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Poletayev Readings 9¾

Poletayev Readings 9¾
On October 2, 2020, Poletayev Readings 9¾ took place – annual conference of the Poletayev Institute for Humanitarian Historical and Theoretical Studies. We present a report by Elizaveta Lysenko, Alexander Mikhailovsky, and Ksenia Belik, and video recordings of the round table discussions.

From 21 September to 1 October, the first conference of the Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies Working Group ('PoSoCoMeS') of the Memory Studies Association

From 21 September to 1 October, the first conference of the Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies Working Group ('PoSoCoMeS') of the Memory Studies Association
Daria Khlevnyuk, a postdoc fellow of the Institute and a co-founder of the PoSoCoMeS, took an active part in the conference's organization. The conference was attended by researchers of the Institute, Alisa Maksimova and Boris Stepanov.

Poletaev Readings Consider New Turns In and Away from Theory in the Humanities

Poletaev Readings Consider New Turns In and Away from Theory in the Humanities
The Poletaev Readings, dedicated to the memory of Andrey Poletaev, one of the founders of the Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym — IGITI), is a major annual event of the Institute. The event was set to mark its 10th anniversary in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the anniversary forum has been postponed to 2021. In its place, the organizers have arranged the Poletaev Readings 9¾, which were held online. HSE News Service spoke with the event organizer and some of the participants.

Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman

Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman
What role has objectivity played in the history of science and what role does it play today? How are innovations in science possible? What is the interrelation between research practices, epistemic virtues, and the scientific self? How are epistemic virtues affected by relations of science and the public, the state, the funders, the industry, media, etc.? Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman discuss these and many other questions with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, the authors of "Objectivity," one of the most important books of the 21st century in the field of the history of knowledge. The talk is available as video and as text.

Olga Vinogradova participated in the seminar of the Université Catholique de Lille (France)

Olga Vinogradova participated in the seminar of the Université Catholique de Lille (France)
IGITI Research Assistant Olga Vinogradova made a presentation within the framework of an international seminar on Progress and Innovative Ecosystems at the Catholic University of Lille (France).

Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman

Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman
In his new book "Einstein in Bohemia", Michael Gordin, Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities Chief Research Fellow and Princeton University Professor, deals with Albert Einstein, taking Einstein’s brief period as a professor at the German Charles-Ferdinand-University in Prague (April 1911-July 1912) as a point of departure to discuss Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg intellectual life, and of course Einstein and his work before World War I and then traces of Bohemia in his later life. The interview, released by IQ.HSE, discusses this study.

Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman

Interview with Michael Gordin by Jan Surman
In his new book "Einstein in Bohemia", Michael Gordin, Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities Chief Research Fellow and Princeton University Professor, deals with Albert Einstein, taking Einstein’s brief period as a professor at the German Charles-Ferdinand-University in Prague (April 1911-July 1912) as a point of departure to discuss Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg intellectual life, and of course Einstein and his work before World War I and then traces of Bohemia in his later life. The interview, released by IQ.HSE, discusses this study.

IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

IGITI organised summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”
From 1-3 July IGITI hosted (in online mode) a summer school concerned with Gender History, prepared by Jan Surman, Ella Rossman and Sasha Talaver. The school public programme recordings are available online.

A new article by Jan Surman

A new article by Jan Surman
A new article by IGITI research fellow Jan Surman discusses the emergence of early forms of interdisciplinarity on the example of a 1900 debate about Polish chemical terminology.

A new article by Vladislav Yakovenko

Vladislav Yakovenko published an article in the journal "Problems of Social Hygiene, Healthcare and the History of Medicine" (in Russian).