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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.

Irina M. Savelieva
Academic Advisor

Aleksei A. Pleshkov
Director

Boris Stepanov
Deputy Director

News

The article “Time as a Political Resource: Early Greek Thought and Plato’s Philosophy of Time” by the director of Poletayev Institute, Aleksei Pleshkov, was published in the journal “In Gremium. Studies in History, Culture and Politics” (No 14, 2020).

December 24, 2020
IGITI Junior Research Fellow Alisa Maximova took part in international online symposium “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums”. The event took place on 15 December 2020 and was organised by The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).
December 17, 2020
Research assistant Lizaveta Lysenka has published the working paper «Pesniary and the heritage discourses in Belarus». 
November 17, 2020
Research assistant Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva has published the article "Rap and feminism: Fight against misogyny and female hip-hop issues".
November 08, 2020
On July 3rd, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva presented a paper during the summer school «Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives».
November 02, 2020
On October 17, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva took part in a conference "Usable Pasts V" on-line.
November 02, 2020
On October 2, 2020, Poletayev Readings 9¾ took place – annual conference of the Poletayev Institute for Humanitarian Historical and Theoretical Studies. We present a report by Elizaveta Lysenko, Alexander Mikhailovsky, and Ksenia Belik, and video recordings of the round table discussions.
October 20, 2020
Daria Khlevnyuk, a postdoc fellow of the Institute and a co-founder of the PoSoCoMeS, took an active part in the conference's organization. The conference was attended by researchers of the Institute, Alisa Maksimova and Boris Stepanov.
October 13, 2020
The Poletaev Readings, dedicated to the memory of Andrey Poletaev, one of the founders of the Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym — IGITI), is a major annual event of the Institute. The event was set to mark its 10th anniversary in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the anniversary forum has been postponed to 2021. In its place, the organizers have arranged the Poletaev Readings 9¾, which were held online. HSE News Service spoke with the event organizer and some of the participants.
October 05, 2020
German Paleography Summer School took place on September 26 on Zoom, with Kirill Levinson as speaker
September 28, 2020