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Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities

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.

Illustration for news: IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

From 1-3 July IGITI hosted (in online mode) a summer school concerned with Gender History, prepared by Jan Surman, Ella Rossman and Sasha Talaver. The school public programme recordings are available online.

Illustration for news: Essay by Maxim Miroshnichenko at Knife.Media Journal

Essay by Maxim Miroshnichenko at Knife.Media Journal

Maxim Miroshnichenko, research assistant at Center for History of Ideas and Sociology of Knowledge, has published the essay at the Internet-journal on contemporary culture and society knife.media.

Illustration for news: Webinar “Travelling Microbes in Central Europe”, with Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen and Katrin Steffen

Webinar “Travelling Microbes in Central Europe”, with Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen and Katrin Steffen

We are happy to present to you the recording of our "global book talk" on May 29th, 2020: Travelling Microbes in Central Europe (with Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen and Katrin Steffen), during which we discussed Katharina’s book Wie man Mikroben auf Reisen schickt: Zirkulierendes bakteriologisches Wissen und die polnische Medizin 1885–1939 [How to Make Microbes Travel: Circulating bacteriological knowledge and the Polish Medicine 1885-1939] (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2018). The event was jointly hosted by IGITI and the web platform hps.cesee: History of Science in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Illustration for news: Code of Conduct: Discussion

Code of Conduct: Discussion

Comments by Aleksei Pleshkov, Director of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities

Illustration for news: A new article by Jan Surman

A new article by Jan Surman

A new article by IGITI research fellow Jan Surman discusses the emergence of early forms of interdisciplinarity on the example of a 1900 debate about Polish chemical terminology.