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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

International Conference 'Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia'

19th September 2014, 14:00, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosins Hall, Palace Green, Durham University

International conference, taking place in Durham on 19-21 September 2014 at the Institute of Advanced Study. Sponsors include Durham University's Faculty of Arts & Humanities and its School of Modern Languages and Cultures, as well as the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Professions and sciences form a complex, highly differentiated yet closely interconnected, field of expert knowledge and labour, vital to all modern states and societies. The focus of this conference will be on the dynamics of this field in Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The conference will re-examine the history of Russian professions and sciences from a new vantage point – that of interprofessional and interdisciplinary relations. This is a neglected aspect of this history, yet vital to understanding how Russian professions and sciences created, defined and legitimised their work, expertise and jurisdictions. The topic is particularly timely given the importance currently accorded to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration in matters of academic and technological innovation, and the purported potential that this has for solving complex challenges, including those relating to the environment, healthcare, changing demographics, and the way new technologies affect society.

For further details see the conference agenda and conference objectives.

The conference programme, full abstracts and the list of participants are also available.

Contact andy.byford@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.