The article is concerned with traditionalism and modernisation in the area of parenthood in Russia with the focus on specific subject fields such as natural parenting, usage of reproductive technologies, and LGBT parenting. The text is based on round-table in the internet, leaded by Antu Sorainen, where each of the authors concentrated on the field specifically interesting to her. In all areas, it was found that traditional gender roles in Russia persists throughout modernisation processes, finding new ways for their modification, but still modernisation does change them.
This paper reviews two collective volumes on the role of university jubilees in shaping academic and national identities in nineteenth-century Europe. Both books are edited by Pieter Dhondt. The paper concludes that the fact that jubilees are ceasing to be a condition for writing university histories and are themselves becoming the subject of scientific inquiry is heartening. When university history aims to attain the level of other scientific trends, specialists will have to come up not only with new methodologies and approaches but also with a functional conceptual apparatus that would render the idiom of university studies more professional.