Svetlana Yatsyk, Analyst at the HSE Laboratory of Medieval Studies, spoke at the 22nd
International Medieval Congress in Leeds on the problem of paganism in the works by John of Wales.
From June 11 – 12, 2015, Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov, leading research fellows at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, took part in an international conference ‘Past the “Post-”: Theorizing the Post-Post-Soviet via (New) Media and Popular Culture’, which was organized by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). They spoke on various aspects of cultural communication in the Russian internet.
The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe took place from May 27 – 29, 2015, in Leipzig, Germany. Anastasia shared her impressions of the event.
HSE has hosted the international academic conference ‘Europe, 1945: Liberation, Occupation, Retribution,’ during which historians, sociologists, and culturologists from various countries discussed the social, economic, military, political, and cultural phenomena caused by World War II. In an interview with the HSE News Service, the Director of HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, Oleg Budnitskii, discusses the conference, its organizers, and its guests, and also talks about why it is important to study the human dimension of war.
From March 24-28, 2015, Toronto (Canada) hosted the TESOL 2015 International Convention and English Language Expo. It drew more than 5,600 professionals from 91 countries who planned to cross borders and build bridges. There were more than 1,000 academic sessions offered in Toronto. Aida Rodomanchenko, head of learning and teaching office at the academic department of foreign languages at the HSE was the only speaker from Russia. Her talk was entitled Roundtable discussion as an alternative to a traditional oral examination.
On April 27 John F. Bailyn, Professor at the Department of Linguistics, State University of New York will speak on ‘Language, Fire, Music and Chess: Thoughts on the Evolution and Acquisition of Cognitive Systems’. The event is organized by HSE School of Linguistics.
On March 21, Andrew Haas presented a paper in Belgrade on 'Discourse and the Problem of Implication'.