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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 four 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’ main research project is dedicated to East and West Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Researchers analyze the historical and cultural space, regional identity, and the dynamics of interaction. The faculty is engaged in a range of studies on various aspects of medieval culture of Latinate and Orthodox Europe.
The faculty of the Centre for Source Studies identify, authenticate, collect, process, and analyze historical sources, working to introduce them into scientific circulation, to prepare them for publication, and to create new information resources for historical research.
The Centre for Fundamental Studies includes the following six laboratories: the Laboratory for Philosophical Studies, the Laboratory of Social History, the Linguistic Laboratory of Corpus Technologies, the Laboratory for Cultural Studies, the Laboratory of Caucasian Languages and the Laboratory of Cross-Cultural History of Literature.
The Laboratory of Linguistic Conflict Resolution Studies and Contemporary Communicative Practices is engaged in researching the use of the Russian language and other languages in new communication environments that have arisen through the Internet: in social networks, blogs, electronic media, etc.
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.