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Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia: Zones of Collaboration, Competition and Conflict

  • Institute of Advanced Study Cosin's Hall Palace Green Durham DH1 3RL Durham (map)

Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia: Zones of Collaboration, Competition and Conflict

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.

Full details are available here:, including the conference programme, full abstracts, and the list of participants.

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