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.
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.
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 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.