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.