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.
On 10 October 2019 IGITI research fellow Jan Surman took part in the round-table "Habsburg Knowledge Initiative: Central Europe in Historical Perspective" at the conference "Empire of Circulation: Habsburg Knowledge in its Global Settings" (IKT Annual Conference 2019, Vienna).
On October 16 Deputy Director of IGITI Boris Stepanov took part in a round table discussion "New Histories – Old Futures: Cultural Studies and Post-Communist Europe", organized by the Department of Cultural Studies of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
A new article by chief research fellows of IGITI Elena Vishlenkova and Sergey Zatravkin was published in the Quarterly Journal of the History of Science and Technology (№2, 2019). The title of the article is "Polish medicine in the Russian Empire in the first third of the 19th century". The full text is available on the journal's website.
On September 26–28, a Summer School for paleography and autobiography studies was organised by IGITI and German Historical Institute in Moscow (DHI).
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.