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HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching
From History to Histories: Teaching the Past from a Local Perspective

Boris Kolonitskii

Current Position:

  • Resident senior research scholar (St.-Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Adjunct professor, European University at St.-Petersburg
  • Adjunct professor, St.-Petersburg University of Culture and Arts.

Education:

1971-1976 - St-Petersburg Pedagogical Institute, Department of History

Academic degrees:

Doktor istoricheskikh nauk - 2002, St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences.
PhD (in History) - 1987, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences.
BA and MA (in History and Pedagogy) - 1976, St-Petersburg Pedagogical Institute.

Teaching Experience:

2002, Spring - Courses in Russian history of Imperial Period (Princeton University, visiting professor).
1998 - present - Courses in history of World War 1 and Russian revolution (European University at St.-Petersburg, adjunct professor).
1978-present - Courses in Russian history (the Soviet period) and the Modern world history (St.-Petersburg University of Culture and Arts, adjunct professor)
1999, Fall - Courses in Russian history (the Soviet period) and history of the Russian revolution (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, visiting professor)
1993, 1994 - Courses on Russian history to the foreign students (Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Invited Lecturer)

Field of interests: History of the Russian revolution, 1917, history of the World War I.

Scholarly Achievements:

1999 - 2000 - George Soros Foundation research grant, St.-Petersburg.
1998 - Research grant from Kennan Institute (Washington, DC, USA).
1997 - short-term fellow in International Studies and History, Princeton University.
1994 - 1995 - East European Scholarship (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK).
1993 - Lev Kopelev Scholarship (Bremen University, Germany).
1992, 1995 - Volkswagen Foundation Scholarship (Germany).

Publications:

Monographs

  • Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1999. (With O.G.Figes) (Spanish translation - 2001)
  • Pogony i bor’ba za vlast v 1917 g. (Shoulder boards and the struggle for power, 1917). St.-Petersburg: Ostrov, 2001. 83 p.
  • Simvoly vlasti i bor’ba za vlast’: k izucheniju politicheskoj kultury Rossijskoj revoluzii 1917 goda (Symbols of power and struggle for power). St.-Petersburg: Dmitry Bulanin, 2001. 349 p.

