About the School
The School of Cultural Studies was created in 2015, when the Faculty of Philosophy’s cultural studies division (originally created in 2007) underwent reorganization. The School is unique in its focus on studying contemporary culture and relevant social processes.
The School’s staff is made up of world class scholars and renowned practitioners from various cultural fields, including publishers, magazine editors, columnists, the heads of various cultural projects, and people who are forming an intellectual and cultural landscape for modern Russia.
Main research areas within the School of Cultural Studies include issues in sociocultural identity and cultural continuity in modern society, as well as institutions and mechanisms for transferring cultural memory.
The fourth HSE School of Cultural Studies Cultural Effects of Borders annual road trip passed through Rostov Oblast, Dagestan, Kalmykia and Chechnya. On the two week journey, students looked for regional cultural differences, talked to the local people and conducted their own research. On their return they talked to HSE News about the oldest city in the Russian Federation, local variations in women’s clothing and the taste of grilled ground squirrel.
On May 7 the conference ‘Grandir, Vieillir: Figures de la Vieillesse dans la Litterature de Jeunesse Russe’ took place atBlaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand (France).
Vitaly Kurennoy, Professor and Head of HSE’s School of Cultural Studies (Faculty of Humanities) gave a presentation entitled ‘Contemporary Cultural Policy in Russia’ on April 22 at Ruhr University Bochum during a joint colloquium of the Department of Eastern European History and a seminar at the Lotman Institute for Russian and Soviet Culture.
Plus One Social Project and Outreach Charity Organize Joint Visit to Boarding School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children in Gavrilov Yam
The visit took place on November 24, 2014 and was dedicated to journalism and the media.
The festival 'Days of Ethnographic Cinema' was held in Moscow on September 24-30, 2014. It was co-organized by the Higher School of Economics, Russian State Humanitarian University and the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. Some highlights of the festival programme can be found here.
From September 24 to October 15, the HSE Faculty of Media Communications and School of Cultural Studies will host the Media Yard art project in their courtyard; the project is part of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
From June 7-8, 2013, Arseniy Khitrov, Associate Professor at the HSE School of Cultural Studies, took part in an international conference on Humanities in Russia, which took place at the University of Cambridge, Great Britain.
On May 24th – 26th the Samuel P. Huntington Memorial Symposium on Culture, Cultural Change and Economic Development took place at the HSE. It was organized by the Cultural Change Institute (the Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA) and the Higher School of Economics. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with the Symposium participants.
On April 15th a round-table discussion entitled ‘Does Culture Matter for Development?' took place at the Higher School of Economics. Chandran Kukathas, Professor at the London School of Economics, opened the discussion with his report. You can watch a video of the event here.