Emily Alane Erken presented a paper "The Classic in the Contemporary: Opera Fans’ Online War for Russia’s Soul"
On October 21, Emily Alane Erken (PhD, Lecturer at School of Music, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) presented a paper “The Classic in the Contemporary: Opera Fans’ Online War for Russia’s Soul” on the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
Oleg Morozov, junior research fellow of IGITI, published a new working paper "Wilhelm von Humboldt and Berlin University: a New Look at the Origin of the Humboldt Myth." The paper challenges the established view that the Humboldt Myth was constructed during the celebration of the centenary of Berlin University in 1910. The paper concludes that the myth originated from the works by philosopher and pedagogue Friedrich Paulsen before the centenary whose ideas were later developed by his student Eduard Spranger.
On October 7-12, 2016, the international conference "Reviving Visions: Artists and Scholars between East and West" was held at Köln University. From IGITI participated its director, Irina Savelieva, who reported on "Sociological Classics in Contemporary Historical Research: Blind Spots and Instruments" as well as research fellows, Julia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov, who spoke on "Saint Augustin vs Roland Barthes: Teaching Christian Exegesis Today" and "Early Modern Plagiarism between Philosophy and Jurisprudence," respectively.
A Video from the International Conference "And the Word Became Garden: Conception and Image in the History of the Landscape Culture"
On October 5-8, 2016, the autumn school and international academic conference "And the Word Became Garden: Conception and Image in the History of the Landscape Culture" took place at HSE. The first day began with a presentation of Boris Sokolov's project "A Russian Poliphilus (1499-2017)", a lecture by Massimo Venturi Ferriolo "Burden of Existence: to the Idea of the Endless Landscape," and a presentation of multimedia project by Ulrich Gehmann "Ideal Spaces" (Biennale Venezia – 2016, GAAF Award – 2016).
Kirill Levinson, leading research fellow of IGITI, was awarded the Merk Translation Prize for translating selected articles from Reinhart Koselleck's Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe published in Russian by the New Literaty Observer under the title of "Dictionary of Basic Historical Concepts" in 2014.
Natalia Samutina participated in the International Conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building"
Natalia Samutina, leading research fellow of IGITI, reported on "World-Building in Crossover Writing" at the international conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building" held on September 23-25 in Krakow.
Vladislav Staf, research intern of IGITI, participated in an international summer school arranged by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Yad Vashem. The school took place in Jerusalem on September 18-22. It was devoted to the Holocaust on the occupied territories of the Soviet Union during World War II.
On September 9, 2016, VI Poletayev Memorial Readings entitled "Natual Sciences and Humanities: New Interaction (Dis)Order" were held at the Higher School of Economics. Among the participants were two guest speakers: Karl Hall from Central European University (Budapest) and Kornelius Borck from Lübeck University (Lübeck).
The paper by Julia Ivanova, leading research fellow of IGITI, and Pavel Sokolov, senior research fellow of IGITI, "Giambattista Vico's Biblical Scholarship Giants as 'Translators' of the Gentile Sociability" was published in Synthesis Philosophica. The full text is available on the journal's website.
On September 6, 2016, Galin Tikhanov, professor at Queen Mary University, delivered his lecture on "What does Comparative Literature Compare?" for M.A. students of the School of History.