On February 8, IGITI Leading Research Fellow Olessia Kirchik has participated in a seminar "Critique and circumvention of digital boundaries" (Critique et contournement des frontières numériques) of a collective research project RESISTIC at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris).
Lecture by Prof. Paul Josephson: "'New materialism', history, history of technology and environmental history"
On November 8, 2018, Paul Josephson, Colby College's Russian and Soviet history professor, delivered a lecture "'New materialism', history, history of technology and environmental history" at the Centre for the History of Ideas and Sociology of Knowledge at IGITI. We present a reportage of the event.
IGITI Chief Research Fellow Christian Fleck has participated in two conferences in Vienna: "Social Sciences as Society Organization: Diagnosis, Reflection, Anticipation" (Sozialwissenschaften als Gesellschaftsgestaltung: Diagnose, Reflexion, Antizipation) and "Edgar Zilsel and Critique of Geniereligion" (Edgar Zilsel und die Kritik der Geniereligion). See the conferences' programmes and presentations.
On June 21-22 international conference "Soviet States and Beyond: Political Epistemologies of/and Marxism 1917-1945-1968" was held at IGITI. The conference was focused on the political epistemology of intellectuals, primarily scholars working in the field of humanities and sciences, as well as artists and writers.
IGITI Research Fellows took part in a convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Alexander Dmitriev, Kirill Levinson, and Boris Stepanov have participated in an anniversary convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), which was held in Boston on December 6-9.
Research Fellow of IGITI Natalia Nikiforova participated in the International Conference “Professional Culture of the Specialist of the Future”, that took place in Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, 28 – 30 November 2018.
IGITI Research Fellow Jan Surman took part in a conference “Problems of Scientific Freedom in Modern and Contemporary History” in Frankfurt (November 2-3), “Academic Freedom in Historical Perspective – Anniversary Conference of the European Review of History” in Budapest (8-10 November), and a series of public lectures on recent research in Habsburg history at CEU, Budapest.
In September, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Culture held a seminar ‘Analysing “informal” practices in (digital) cultural economies’. The talk was presented by Dr Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature at the University of Amsterdam. See an interview with HSE News, in which Dr Rutten spoke about Sublime Imperfections project, her other current research work, and ongoing collaboration with HSE and IGITI.
A new article by IGITI Chief Reseach Fellow Christian Fleck on social democracy was published in the Austrian Journal of Historical Studies (Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften). See the abstract.