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.
International faculty at HSE are involved not only in research and teaching, but some also combine it with active participation in the city’s public discussion spaces. The HSE Look took an interview with Jan Surman, Research Fellow at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI), about his research and Cultures of Critique project.
On February 27, a seminar "There is Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Making Space in a Limited World" took place in IGITI. Alfred Nordmann, Professor of Philosophy of Science and of Technoscience at Darmstadt Technical University, presented on technosciences as conquest of space. See the lecture's abstract and photos.
Professor Elena Vishlenkova published an article "Education Management as an Exact Science (Russia, First Half of the Nineteenth Century)" in a journal "Quarterly Journal of the History of Science and Technology" (4/2018). The text is available on a journal's website.
Articles by IGITI Research Fellows Julia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov were published in multi-authored monograph "History and Drama. The Pan-European Tradition", edited by Joachim Küpper, Jan Mosch, and Elena Penskaya. The monograph was published by De Gruyter and is available online.
International Symposium "Art Sciences on the Border of Science and Art: GAKhN and Aesthetic Experience of the 1920s"
On 20 February, International Symposium "Art Sciences on the Border of Science and Art: The State Academy of Artistic Sciences (GAKhN) and Aesthetic Experience of the 1920s" was held at HSE Moscow. The event was organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and the Lotman Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.