Director of IGITI Aleksei Pleshkov took part in Symposium Platonicum XII: Plato’s Parmenides, which was held on July 14–19, 2019 in Paris (France). His talk was devoted to Plato’s concept of eternity in dialogues the Parmenides and the Timaeus. The conference was organised by the International Plato Society, with the support of INHA: Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Ambassade de Grèce à Paris and 10 more educational and research institutions of France.
IGITI Research Assistant Olga Vinogradova has participated in the 11th Beyond Humanism Conference, held on July 9–12 in Lille, France. Speaker's paper was devoted to ethical discourses engendered by the counter-arguments and risks of progress, human enchancement and the society of transhumanism.
Elena Vishlenkova and Vadim Parsamov took part in a collective monograph on the reign of Alexander I
Articles by IGITI Chief Research Fellow Elena Vishlenkova and Vadim Parsamov were published as a part of collective volume "The Enigmatic Tsar and his Empire: Russia under Alexander I, 1801–1825" (Peter Lang, 2019). The monograph was edited by Alexander Kaplunovsky, Jan Kusber, and Benjamin Conrad and was a result of international collaboration on studying the most mysterious reign in the history of the Russian Empire.
Senior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference ‘Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture’, which was held on June 17–20, 2019 in Nantes (France). The conference was organised by the International Society for Metal Music Studies and University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Alexandra presented a paper ‘‘Cityness’ of Heavy Metal in Russia: ‘Moscow Metal Club’’. See the conference programme.
“Glasnost Noire: A Graphic Cultural History of J. H. Chase in Russia”: presentation of Birgitte Beck Pristed
On June 3, Birgitte Beck Pristed, Associate professor of School of Culture and Society - Russian and Balkan Studies at Aarhus University (Denmark) presented a paper based on her new book “The New Russian Book: A Graphic Cultural History” (Palgrave 2017) at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
Vladislav Yakovenko has published preprint "Non-Bolshevik Healthcare in Russia: Organization of the Medical Care in the Northern Region (August 1918 – October 1919)" in the "Humanities" working paper series of HSE Basic Research Program.
IGITI Research Fellow Natalia Nikiforova took part in the International Conference “Climate change in the Soviet Union and Russia: Approaches and Debates in Science, Society, and Politics, 1960s-2010s” (April 25 – 26, The German Historical Institute Moscow) as a discussant of the plenary session.
On May 2–3 on Chiemsee lake in Bavaria, a seminar "Medical Geography in the Russian Empire: Big Theories and Local Knowledge" was held. The event was organised as a part of a joint research project "On Land and Sea: Medical geography in the Russian empire (1770–1870)", funded by the German Research Council and the Russian Science Foundation.
Junior Research Fellow of IGITI Alisa Maximova took part in a conference "Museums as Agents of Memory and Change", held on April 24-26 and organized by the Estonian National Museum and Department of Ethnology of the University of Tartu.
In early April, Research Fellow of IGITI Natalia Nikiforova has visited Tallinn University of Technology and took part in events organised by the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance.