Russia, Saint Petersburg

History of the Arctic: Science, Politics, Cultural and Natural Heritage

when 22 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee USD 300

This course focuses on the environmental, political and cultural history of the Circumpolar North. It introduces a wide interdisciplinary view on diverse human experiences in the Arctic, problems of regional history and history of its resource management, the importance of history for the current understanding of economic, social and environmental problems of the Arctic. Key historical trends will be examined to demonstrate how the North was incorporated into nation-states that govern the circumpolar regions of the world. The course will locate the development of the Arctic in larger historical trends of colonial and post-colonial studies, history of science and exploration, technology and environment, international efforts in region-building in the Arctic and national concerns of different states on security, resources and human-being in the North. It will focus on both human and non-human connections in the history of the area, including the influence of climate.

Course leader

Julia Lajus
Associate Professor: HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities / Department of History

Fee info

USD 300: Tuition fee
USD 50: Registration fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.