M. A. Program in 'History of Knowledge'
Field — History
Duration — 2 years
Certificate of degree — M.A. in History
About the program
Master’s degree program is intended for the students that strive to get strong professional training essential to becoming contributing agents in contemporary society, where knowledge production, reproduction, translation and expertise are playing a pivotal role. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with a systematic perspective and to expose them to a broad array of practices and methodologies in the history of various types of knowledge, its production, translation, and reception. What makes the program distinctive is the combination of innovative courses, variety of ways to implement the results of students’ research work, and the project based format of education. The educational process conforms to our basic purpose to train competent experts in the history of ideas and scientific, educational, media and expert institutions.
The structure of the program is threefold:
- History of different types of knowledge (from everyday knowledge to specialized forms of knowledge, such as arts, scientia, religion, philosophy, ideology, law)
- History of institutions producing and translating knowledge (school, university, academy, collegium, seminarium, college etc.);
- History of forms and means of scientific communication (dispute, lecture, book, review, correspondence, preaching etc.)
List of courses:
Philosophy of History
Academic Writing: Mainland-European Tradition
History of the 19th and 20th centuries. Social Sciences and Humanities
History of Early Modern and Modern Popular Representations
Power and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe
Politics of Knowledge in the 19th and 20th centuries
Comparative History of Hermeneutics (Russia and Western Europe)
History of Translation
Institutional History of Education in Russia
University and Academy in European and American History
History of Scientific Communication and Means of Knowledge Translation in Russia
Comparative History of Intellectual Communities
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