Philologist Mikhail Andreev Becomes Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Leading researcher at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, respected Russian Italian studies specialist and expert on literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Mikhail Andreev, has been made Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1973, he graduated from the Romance and Germanic Languages department of MSU’s Philological Faculty, in 1977 he defended his dissertation on the ‘Problem of Time in Dante’s Divine Comedy’ and in 1992 he defended his doctoral dissertation on ‘The Origins of the Medieval European Drama’.
He has been at HSE since 2002, and is one of the founders of the Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies. He is the leading Russian Italian studies specialist and recognized expert in a number of areas in research into the Middle Ages and Renaissance. His research interests include the history of literature in Italy, France, Spain, England, comparative literature studies, poetry history, and literary theory. He developed a new approach to the origins of drama in Medieval Europe, identified structural aspects of classical European comedies, and looked at historical poetics and the Renaissance tradition of the Chivalric romance.
He is one of the main authors of the academic volume ‘The History of Italian Literature’ as well as about 250 academic publications, including 5 monographs. A monograph on historical poetry in dramatic genres has been approved for publication.
He is also the editor-in-chief of ‘The World Tree’, a member of the Bureau of the Renaissance Commission under the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Council for World Culture, and an honorary member of the Italian Dante Society (Florence), member of the editorial board of the magazine Letteratura Italiana Antica (Rome), and Questions of Literature, a member of the editorial board of the magazine Italianistica (Pisa), and the imprint ‘Literary Monuments’.
Fedor Ratnikov, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA), has been appointed project coordinator in the SHiP collaboration. He will be responsible for developing and designing the detector’s active magnetic radiation shielding.
The Contribution to Science and Education Award, established by the HSE, recognises outstanding contributions to academic development and international academic cooperation.
According to the decision of Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, fourteen HSE staff members were officially recognised by Moscow Government, with the awards being timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the university.
On October 28, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) held a meeting to announce the results of elections of new members: 176 scholars were selected as academicians, and 323 scholars as corresponding members. HSE researchers are among the new RAS members.
Andrey Okounkov, Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics, has been elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chief Expert of the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector (CSCSNS), Vyacheslav Ivanov, has been appointed national representative for Russia of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE).
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on recognizing almost 200 Russians for their achievements in the workplace, many years of conscientious work, and active role taken in society. Those recognized included several members of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, including Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs Sergey Karaganov and Professor at the Faculty of Law Tamara Morshchakova.
Last Friday, the day before Russian Science Day, we published stories by several HSE scientists on how they got into science. We received a lot of responses, so we decided to continue the project. Today, another four HSE scholars, including one Nobel laureate, discuss their journeys into science.