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HSE Perm’s Cultural Space is Growing

HSE Perm and the Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre have signed a cooperation agreement which was simultaneously a progress report and the beginning of a new stage in their working relationship.

The agreement proposes creating an innovative cultural-educational space for open lectures, master classes, dramatic evenings, meet the artist events and for educational and academic research projects.

The Director of the Perm campus, Galina Volodina says that this agreement is both the beginning of a new phase and a progress review because the HSE has actually been working closely with the theatre for a long time.  Last year they set up the Musical Box club where students get together to talk about new shows at the theatre and meet the musicians, soloists and conductors. HSE has its own choir, Superius, lead by Anastasia Egorova, a soloist with the MusicAeterna orchestra.

Galina Polushkina, Executive Director of the Perm Theatre said that the agreement is particularly important for the theatre because the HSE is cultivating new audiences who are engaged and receptive which helps the theatre to move forward and develop successfully with the times.

Galina Polushkina is sure that, after signing this agreement, students and teachers at the HSE will find a huge area for research has opened up to them. 

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On January 14, at the 2021 Gaidar Forum, which was held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and leaders of three other institutions signed an agreement to establish the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center (HCMRC). The other co-signers were RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, MGIMO University Rector Anatoly Torkunov, and Dmitry Funk, Director of the N.N. Miklukho-Maclay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Center will focus on that key areas of human capital studies that are of current global importance.

A Dossier of Deities: HSE University Scholars Create Electronic Database of Chinese Mythological Characters

The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS) at HSE University is developing an electronic database of Chinese mythological characters and motifs. Because nothing like it has ever been compiled, it meets an enormous demand. Project originators Elizaveta Volchkova, Olga Mazo, Aglaya Starostina and Alevtina Solovyova told IQ what they are attempting to accomplish and why Chinese mythology is both complicated and fascinating.

Spouses’ Common Religion Helps in Intercultural Marriage

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The Third Kotchoubey Readings: The Birth of a New Format for Digital Interactions

The Third International Kotchoubey Readings ended on October 9. Held online for the first time, this year’s event looked at ‘Digital Solutions for Private Collectors.’ Following are the topics the experts discussed and the results HSE students achieved.

HSE St. Petersburg’s Master’s Programme in Arts and Culture Management Partners with the Hermitage

As part of an agreement signed by HSE University and the State Hermitage in July 2019, the museum will become a partner of HSE–St. Petersburg’s Master’s programme in Arts and Culture Management. Hermitage staff will teach courses in the programme. The agreement also provides for joint projects and student internships at the museum.

Painted Eggs of Joy: The Meaning and Purpose of Easter Eggs in Folk Practices

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Fashion Designers in a Country of Shortages

Why was there always a shortage of fashionable clothing in the USSR? What was the typical career path for a Soviet fashion designer? Who had power and influence in the socialist fashion industry? HSE Associate Professor Yulia Papushina examined these questions by reconstructing the everyday life of the Perm Fashion House during the late socialism era. Her study is the first to look into the recent history of clothing design and manufacturing in Russian provinces.

HSE University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Russia’s Federation Council

The parties agreed to cooperate on issues related to the improvement of legislation and law enforcement practices in an area that is the subject of research activity at HSE University.

The Museum on Your Fridge: Take the Gift Shop Quiz and Find out How Souvenirs Shape St. Petersburg’s Image

Whether it’s a magnet, a bookmark, or a postcard with a picture of a beloved artist – any kind of souvenir influences a museum’s image in the eyes of visitors and is considered to be an important marketing tool. Souvenirs, which tourists bring home as keepsakes of their travels, play an even bigger role in shaping the brand of a city as whole.

Anthropological Pirouette

For a long time, it was mainly art and theatre critics who wrote for a wide audience about dance from a spectator’s perspective. Later, philosophers and ethnographers began to study dance from different angles. But only when people with first-hand experience, i.e. dancers, joined in, did dance and movement studies get off to a real start. Irina Sirotkina explains how dance studies evolved in the 20th century.