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.
Elena Vishlenkova and Vadim Parsamov took part in a collective monograph on the reign of Alexander I
Articles by IGITI Chief Research Fellow Elena Vishlenkova and Vadim Parsamov were published as a part of collective volume "The Enigmatic Tsar and his Empire: Russia under Alexander I, 1801–1825" (Peter Lang, 2019). The monograph was edited by Alexander Kaplunovsky, Jan Kusber, and Benjamin Conrad and was a result of international collaboration on studying the most mysterious reign in the history of the Russian Empire.
Senior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference ‘Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture’, which was held on June 17–20, 2019 in Nantes (France). The conference was organised by the International Society for Metal Music Studies and University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Alexandra presented a paper ‘‘Cityness’ of Heavy Metal in Russia: ‘Moscow Metal Club’’. See the conference programme.
“Glasnost Noire: A Graphic Cultural History of J. H. Chase in Russia”: presentation of Birgitte Beck Pristed
On June 3, Birgitte Beck Pristed, Associate professor of School of Culture and Society - Russian and Balkan Studies at Aarhus University (Denmark) presented a paper based on her new book “The New Russian Book: A Graphic Cultural History” (Palgrave 2017) at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
Vladislav Yakovenko has published preprint "Non-Bolshevik Healthcare in Russia: Organization of the Medical Care in the Northern Region (August 1918 – October 1919)" in the "Humanities" working paper series of HSE Basic Research Program.
IGITI Research Fellow Natalia Nikiforova took part in the International Conference “Climate change in the Soviet Union and Russia: Approaches and Debates in Science, Society, and Politics, 1960s-2010s” (April 25 – 26, The German Historical Institute Moscow) as a discussant of the plenary session.