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International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective'

Laboratory Head – Ekaterina Boltunova

Academic Supervisor – Willard Sunderland

Manager – Natalia Beresneva

Publications
Book chapter
The Imperial Emancipations: Ending Non-Russian Serfdoms in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Sunderland W.

In bk.: Shifting Forms of Continental Colonialism: Unfinished Struggles and Tensions. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. P. 437-461.

The International Lab 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' aims to provide a comprehensive look at the social and political development of regions within Russia from the 18th to late 20th century. The research team examines a range of issues, including the existing geographic positioning, the rise and transformation of imperial/Soviet/Post-Soviet historical and geographical entities, cross-border developments and exchanges, land cultivation, social engineering, regional administrative practices and the creation and growth of human capital. Also covered is the rise of regional identities, mental maps, local presentation models and the fashioning of polycentrism. An important objective is found in the development of an analytical language to describe the regional situation in Russia from 18th to late 20th century – a language which can help solve crucial methodological issues in the discipline of historical regional studies in Russia.

The project is supported by The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.

 

Illustration for news: Workshop in Berlin

Workshop in Berlin

Due to the spread of coronavirus infection, the "Regional Studies Workshop", organized by the International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' in collaboration with the Russian and East European Institute (REEI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, will be postponed to September 2020

Illustration for news: A teleconference with Habarovsk and Vladivostok

A teleconference with Habarovsk and Vladivostok

On February 26, within the lecture program of International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' and the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation, Soeren Urbansky presented his book “Beyond the step Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border”. The event was held in a new for the Laboratory format of a teleconference with the regional partner universities - Pacific State University and Far Eastern Federal University.

Illustration for news: Lecture by Alberto Masoero at the HSE

Lecture by Alberto Masoero at the HSE

On February 18, within the lecture program of International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' and the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation, Alberto Masoero, professor of the University of Turin, gave a lecture on "Regional Patriotism and Political Culture. General Remarks on Siberian Oblastnichestvo".

Illustration for news: Call for papers “The Russian Far East: Regional and transnational perspectives (19th-21st cent.)”

Call for papers “The Russian Far East: Regional and transnational perspectives (19th-21st cent.)”

International Laboratory “Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective” proposes to participate in the international conference “The Russian Far East: Regional and transnational perspectives (19th-21st cent.)” which will be held on September 28-29.

Illustration for news: The conference “Multilingual urban space: policy, identity, education” announces call for papers

The conference “Multilingual urban space: policy, identity, education” announces call for papers

Illustration for news: The joint conference of the HSE and Japanese academicians on regional history

The joint conference of the HSE and Japanese academicians on regional history

The program of the conference “Tsars’ Regions between Literary Imaginations and Geopolitics” has been recently published.

Illustration for news: The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation with Chechen State University

The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation with Chechen State University

Illustration for news: Lecture by Jeffrey Hosking at the HSE

Lecture by Jeffrey Hosking at the HSE

On October 11, Jeffrey Hosking, a British historian, professor at University College London, gave a lecture on "By Right of Memory: Aleksandr Tvardovskii and the Post-Stalin Crisis"

Illustration for news: The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation

The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation

The International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' has recently signed an agreement on academic cooperation with National Research Tomsk State University.

Illustration for news: Willard Sunderland has become a visiting researcher at Woodrow Wilson International Research Center

Willard Sunderland has become a visiting researcher at Woodrow Wilson International Research Center