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The HSE School of History was established in 2015 on the basis of the HSE faculty of history. The School's staff brings together leading scientists in various fields of historical knowledge who are widely known and respected in Russia and the international academic community. The School’s instructors are leading historians are authors of numerous books and articles, regular participants in major international scientific forums and research projects, and are also known as popularizers of historical knowledge. The HSE School of History actively cooperates with leading foreign universities and research centers, and organizes international scientific conferences, symposia, and colloquiums.
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Shell shock was a condition identified first in the First World War. The number of men who suffered from this condition, indicating psychological or neurological injury, was wildly underestimated. Official statistics stated that between 2 and 4 percent of all men wounded were shell-shocked. Today, it is possible to correct these figures to show that between 20 and 40 percent of all men wounded in the 1914–18 war suffered from shell shock. That means that millions of men were misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, and received no pension for this disability. Their care rested on the shoulders of their families, who bore the burden of treating shell-shocked men for decades after the war. This seminar explored the discovery of shell shock, its underestimation, and the significance of these new estimates for the understanding of the lasting aftermath of the First World War.