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Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman

Interview with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison by Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman
What role has objectivity played in the history of science and what role does it play today? How are innovations in science possible? What is the interrelation between research practices, epistemic virtues, and the scientific self? How are epistemic virtues affected by relations of science and the public, the state, the funders, the industry, media, etc.? Alex Pleshkov and Jan Surman discuss these and many other questions with Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, the authors of "Objectivity," one of the most important books of the 21st century in the field of the history of knowledge. The talk is available as video and as text.

'We Want to Become a Research and Project University for Each of You'

'We Want to Become a Research and Project University for Each of You'
HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov has welcomed first year students to HSE University. He told the newly enrolled students about the importance of wearing masks on campus, the autumn flu vaccination, as well as important changes in the educational process. The rector also congratulated them on starting their student life at HSE University.

Student Research Paper Competition 2020 Accepting Submissions

Student Research Paper Competition 2020 Accepting Submissions
Any student or 2020 graduate of a Russian or international university is eligible to take part in the Student Research Paper Competition. Papers can be submitted from September 1 to October 15. The competition has been held at HSE University since 2003.

HSE University Returns to Campus

HSE University Returns to Campus
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HSE Scholars to Participate in Creating a New Platform for Russian National Corpus

HSE Scholars to Participate in Creating a New Platform for Russian National Corpus
The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the results of a grant competition for big research projects. One of the winners is a project with HSE University participation: the creation of a next generation computational linguistic platform to digitally record the Russian language.

HSE University Launches Project on Automated Exam Checking

HSE University Launches Project on Automated Exam Checking
During this summer’s exams, HSE School of Foreign Languages and the Centre for Computational Educational Sciences launched a pilot project for the automated checking of student exams. Ekaterina Kolesnikova, Head of the School of Foreign Languages, Dmitry Abbakumov, Head of the Centre for Computational Educational Sciences, and Daria Kravchenko, Deputy Head of the centre, spoke about the project and its future prospects.

‘Society’s Demand for Research in the Humanities Is Increasing’

‘Society’s Demand for Research in the Humanities Is Increasing’
Anastasia Ugleva on the restructuring of the Faculty of Humanities

Essay by Maxim Miroshnichenko at Knife.Media Journal

Essay by Maxim Miroshnichenko at Knife.Media Journal
Maxim Miroshnichenko, research assistant at Center for History of Ideas and Sociology of Knowledge, has published the essay at the Internet-journal on contemporary culture and society knife.media.

Lingtypology – the package for linguistic mapping and typology – is four years old.

Photo by Slava Zamyslov
Until four years ago there was no simple tool for linguists to mark a set of points on a map with different colors. A point corresponded to a language, and its color corresponded to a linguistic feature of the language. This inspired George Moroz, of HSE’s Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and School of Linguistics, to create a new software product that turned out to be very popular: lingtypology.

A Viral Critique of Modern Society

A Viral Critique of Modern Society
The coronavirus pandemic is transforming modern society, reviving old social practices and formulas such as the Russian ‘flat-car-dacha’ principle, while opening new technological frontiers and creating new cultural skills. Professor Vitaly Kurennoy, Head of HSE’s School of Cultural Studies, discusses these issues in an op-ed for Izvestiia. Read the full translation of the article below.