International Summer School: The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political and Cultural Space of Saint-Petersburg

Application deadline: May 25, 2019

HSE-Saint-Petersburg and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) welcomes students of social sciences and humanities from all German and other universities to participate in the International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political and Cultural Space of Saint-Petersburg' (September 3 - 24, 2019).

The curriculum of the Summer school will include Russian language courses for foreign students, presentations, workshops, partially held in Saint-Petersburg’s public space, and master classes, as well as a special cultural program in the city.

Application & Program Fee

Program Fee

Program Fee is EUR 1100, which includes:

  • — study program and materials (study program comprises seminars, lectures, Russian language classes)
  • — accommodation (double room with shared bathrooms) and breakfast
  • — cultural program (city tour, boat trip)
  • — official invitation for a Russian visa

This amount does not include travel expenses, medical insurance or possible visa fees.


Students who wish to attend the Summer school should send a motivation letter and a completed Application Form ( to Dr Dietmar Wulff ( .


Knowledge of Russian is not essential as all the lectures, seminars and excursions will be conducted in German or English. A basic knowledge of the history of the country and of contemporary Russia is desirable.

Important Dates

Closing date for applications: May 25, 2019

Participants arrive September 2, 2019

Course begins September 3, 2019

Course ends September 24, 2019

Participants depart September 25, 2019


Dr Dietmar Wulff
Long-term Associate Professor of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in the Department of History, HSE - Saint-Petersburg; Academic Director of the Summer School
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