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.
On April 19, 2017, Roger Smith, British historian of science, professor emeritus of Lancaster University, and an author of "The History of Human Sciences" (1997) gave a lecture on "Career in Intellectual History -- How Changes in the Field Affect Scientist's Work."
On March 24, 2017, Russian authors of "Enthymema" met with its founder and chief editor Stefania Sini. The participants discussed future cooperation between the journal and Russian academics.
Mikhail Dolbilov's report "Political Loyalty in the Russian Empire – Allegiance or Loyalty? A Case of Peoples' Panegyrics to a Monarch (1861-1884)"
On March 21, 2017, Mikhail Dolbilov, associate professor at Maryland University (USA), reported on "Political Loyalty in the Russian Empire – Allegiance or Loyalty? A Case of Peoples' Panegyrics to a Monarch (1861-1884)." Using cultural and political history, as well as the history of emotions, Dolbilov focused on the ways in which political loyalty in the Russian Empire was maintained, negotiated, expressed, and experienced.
On March 24, 2017, Julia Leikina, Ph.D., a research fellow at University College London, talked about how scholarly reviews can help in establishing a sub-discipline. She used the naval history of eighteenth-century Russia as an example.
Alexey Pleshov, junior research fellow of IGITI, has published a paper "Plato's Theory of Language: the Isomorphism of Kosmos and Logos in the Timaeus" (vol. 91, 2017).
Irina Savelieva, director of IGITI, and Alexei Rutkevich, dean of the HSE Faculty of Humanities, came to Warsaw University to negotiate for future collaboration between HSE and the Faculty of Artes Liberales.