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Alexandra S. Kolesnik

  • Alexandra S. Kolesnik has been at HSE since 2012.

Education

  • 2016

    Postgraduate programme
    Higher School of Economics, History

  • 2013

    Master in History of knowledge in comparative perspective
    Higher School of Economics, History

  • 2010

    Diploma
    Russian State University for the Humanities

  • 2010

    Diploma in History
    Russian State University for the Humanities, History, Political Science and Law

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • United Kingdom, University College London, internship (January – June 2015)
  • Germany, Humboldt University of Berlin, participation in Summer school "The Globalisation of Musical Analysis – Between Meisterwerk-Ästhetik and Textual Studies" (July – August 2012)

Postgraduate Studies

Approved topic of thesis: "Historical representations in British popular musical culture of the1960-1980s"

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Winner of the annual international student’s research works competition at NRU HSE, 2013 year (“The best work in history”)
  • Enhanced scholarship for academic excellence, NRU HSE, 2011–2012 years
  • Winner of the international student’s research works competition at RSUH ‘Russia and the francophone world’, 2009 year

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

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Let’s Rock: Problems of British Popular Music Study (Optional course (university); programme "Москва общеуниверситетские факультативы"; 2, 3 module)Rus

Teaching (2014/2015)

Conference participation

2017, June 28 – July 2 – 'Contesting the West: Russian Heavy Metal Online Fandom' presentation at the international conference Modern Heavy Metal Conference: Markets, Practices and Cultures, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

2017, June 5–9 – 'Performing History on Stage: Representations of the Past in British Heavy Metal' presentation at the 4th annual conference on public history, International Federation for Public History, Italian Association of Public History, Ravenna, Italy.

2017, May 24–26 – 'Iron Guards: Russian Heavy Metal Communities' presentation at the international conference Beyond the…, CISR, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2017, April 13 – 'Russian heavy metal fans: identity and national images' presentation at Academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, IGITI HSE, Moscow, Russia.

2016, May 22–23 – 'Warriors of Steel: Russian Heavy Metal Online Communities' presentation at the international conference Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research, NRU HSE, Moscow, Russia.

2016, April 22–23 – 'New local histories – representation of the musical past in Liverpool and Sheffield' presentation at the international conference Vectors of development of modern Russia. Humanism vs posthumanismRussian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia.

2016, April 15–16 – 'Representations of fantastic in British heavy metal music of the 1980s' presentation at the conference Contemporary methods of studying culture – VIII, RSUH, Moscow, Russia.

2016, February 4–5 – 'British Popular Music History and New Urban Images: the Case of Sheffield' presentation at the international conference Usable Pasts, NRU HSE, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2015, November 12–14 – 'Rethinking Soviet History of the 1980s through Musical Past: Cultural Memory and Historical Narratives' presentation at the international conference Historical and Cultural Narratives. Rivalries and Entanglements in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Belarus), The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany.

2015, September 23 – 'Representation of the imperial past in British popular music culture of the 1970: the case of punk rock band the Clash' presentation at Academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, IGITI HSE, Moscow, Russia.

2015, July 15–17 – '"Heroic history" in British popular music culture of the 1980s: heavy metal case' presentation at the international conference Vth Meeting of Young Researchers in Modern and Contemporary History (Panel The Past at the Crossroads. Experience, Critique and Historical Imagination), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

2015, June 3 – 'Representing history in British heavy metal music of the 1980s' presentation at Social Sciences Research Student SeminarUniversity College London, UK.

2015, May 28–30 – 'Sounds like music hall: the Kinks’ Representation of the British musical past' presentation at the international conference Sight and Sound, King's College London, UK.

2015, April 2–3 – 'EthNoise!: The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop', The University of Chicago, USA. Discussant.

2015, March 26–27 – ‘Retromania in Contemporary British Popular Music’ presentation at the international conference Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945, The City University of New York, USA.

2014, May 23–24 – ‘Mapping the Past: Popular Music Memoryscapes of Liverpool’ presentation at the international conference HistoriCity: Urban Space and Changing Historical Culture, NRU HSE, Moscow, Russia

2014, May 16–17 – ‘The Beatles Story Museum: construction of Liverpool local history’ presentation at the conference Memory in the culture / Culture of memory, NRU HSE, Moscow, Russia

2014, April 25 ‘Historical representations in mass culture: interdisciplinary approach of popular music studies’ presentation at the international conference Walls and Bridges: History and Development of the Idea of Interdisciplinary Studies, RSUH, Moscow, Russia

2014, March 28–29 – ‘Using history in mass culture: representation of the past in popular music’ presentation at the international conference A Usable Past: Applied and Interdisciplinary History, NRU HSE, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2013, December 9–15 – Invited participant of the international conference Poland-Russia: Searching for New Identity, The University of Warsaw, Poland

2013, November 16 – ‘The democratization of urban imagery and new urban sensibility. Tsoi Wall case’ (co-authored with Oksana Zaporozhets) presentation at The Conference of the Research and Study Groups, NRU HSE, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2013, July 2–4 – ‘Popular music as the form of knowledge about the past’ presentation at the International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music, University of Liverpool, UK

