member of the Organizing Committee, the 7h Annual Conference “Constructing the “Soviet?”: Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia

08.2012 Participating in organization of the ESEH Summer School “Natural Resources: Historical Ideas, Exploration and Exploitation”, Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

08.-09.2012 Organization of the Round Table “Circulation of Knowledge in the Divided World: Confrontation, Attraction, Cooperation”, Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

02.-04.2012 Member of the Organizing Committee, the 6th Annual Conference “Constructing the “Soviet?”: Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities”, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia 

Languages

                                               English – proficient

                                               Finnish – proficient

                                               Swedish – functional

                                               German  – basic

In mass media

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Membership in Professional Organizations

2011-Present European Society for Environmental History

2012-Present Society for History of Technology

2012-Present Tensions of Europe 

02.2015 – Present  Member of the Management Committee of the Tensions of Europe of the Foundation for the History of Technology

07.2016 - Present  Member of the ICOHTEC Summer School Committee

Timetable for today

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 Meeting on water resources

On March 2, 2017 the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of HSE – St. Petersburg hosted a group of employees and students of the School of Management of the Radboud University of Nijmegen. 

Elena Kochetkova at 17th World Economic History Congress

On August 3rd-7th 2015, Elena Kochetkova, Senior Lecturer at the Department of History took part in the 17th World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan.

17th World Economic History Congress

On August 3rd-7th 2015, Elena Kochetkova, Senior Lecturer at the Department of History took part in the 17th World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan.

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.

Interdisciplinary Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Elena Kochetkova, researcher at the Department of History and the Centre for Historical Research, took part in a ‘Transplanting Modernity’ workshop, which took place from June 22-24, 2015, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

HSE St. Petersburg and University of Jyväskylä to Launch International Mobility Cooperation

The Department of History at the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) will begin student and teacher international mobility cooperation for the 2015/2016 academic year.