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 April 2, official award ceremony was held to celebrate staff of Higher School of Economics with "Aknowledgement" medals. Leading research fellows of IGITI Natalia Samutina and Julia Ivanova were awarded with "Aknowledgement — 15 years of successful work" and "Aknowledgement — 10 years of successful work" medals. See photo report from the ceremony.
Paper by Senior Research Fellow of IGITI Alexander Rusanov, "Locus Studii: Spatial Concepts In The First Iberian Universities (XIII-XIV cc.)", was published in a Spanish journal HSE Social and Education History (2018. Vol 7. No 1). Full text is available on a journal's website.
Natalia Samutina, the leading research fellow and Head of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, has successfully finished teaching the first elective course on fan cultures and creative practices of online fan communities in a Russian university. The course has been attended by students from different faculties of Higher School of Economics and Moscow State University, as well as the lecturer’s colleagues who work in related research fields. The creation of this course has become possible thanks to the research project "Participatory Culture: Communities and Practices", and also thanks to cross-disciplinary productive atmosphere and organizational support of the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, Higher School of Economics. Next time this course is scheduled for January 2019. Below you can see the annotation and the literature for the course.
Leading researchers from IGITI (Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities) have contributed to a collective monograph titled EroicaMente Vico. Medicina, vita civile e ragione poetica nel 'De Mente Heroica', which is dedicated to the legacy of Giambattista Vico.
Research Assistant Alisa Maximova has participated in a conference "The Spatial Turn and Its Implications on (In)Formal Learning Contexts" in Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). See the conference programme and Alisa Maximova's poster presentation.