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Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities

Publications
Article
The Birth of the Idea of Perfectibility: From the Enlightenment to Transhumanism

Vinogradova O., Ugleva A. V.

Философские науки. 2019. Vol. 62. No. 4. P. 113-131.

Book chapter
Vishlenkova E.A. The Time of State-Building Discoveries: Governing techniques in health care and education

Vishlenkova Elena.

In bk.: The Enigmatic Tsar and his Empire: Russia under Alexander I, 1801-1825. Berlin; Bern; Brux.; NY; Oxford; Warsz.; Wien; Mainz: Peter Lang, 2019. Ch. 9. P. 219-244.

Working paper
Non-Bolshevik Healthcare in Russia: Organization of the Medical Care in the Northern Region (August 1918 – October 1919)

Yakovenko V.

Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2019. No. 176.

Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym — IGITI) is a unique place in the Russian Academia as it carries out research in a wide range of humanities regarding their history and contemporary issues as interrelated elements, forming a coherent picture. The Institute carries out fundamental and applied research, provides expert analytics services and extensive teaching. The mission of the Institute is to provide a professional and creative intellectual environment for fruitful work of researchers in the fields of the history and sociology of knowledge, university studies, and studies in contemporary culture.

Illustration for news: Elena Lisitsyna and Vladislav Yakovenko took part in the summer school in Tyumen

Elena Lisitsyna and Vladislav Yakovenko took part in the summer school in Tyumen

IGITI Research Assistants and members of the team of the project "On Land and Sea: Medical geography in the Russian empire (1770–1870)" Elena Lisitsyna and Vladislav Yakovenko took part in the summer school “Russian Empire / Soviet Union Through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories”, held in Tyumen State University on June 30 - July 5.

Illustration for news: "Sound and Identity in Stalin's Gulag": presentation of Gabrielle Cornish

"Sound and Identity in Stalin's Gulag": presentation of Gabrielle Cornish

On September 13, Gabrielle Cornish, PhD Candidate in Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, gave a lecture "Sound and Identity in Stalin's Gulag" at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.

Illustration for news: Galin Tihanov presented a talk "Scales of Comparison: The Rise of Comparative Literature and the Return of 'World Literature'"

Galin Tihanov presented a talk "Scales of Comparison: The Rise of Comparative Literature and the Return of 'World Literature'"

On September 6, a lecture by IGITI Chief Research Fellow and George Steiner Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London Galin Tihanov was held at the Higher School of Economics. See the abstract and photos of the event.

Illustration for news: A new book by Galin Tihanov

A new book by Galin Tihanov

New monograph by IGITI Chief Research Fellow Galin Tihanov "The Birth and Death of Literary Theory. Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond" has been published by Stanford University Press. See the abstract.

Illustration for news: Kirill Levinson participated in an international conference in Canada

Kirill Levinson participated in an international conference in Canada

Leading Research Fellow of IGITI Kirill Levinson took part in the conference "Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination". It was a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies hosted by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Kirill Levinson presented a paper "Changes in the Soviet Academia’s Age-Related Personnel Policies During the Cold War." See the programme and abstract.