• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site
Of all publications in the section: 23
Sort:
by name
by year
Working paper
Vinogradov A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013. No. WP BRP 31/HUM/2013.
The Acts of Andrew and Matthias contains in a not evident form a feast cycle, which could represent a liturgical practice of the 4th c.-community where the Acts were written. Three days of Andrew’s torments could be linked with Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. They are preceded by 27 or 28 days, i.e., 4 weeks of grief and some kind of fast. Andrew’s torments are followed by his miraculous healing that could be compared to Resurrection and Easter. After it Andrew is most likely to have baptized the cannibals ; it reminds one of an ancient tradition of single baptism on Holy Saturday. Finally Andrew has to remain in the city for seven more days ; together with the day of baptism they form those eight days for neophytes’ confirmation before ablutions and at the same time complete the Octave of Easter, that ends with taking baptismal cloths off the neophytes. Andrew’s departure could also be compared with Ascension that was linked with While Sunday. A liturgical circle could be seen on a lower level as well in ch. 2–3 : Matthias’ prayer – Christ’s admonition with citation of the Gospel – «peace be with you» – Matthias’ exclamation – singing of Psalms.
Added: May 15, 2013
Working paper
Dolgorukova N. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016
The paper analyses the first French critiques of the two Mikhail Bakhtin’s monographs and the careful exploration of these reviews enables to explain why they presented him as a formalist. It also traces the reasons of irrelevance of the thinker’s ideas in the early French reception.   
Added: Oct 18, 2016
Working paper
Alferova N., Tarasenko A. V. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015
Throughout history Chinese artistic culture has developed a fairly complex system of diverse art forms and styles. Chinese export art, being created particularly to satiate constantly growing appetite of the Western world for Chinese goods, holds a specific place among them. In spite of being considered as insignificant in terms of artistic merits, nevertheless, Chinese export painting succeeded to cover a modest segment in the European market in the XVIII – XIX centuries. Unlike most other types of Chinese decorative and applied arts, Chinese export painting until recently has never been taken as a subject of scientific research. The collection of the National Library of Russia possesses a number of Chinese painting albums. Comprehensive study of these art works might bridge lacunas for research of other multitudinous kinds of Chinese export arts and crafts of the XVIII-XIX centuries.
Added: Dec 4, 2015
Working paper
Alferova N., Tarasenko A. V. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015
Throughout history Chinese artistic culture has developed a fairly complex system of diverse art forms and styles. Chinese export art, being created particularly to satiate constantly growing appetite of the Western world for Chinese goods, holds a specific place among them. In spite of being considered as insignificant in terms of artistic merits, nevertheless, Chinese export painting succeeded to cover a modest segment in the European market in the XVIII – XIX centuries. Unlike most other types of Chinese decorative and applied arts, Chinese export painting until recently has never been taken as a subject of scientific research. The collection of the National Library of Russia possesses a number of Chinese painting albums. Comprehensive study of these art works might bridge lacunas for research of other multitudinous kinds of Chinese export arts and crafts of the XVIII-XIX centuries.
Added: Dec 8, 2015
Working paper
Rumyantzeva M. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015. No. Z19.
Regardless of all attempts to declare the end of modernity, contemporary political researchers still take its classical conception into account and attempt to redefine it with respect to present-day challenges. Nevertheless, it seems that there is little agreement on the definition of “modernity”. Consequently, a wide range of theories, devoted to modernity, have developed. One of the most popular is “multiple modernities” proposed by Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt. According to this conception, modern societies can be defined and institutionally organized in a variety of ways. The reason for this diversity concerns the tradition and history of a particular society. For instance, intellectual and political elites in non-Western countries can produce their own understanding of modernity, combining elements of traditional politics with some elements of the classical modern program. Therefore, the role of tradition in the contemporary world is ambivalent. In modern society, tradition does not continually determine all spheres of life, including politics. On the other hand, tradition still influences the way in which modern institutions are organized.  However, it is not clear to what extent tradition can vary the origin-program of modernity. To explore this question, we examine the alternative conception of modernity, known as compensation theory, proposed by Joachim Ritter, Hermann Lübbe and Odo Marquard. We employ a comparative analysis and demonstrate the differences between compensation theory and the conception of multiple modernities with regard to the role of tradition in modern society.The findings of this research illustrate the reasons behind the fact that tradition can influence the original program of modernity. It also contributes fruitfully to the discussion about modernization and modernity.
