Education: MA Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History at HSE St Petersburg: deadline 1 May

International placement competition closes on 1 May
20 full-tuition domestic and international MA studentships:
Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History
Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia.
HSE St Petersburg, Department of History, invites domestic and international applicants to its two-year, English-language MA programme “Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History.” The course gives equal weight to both history and its uses. The programme offers strong research-led teaching that draws on the Department’s strength in global, comparative and transnational history, including studies of empires and nationalism, socialism, post-socialism and post-colonialism, environmental and economic history and anthropology, history of science and technology, and the anthropology of memory. Students benefit from interdisciplinary grounding in methods of historical research and textual criticism, cultural heritage and museum studies, anthropology, historical geography and geoinformation systems, digital humanities, oral history and visual methods.

We encourage strong applicants with undergraduate degrees in history as well as other fields. This English-language MA provides skills for further academic study, including PhD, as well as non-academic careers. It includes the possibility of internships in over fifty St Petersburg museums and options for Russian language training.

International placement competition runs from 1 February to 1 May 2017

Contacts: Head of programme Julia Lajus ( <>) Coordinator Dilorom Akhmedzhanova (
Details of course: <>
Potential supervisors:

How to apply: <>

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