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Marina Loskutova

  • Marina Loskutova has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2000

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2000

    PhD in National History
    Central European University

  • 2000

    Doctoral programme
    Central European University, history

  • 1994

    Central European University, history

  • 1991

    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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2018, 2017

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Introduction to Human History (Bachelor’s programme; School of Arts and Humanities; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus


  • 2020
    «La Foret: Representations/Imaginaires Nordique» (Тарту). Presentation: Traditional ways of forest use from the perspective of professionally trained foresters in the Russian empire in the 19th century
  • 2019
    Научный Санкт-Петербург (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «Пчелы, свезенные на дом, не доставляют такой, как следовало, пользы»: конфликты лесного управления и крестьян бортников в XVIII–XIX вв.
  • Регионы Российской империи: идентичность, репрезентация, (на)значение (Москва). Presentation: Природно-климатический фактор и региональное деление Российской империи в хозяйственно-статистических исследованиях и политике Министерства государственных имуществ в 1837-1855 гг.
  • European Rural History Organization International Conference (Париж). Presentation: Local population and imperial forest management in the Western provinces of the Russian empire in 1800-1860s
  • European Society for Environmental History Conference (Таллинн). Presentation: The Russian state and the limits of bureaucratic control in forest use at the turn of the eighteenth – the nineteenth centuries
  • 2018
    Patterns of development and environmental transformations in Europe’s extractive territories (16th – 21st centuries) (Париж). Presentation: Russian Timber Trade with Britain in the White Sea Coastal Area in the Second Half of the 18th – first Half of the 19th Century
  • Мавродинские чтения (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Лесной институт в Санкт-Петербурге и подготовка кадров специалистов лесного хозяйства Российской империи, 1830-е – 1880-е гг.: опыт просопографического анализа
  • Challenging Europe: Technology, Environment and the Quest for Resource Security (Стокгольм). Presentation: The origins of environmental consciousness in Russia: the Upper Volga and its forests in the 1830s
  • XIX Апрельская международная научная конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Практики природопользования, международная торговля лесом и региональная специфика в Российской империи начала XIX в.
  • 2017
    XXXVIII Международная годичная научная конференция "Наука и революция" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Лесохозяйственное образование в России в первой трети XIX в.
  • 25th International Congress of History of science and technology 'Science, technology and medicine between the global and the local' (Рио-де-Жанейро). Presentation: St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, its correspondents and the production of space of the Russian empire in the 1760s-1790s
  • The 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science (Тарту). Presentation: The traffic of officinal plants and the transfer of pharmaceutical knowledge in the Russian empire in the late 18th- early 19th centuries
  • Человек и природа: история взаимодействия, источники и информационные ресурсы, визуальные образы и исследовательские практики (Москва). Presentation: Реформы системы управления лесным хозяйством Российской империи в эпоху наполеоновских войн: причины и результаты
  • 2016
    Elites in times of change (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Russian scientific elites and mineral deposits and forests of Finland in the period of Napoleonic wars
  • Коммеморативные (юбилейные) практики в истории российской науки (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Картирование и изучение лесов бассейна Финского залива, Ладожского и Онежского озер в начале XIX в.
  • 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (Прага). Presentation: Texts, specimens and tests: bioprospecting in the late 18th century Russia
  • 2015
    European Society for Environmental History's Eighth Biannual Conference (Versailles). Presentation: The 19th century debates on the impact of deforestation on waters and climate in the Russian empire and their political contexts
  • 2014
    6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (Lisbon). Presentation: ACCLIMATIZING RUSSIA: PLANT GEOGRAPHY AND AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
  • Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP) 9th meeting (Lisbon). Presentation: Scientists, bureaucrats and local folk: defining environmental expertise in the early 19th century Russian empire
  • 2nd World Congress of Environmental History (Guimaraes). Presentation: Making insects into public enemies: re-examining the links between environmental change and professionalization of applied entomology in Russia
  • 2013
    24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester). Presentation: Early research on insect pests in Russia: local knowledge, academic scholarship, public initiative and Russian civil service in the 1830s – 1870s


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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.

Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio-de-Janeiro

Associate Professor of the History Department at the St. Petersburg campus of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, senior research fellow at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History took a part in the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology.

Ambassadors for Interdisciplinary and Applied History

Samrat Sil is a recent graduate of the English-taught Master's programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History ‘Usable Pasts’ at HSE St. Petersburg. David Datmar, a native of Ghana, decided to join the programme to help him prepare for eventual study at the PhD level, which he plans to undertake soon at the University of Oxford. Both gentlemen were recently awarded certificates of recognition for their role as ambassadors contributing to the university’s internationalization agenda.