Added: May 30, 2015
Working paper
Knorre B. K. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 56/HUM/2014.
The paper analyzes ethical-behavioral categories of the contemporary Orthodox ecclesiastic culture in Russia to determine the correlation of the cultural paradigms of "oppression" and "empowerment" therein. The main emphasis is placed on revealing oppressive stereotypes, social action imperatives, social regulators present in the cultural model of Russian Orthodoxy which condition the processes opposing the "empowerment" strategy and reducing its social capital. The hypothesis proposed by the author in this paper is that the key socio-cultural attitude conditioning the system of oppressive-restrictive stereotypes of behavior in the ecclesiastic milieu is the prevalence of the awareness of culpability in the modern ecclesiastic ethos, a certain "culture of guilt". In this connection the author pays most attention to the category of "guilt" and its discontent in Orthodoxy.
Added: May 14, 2014
Working paper
Sibirtseva V., Karpov N. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2012. No. 2012-6.
The paper considers the features of selecting the teaching illustrative material for the theoretical part of a multimedia textbook on Russian as a foreign language, and describes the peculiarities of compiling a set of exercises on the basis of the National Corpus of the Russian Language. The author(s) analysed in detail the difficulties caused by working with the National Corpus of the Russian Language for educational purposes and problems emerged in the process of working on a project aimed at creating an electronic textbook "The Russian verb. Word formation". Technology of electronic textbook was created, which is used for learning foreign language. The helpful tool tip was added in the textbook. It was compounded with grammatical information and English translation for each separated word.
Added: Nov 8, 2012
Working paper
Steiner E. S. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 49/HUM.
Hokusai  Manga  (HM)  is  the  biggest  and  the  best  known  work  of  Katsushika  Hokusai  (1760-1849)  which  consists  of  ca.  900  pp.  published  in  15  volumes  from  1814  to  1875.  This  publication  discusses  the  phenomenon  of  HM  and  its  place  in  the  context  of  Japanese  picture  books. Was it a drawing manual or comic cartoons or perhaps a pictorial encyclopedia? What are  the historical meanings and etymology of the word manga? The special attention is devoted to the principles of compilation of HM and to the ways of  organization of the compositional unity of its volumes. This research  offers a major revision of  the textual nature of this famous, yet insufficiently studied, masterpiece. Contrary to the common  belief  that  HM  is  a  chaotic  jumble  of  random  disjointed  pictures,  every  volume  is  act ually  composed as a sophisticated whole with the help of elaborate schemata  deeply imbedded in the  traditional Japanese ways of textual organization.
Added: May 4, 2014
Working paper
Yatsyk S. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 74/HUM/2014.
William, Ninth Duke of Aquitaine (1071-1127) was one of the most powerful feudal lords of his day. Probably inspired by the intricate verse forms he discovered in Arabic Spain and Syria, he seems to have created the first troubadour lyrics (in his own words, “a chansoneta nueva” (new song), “un vers ... totz mesclatz d'amor e de joy e de joven” (a verse ... all mixed with love and joy and youth)). The fact that he shared courtly values and behaved himself has never been called in question in historiography. The cornerstone problem of this research is as follows: how and for what reason did William apply the specific feudal formulas in his poetry. In his canzones one can face a number of turns which were then recorded by later troubadours and became a kind of clichés displaying the ceremonies practiced in the South French society and connected to the formation of feudal system, especially to relations between vassal and his lord
Added: Nov 20, 2014
Working paper
Kolesnik A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015. No. 104.
