New preprint by Ksenia Belik
A paper "Using dissertation reviews for studying academic conventions (Russia, late 19th – early 20th centuries)" by IGITI Research Assistant Ksenia Belik is out and available online.
At the turn of the XIX – XX centuries scientists focused on the procedure of the dissertation research’s scientifically verifications, create expert forms for assessing the quality of scientific work. One of these procedural forms became peer review. The article examines the culture of dissertation reviews at Russian universities in the designated period. The author, using an examples from specific texts of reviews, focuses on the formation of conventions, on criteria for assessing the quality of research, identifies the basic requirements for the degree of scientific texts. The main conclusion of the article is that the assessment texts contributed to the conclusion of academic agreements and their maintenance (retention).
The preprint is available online