Poletayev Readings is an annual conference of the Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities dedicated to the memory of the Institute's founder Andrey Poletaev.

About the conference

The Poletaev Readings in 2020 are the tenth and ‘anniversary’ conference for IGITI. Realizing the solemnity of the moment, we decided to focus our discussion not on traditional topics related to the history and theory of the human and social sciences but on the multiple futures of theoretical knowledge. Thus, together with our speakers, we propose to discuss what is the future of theory in the epoch of big data, how we can talk about academic ethics and more broadly — the moral economy of the future university, finally, what the public history of the digital era prepares for the past. The proposed topics are related to the upcoming projects of IGITI, and therefore we look forward to a fruitful start of a conversation with interested researchers, teachers, and students.


September 30


16:00 – 16:10 (GMT+3)

Session 1. Do we still need scientific Theory in the time of Big Data and AI?

16:10 – 18:15 (GMT+3)

Session 2. Public history in the Digital Age

18:30 – 21:00 (GMT+3)

October 1

Session 3. New Perspectives on Academic Ethics: Bridging the Gap between Contemporary Practices, the Social Sciences, and History

18:30 – 21:00 (GMT+3)

Contact information

The conference will be held online. Please fill in the registration form to receive the Zoom link.

Please, contact Andrei Ilyin if you have any questions: aailin@hse.ru.