IGITI Research Fellow Jan Surman took part in a conference “Problems of Scientific Freedom in Modern and Contemporary History” in Frankfurt (November 2-3), “Academic Freedom in Historical Perspective – Anniversary Conference of the European Review of History” in Budapest (8-10 November), and a series of public lectures on recent research in Habsburg history at CEU, Budapest.
Article "University scandals and the public sphere of Imperial Austria: the Wahrmund and Zimmermann affairs", written by IGITI Research Fellow Jan Surman, is available online in the European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire.
IGITI Research Assistant Julia Kamaeva took part in the workshop "Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce", held on September 14-15 in Prague.
Natalia Samutina participated in the International Conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building"
Natalia Samutina, leading research fellow of IGITI, reported on "World-Building in Crossover Writing" at the international conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building" held on September 23-25 in Krakow.
The working paper ‘Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks’ by Alexandra Kolesnik, Research Assistant at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities has been published. The author studies the historical imagery of British popular music in the1960s drawing on the example of the rock band ‘The Kinks’. Their interest in English folklore, musical and cultural traditions, widely known to the national audience, became an original reinterpretation of relevant events in England of the 1960s, and national history as a whole.