Cultural & Technological Transfers in Global and Comparative Perspectives

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Cultural & Technological Transfers in Global and Comparative Perspectives

Monday, 01 NOVEMBER 2021

In recent years “transfer” has gradually evolved into an umbrella term in the humanities and social sciences. In their works scholars describe or analyze “cultural transfer” (Espagne 2013, Middell 2020), “technology transfer” (Hughes, & Pinch, 1987), etc. The increase of scholarly interest in transfers, in turn, has led to an expansion of research in the fields of technological, political and economic history. But this has also led to the fact that instances of transfers have become divided into narrow cases. For example, economic and technological transfers are studied separately within the fields of economic history and history of technologies, respectively (Davids, 2016). Authors who tackle the issues of cultural transfer also work in different disciplinary subfields: literary studies (Lüsebrink 2008, Roland 2016), translation studies (Göpferich 2007, Roig-Sanz & Meylaerts 2018), cultural history (Espagne 2013, Middell 2014). Yet because transfers overlap (Werner & Zimmerman 2003), interdisciplinary investigations of transfers can lead to rethinking of agencies and channels that enable the former. For example, technical specialists working abroad are carriers of professional knowledge and simultaneously agents of sociocultural practices. The transfer of architectural and urban planning may also simultaneously include political, cultural, and technological transfers, in municipal government, art and construction areas.

Some issues that we would like to discuss within the wider framework of the conference that focuses on the transfer history include (but are not limited to) (1) linearity, (2) compatibility of transfers with other approaches and methods, (3) problematization of the concept of border.

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Сonference program:

10:00 — Registration of Participants

10:30 — Opening Remarks
Prof. Mikhail Krom, European University at Saint-Petersburg

11:00–12:20 — Keynote Lecture: An interconnected world at last? Potentials and challenges in the study of cultural transfers beyond the West

Steffi Marung (Leipzig University)

12:20–12:30 — Coffee break

12:30–14:00 — Section 1. Transfers and (re)production of knowledge in the 19th and  early 20th centuries 

Chair: Nari Shelekpaev (European University at Saint-Petersburg)

Discussant: Ekaterina Kalemeneva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Campus)

  • The Materiality of Conceptual Transfers: The Case of Early Socialism
    Piotr Kuligowski,Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • The Society for Forestry Promotion and Transfer of the Sustainable Forest Management
    Marina Popova, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive
  • Shusha Realny School as Agent of Russian-Azerbaijani-Turkish Cultural Transfers
    Rahim Rahimov, Association of European Studies for the Caucasus, Baku International

Multiculturalism Centre

14:00–15:00 — Lunch

15:00–16:30 — Section 2. Transfers and the adaptation of technologies in the socialist world

Chair: Anna Ivanova (European University at Saint-Petersburg)

Discussant: Elena Kochetkova (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Campus)

  • Transferring infrastructures — changing concepts. The subway on its way to and through the Soviet Union
    Phillip Schroeder, East European History Seminar, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Mikoyan Eats Out: The Soviet Adaptation of American Self-Service
    Olav S. F. Hofland, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • “Learning from the Soviet Union”? Technology transfer and the Chinese First Tractor Plant Construction
    Karina Khasnulina, Leipzig University, Germany, and European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia

16:30–16:40 — Coffee Break

16:40–18:40 pm — Section 3. Transfers and intercultural mobility in- and outside the Soviet Union

Chair: Mikhail Krom (European University at St. Petersburg)

Discussant: Simo Mikkonen (University of Jyvaskyla)

  • René Huyghe's and George-Henri Rivière's Museological Pilgrimages to Soviet Russia in the 1930s
    Andrei Efits, Department of Art History, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Arab Students in the USSR Art Institutes in 1959–1979: Art Education Policy and Students’ Relations
    Olga Nefedova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Orient-Institut Beirut
  • From the USA to the CPSU: Amerikanists as Agents of Idea Transfer at the Turn of 1960s–1970s
    Igor M. Tarbeev, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Cultural and Technological Transfer between Romania and the Federal Republic of Germany during the Cold War
    Irina Nastasă-Matei, University of Bucharest, Romania


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