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Culture of History


Photo by Natalia Samutina

Staff:
Kirill Levinson
 Irina Kaspe
Alexandra Kolesnik

The notion “culture of history” sets a wide horizon for the exploration of different forms and types of the actualization of the past and modeling of the future in contemporary culture. We are particularly interested in various types of historicity within different environments and urban landscapes; in institutions and groups involved into invention of (post)modern historical traditions. We also pay attention to media representations of the past and to possibilities contemporary media provide for changes in the culture of history.

Our research areas include:

·         Urban heritage and historicity of urban environment

·         History and memory

·         Museum Studies

·         Intellectual and institutional history of historiography

·         Cinematic representations of the past

·         Utopia in modern culture

 
Projects 

Urban imagery in the systems of communication (from XV to XXI century) (2015)

The construction of the past and forms of historical culture in contemporary urban spaces (2014) 

Anthropology and transformations of space of the Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno (2009–2012)


Publications:

Stepanov, Boris (2014). The Soviet system of historical periodicals in the postwar period: structural transformation and strategies of communication. Russian Journal of Communication. Vol. 6. #1.

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2014). Eds. Tsarytsyno. Attraktsion s istoriej [Tsaritsyno. Attractions with History]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Kolesnik, Aleksandra (2014). The Beatles Story Museum: konstruirovanie lokalnoj istorii Liverpulya [The Beatles Story Museum: construction of Liverpool local history] in Pamyat v culture / kultura pamyati [Memory in the culture / Culture of memory]. M.: Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki [The Higher School of Economics] (in press).

Stepanov, Boris (2013). Theory of document and historical culture in Status dokumenta: Okonchatelnaia bumazhka ili otchuzhdennoe svidetelstvo? [The Status of the Document]. Ed. Kaspe, Irina. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia; Zaporozhets, Oksana (2012). Svoj sredi drugih: antropologija normy v prostranstve Tsaritsynskogo parka [Being with Others: Anthropology of Norm in Tsaritsyno Park]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #06.

Samutina, Natalia; Komarova, Natalia (2011). Tonny vody letat po nemyslimym traectoriam: fontan-attrackcion I novaya obraznost parka Tsaritsino [“Tons of water fly in inconceivable ways”: fountain-attraction and the new imagery of Tsaritsyno park]. Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #1(75).

Kaspe, Irina (2011). Kuda delos’ buduschee: utopicheskoye zrenie, utopicheskoe chtenie I vospriyatie literatury Strugatskih. [Where is the Future? Utopian vision, utopian reading and reception of Strugatskys’ novels] in Puti Rossii. Buduschee kak kultura [Ways of Russia. Future as a culture]. Eds. Vakhshtein, Viktor; Pugacheva, Marina. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Zaretskiy Yuri, Stepanov Boris (2010). Aron Gurevich’s Medieval Individual in Saluting Aron Gurevich: Essays in History, Literature and Related Disciplines. Boston, Leiden: Brill Publishing House.

Samutina, Natalia (2010). Rannee kino kak teoria nastojaschego [Early cinema as a Theory of Present]. Kinovedcheskie zapiski [Notes on Cinema]. #94/95.

Stepanov, Boris (2009). Intellektualy i evraziystvo v epochu ego massovoy vosproizvodimosti [Intellektuals and Eurasianism in the age of its industrial reproduction] in Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury [Forum of modern and recent history]. #1.

Sveshnikov, Anton; Stepanov, Boris (2009). Istoriya odnogo klassika: Lev Platonovich Karsavin v postsovetskoy istoriografii [A Classic’s tale: Postsoviet historiography on Lev Platonovich Karsavin and his works] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey, eds. Klassika i klassiki v sozial'nom i gumanitarnom znanii [Classics and Classicists in Modern Social and Humanitarian Disciplines]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Stepanov, Boris (2009). «Kovcheg bylogo»: gorod kak ob'ekt istoricheskoy ekskursii [“The Arc of the Past”: city as an object of historical excursion] in Vizual'naya antropologiya: gorodskie karty pamyati [Visual anthropology: urban memory cards]. Eds. P. V.Romanov, E.R. Yarskaya-Smirnova. Moscow.

