Main conference of year
The transition of Russia into a radically new civilizational state, revolutionary advancements in technologies have led to the renewal and the problematization of the substance, forms, and interrelations between public and private spheres in Russia and the world. What institutions and actors are being shaped within a new public sphere? What motives, mechanisms and resources are required for developing social civic practices? Where are the boundaries between the public and the private in today’s ‘digitized’ and media society? These key issues have defined the goal and thematic focuses of the conference.
Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities hosts scientific and practical conferences annually. The 21st conference has become one of the large-scale academic events for the university over the past several years: leading Russian scientists, teachers and university students, as well as experts from other higher education institutions discussed interdisciplinary problems of relations between the individual and the authorities in their most varied manifestations. More than 260 teachers and students from leading universities of Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Omsk, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl, as well as foreign participants from China and Kazakhstan took part in the conference. Yeltsin Center and Higher School of Economics National Research University (Moscow) were conference organizers and partners.
The conference focused on analyzing contemporary Russian social and political reality and looking for new approaches to conceptualizing the drastic changes in Russian socio-cultural practices, action strategies, social life narratives and power models of contemporary individual’s involvement. The conference included plenary sessions and sections, theme-specific symposiums, master classes, trainings and round tables on subjects of the conference’s academic sections.
Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities acts as a Publisher. All papers included in the conference proceedings were subject to double-blind review process by 2 external experts in the relevant academic field. After the review, 59 papers out of 188 abstracts submitted by conference participants were included in the collection.