2013, April 19–20 – ‘The Number of the Beast: fantastic world of heavy metal’ presentation at the conference Mass culture policy, NRU HSE, Moscow, Russia

2013, April 15–16 – ‘Relation to its own past: retromania in contemporary British popular music’ presentation at the conference Modern methods of studying culture V, round table Culture of history: historical knowledge in public space, RSUH, Moscow, Russia

2012, December 10–16 – Invited participant of the international conference How do we define our community? The foreign and the other: neighbors, partners, friends, internal enemy, external enemy etc. (Polish perspective, Russian perspective), The University of Warsaw, Poland

2012, August 9 – ‘Anti-lyrics as object of textual analyzing’ presentation at the international Summer School The Globalisation of Musical Analysis – Between Meisterwerk-Ästhetik and Textual Studies, The Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

2012, May 14–19 – Invited participant at the international conference Citizenship, patriotism, cosmopolitism and the other ways of relating to the one's ‘homeland’, The University of Warsaw, Poland

Publications

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2015). Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks. HSE Working papers. Series WP “Working Papers of Humanities”. #104: http://publications.hse.ru/preprints/160139591

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2015). Mesto proshlogo v britanskoj populyarnoi muzyke 1960-h godov: aktualnaya istoriya The Kinks [The place of the past in British popular music of the 1960s: 'relevant history' of the Kinks] in Zhurnal “Klio” [Journal “Klio”]. #8(104).

Kolesnik, Alexandra (2015). Populyarnaya muzyka v kontekste sovremennyh kul'turnyh issledovanii: formirovanie i akademizatsiya popular music studies [Popular music in the context of contemporary cultural studies: formation and academization of popular music studies] in Obschestvennye nauki i sovremennost' [Social Sciences and Modernity]. #5.

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2015). Representatsiya proshlogo v populyarnoi muzyke: mezhdisciplinarnyi podhod popular music studies [The representations of the past in popular music: interdisciplinary approach of popular music studies] in Steny i mosty III – Istoriya vozniknoveniya i razvitiya idei mezhdisciplinarnosti [Walls and Bridges – III. The history of rise and development of interdisciplinary studies]. Eds. Ershova, Galina; Dolgova, Evgeniya. M.: RGGU [Russian State University for the Humanities].

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2015). Znanie o proshlom v britanskoi populyarnoi muzyke: keis gruppy “The Libertines” [The knowledge about the past in British popular music: the Libertines case] in Sbornik statei po itogam konkursa nauchno-issledovatelskih rabot studentov NIU VSHE 2013 [The collection of papers on the annual international student’s research works competition at NRU HSE 2013]. M.: Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki [The Higher School of Economics]. (in press)

Zaporozhets, Oksana; Riise, Ekaterina; Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2014). The Permanence of Ephemeral: Tsoi Wall 23 years after. Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication. Vol. 22. No. 1: http://publications.hse.ru/articles/102719576

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2014). Popular Culture and History: Representations of the Past in British Popular Music of the 2000s. HSE Working papers. Series WP “Working Papers of Humanities”. #54: http://publications.hse.ru/preprints/129713524

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2014). The Beatles Story Museum: konstruirovanie lokalnoj istorii Liverpulya [The Beatles Story Museum: construction of Liverpool local history] in Pamyat v culture / kultura pamyati [Memory in the culture / culture of memory]. M.: Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki [The Higher School of Economics]. (in press)

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2014). The Number of the Beast: fantasticheskii mir hevy-metala [The Number of the Beast: fantastic world of heavy metal] in Politika massovoi kultury [Mass culture policy]. M.: Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki [The Higher School of Economics]. (in press)

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2013). Otnoshenie k sobstvennomu proshlomu: retromaniya v sovremennoi britanskoi populyarnoi muzyke [Relation to its own past: retromania in contemporary British popular music]. Artikult. #11: http://articult.rsuh.ru/section.html?id=10490

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2011). Khronotop terroristicheskogo diskursa kontsa 19 – nachala 20 veka [The chronotope of terrorist discourse in late 19 – early 20 century] In Istoricheskaya geografita: prostranstvo cheloveka va chelovek v prostranstve [Historical geography: man’s space vs man in space]. Eds. Rumyantseva, Marina. M.:. RGGU [Russian State University for the Humanities].

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2010). Startovaya diagnostika kak sredstvo monitoringa znanii po kursu “Obschestvoznanie” (9 klass) [The starting diagnostics as a means of knowledge monitoring, the course “Social Studies” (Grade 9)] In Gumanitarii v roli pedagoga [Humanities as a teacher]. M.:. RGGU [Russian State University for the Humanities].


