Project of HSE Students in Shortlist of Eventiada Awards 2016
The ‘History of the homeland in a new information dimension’ project by HSE Perm students has been included in the shortlist for the International Contest of Student and Corporate Communications Projects Eventiada Awards 2016.
A community page dedicated to the history of the Suksun district was published on Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki in April 2016 in order to prepare the residents of Suksun for a test,about local history and geography. After the test the organisers decided to continue their educational work by using these social networks.
In May the project was presented at the Fifth Perm Interuniversity Forum ‘Student City’, where it was recognized as the best in the section on ‘the integrity of history as a basis for the future’. In June, Grigory and Olga took the third place at the Youth Forum of the Volga Federal district ‘Ivolga – 2016’ and received a grant to complete the project. In October, the ‘History of the homeland in a new information dimension’ project was included in the shortlist of the International Contest of Student and Corporate Communications Projects Eventiada Awards 2016 in the ‘Social Media Campaign’ category. On November 10th, the students will present the project to the jury in Moscow.
‘Today Russians know more about St. Petersburg than they do about their native town. It’s not surprising that people do not understand the ‘genius loci’ and tend to move to big cities. Local history materials are rarely studied outside the professional community. However, local history, like the national, can only exist in the communicative space of people and generations. We are trying to publish interesting stories about the past of the Suksun district based on local history and archival materials,’ – says Grigory Mineev.
In addition to updating the historical community in networks, the authors of the project are also developing guidelines on using this type of historical test in other municipal districts of the Perm region. According to Gregory, their experience could prove useful for other Russian regions.