Oksana Zaporozhets participated in the international conference "Media and the City. Urban Media Studies: Concerns, Intersections and Challenges” at University of Zagreb (24–25 September 2015). She presented a paper "Invading urban underground: the mediatization of metro".
The working paper ‘Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks’ by Alexandra Kolesnik, Research Assistant at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities has been published. The author studies the historical imagery of British popular music in the1960s drawing on the example of the rock band ‘The Kinks’. Their interest in English folklore, musical and cultural traditions, widely known to the national audience, became an original reinterpretation of relevant events in England of the 1960s, and national history as a whole.
The University of Amsterdam launched a new International Project with participation of Research Center for Contemporary Culture
In September 2015, a new form of cooperation started between Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies and IGITI Research Center for Contemporary Culture. A newly established international, inter-disciplinary research group within the project “Participatory cultures: post-socialist new media practices” is coordinated by Dr. Sudha Rajagopalan (European Studies, University of Amsterdam) with the participation of Dr. Ellen Rutten (Professor of Slavonic Literatures & Cultures, University of Amsterdam). Russian members of the group are Natalia Samutina, Oksana Zaporozhets, Boris Stepanov, and Alexandra Kolesnik.
Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference at Autonomous University of Barcelona
Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Vth Meeting of Young Researchers in Modern and Contemporary History" (panel “The Past at the Crossroads. Experience, Critique and Historical Imagination”) at Autonomous University of Barcelona (July 15–17).
Irina Savelieva at the Meeting ‘The Traditions of Mediterranean Humanism and the Challenges of Our Times: the Frontiers of Humanity’
Irina Savelieva, Director of the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities took part in the meeting of the International PhD Programme ‘The Traditions of Mediterranean Humanism and the Challenges of Our Times: the Frontiers of Humanity’ that was held on June 9-10 in Warsaw.
On June 3, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in Social Sciences Research Student Seminar at the Department of History of University College London. She presented a paper “Representing history in British heavy metal music of the 1980s” based on her dissertation research. Discussing the paper participants touched on the theoretical framework of the research project, and practical questions.
About seven hundred people have visited the lecture of Carlo Ginzburg — an outstanding Italian historian, one of the pioneers in microhistory. Ginzburg was invited to Moscow by Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Higher School of Economics). His first lecture was on the problem of method, stereotypes and commitment in the humanities. On 3—5 June professor Ginzburg delivers two more lectures: "Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain", "On Small Differences: Ekphrasis and Connoisseurship". More than 1700 people have registered for them. See the photos from the first lecture.
On May 28-30, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the conference “Sight and Sound” organized by the Department of Music of King’s College London and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). The conference was attended by young researchers from Europe and the United States, first of all, musicologists and historians, and key-note speaker Professor of Music Nicholas Cook (University of Cambridge) gave a lecture “Seeing Sound, Hearing Images”. Alexandra Kolesnik presented a paper “Sounds like music hall: the Kinks’ representation of the British musical past” based on her dissertation research. See the conference programme and abstracts.
On April 20 Jay M. Winter, Professor of History at Yale University spoke on ‘Shell Shock in the First World War and after’. The event was organized by Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities.
Joint Report ‘The Anthropology of Digital City As an Emerging Field: The Issues of Research and Teaching’ by Oksana Zaporozhets and Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk
During the seminar ‘Going Digital: The Forms and Formats of the Medialization of Knowledge Inside and Outside of the Academia’ Oksana Zaporozhets, Leading Research Fellow at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design presented their joint report ‘The Anthropology of Digital City As an Emerging Field: The Issues of Research and Teaching’.