Dr Paul Keenan's first monograph, St Petersburg and the Russian Court, 1703-61
, examines the social and cultural development of St Petersburg from its foundation in 1703 until the death of the empress Elizabeth in 1761. It was published by Palgrave in August 2013.
His recent publications include:
- ‘The Russian Imperial Court and Victory Celebrations during the Early Napoleonic Wars‘, in Russia and the Napoleonic Wars, edited by Janet Hartley, Paul Keenan and Dominic Lieven (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2015), pp. 163-78.
- ‘A Space between Two Worlds: St Petersburg in the Early Eighteenth Century’, in The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, edited by Paul Stock (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2015), pp. 97–124.
- Russia and the Napoleonic Wars, edited with Janet Hartley and Dominic Lieven (Palgrave, 2015)
- 'Card-playing and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century Russia', European History Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 3 (2012), pp. 385-402. PRIZE FOR BEST ARTICLE 2012
- 'The Summer Gardens in the Social Life of St Petersburg, 1703-1761', Slavonic & East European Review, vol. 88, nos. 1-2 (2010), pp. 134-55.
- '23 December 1742: Elizaveta Petrovna's Ceremonial Entry into St Petersburg', in Days from the Reigns of Eighteenth-Century Russian Rulers. Proceedings of a Workshop, dedicated to the memory of Professor Lindsey Hughes, held at the Biblioteca di Storia Contemporanea 'A Oriani', Ravenna, Italy, 12-13 September 2007, edited by Anthony Cross (Cambridge: Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, 2007), vol. 1, pp. 79-91.
- 'The Function of Fashion: Women and Clothing at the Russian Court, 1700-1762', in Women in Russian Culture and Society, 1700-1825, edited by Wendy Rosslyn and Alessandra Tosi (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2007), pp. 125-43.