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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.
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’.
On April 16-17 Olessia Kirtchik, Leading Research Fellow at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities took part in the conference Conference ‘Talking about Economics in the Socialist World (1920s – 1980s)’, which took place at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Her report was dedicated to ‘Circulation of the Concepts of Mathematical Economics between the West and the USSR’.
The working paper ‘The Scientific Study of Myth: Romantic Account of Symbolism and Mythology’ by Anastasia Shalaeva, Research Assistant at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities was published in the series of working papers ‘Humanities’.
A commentary by Alexey Rutkevich, Chief Research Fellow at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities was published in the Journal ‘Studies in East European Thought’. The text is dedicated to the development of Philosophy in Russia.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from HSE humanities’ faculties annually participate in a one-month internship in Warsaw in December. These internships are part of a larger programme of research cooperation and academic mobility between the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) and the University of Warsaw Faculty of Artes Liberales, which has existed and been developing in various forms since 2007. Alexander Makhov, Research Assistant at IGITI, told us about the internship.