On November 10−15, the IV International Conference ‘Cultural and Economic Changes in a Comparative Perspective’ took place in St. Petersburg. Organized by HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, the conference has traditionally brought together Russian and foreign scholars working on issues of values, trust, social capital, corruption and inequality in a changing world, as well as the role of religion in political activity and other social issues in Russia and other countries.
On the 6th of November there was a round table called "The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Past, Present, Future", dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On the academic section of the round table a report "The German Question in Teymuraz Stepanov-Mamaladze’s Diaries" by the professor Alexander Semenov and Centre assistant Yana Kitaeva was submitted.
The Interview with Ronald Suny, Academic Director of the International Research Project 'Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism'
In 2014 the working group of the Department of History of Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg won the university competition and received institutional support for the international research project 'Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism.' The project’s academic director is Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, The University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago; Senior Research Fellow, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.
HSE-St. Petersburg has hosted the Social Media and Social Movements conference, organized by the Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS). Over two days, participants from Germany, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Iran and other countries presented reports about the connections between individuals' activity on social media and their offline activity, and on whether social media impact the desire to protest or take part in social movements.
The International Journal of Management Cases (IJMC) released a joint article by HSE Professor Valery Gordin and Postgraduate Student Maria Dedova called, ‘Cultural Innovations and Consumer Behaviour: the Case of Museum Night’.
Experts from the HSE Centre of Youth Studies in St. Petersburg presented the results of research about young people in 14 European countries, including Russia. The study was part of an international project MYPLACE: Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement.
On June 5, research fellows at the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) took part in the 3rd International Conference ‘Business Ethics and National Models of Behavior’, which was held at the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
4th LCSR International Workshop “Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization”
The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of National Research University "Higher School of Economics" invites to participate in the Fourth LCSR International Workshop “Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization” that will take place from March, 28 till April, 4, 2014 in Moscow within the framework of the XV International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE.
International Conference, Faculty of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 - 29 March 2014. The working language of the conference is English.