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 Savelieva, Boris Stepanov, Kirill Levinson and Alexandra Kolesnik have organized a panel "Shaping Public History in Russia: Forms, Places and Media" at the second conference of the Italian Association of Public History. The conference took place in Pisa, on June 11-15.
IGITI researchers have participated in the international conference "Cultural Transfer: History, Language, Society"
On May 23-25 in Tomsk, an international conference "Cultural Transfer: History, Language, Society" took place. The conference was organised by Tomsk State University and Conference of Rectors of Italian universities (CRUI) in cooperation with National Research University Higher School of Economics, National Research Novosibirsk State University, Ural Federal University, National Research Nizhniy Novgorod State University, University of Siena, University of Turin and University of Naples L’Orientale.
IGITI Research Fellow Rossen Djagalov has recently published two papers in English. First text is devoted to the socialist internationalism in literature, and the second one to the might have been Congress of Writers of the People's Democracies that were to be held in 1948.
On May 18-19 IGITI's Chief Research Fellow Elena Vishlenkova and Research Assistant Elena Lisitsyna have participated "On Land and Sea: Medical geography in the Russian empire (1770-1870)". The workshop was organised by Chair of Russian / Asian Studies (LMU Munich) in cooperation with The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (GS OSES).
Junior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference ‘Hard Wired VI: So far, so good…so what? Approaching the Metal Realities’, which was held on May 3–5, 2018 at the University of Siegen (Germany). Alexandra presented a paper ‘Russian Heavy Metal Fandom and Post-Soviet Reality’. See the conference programme.