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Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities

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: Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman

Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman

What role has objectivity played in the history of science and what role does it play today? How are innovations in science possible? What is the interrelation between research practices, epistemic virtues, and the scientific self? How are epistemic virtues affected by relations of science and the public, the state, the funders, the industry, media, etc.? Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman discuss these and many other questions with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, the authors of "Objectivity," one of the most important books of the 21st century in the field of the history of knowledge. The talk is available as video and as text.

Illustration for news: Olga Vinogradova participated in the seminar of the Université Catholique de Lille (France)

Olga Vinogradova participated in the seminar of the Université Catholique de Lille (France)

IGITI Research Assistant Olga Vinogradova made a presentation within the framework of an international seminar on Progress and Innovative Ecosystems at the Catholic University of Lille (France).

Illustration for news: How to Write an Analytical Summary

How to Write an Analytical Summary

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Illustration for news: Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman

Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman

In his new book "Einstein in Bohemia", Michael Gordin, Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities Chief Research Fellow and Princeton University Professor, deals with Albert Einstein, taking Einstein’s brief period as a professor at the German Charles-Ferdinand-University in Prague (April 1911-July 1912) as a point of departure to discuss Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg intellectual life, and of course Einstein and his work before World War I and then traces of Bohemia in his later life. The interview, released by IQ.HSE, discusses this study.

Illustration for news: IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

From 1-3 July IGITI hosted (in online mode) a summer school concerned with Gender History, prepared by Jan Surman, Ella Rossman and Sasha Talaver. The school public programme recordings are available online.