Name: “Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History” Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Application Deadline: May 01, 2016
Sponsoring Institution: Higher School of Economics
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.
They encourage strong applicants with undergraduate degrees in history and other fields of the humanities, including history of art, literary criticism, modern and medieval languages, anthropology, social and political sciences, economics, law, natural sciences (especially geography and ecology) and engineering. This is an English-language MA that 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 2016
Details of course: http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/about
Potential supervisors: http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/programmefaculty
International students’ experience: http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/news/162264074.html
How to apply: http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/howto
Posted: February 04, 2016