In the late 1960s, British popular music, evolution of its aesthetic and thematic traits had some peculiarities. Light guitar-based music was flavored by English folklore and exceptional British subjects, live performances demonstrated certain theatricality, imagery of rock bands was linked to British cases becoming a peculiar way of exhibiting their ‘Englishness’. As a result of new British musicians’ desire to determine their own sound, they tend to rework the past and actively include national history subjects in their music. The paper analyzes the mechanisms of treatment with the past in British popular music of the late 1960s on the example of the rock band, the Kinks. Focused largely on the musical style of American blues on their first albums, since 1967 year the Kinks turned to British musical tradition rediscovering mainly music hall. Despite the fact that other British Invasion leaders, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, also borrowed the music hall imagery, the Kinks embraced not only the external music hall style, but deeply adopted music form and subjects. An appeal to the widely recognizable tradition of the British music hall was occurring on the wave of general re-actualization of national past in England. The paper describes, firstly, particular historical subjects that became popular among the British audience in the 1960s; secondly, the format of treatment with the past, which is conditionally characterized as a ‘relevant history’.
Added: Sep 21, 2015
Working paper
Gabrielova E. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015. No. 90.
This article examines the linguistic tools adopted by Twitter users to express their personal opinion on the Tea Party movement in the USA. The purpose of the current research is to define the link between the content of the message and the way it is expressed either implicitly or explicitly. The focus is on the linguistic tools aimed at fulfilling different functions. The investigation is based on the content analysis of tweets collected for three months and processed by program Atlas.ti. The program allows the coding of messages, defining the frequency of codes and their correlations. We conclude that people tend to express their opinion explicitly if they are positive about the protest or their aim is to proselytize. Simultaneously, Twitter users take advantage of metaphors, quotations and questions to express their opinion implicitly if they are negative or critical about the movement. The findings of this research illustrate how Twitter users communicate with each other and discuss political issues, and in what way they influence each other’s opinion using various linguistic tools while being restricted to only 140 characters.
Added: Mar 24, 2015
Working paper
Ryabova S. A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015
This article investigates modernity through a study of pleasure gardens in St. Petersburg and Moscow in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. Russian pleasure gardens, being mere imitations of the English venues, reflect how western ideas connected to entertainment were modified, enriched with local features and used for wider purposes. This study argues that pleasure gardens were translators of developing mass culture, facilities for testing the new technology and leisure practices, and also indicators of cultural changes, which were experienced by an urban population on the cusp of modern Russia.
Added: Nov 5, 2015
Working paper
Makhov A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016. No. В печати.
The article explores ways of talking about history on different online media sites. Exploring people’s online talks about history I discovered a profound difference in ways of shaping the past in diverse media spaces: Users of Vkontakte, LiveJournal and Ekaterinburg online forum talk about history differently. However the ways of discussing history online are affected not only by the specifics of media (as it was discovered in previous scholarships on memory and media). It depends in a great degree on the social context of media on its level of publicity, established norms, embedment in people’s everyday life.
Added: Oct 20, 2016
Working paper
Kobyshcha V. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 79.
The paper aims to explore how aesthetic objects are constituted in the process of perception. Most of the studies of arts in social sciences take an artwork for granted and assume that it is seen because it is meant to be seen. Using examples of recent works in the sociology of art, I demonstrate that this question is usually ignored by the researchers, even though their empirical data reveals its importance. To overcome this disadvantage I suggest a theoretical analysis which includes Simmel’s aesthetic theory, phenomenological concepts of attention and contemporary approaches to perception in the sociology of art. As a result, I formulate a set of guiding conceptual principles and apply them to the study of the architectural festival “Arkhstoyanie”. The empirical cases provided in this paper show how and why certain artworks become an object of contemplation, disappear, or achieve a multiple presence.
Added: Dec 4, 2014
Working paper
Kimerling A. S. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 42/HUM/2014.
