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Nikolai Vakhtin lectures at the Pushkin Museum

On January 18, Professor of the Faculty of Anthropology Nikolai Vakhtin gave a lecture "Writing on Birch Bark, or How to Negotiate without a Common Language" at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The meeting was held as part of an educational program timed to coincide with the exhibition “Universal Language” (December 16, 2022 – March 19, 2023).   

A new episode of the podcast "History is Just Beginning" is on the air

A new episode of the Podcast "History Is Just Beginning" is on the air. This time the theme is "The Caucasian War: History and Memory".  This war became the longest military confrontation in the history of the Russian Empire. Today it is well remembered in the North Caucasus and hardly remembered at all in the rest of Russia.  Historians Amiran Urushadze and Vladimir Lapin discuss why the Russian Empire fought for the Caucasus for so long and how the mountain people managed to remain undefeated.

Remembering Risto Alapuro

The EUSP community mourns the death of Risto Alapuro, Finnish sociologist, who had a long-standing association with our university and played the founding role in the organization, evolution and survival of the former Department of Political Science and Sociology and current Department of Sociology at European University at St. Petersburg. Risto will be always remembered as a particularly optimistic, inspiring and attentive friend, colleague and advisor.  

Gender Studies Program have published a new book in English. "Pregnancy and Birth in Russia The Struggle for "Good Care"

This book provides a theoretically and empirically grounded examination of the struggle for maternity care in contemporary Russia, framed by changes to the healthcare system and the roles of its participants after socialism. The chapters consider multiple perspectives and interactions between women and professionals and the structural and institutional pressures they face when striving for better conditions and treatment.

EUSP and the Hermitage open the School of Arts and Cultural Heritage and announce enrollment for the program “The Modern Museum”

The European University at St. Petersburg and the State Hermitage Museum open the School of Arts and Cultural Heritage. The school will combine master's degrees in the history of art and philology, as well as a professional retraining program "The Modern Museum: Management Methods, Practices of Cultural Interpretation".