Participation in Research Projects

  • 2017, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘'Axial Ages' in the History of Humanities: from Early Modern Times to the Present'. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2016, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘The past as a resource for humanitarian and social theory’. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2015, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘Urban images in communication systems: from XV to XXI century’. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2014, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘The construction of the past and forms of historical culture in contemporary urban spaces’. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2013, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘Institutional structures and academic community: factors affecting the dynamics of socio-humanitarian knowledge’. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2012, HSE Basic Research Programme Project ‘Formation of a disciplinary field in social sciences and humanities’. Project leader: Prof. Irina Savelieva.
  • 2012–2013, Research group ‘Graffiti and street art in cultural cityscape’ (program “Teachers – Students” supported by HSE Academic Foundation). Project leader: Natalia Samutina.

Timetable for today

Full timetable

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in 'Modern Heavy Metal Conference: Markets, Practices and Cultures'

Junior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in ‘Modern Heavy Metal Conference: Markets, Practices and Cultures’, which was held on June 28 – July 2, 2017 at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). 

Irina Savelieva and Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference on public history in Italy

Irina Savelieva, director of IGITI, and Alexandra Kolesnik, junior research fellow, participated in the annual conference on public history arranged by International Federation for Public History (IFPH-FIHP) and Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) on June 5-9, 2017, in Ravenna (Italy). Irina Savelieva reported on "Public History in Russia: Professional Work, Amateurism, a Hobby, or a ‘Star Fever’ of an Academic Historian?," while Alexandra Kolesnik spoke about "Performing History on Stage: Representations of the Past in British Heavy Metal."

HSE Announces Student Research Competition

Students from universities in Russia and abroad have until October 31st to submit their applications for HSE’s open competition for research conducted in business informatics, computer science, mathematics, media communications, and political science.

Andrey Poletayev Memorial Readings

On September 9, 2016, VI Poletayev Memorial Readings entitled "Natual Sciences and Humanities: New Interaction (Dis)Order" were held at the Higher School of Economics. Among the participants were two guest speakers: Karl Hall from Central European University (Budapest) and Kornelius Borck from Lübeck University (Lübeck).

Alexandra Kolesnik at the Conference "Usable Pasts"

Alexandra Kolesnik, research fellow at the Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Usable Pasts" arranged by the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg on February 4-5 with her paper 'British Popular Music History and New Urban Images: the Case of Sheffield'. See the conference program.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference "Usable Pasts"

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Usable Pasts" at  Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg  (February 4–5). Alexandra presented a paper 'British Popular Music History and New Urban Images: the Case of Sheffield'. See the conference programme.

Alexander Makhov on the Workshop ‘Historical and Cultural Narratives. Rivalries and Entanglements in Eastern Europe’

From November 12th – 14th, 2015, a workshop on ‘Historical and Cultural Narratives. Rivalries and Entanglements in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Belarus)’ took place at the University of Tübingen. The event attracted researchers from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The workshop opened on November 12 with lectures by Irina Savelieva, IGITI Director, on ‘Professional History and Public History: Goals and Means of Historical Narratives’ and Tamara Hundorova, Professor of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, on 'Generations in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature’. Alexander Makhov prepared a report about the event.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the workshop at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

On 12–14 November, Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the workshop "Historical and Cultural Narratives. Rivalries and Entanglements in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Belarus)" at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Scholars from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus discussed issues concerning the construction and presentation of historical and cultural narratives.

A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets

A new issue of the Laboratorium journal (Russian review of social research) guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets came out of print. This issue of Laboratorium features a special section dedicated to street art or, more broadly, to vernacular images in the contemporary urban environment. The article by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets “Berlin, the City of Saturated Walls” and reviews of the Center junior research fellows Alisa Maximova and Alexandra Kolesnik are published in this issue. Full issue is available online.

Working Paper by Alexandra Kolesnik Published

The working paper ‘Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks’ by Alexandra Kolesnik, Research Assistant at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities has been published. The author studies the historical imagery of British popular music in the1960s drawing on the example of the rock band ‘The Kinks’. Their interest in English folklore, musical and cultural traditions, widely known to the national audience, became an original reinterpretation of relevant events in England of the 1960s, and national history as a whole.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference at Autonomous University of Barcelona

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Vth Meeting of Young Researchers in Modern and Contemporary History" (panel “The Past at the Crossroads. Experience, Critique and Historical Imagination”) at Autonomous University of Barcelona (July 15–17).

Alexandra Kolesnik gave presentation at the research seminar at University College London

On June 3, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in Social Sciences Research Student Seminar at the Department of History of University College London. She presented a paper “Representing history in British heavy metal music of the 1980s” based on her dissertation research. Discussing the paper participants touched on the theoretical framework of the research project, and practical questions. See abstract.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in conference at King’s College London

On May 28-30, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the conference “Sight and Sound” organized by the Department of Music of King’s College London and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). She presented a paper “Sounds like music hall: the Kinks’ representation of the British musical past” based on her dissertation research. See the conference programme and abstracts.

Alexandra Kolesnik Took Part in the Workshops of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago

On April 2-3, 2015 Alexandra Kolesnik, Research Assistant at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities took part in ‘EthNoise!: The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop’ organized by the Department of Music at the University of Chicago.