In Search of A Transnational History: The Diaspora Imagination and Cultural Identity

On April 6th, Irina Prokhorova, Head of Editorial Board of the journal Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer] presented in EUSP an issue that was released a year ago under the name “Antropologiia diaspory: kul’turnie mekhanizmy konstruirovaniia identichnosti [The Anthropology of Diaspora: Cultural Mechanisms of Constructing Identity].”

The Fourth St. Petersburg Spring School in Risk Management, Insurance and Finance

From March 30th until April 1st, the European University hosted The Fourth St. Petersburg Spring School in Risk Management, Insurance and Finance, which is held every year by the Department of Economics. This year, the organizing committee invited professors from the University of Trieste, in Italy. Each professor gave several lectures: Ermanno Pitacco spoke about insurance and risk management, and Anna Rita Bacinello spoke about finance.

Conference "Anthropology, Folkloristics, Sociolinguistics"

From March 26th until March 28th, the EUSP’s Department of Anthropology hosted the fourth annual conference “Anthropology, Folkloristics, Sociolinguistics”.

In Motion: Urban Development Through the Prism of Migration

On March 13th, the European University hosted an open forum devoted to the topic of migration and urban development, with support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg and the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg and Amsterdam were given special attention as “open” cities, whose populations have a high proportion of migrants.

Marxism After Polanyi: A Brief Summary

On March 26th, Michael Burawoy visited EUSP. He is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and served as president of the International Sociological Association (2010-2014). His lecture was held with support from UBS Professorship.

The 'Spatial Turn' and Russian Studies

On March 5th, Sanna Turoma, a senior research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, visited EUSP. Professor Turoma gave a talk on the ‘spatial turn’ in Russian studies.

Yana Guzey and Aleksei Vovin Successfully Defend Their Candidate’s Dissertations

On March 3, 2015, in the Dissertation Council of the St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksei Vovin and Yana Guzey successfully defend their dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences in History.

Recycling second world urbanity

On February, 27th the European University hosted a presentation by Bart Goldhoorn, which took place as part of the third conference of the “Second World Urbanity” project. Like the project itself, Goldhoorn’s presentation was an attempt to understand the experience of “socialist urbanism,” the mass urban development of the Soviet period, and much more.


Leiden Islam Blog: May 13, 2014

Alfrid Bustanov: Muslims in Crimea and the Challenges of Cultural Legacy

The Washington Post: April 29, 2014

A Comment by Professor Grigorii Golosov: U.S., E.U. sanctions on Russians amid Ukraine crisis have little impact on the ground

International Business Times: April 22, 2014

A Comment by Jack Sharples: Rising Ukraine-Russia Tensions Bring More Focused Discussion Of West's Energy Options

Nature: April 8, 2014

A Comment by Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: Western science severs ties with Russia

The New York Times: March 12, 2014

Boris Kolonitskii: Why Russians Back Putin on Ukraine

The Globe and Mail: February 3, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Moscow nightclub mogul steers clear of Sochi

Open Democracy: January 22, 2014

Dmitrii Travin: Putin’s political triumph - but economic impasse

The Globe and Mail: January 19, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Gazprom spire a marker for Putin’s power

The New York Times: December 12, 2013

A Comment by EUSP Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: The Kremlin, the Press and the Protesters: A Case Study of Rule of Paranoia

Voice of Amercia: November 30, 2013

A Comment by Professor Yulia Vymyatnina of EUSP Department of Economics: European Union Signs Up Moldova and Georgia, but Loses the Big Prize, Ukraine