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Yana Agafonova

  • Yana Agafonova has been at HSE University since 2019.


Conducting seminars

Education and Degrees

  • 2022

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    HSE University

  • 2015

    St 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2011—2013 Translator in the field of professional communications (Saint Petersburg State University)

2017 Second Moscow-Tartu Late Summer School on Digital Humanities (HSE University in Voronovo)

2019 Research Fellow in Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) 

Courses (2021/2022)



  • 2020
    Eleventh International Conference on Computational Creativity (Coimbra). Presentation: Paranoid Transformer: Reading Narrative of Madness as Computational Approach to Creativity
  • 2019
    Technology culture and society in the eurasian space (Helsinki). Presentation: Public Readings with Magic Lantern in Late Imperial Russia
  • 2018
    Международная конференция молодых филологов (Tartu). Presentation: К проблеме просветительской стратегии Комиссии по устройству народных чтений
  • 2017
    II Московско-Тартуская школа центра цифровых гуманитарных исследований (Москва). Presentation: Цифровая база популярной литературы 19 века: проблемы каталогизации на примере книг для народного чтения
  • 2016
    The Enlightenment from a Non-Western Perspective (Sofia). Presentation: The Concept of Enlightenment in Special Books for Peasants in Prerevolutionary Russian Society: Textual and Visual Aspects


Mervyn Heard Award 2019 from The Magic Lantern Society (UK) for a research project about the magic lantern in late imperial Russia.

 Young Russian Scholars Helsinki Fellowship (YRUSH) 2019

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