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Ellen Rutten's interview in HSE News

Ellen Rutten's interview in HSE News
In September, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Culture held a seminar ‘Analysing “informal” practices in (digital) cultural economies’. The talk was presented by Dr Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature at the University of Amsterdam. See an interview with HSE News, in which Dr Rutten spoke about Sublime Imperfections project, her other current research work, and ongoing collaboration with HSE and IGITI.

Oksana Zaporozhets took part in a conference in Berlin

Oksana Zaporozhets took part in a conference in Berlin
Leading Research Fellow of IGITI Oksana Zaporozhets participated in a conference "Urban Activism and the Development of Civil Society in the Russian Federation", held on October 12-13 in Berlin.

Natalia Samutina participated in the international conference on manga in Stockholm

Natalia Samutina participated in the international conference on manga in Stockholm
At the invitation of the organizers Natalia Samutina participated in the international conference "Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies", which was held in Stockholm on September 6-8. The conference, organized by Professor Jaqueline Berndt, brought together contemporary researchers of manga from around the world. Natalia Samutina's presentation was devoted to the problems of interpreting manga in international readers' communities, including Russian-speaking communities, and was intended to emphasize the role of co-ownership cultures in the contemporary development of manga as a reading space. See the conference program and paper abstracts.

Vladislav Staf took part in a conference of International Federation for Public History

Vladislav Staf took part in a conference of International Federation for Public History
Vladislav Staf participated in the 5th annual conference of International Federation for Public History (IFPH), which took place on August 21-24 in the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of Sao Paulo (EACH — USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vladislav presented a paper "Gulag history in camp museums of the region of Perm: some narratives of human rights defenders and prison guards" in the "Difficult Heritage" session.

Natalia Samutina participated in the Fan Studies Network conference in Cardiff

Natalia Samutina participated in the Fan Studies Network conference in Cardiff
IGITI Leading Research Fellow and the head of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture Natalia Samutina participated in the Fan Studies Network conference, held at the University of Cardiff on June 29-30, 2018. The Fan Studies Network unites researchers of fan cultures and participatory cultures from all over the world. Natalia Samutina presented a paper on transcultural manga communities in Russia. See the conference programme.

Boris Stepanov and Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the conference of the Italian Association of Public History

Boris Stepanov and Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the conference of the Italian Association of Public History
IGITI research fellows Boris Stepanov and Alexandra Kolesnik participated in 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.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in a conference on heavy metal studies at the University of Siegen

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in a conference on heavy metal studies at the University of Siegen
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.

Fans, communities, audiences: how we study participatory cultures

Fans, communities, audiences: how we study participatory cultures
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.

Alisa Maximova has participated in a conference in Ruhr University

Alisa Maximova has participated in a conference in Ruhr University
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.

Our new paper: "An eighteenth-century theme park: museum-reserve Tsaritsyno (Moscow) and the public culture of the post-Soviet metropolis" by Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov

Our new paper: "An eighteenth-century theme park: museum-reserve Tsaritsyno (Moscow) and the public culture of the post-Soviet metropolis" by Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov
A new paper on urban culture by Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov was published in journal "Urban History" (Vol. 45, Issue 1). The paper is titled "An eighteenth-century theme park: museum-reserve Tsaritsyno (Moscow) and the public culture of the post-Soviet metropolis" and discusses history of the Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow and museum-reserve. See the paper abstract.