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Thursday, November 26

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Vladimir Apanovich to speak on 'The Role of Inter- and Intracultural Mental Variations'

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13:00

Department of Applied Economics seminar on 'The Structure of Multinational Sales under Demand Risk'

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16:20

ICEF and FES seminar on 'Behavioral Neural Networks'

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CInSt Research Seminar 'Hunting for the Discouragement Effect in Contests'

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Friday, November 27

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

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.

Illustration for news: Spouses’ Common Religion Helps in Intercultural Marriage

Spouses’ Common Religion Helps in Intercultural Marriage

When partners are of the same religion, it helps to compensate for any differences in their values, while monocultural couples are more satisfied with their marriage.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Why are Easter eggs painted red? What can be done with consecrated eggshells? How did eggs become part of traditional rituals? Folklorist Andrei Moroz told IQ.HSE about some popular beliefs associated with Easter.

Illustration for news: Fashion Designers in a Country of Shortages

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.

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

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.

Illustration for news: Anthropological Pirouette

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.

Illustration for news: The Soviet Film Revolution

The Soviet Film Revolution

The October Revolution created a new cinema. At first, 'the most important of all arts' struggled to keep up with social transformations and was not yet used as a weapon in the fight for a communist culture. But the mid-1920s, an innovative, cutting-edge film industry had emerged from sources such as theatre, street performance, posters, poetry and circus shows. This industry was able to do what the politicians had failed to achieve, namely trigger a world revolution.

Illustration for news: Artificial Intelligence Society

Artificial Intelligence Society

Cultural Evolution, a new book by Ronald Inglehart, American sociologist, professor at the University of Michigan and academic supervisor of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, is currently being prepared for publication in Russia. Russian readers will be the first to read the prominent scholar's book, as its Russian translation will come out before the American original. The Russian translation of the book has been prepared by the Liberal Mission Foundation and the LCSR.