The article examines the content, peculiarities and procedures of mass political campaigns that took place between 1946 and 1953 as part of Stalinist policy. The author analyzes the term 'campaign', describes the role of 'letters to the authorities' (complaints) and examines two types of political campaigns: 1) campaigns mobilizing the population for 'the construction of Socialism' and 2) repressive campaigns to eliminate enemies. Archive and newspaper materials help reconstruct the procedure of campaigns where each stage had its functions.
Added: Apr 11, 2014
Working paper
Kolesnik A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 54.
This paper investigates the basic mechanisms of representation of the past in British popular music in the early 2000s. Changes in the music industry associated with the emerging and wide dissemination of new media has affected the search for new musical decisions, reformatting attitudes to the past in general, and to the musical past in particular. In this regard, questions of historical representations in popular music and their relationship with cultural heritage are closely interrelated. This paper analyses the mechanisms and formats of ‘working’ with the past in British popular music of the 2000s using examples from the London rock band, the Libertines. The author draws conclusions about structure of historical representations in popular music and their typology. The use of popular music studies approach is suggested to analyze mechanisms of representation of the past and broaden the concept of popular music.
Added: Jul 28, 2014
Working paper
Makhov A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 78/HUM/2014.
The article presents a study about discussions of the past on an online urban forum. This research addresses the question as to what kinds of knowledge about the past function in discussions on an online forum. To answer this question one needs to solve a number of concerns. First, we must understand what kind of source is provided by the chosen object, and how we should define the communication that takes place there, and how it influences the contents of statements on the past made by users of the online forum. Second, in the main part of this paper, I will examine the contents and the characteristics of popular knowledge of the past.
Added: Dec 4, 2014
Working paper
Karpenko I. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 44.
The article looks at the possible role of measurement in a quantum-mechanical description of physical reality. The widely spread interpretations of quantum phenomena are considered as indicating an apparent connection between conscious processes (such as observation) and the properties of the microcosm. The reasons for discrepancies between the results of observations of the microcosm and macrocosm and the potential association of consciousness with these reasons are closely investigated. This connection can be interpreted in the sense that the probable requirement for a complete understanding of quantum theory is an adequate description of consciousness within this theory and that the correct theory of consciousness should include a quantum-mechanical theoretical apparatus. The author draws conclusions about the current state of the “measuring” problem and its relationship with consciousness.
Added: Apr 24, 2014
Working paper
Bernhardt D., Boulatov A. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013. No. 9.
We analyze a static Kyle (1983) model in which a risk-neutral informed trader can use arbitrary (linear or non-linear) deterministic strategies, and a finite number of market makers can use arbitrary pricing rules. We establish a strong sense in which the linear Kyle equilibrium is robust: the first variation in any agent's expected payoff with respect to a small variation in his conjecture about the strategies of others vanishes at equilibrium. Thus, small errors in a market maker's beliefs about the informed speculator's trading strategy do not reduce his expected payoffs. We also establish that if a non-linear equilibrium exists, then it is not robust.
Added: May 16, 2013
Working paper
Antonina Sharova. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013. No. 20.
This article examines the details of biography of the historian Alexander Nikolaevich Savin (1873-1923), specialist in English agrarian history of the XVI-XVII c. Article is based on the archival sourses and articulates on the significance of the two countries - Great Britain and Russia for his personal and intellectual life.
Added: Apr 25, 2013
Working paper
Sokolov P. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013
The article deals with the syncretic construction of fact which took shape in Early Modern Times at an intersection of biblical exegesis, political science, esthetics, historiography and natural sciences epistemology. The study attempts a comparative analysis of Giambattista Vico’s ‘new science’ and John Toland’s ‘travesty philosophy’, outlining shared reference points and structural similarities in their political epistemology: procedure of the authorization of facts, modal implications of the fact, economy of political dissimulation.
Added: May 15, 2013
1 2