Сад ученых наслаждений
The collection is a festschrift on the occasion of Prof. Irina M. Savelieva’s anniversary celebration. In 2002, Prof. Savelieva has founded, together with Andrey V. Poletayev, and led ever since the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities. She is also a tenured professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The book’s structure reflects a variety of the research interests of the Institute’s academic staff. It comprises works on the history of ideas and science, articles on the representation and politics of the past, and studies of the communication practices in various media and the urban environment.
The book addresses both professional researchers and those interested in the contemporary trends in the humanities.
The study of post-World War II historical periodicals in the historiography of Soviet science was devoted par excellence to certain journals. These were studied in the context of contestations between politics and bureaucrats, on the one hand, and scholars, on the other. This article will consider the whole system of periodicals in the field, focusing on its substantial transformations in the 1950s–1960s in the context of the evolution of both academic institutions and the publishing industry. The description of the changes in the corpus of journals and its functioning, the transformation of the evaluation system, the emergence of new communication strategies, and forms of representation of historical knowledge are based on an analysis not only of journals themselves, but also on archival documents and relevant statistical data.