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From 21 September to 1 October, the first conference of the Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies Working Group ('PoSoCoMeS') of the Memory Studies Association

From 21 September to 1 October, the first conference of the Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies Working Group ('PoSoCoMeS') of the Memory Studies Association
Daria Khlevnyuk, a postdoc fellow of the Institute and a co-founder of the PoSoCoMeS, took an active part in the conference's organization. The conference was attended by researchers of the Institute, Alisa Maksimova and Boris Stepanov.

Discovering Russia from the Inside and Out

At the end of February, the HSE IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Culture hosted a roundtable entitled ‘Field Studies in Russia: A Country Familiar and Foreign’. Roundtable participants talked about field work methods and standards, research challenges, and ways to solve them. The participants also discussed the extent to which it is possible to apply international experiences and approaches to field work in Russia as well as ways to study Russia from within and without.

Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference on Russian popular music in Berlin

Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference on Russian popular music in Berlin
On February 24, IGITI senior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik participated in a conference "The industry of provocation and protest: contemporary Russian popular music", which was held in the Humboldt University of Berlin.

New article by Natalia Samutina on manga reading in Russia

New article by Natalia Samutina on manga reading in Russia
A new article by leading research fellow Natalia Samutina, "Japanese manga in Russia: Introduction to research on reading practices", was published in the New Literary Observer journal (№6, 2019). The full text of the article (in Russian) is in open access.

Natalia Samutina participated in international symposium in Tokyo

Natalia Samutina participated in international symposium in Tokyo
Leading research fellow of IGITI and the head of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture Natalia Samutina took part in the international symposium "Theorizing Anime: Invention of Concepts and Conditions of Their Possibility", held in Tokyo on November 16-17, 2019. 

Boris Stepanov participated in a round table discussion at the University of Ljubljana

Boris Stepanov participated in a round table discussion at the University of Ljubljana
On October 16 Deputy Director of IGITI Boris Stepanov took part in a round table discussion "New Histories – Old Futures: Cultural Studies and Post-Communist Europe", organized by the Department of Cultural Studies of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).