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First Youth International Conference ‘Hard Science Methods in Asian Studies’ Took Place at HSE in St. Petersburg

On November 10th and 11th, 2015, the First Youth International Academic Conference ‘Hard Science Methods in Asian Studies’ took place at HSE in St. Petersburg. It was organized by the Centre for Asian and African Studies together with the Department of Asian and African Studies. The event attracted Russian and international researchers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Armenia, and Germany, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students from Russian and international universities.

Minorities in Asia and Africa in Focus

On 9-10 October 2015 Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg hosted the international conference “Minorities and Conflicts: Asia and African states in the Modern World”, which was organized by the Department of Asian and African Studies and the Centre for Asian and African Studies. The conference welcomed Russian and international researchers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Armenia, Turkey South Africa and South Korea, as well as students and PhD candidates from St. Petersburg’s universities.

Conference in Tartu

Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages Natalia Tuliakova and Senior Lecturer Natalia Nikitina took part in the International Conference of the Estonian Association of Comparative Literature ‘Belletristic Transltion: A Means of Cultural-Spiritual Dialogue or a Tool of Acculturaltion?’ that was held on September 27-29 in Tartu.

Anton Kotenko has received a research fellowship at Harvard

Anton Kotenko, a Junior Research Fellow of the Centre for Historical Research, has received the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute for the fall term of 2015/16.

Migrants’ Children Forget their Homeland and Native Language

Children of labour migrants from Central Asia don’t want to preserve their ethnic  self-definition, i.e. to speak their native language and follow their cultural traditions. They try to distance themselves from people of their ethnic identity and become fully locals. Both Russian schools and parents further this process, concluded Raisa Akifyeva, senior lecturer at the St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of Sociology, as a result of her research.

111th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association: Notes from a Participant

The 111th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) took place from September 3 – 6, 2015, in San Francisco. 

9th ECPR General Conference

Mikhail Turchenko, Lecturer at the HSE Department of Political Science in St. Petersburg, told the HSE News Service about his participation in the 9th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Conference in Ireland

Associate Professors at the Department of Foreign Languages Vera Meniailo and Natalia Tuliakova took part in the conference ‘Longing and Belonging: European Network of Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennail Congress’ that was held on August 24-28 in Dublin and Galway, Ireland. 

'When 'Foreign' Is Transformed into 'International', Everything Is More Exciting and Fun'

Seongsoo Choi, PhD in sociology and Junior Fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University, will begin teaching in his new role as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the HSE St. Petersburg campus in September. He spoke to the HSE English News service about his research in social inequality, about the work he will be doing at HSE St Petersburg and about being a part of the international academic community.

World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies

On August 3rd-8th 2015, a working group from the International Research Project ‘Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism’ took part in the ICCEES Congress in Japan.