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Maria Ivanova

  • Maria Ivanova has been at HSE University since 2019.


As a manager:​​​​​​

  • Reception and counseling for HSE students and graduates at the Student Service Centre.
  • Accompanying the process of transferring students within HSE and students from other educational institutions to HSE.
  • Providing consulting support on transfer issues to the Higher School of Economics.
  • Implementation of re-crediting of certificates of international exams in English at the request of students.
  • Processing and fulfillment of applications received through the electronic service.
  • Preparation and issuance of documents and certificates at the request of students, graduates and managers of educational programmes.


As a research assistant:

  • Research work
  • Archival research


  • 2020

    HSE University

  • 2017

    Bachelor's in History
    HSE University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • The 42nd International Summer Course “The Thirty Years War: Aftermath and Legacy”. Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany. July 1-14, 2018.
  • Winter school in International Relations at HSE, Moscow. January 27-30, 2018.
  • Research and educational seminar of History department HSE in Saint Petersburg with Humboldt University in Berlin, Bielefeld and Saint Petersburg. “Culture of Historical Memory: World War II and Political Regimes of the 20th Century”. Berlin-Bielefeld-Saint Petersburg. July 2015.

Postgraduate Studies

3rd year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Topic of Thesis not yet confirmed


  • Stypendia naukowe wydziału „Artes Liberales” UW (Z funduszów narodowej agencji wymiany akademickiej (NAWA). October 2019 – January 2020. Project: “Koncept mocarstwa w publicznym dyskursie w Polsce. Przyjęcie i zrozumienie konceptu geopolitycznego”.


  • 2022
    43rd annual NESEEES conference (Нью-Йорк). Presentation: “Smolensk Province after the War of 1812 in Mental Geography: between Symbolic Glory and Economic Marginalization”.
  • Управление и управляемость в Российской империи XVIII – нач. XX вв. (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Проблемы управления Смоленской губернией после Войны 1812 года через призму экономической истории и ментальной географии, 1812-1840-е гг.
  • 2021
    Международная конференция "Иерархия территорий: региональная статусность и ее динамика в России XVIII – XX вв." (Москва). Presentation: Смоленская губерния после Отечественной войны 1812 года: несостоявшееся восстановление и маргинализация территории, 1812-1830-е гг.
  • 10-е Чертковские чтения «Российская империя: символический язык эпохи. К 300-летию провозглашения Петра I императором Всероссийским» (Москва). Presentation: Символические аспекты в репрезентациях Смоленской губернии после Отечественной войны 1812 года: региональная перспектива
  • 2019
    Fourth Annual Conference of the SFB 1199 "The Rise and Fall of Spatial Orders: Historical Narratives and Geopolitical Imaginaries”. (Лейпциг). Presentation: The Concept of “Great Power” and the Changing of Spatial Order, 1870-1914: The Case of the Russian Empire.
  • IV Международная научная конференция "Usable Pasts". (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Россия как «великая держава» во внутриполитическом дискурсе Российской империи, 1877-1914.
  • 2016
    Faith and Power: Undergraduate Conference in History. (Будапешт). Presentation: The Problem of Polish Dissidents in the Russian-Austrian Relations in the Middle of 18th Century.

Courses (2023/2024)

Culture of Remembrance (Minor; 1, 2 module)Rus

Employment history

  • September 2019 – present. Research assistant. International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective'.

  • April – June, 2021. Teaching assistant, Course “Philosophy of media: between nature and technology”.

  • September, 2020 – June, 2021. Project “Digitalization, analysis and publication of archival documents (19-20 centuries): Russian historical and cultural heritage of Alaska”.

  • September, 2014 – December, 2015. Research assistant. Center for historical research (HSE Campus in St. Petersburg). Project “History of technology and infrastructure in Russia and the Soviet Union: processes and practices of standardization and their participants”.

A new article by Maria Ivanova in the journal "Quaestio Rossica"

A new article "The USSR as a “Great Power”: Imperial Narratives and the State’s Status, 1920–1935" by the Institute Research Assistant Maria Ivanova was published in the 3rd issue of the journal "Quaestio Rossica" in 2023.

Maria Ivanova took part in the annual conference of the North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES)

The annual conference of NESEEES (North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, New York, USA) was held online on April 30. Laboratory's research assistant Maria Ivanova took part in the conference and had a presentation "Smolensk province after the War of 1812 in mental geography: between symbolic glory and economic marginalization".