Igor Fedyukin (ENG)

Fedyukin photo2Director of the Source Studies Center of the Department of History of National Research University Higner Sschool of Economics, Ph.D. in history (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill). Research interests areas: history of Russia of the 18th century, history of state institutions, history of education and educational policy.



Olga Khavanova (ENG)

Khavanova photoDoctor of Historical Sciences, leading research fellow and head of the Research Center of the multinational Austrian Empire at the Slavonic Studies Institute, Russian Academy of Science, expert in the Habsburg monarchy history and early Modern history of Hungary. The scope of her research interests includes the formation of national communities and national identity in the pre-national era, the history of training and education of the nobility as a social policy tool, the administrative machinery development and career strategies of officials in the enlightened absolutism era, Russian-Austrian diplomatic relations in the second half of the 18th century. Olga’s works are published in English, Russian, German and Hungarian.


Yekaterina Kislova (ENG)

Kislova photoGraduated from Philology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2003. In 2007 defended her Candidate (Ph. D.) thesis in Philological Sciences under the title ‘Grammar norm of sermon language in the Elizabethan period (1740s)’. Since she has been working at Philology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Currently a Senior Professor at Russian Language Chair at Philology Department of MSU. Her studies mainly focus on the history of Russian and Church Slavonic languages in clerical milieu of the 18th century Russia.


Caterina Sindoni (ENG)

Sindoni photoCaterina Sindoni is Assistant Professor of History of Education at the University of Messina (Italy) where she teaches History of Education to students attending the three-year course of study in Education and Formation Sciences. Her research interests mostly concern the history of school and of educative institutions in Southern Italy during the XVIIIth century, with a particolar focus on: theoretical and practical aspects of the relationship between education and economic development; teaching methods adopted by primary schools between the end of XVIIIth century and the beginning of the XIXth century; issues concerning the education of young women during the Borbonic domination; the first steps of teachers’ education in Southern Italy; cutting-edge historical-educative research, with a particular focus on historiographic models using digital sources.


Wladimir Berelowitch (ENG)

Wladimir BerelowitchEmeritus Professor of History at the University of Geneva and Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he has founded and directed the Center of Russian, Caucasian and Center-European Studies (CERCEC). His current research activities are focused on cultural history of Russian elites, mainly on education in 18th century, and on studies in historiography of Russia. He lead a project entitled ‘The human and social sciences in Russia: networks and circulation” (SHUSOCRU) and a data basis (www.hsrussia.eu), both devoted to the role of international contacts in constructing human and social sciences in Imperial Russia. He has published several books and collections, including La soviétisation de l’école russe, 1917-1931 (Lausanne, 1990), Histoire de Saint-Pétersbourg (avec Olga Medvedkova, Paris, 1996).


Amélie Voisin (ENG)

Voisin photo2Studied modern history at the University of Lorraine, doctoral student at the University of Lyon 2-Lumière, France. History teacher since 2009 in the high-school of Sarreguemines (France), teaching history in German for German students living in France. Lecturer at the University of Lorraine, campus of Nancy. Her work focuses on explaining the early life of princes and the education system of nobility, specially in France and German-speaking countries. She is making researches primarily on the family of Lorraine in the 18th century.


Vittoria Fiorelli (ENG)

Fiorelli photoProfessor of Modern History in the Department of Scienze della Formazione (Education Sciences) of University Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples since May 2005 and qualified as Full Professor in 2012 National Scientific Habilitation.

Since 2003 she is scientific supervisor of the Institute Suor Orsola’s Historical Archive and from 2011 scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Studies Margini e confini (CISMEC) in her University.

Ordinary member of the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples and of Società Napoletana di Storia Patria, member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Seminar of doctoral Studies History and Economy in the Mediterranean countries, she is associated to the Istitute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies – CNR.

She has coordinated many research groups, disciplinary conferences and scientific editions and is interested in cultural, social, religious history in Early Modern Europe with particular attention to Mediterranean and Ancient Italian States (XVI-XVII century).

Her main publications have focused on intellectual and social transformation related to devotional practices and ecclesiastical organization, Inquisition and religious congregations, charitable practices and institutions for assistance (hospitals, monasteries, confraternities etc.).


Stefan Lehr (ENG)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn 1998 – 2004 he studied East-European and modern history, and the history of foreign affairs in Düsseldorf, Prague, Moscow and Krakow. In 2005 passed his Ph.D. defense at the University of Düsseldorf on the activities of German archivists in Poland and in the Ukraine during World War II. Since 2005 research fellow in the Department of History of Eastern Europe of the History Faculty of the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Historisches Seminar, Abteilung für Osteuropäische Geschichte), in 2010-2011 – annual scholar of the German Historical Institute in Moscow (DHI Moskau). Stefan Lehr is involved in the research project on the nobility in the Russian Empire in the second half of 18th and first half of 19th century (1780-s – 1840-s) based on the correspondence and ego-documents of Princes Golistyn and Counts Apraxine.


Victor Karady (ENG)

karady photoVictor Karady (1936) is emeritus research director of the French CNRS and distinguished recurrent professor at the History Department of the Central European University in Budapest. Having been educated in Budapest, Vienna and Paris (with advanced degrees in sociology and demography from the Sorbonne), he has made a dual career of historical sociologist in France in the institute headed by the late Pierre Bourdieu at the Parisian Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and, since its foundation (1992) at the Central European University in Budapest. He has recently completed an ‘Advanced team leadership’ project supported by the European Research Council (Brussels) on the training and selection of elites in six multi-cultural East Central European societies (cc. 1870-1949) and is at present partner in another international project (equally funded by the ERC) on institutional developments  in the social sciences since 1945.


Annie Bruter (ENG)

Bruter photoFormerly Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences) in History and Research Fellow at the Department of History of Education (Service d’histoire de l’éducation) at the (former) National Institute of Pedagogical Research (Institut national de recherche pédagogique) in Paris from 1999 to 2010. Her fields of research are : teaching of humanities and especially that of history teaching in the early Modern Era and the 19th century.


Andrey Prokopiev (ENG)

Prokopiev photoDoctor of Historical Sciences, Professor. Graduate of the Faculty of History of St. Petersburg State University, since 1991 he has been teaching at the Department of Medieval History, St. PetersburgStateUniversity. In 2006 he defended his doctoral thesis on the topic: “Johann Georg I (1585 – 1656), Elector of Saxony: power and elite in confessional Germany”. Author of several books and numerous articles on the early modern history of Germany. In the spotlight of his research: nobility, organization of power and spiritual culture of Saxony of confessionalization era and the Thirty Years’ War. Currently works as a Professor of the Department of Medieval History at the Historical Institute of St. Petersburg State University.


Jean Boutier (ENG)

Boutier photoJean Boutier is Directeur d’Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales (Marseille) and former director of the Norbert Elias Centre in Social Sciences (2002-2011).

Specialist of comparative social history of early modern Europe, he has lectured in many universities in Europe, the United States and India. He has been Fulbright Scholar (Cornell, 2001), Marc Bloch Professor (Berlin, 2008), and Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (New Delhi, 2009). He belongs to the editorial board of several scientific journals or collections (Enquête. Anthropologie, Histoire, Sociologie, Paris; Storia di Firezne et Ricerche Storiche, Florence; Mediterranea, Bari; Storia e storie del Mediterraneo, Catane; Mélanges de l’Ecole française de Rome, Rome; OpenEdition Italia, Turin). He is currently working on a comparative study of the European nobilities through the Grand Tour (16th-18th c.).