Articles

  • K voprosu ob istochnikakh "Sinej knigi" Z. N. Gippius (On the sources of "The Blue Book" of Z.N.Gippius), in: Russkaja emigrazija: Literatura. Istorija. Sovemennost. Tallinn, 2004. P. 23-34.
  • "Democracy" in the Political Consciousness of the February Revolution , in: Revolutionary Russia: New Approaches / Ed. Rex A. Wade. New York, 2004. P.75-90.
  • Cambridge-3, in: Peterburg: Mesto i vremja. 2004, vol. 1. P. 38-43.
  • Malenkij chelovek i revoluzija: Petrograd v 1917 godu (Little Person and Revolution: Petrograd in 1917), in: Lubimaja Rossija. 2003, special issue. P. 44-47.
  • Politicheskaja topographija Petrofrada i revoluzija 1917 goda (Nevskij prospekt) (The political topography of Petrograd, 1917 (The case of Nevsky avenue)), in: Istoricheskie zapiski. Moscow, 2003. Vol. 6 (124). P. 327-341.
  • Intelligenzija v konze 19 - nachale 20 veka: Samosoznanie sovremennikov i issledovatelskie podkhody (Russian intelligentsia : It’s identities and approaches of scholars), in : Iz istorii russkoj intelligenzii. Moscow, 2003. P. 181-200.
  • Les idetités de l’intelligentsia russe et l’anti-intellectualisme, fin du XIXe - début du XX siècle, in : Cahiers du Monde Russe. 2002. No. 43 (4). P. 601-616.
  • The Desacralization of the Monarchy: Rumors and ‘Political Pornography’ during World War I, in: Language and Revolution: Making Modern Political Identities / Ed. I. Halfin. London; Portland (Or.): Frank Cass, 2002. P. 47-82.
  • ‘Democracy’ as Identification: Towards the Study of Political Consciousness during the February Revolution, in: Social Identities in Revolutionary Russia. Basingstoke; New York, 2001. P. 161-173.
  • Russkaja politicheskaja kniga v Finljandii v 1917 godu (Russian political literature in Finland, 1917), in: Kniznoe delo v Rossii vo vtoroj polovine 19-nachale 20 veka. St. Petersburg, 2000. Vol. 10. P. 129-145 (With E.Yu.Dubrovskaja)
  • Fevral’skaja revoluzija kak simvolicheskij perevorot: Otrazenie v russkoj onomastike (The February Revolution as a Symbolic Revolution), in: Russian Studies: Ezekvartal’nik russkoj filologii i kultury. 2000, vol. 3, no. 3. P. 92-101.
  • Politicheskie funkzii anglofobii v gody Pervoj Mirovoj vojny (Anglophobia during the First World War), in: Rossija i pervaja mirovaja vojna. St. Petersburg, 1999. P. 271-287.
  • "Intelligentofobija" v konze 19 - nachale 20 v.: K postanovke voprosa (Intelligentsia-Phobia," in Problems of Russian Socioeconomic and Political History, 19th-20th Centuries), in: Problemy sozialno-ekonomicheskoj i politicheskoj istorii Rossii 19-20 veka. St. Petersburg, 1999. P. 266-275.
  • K izucheniju mekhanizmov desakralizazii monarkhii (Slukhi i "politicheskaja pornographija" v gody Pervoj Mirovoj vojny) (The Desacralisation of the Monarchy: Rumors and 'Political Pornography' during the First World War), in: Istorik i revoluzija. St. Petersburg, 1999. P. 72-86.
  • "Politicheskaja pornographija" i desakralizazija vlasti v gody Pervoj Mirovoj vojny (Slukhi i massovaja kultura) ('Political Pornography' and the Desacralisation of the Monarchy during the First World War: Rumors and Mass Culture), in: 1917 god v sud’bakh Rossii i mira: Oktjabr’skaja revoluzija (Ot novykh istochnikov k novomu osmysleniju). Moscow, 1998. P. 67-81.
  • 'Democracy' in the Political Consciousness of the February Revolution, in: Slavic Review, 1998, no. 57, no. 1. P. 95-106.
  • Britanskie missii i A. F. Kerenskij (Mart-Oktjabr’ 1917 goda) (British Missions and A.F.Kerensky (March-October, 1917)), in: Rossija v 19-20 vekakh. St. Petersburg, 1998. P. 67-76.
  • "Demokratija" v slovarjakh revoluzii 1917 goda ('Democracy' in the Political Dictionaries of 1917), in: 1917 god i rossijskij parlamentarizm. St. Petersburg, 1998. P. 65-70.
  • Obrazy revoluzionnoj vlasti (The Cult of Kerensky: Images of Revolutionary Power), in: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 1997, vol. 24, no. 1-2. P. 43-66.
  • "Russkaja ideja" i ideologija Fevral’skoj revoluzii (The 'Russian Idea' and the Ideology of the February Revolution), in: Kultura russkoj diaspory: Samorefleksija i samoidentifikazija. Tartu, 1997. P. 11-37.
  • The Press and the Revolution, in: Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution, ed. E. Acton, V.Iu. Cherniaev, W.G. Rosenberg. London; Sydney; Auckland, 1997. P. 381-390.
  • Kerensky, in: Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution, ed. E. Acton, V.Iu. Cherniaev, W.G. Rosenberg. London; Sydney; Auckland, 1997. P. 138-149.
  • "Demokratja" kak identifikazija: K izucheniju politicheskogo soznanija Fevral’skoj revoluzii ("Democracy" as an Identification (Political and Civic Culture - Russia, 1917), in: 1917 god v sud’bakh Rossii i mira: Fevral’skaja revoluzija (Ot novykh istochnikov k novomu osmysleniju). Moscow, 1997. P. 109-118.
  • The 'Russian Idea' and the Ideology of the February Revolution, in: Empire and Society: New Approaches to Russian History, ed. Teruyuki Hara and Kimitaka Matsuzato. Sapporo, 1997. P. 41-71.
  • Emmigrazija, voennoplennye i nachal’nyj etap gernaskoj politiki "revoluzionizirovanija" Rossii (avgust 1914 - nachalo 1915 g.) (Emigration, Russian Prisoners of War and the German Policy of Revolutionizing Russia (1914-1915)), in: Russkaja emmigrazija do 1917 goda - laboratorija liberal’noj i revoluzionnoj mysli. St. Petersburg, 1997. P. 197-216.
  • Ot dvorzovykh spleten - k soldatskomu buntu (From Court Gossip to Soldiers' Revolt), in: Obschaja gazeta, 1997, March, 6-12. No. 9 (188)
  • K izucheniju mekhanizmov desakralizazii monarkhii (Slukhi i "politicheslaja pornographija" v gody Pervoj Mirovoj vojny) (The Desacralization of the Monarchy (Rumors and Political Pornography during the First World War), in: Poiski istoricheskoj psikhologii. St Petersburg, 1997. P. 105-108

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