From May 24th until May 31st, the first summer school titled “Islam in Russia: Muslim Education, Ideological Trends and Contemporary Texts”. Summer school events were organized jointly by Kazan Federal University and the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia (European University at St. Petersburg).
On May 18th, as part of an open seminar, the Department of History hosted a lecture by Georgii Kasyanov. Kasyanov is a professor of history at Kyiv Mohyla Academy, head of the Department of Modern History at the Institute of History of Ukraine at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, and president of the International Association for the Humanities.
From May 17th until May 19th the Spring School of Technology Brokers took place at the Raivola Hotel. It was organized by the EUSP Professorship in Public Administration, St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) and Russian Venture Company (RVC ). Participants included 50 representatives of universities and academic institutions from 11 Russian regions. Competitive selection was based on a project description for commercializing technology, or a letter of motivation. During three days participants learned about various aspects of the work that technology brokers perform.
On May 15th, the EUSP’s Department of Political Science and Sociology held its traditional annual conference. This year, department professors and guests led three roundtable discussions.
From May 12th until May 15th, the European University at St. Petersburg hold a series of lectures titled “Central Asia in Focus,” organized jointly by the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia and the BP Professorship in Migration Studies. Students and guests of the University could attend lectures by Bakhtiyar Babadzhanov (Doctor of Historical Sciences), a senior research associate at the Institute for Eastern Studies at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a senior research associate at the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and Ulfat Abdurasulov, a research associate at the Iranian Studies Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
On May 7th-8th an international conference titled “The Golden Horde in a Global Perspective: Imperial Strategies” took place in the library at Leiden University (the Netherlands). It was organized by professor Gabrielle van den Berg (Leiden University), Marie Favereau (Oxford University) and the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia (European University at St. Petersburg).
On April 16th and 17th, EUSP hosted an international conference organized by the Gender Studies Program with support from the EUSP’s Committee on Academic Planning.
Birth Control and Family Production in the Name of the Nation: Russian Demography and the Search for a Liberal Biopolitics
On April 15th, Michele Rivkin-Fish (Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) gave a lecture as part of an interdisciplinary seminar hosted by the EUSP’s Gender Studies Program and the Department of Political Science and Sociology.
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