Yulia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov, Leading Research Fellows at the HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, conducted three seminars for the students of the University of Cologne’s Slavic Department on June 27 and 28. The aim of the HSE researchers was to inform students about the relations between Rus and Italy during the Middle Ages and the early Modern period, as well as shed light on some facts of how Italian culture was perceived in Russia from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
Junior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in ‘Modern Heavy Metal Conference: Markets, Practices and Cultures’, which was held on June 28 – July 2, 2017 at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland).
On June 27-28, 2017, Julia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov, leading research fellows of IGITI, held three seminars for the students of the Institute for Slavic Studies at Köln University. The seminars opened a new course "Iter Italicum Slavorum" aimed to explore how Italy and Italian culture were perceived in the Slavic world.
Natalia Samutina and Elena Melnikova took part in the 5th Fan Studies Network conference, which was held on June 23-25, 2017. The conference was organized by the Center for Participatory Culture of the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Irina Savelieva and Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference on public history in Italy
Irina Savelieva, director of IGITI, and Alexandra Kolesnik, junior research fellow, participated in the annual conference on public history arranged by International Federation for Public History (IFPH-FIHP) and Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) on June 5-9, 2017, in Ravenna (Italy). Irina Savelieva reported on "Public History in Russia: Professional Work, Amateurism, a Hobby, or a ‘Star Fever’ of an Academic Historian?," while Alexandra Kolesnik spoke about "Performing History on Stage: Representations of the Past in British Heavy Metal."