February 18th as part of the Department of Art History’s Visual Studies program (with support from the Coca-Cola Company), Eva Berar gave a lecture from a series titled “Forming the Image of the ‘Big City’ at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries. St. Petersburg-Europe.” Professor Berar is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in France. The lecture series will focus on how cities were imagined, portrayed and built in Russia and Western Europe. Berar’s lecture “Urban Conversation, or, A Place of Democracy,” was devoted to the image of the city as polis — a place of free and responsible speech and “serious discourse” by citizens on issues of public importance.
On January 20, Department of History graduate Konstantin Tarasov successfully defended his candidate’s dissertation “Voennaia organizatsiya bol’shevikov i bor’ba za vlast’ v Petrogradskom garnizone v 1917 g. [Bolshevik Military Organization and the Struggle for Power in the Petrograd Garrison in 1917].”
The President of the Russian Federation’s Grants Council for State Support of Young Russian Scholars—Candidates of Sciences and for State Support of Russian Scientific Schools has announced its 2015 grant winners. EUSP Department of History graduate (2010) Nikita Bashnin was awarded a grant in the field of social sciences and the humanities.
On December 23, as part of the interdisciplinary seminar “Care Regimes for the Aging Citizens” and the EUSP Department of Political Science and Sociology’s Gender Studies Program, Zhanna Chernova (Doctor of Sociology, Higher School of Economics-St. Petersburg) delivered a lecture.
On December 20, 2014, the EUSP hosted an open seminar titled “The Cultivation of a View: Paradoxes of Diderot.” The seminar was organized jointly by the EUSP’s Department of Art History and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Russian State University for the Humanities), with support from the Coca Cola Company. The seminar brought together the specialists from St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York to discuss the reception of Denis Diderot’s theoretical views. The aesthetic heritage of this ingenious thinker has not lost its explosive potential: nearly every report provoked a heated debate, which neither participants nor the audience wanted to interrupt.
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