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Faculty schools and departments are aimed at implementing extensive and highly specialized research projects. Faculty members conduct research, take part in joint projects (including international ones), speak at Russian and international conferences, and publish their research in the most respected academic journals in Russia and abroad.
The Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities is the largest faculty division. It includes several research centers and is active on a number of research projects focusing on the mechanisms involved in forming social and cultural knowledge, the history of academic communities (universities in particular), history of the humanities, the transformations underway in modern culture, as well as topical problems in sociology.
In addition to the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities there are also six international centers:
In 2017, a new scientific and educational unit became part of the faculty - the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, whose feature is bringing together, within the same academic body, specialists in Oriental Studies, Classical Philology and Ancient History, which allows us to advance and promote a wide range of interdisciplinary research.
Other departments of the faculty also have constant foreign partners.
The Laboratory of Linguo-Semiotic Studies develops linguistic research methods for various aspects of culture and interaction between cultural traditions (primarily related to Russian and West European culture). The laboratory’s activities include theoretical research and specific linguo-semiotic and historical philological studies.
The Laboratory of Medieval Studies researchers analyze the historical and cultural space, regional identity, and the dynamics of interaction. The faculty is engaged with a range of studies on various aspects of medieval culture of Latinate and Orthodox Europe.
Each Faculty school and centre holds research seminars and workshops, round tables and conferences, presentations by staff members and international guests, which are open to everyone.