St Petersburg Branch of the Institute for Human Studies RAS
St Petersburg Center for History of Ideas
hold on 8-22 July 2001
The 4th St Petersburg International Summer School
in the History of Ideas
EUROPEAN IDENTITY AND RUSSIAN MENTALITY
Organizational and financial support by:
The Civic Education Project and the Federal Program "Integration"
Courses will be delivered by leading specialists in the history
Prof. Tatiana Artemieva (St Petersburg),
Prof. Cairns Craig (Edinburgh),
Prof. Vladimir Kantor (Moscow),
Prof. Larry Wolff (Boston),
Prof. Andrey Zorin (Moscow)
The following themes will be discussed:
European as the archetypal
What does it mean to be European
Is Russia a European state?
"The Mysterious Russian Soul", or is it easy to be Russian?
Westernizers and Slavofiles: two directions of the Russian way
Democracy as a Russian historic problem
Sophiocrasy as a Russian historiosophical task
Europe and East Europe as cultural constructions
National historic myths and narratives
European identity and communities of scholars in European history
Applicants of the competition should send by e-mail and
NOT LATER THAN 15 MAY 2001:
a letter of intention
a text of her/his paper in the topic of the School (about 3 500 words)
The working languages of the School are Russian and English.
No translation will be provided.
Preference is given to applicants under 35, with PhD or working
on their dissertation.
Participants from Russia, NIS, Central and Eastern Europe will
have their travel expenses reimbursed and their accommodation paid,
for all others the participation fee is $200 or $620 with the
accommodation charge (not refundable).
Participants, about 30 scholars, will be able to work at archives
and libraries of St Petersburg. The best papers of participants
will be published in the almanac "Philosophical Age".
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