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.
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.