On 10 October 2019 IGITI research fellow Jan Surman took part in the round-table "Habsburg Knowledge Initiative: Central Europe in Historical Perspective" at the conference "Empire of Circulation: Habsburg Knowledge in its Global Settings" (IKT Annual Conference 2019, Vienna).
On October 16 Deputy Director of IGITI Boris Stepanov took part in a round table discussion "New Histories – Old Futures: Cultural Studies and Post-Communist Europe", organized by the Department of Cultural Studies of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
A new article by chief research fellows of IGITI Elena Vishlenkova and Sergey Zatravkin was published in the Quarterly Journal of the History of Science and Technology (№2, 2019). The title of the article is "Polish medicine in the Russian Empire in the first third of the 19th century". The full text is available on the journal's website.
On September 26–28, a Summer School for paleography and autobiography studies was organised by IGITI and German Historical Institute in Moscow (DHI).
IGITI Research Assistants and members of the team of the project "On Land and Sea: Medical geography in the Russian empire (1770–1870)" Elena Lisitsyna and Vladislav Yakovenko took part in the summer school “Russian Empire / Soviet Union Through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories”, held in Tyumen State University on June 30 - July 5.
On September 13, Gabrielle Cornish, PhD Candidate in Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, gave a lecture "Sound and Identity in Stalin's Gulag" at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
Galin Tihanov presented a talk "Scales of Comparison: The Rise of Comparative Literature and the Return of 'World Literature'"
On September 6, a lecture by IGITI Chief Research Fellow and George Steiner Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London Galin Tihanov was held at the Higher School of Economics. See the abstract and photos of the event.
New monograph by IGITI Chief Research Fellow Galin Tihanov "The Birth and Death of Literary Theory. Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond" has been published by Stanford University Press. See the abstract.
Leading Research Fellow of IGITI Kirill Levinson took part in the conference "Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination". It was a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies hosted by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Kirill Levinson presented a paper "Changes in the Soviet Academia’s Age-Related Personnel Policies During the Cold War." See the programme and abstract.
Article by Dmitry Biriukov titled "Penetration of Fire into Iron: The Sense and the Usage Mode of This Metaphor for Description of Theosis in the Byzantine Theological Literature" was published in "Scrinium. Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography" (Vol. 15, 2019). The text is accessible online.