PSU Scholars in History Discuss Innovations in Humanities, Joined by Colleagues from Australia
The Faculty of History and Political Science, PSU, has hosted for an International Symposium “New Concepts and Research Technologies in Interdisciplinary Areas of History and Culture”. The Symposium was held under a wing of the university-wide Forum “Science and Global Challenges in the 21th Century”. The event was organized by the Scientific and Educational Center for Digital Humanities, PSU.
This year, the event took place in both on- and offline format, attended by scholars from Moscow, Kaliningrad, Omsk, Perm and other cities of Russia, as well as international partners.
Professor Paul Arthur from Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia) presented his report “Open Research in the Humanities” at the plenary session. The Australian scholar spoke about current trends in open science based on open data, including free access to the research process and its outcomes. Professor Arthur mentioned open educational resources, showed trends within the growing amount of digital formats, tools, standards and effective research infrastructure.
As part of the English section regarding new concepts and technologies in interdisciplinary domains of history and culture, Daria Vershinina, Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archeology , PSU, presented reports on women’s agenda in political protests and social portraits of female parliamentaries. Viktor Vakhoneev, Head of the Scientific and Educational Center “Archaeological Research” at Sevastopol State University demoed the opportunities of innovative geophysical technologies used at building geographic information systems of underwater archaeological sites. Anna Kosmovskaya, Associate Professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Historical Research, PSU, regarded the issue of poll tax debts of local provincial offices across the Kama territory (Urals, Russia) in the 18th century. Alina Ekhlakova, Assistant at the Department of Interdisciplinary Historical Research, PSU, shared the results of her research of the Siberian army image formed in periodical press.
The scholars paid special attention to the problems associated with the use of new technologies and innovations in the humanities, the preservation of historical and cultural heritage in the digital age and the digital transformation of education. Likewise, the report by Professor Oleg Syromyatnikov, Department of Russian Literature, PSU was devoted to fideistics and confessional literary criticism. Mikhail Pereskokov, Director of the “Kama Archaeological Expedition” Research Center, PSU, shared his experience of integrated use of statistical methods and GIS tools-spatial analysis at studying archaeological ceramics. Nadezhda Povroznik, Deputy Dean for Science, Head of the Scientific and Educational Center for Digital Humanities, PSU, spoke about the use of digital cultural heritage in science, education and creative industries.
“Academic communication is the key condition of any successful research. The Symposium raised multiple discussions on the progress of humanitie, and related application of information technologies. This year, the event was held in a hybrid format, which made it possible to combine the advantages of on- and offline interaction, the opportunity of remote participation and the joy of human communication,” admits Nadezhda Povroznik.
The expected result is a collection of papers, published and indexed in the Russian Research Citation Index (RSCI). Those reports presented in English language will be included in the “Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems” series by Springer, indexed in Scopus. For the Symposium reports, please see here.