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2009). A Vas, Shtirlitz, ya snova poproshu ostat'sya...: k probleme sovremennoy retseptsii sovetskogo kino ["And You, Shtirlits, Please, Stay": Examining Contemporary Reception of Soviet Cinema. Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #3(65).

Samutina, Natalia (2009). "Cult camp classics": spezifika normativnosti i strategii zritel'skogo vospriyatiya v kinematografe ["Cult Camp Classics": Norms and Strategies of Reception in Cinema] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey, eds. Klassika i klassiki v sozial'nom i gumanitarnom znanii [Classics and Classicists in Modern Social and Humanitarian Disciplines]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Sveshnikov, Anton; Stepanov, Boris (2008). Kommunikativnye strategii postsovetskich istoricheskich al'manachov [Communication strategies in postsoviet historical almanachs] in Mir istorika: istoriograficheskiy sbornik [World of the historian: historiographical issue]. Vol. 4. Omsk.

Sveshnikov, Anton; Stepanov, Boris (2008). Istoricheskie al'manachi «Odissey», «Kazus», «Dialog so vremenem»: poiski modeley nauchnoy kommunikacii [Historical almanachs “Ulysses”, “Casus”, “Dialog with Time”: In search of new scientific communication] WP6/2008/02.

Stepanov, Boris (2008). Navstrechu proshlomu: ekskursionnaya praktika i filosofiya pamyati v tvorchestve I. M. Grevsa i N. P. Anziferova [Towards the past: Historic excursions and philosophy of memory in the works of I. M. Grevs and N.P. Anciferov]. Otechestvennye zapiski [Annals of the Fatherland]. #43.

Kaspe, Irina (2008). S'yest proshloye: ideologiya i povsednevnost gastronomicheskoy nostalgii [Eating the Past: Ideology and Everyday Life of Gastronomic Nostalgia] in Puti Rossii. Kultura – obshestvo – chelovek [Ways of Russia. Culture – society – people]. Ed. A.M.Nikulin. M.: Logos.

Samutina, Natalia (2007). Ideologija nostalgii: problema proshlogo v sovremennom evropejjskom kino [Ideology of Nostalgia: Problem of the Past in Contemporary European Cinema]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #01.

Kaspe, Irina (2007). Apokalipsis-1990: "nastojaschee", "proshloe", "buduschee" v literaturnoj publicistike [Apocalypse-1990: "Present", "Past" and "Future" in Publicistic Articles]. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #83.

Kaspe, Irina (in co-authorship with S. Kaspe) (2006). Pole bitvy – strana. Nation-building i nashi nejshnbildery [Battlefield – the Country: Nation Building and our Nation Builders]. Neprikosnovennyj zapas [Reserve Stock]. #6(50).

Stepanov, Boris (2005). Znanie o proshlom v teorii ekskursii I.M. Grevsa i N.P. Antsiferova [Knowledge About the Past in I. M. Grevs' and N. P. Antsiferov's Theory of Excursions] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey. Eds. Fenomen proshlogo [Phenomenon of the Past]. M: HSE Publishing House.

Samutina, Natalia (2005). Sovremennoye evropeiskoye kino i ideya kultury ("proshlogo") [Contemporary European Cinema and the Idea of Culture (of the "Past")] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey. Eds. Fenomen proshlogo [The Phenomenon of the Past]. M: HSE Publishing House.

Samutina, Natalia (2004). Teo Angelopulos: proshloye, pamyat, istoki [Teo Angelopulos: Past, Memory, Roots]. Kinovedcheskie zapiski [Notes on Cinema]. #66.

Kaspe, Irina (2003). Predstavlenie istorii i predstavleniya ob istorii v russkom inernete [Representation and Conceptions of History in Russian Cyberspace] in Istoricheskie issledovaniya v Rossii-2 [Historical research in Russia-II]. Ed. G.A.Bordyugov. M.: AIRO-XX.