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School of History

About the School

The School of History was created in 2015 on the basis of HSE’s Faculty of History. The School’s instructors are leading historians and the authors of academic monographs, textbooks, and teaching manuals that are used in various fields of historical studies. Faculty members represent or head the most important scientific schools, such as the social and political history of Russia, Ancient Rus’ history, historical anthropology, medieval studies, the history of ideas, the theory of historical knowledge, visual studies, source studies, special historical disciplines and others. The School works actively with leading foreign universities and research centres, and organizes international academic conferences, symposiums, and colloquiums.


Anna Guseva at XI International Conference ‘Sustainable City Life. Exploring Aesthetic Values in Urban Settings’

Anna Guseva, Associate Professor at the School of History delivered a report at the XI International Conference ‘Sustainable City Life. Exploring Aesthetic Values in Urban Settings’, organized by the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki.

Svetlana Yatsyk Spoke at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds

Svetlana Yatsyk, Analyst at the HSE Laboratory of Medieval Studies, spoke at the 22nd International Medieval Congress in Leeds on the problem of paganism in the works by John of Wales.

A People’s History of War

HSE has hosted the international academic conference ‘Europe, 1945: Liberation, Occupation, Retribution,’ during which historians, sociologists, and culturologists from various countries discussed the social, economic, military, political, and cultural phenomena caused by World War II. In an interview with the HSE News Service, the Director of HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, Oleg Budnitskii, discusses the conference, its organizers, and its guests, and also talks about why it is important to study the human dimension of war.

Book by Liudmila Novikova Translated into Italian

The publishing house Viella issued the Italian edition of the book La “Controrivoluzione” in Provincia. Movimento Bianco e Guerra Civile nella Russia del Nord, 1917–1920 (Provincial Counter-revolution: White Movement and the Civil War in North Russia, 1917-1920) by Liudmila Novikova, Deputy Director of The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences and Associate Professor at the School of History.

'I Gulped down Ginzburg’s Article with Greedy, Insatiable Pleasure'

On 1st to 3rd June, the remarkable Italian historian and one of the founders of microhistory, Carlo Ginzburg will give a series of open lectures at the HSE. Professor Ginzburg has been invited to Moscow by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI). His translator, Professor at the School of Philosophy, Sergey Kozlov spoke to the HSE News Service about how he was inspired to translate Ginzburg’s work into Russian which led to them becoming firm friends. 

Dmitriy Dobrowolski’s Presentation at Oxford

From April 24 – 26th, 2015, an international academic conference ‘Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: Old Debates and New Perspectives’ took place at the University of Oxford. The event was organized by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

Lecture by Stella Rock on 'Post-secular’ Europe through the Lens of Pilgrimage'

On April 21 a lecture by Dr Stella Rock on 'Post-secular’ Europe through the Lens of Pilgrimage' took place at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities.

Report by Professor Jay Winter on 'Shell Shock in the First World War and after'

On April 17 Jay M. Winter, Professor of History at Yale University spoke on ‘Shell Shock in the First World War and after’. The event was organized by Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities.

Tommaso Piffer Delivered a Report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'

On April 16, Thursday a research seminar of the The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences took place at HSE. Tommaso Piffer, Research Fellow of the Center delivered a report on 'The Western Allies, the Soviets and the Competition for the European Resistance during World War II'.

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.