Leading research fellow of IGITI Oksana Zaporozhets took part in 2017 annual conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development, held on September 11-13 in the University of Leeds.
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).
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."
On May 23, Prof. Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam presented a paper based on her new book “Sincerity after Communism” (Yale University Press, 2017) at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar. Seminar was organised by the Center together with research groop "Participatory culture: communities and practices".
On May 23, Ellen Rutten, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, delivered a lecture at HSE on her new book, ‘Sincerity after Communism’. An expert on Slavonic literature and culture, Professor Rutten is involved in numerous projects, including the Digital Emotions group, Sublime Imperfections, and ‘Russian Literature’, a journal where she serves as editor-in-chief.