06. Events & News

THE CITY AS TEXT — 2019

10.07.2019

THE CITY AS TEXT — 2019

From October 8 to October 17, 2019, all first-year SAS undergraduate students will go on an educational trip to St. Petersburg. “The City as a Text” is a special educational course wrapping up the first module in SAS. The aim of the course is to learn how to apply skills…

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STUDENT CONFERENCE  “VIOLENCE AND ITS ‘OTHER’: METOO, SAFEZONES, NOHATESPEECH AND ECO-ACTIVISM IN MODERN SOCIETIES”

10.01.2019

STUDENT CONFERENCE “VIOLENCE AND ITS ‘OTHER’: METOO, SAFEZONES, NOHATESPEECH AND ECO-ACTIVISM IN MODERN SOCIETIES”

Student conference “Violence and Its Other: MeToo, Safezones, Nohatespeech and Eco-Activism in Modern Societies” organized by SAS and SotsGum will take place on November 9–10, 2019. The topic of combating violence and abuse — both physical and verbal — has become a defining one in a number of communities.  Exposing…

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Open Course “Medical Humanities”

08.22.2019

Open Course “Medical Humanities”

In recent years, medical schools have been more and more integrating humanity courses in their curricula. The reason: equip future physicians with skills and competencies useful to improve the doctor-patient relationship; provide a better understanding of delicate ethical questions; enable them to maintain their professional identity in the face of…

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Open lecture by Prof. Arne Dietrich “How Creativity Happens in the Brain”

05.17.2019

Open lecture by Prof. Arne Dietrich “How Creativity Happens in the Brain”

Creativity is the fountainhead of human civilizations. All progress and innovation depend on our ability to change existing thinking patterns, break with the present, and build something new. Given the central importance of this most extraordinary capacity of the human mind, one would think that the underlying mechanisms of creative…

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Open Course “Visions of the Past, Histories of the Future in Historical & Sci-Fi Films”

04.08.2019

Open Course “Visions of the Past, Histories of the Future in Historical & Sci-Fi Films”

This team-taught open course is a series of lectures about temporal imagination in popular historical and science fiction films. Exploring narratives of our past and present in contemporary cinema, we will discuss a series of recently produced historical feature films about Russia and Western Europe, and science fiction films. The…

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Disciplinary Landscape Forum 2019 — call for papers

04.01.2019

Disciplinary Landscape Forum 2019 — call for papers

The value of traditional 3-4-year BA programs is increasingly contested, as more and more services, both online and offline, become available to teach all kinds of competences faster, cheaper, and, arguably, better. It appears less and less self-evident why lifelong learning, with its short and often part-time modules, should only…

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