Текущие проекты

5th European Workshop on Political Macroeconomics (2021)

The 5th European Workshop on Political Macroeconomics (EWPM) was supposed to take place on 20-22 May 2020 at the Department of Economics of the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. A call for papers has been circulated and posted (see the link below). We had to postpone the 5th edition of our European Workshop on Political Macroeconomics to 5-7 September 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Unfortunately, the pandemic is still far from over.

Safety, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Russia

Проект являлся частью более крупного исследования «Non-Traditional Threats to Russia's Security» («Нетрадиционные угрозы безопасности России»), проводившегося факультетом политических наук и социологии (ЕУСПб) совместно с университетом Джорджтауна (США).

Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity

Project “Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity” is a study in Armenia supported by the MacArthur Foundation; Studies in Tadzhikistan are made possible by the support of HESP. Leader - Anna Temkina The project plans to publish a separate monograph in 2007.

Project “A New Way of Life”

The project “New Way of Life: Forms of Family Organization and Changes in the Domestic Space” is a joint Russian-Finnish project with the support of the Finnish Academy of Sciences. April 2004 - December 2006 The project plans to finish data collection in April-May 2007.

Safety of sex workers

Project: “Conditions and the possibility of providing professional safety to workers in the sex industry of Saint Petersburg” January - December, 2005 The project was organized by the Center for Independent Sociological Research and the Gender Studies program. The project is supported by the International Harm Reduction Development Program (the Open Society Institute) and the Center for Independent Sociological Research. The project is financed by IHRD. Leaders - Elena Zdravomyslova and Anna Temkina, coordinator- Nadezhda  Nartova.

Gender Relations in the Private Sphere

The project investigates class, regional, and ethnic-based gender inequality production and reproduction of distinctions in the private sphere in contemporary Russia. It aims to study the distribution of gender roles in young families (or long-term de facto couples) and relationships between various generations.

Heirlooms and Jewish Memory

2004-Present Research and exhibition project, “Photo Archive of the Anskogo Expedition, 1912-1914”   2004-Present Professional retraining of EUSP students in Judaic Studies   2004-PresentField Studies of ShtetlsSummer schools for field work 2004-2008 were organized in cooperation with the "Sefer" Center (Moscow) and conducted in small towns of Ukraine (Tulchin, Balta, Mogilev-Podolsk, Bershad, Gaysin, etc.). The first results of this work are presented in the volume "Shtetl, 21th century: Field Studies"   2006-PresentResearch and exhibition project, “Museum of Jewish Oral History”

Exhibition "An Ordinary Synagogue"

The exhibition An Ordinary Synagogue ran at the State Museum of the History of Religion from September 21, 2010 to February 8, 2011. It introduced museum visitors to the religious culture  of Jewish communities in the Western Krai of the Russian Empire.

Studies of Medieval Republics

Our studies of medieval republics block is devoted to researching republican practices in the medieval Russian cities of Novgorod and Pskov. Until recently, it was believed that it is difficult, if not altogether impossible, to compare such Old Russian republics as Novgorod and Pskov to, say, Italian republics of the Renaissance era. The reason behind this thinking was that almost no public law documents of the Russian republics have survived to this day, unlike those of their Italian counterparts. And yet some structural parallels can be discerned, and several historical comparative studies have been devoted to this topic.

Russian Republican Thought of the 18th Century

The project studies the archaeology and genealogy of thought of the Russian Enlightenment and republican traditions of Russian culture that have emerged in the last third of the 18th century. We are interested in the formation of the Russian political language and basic political concepts reflecting the republican values of the common good and modeling the possible options of a common cause. 

CIVIL LITERACY CAMPAIGN: All About Participatory Processes in the Modern City in 7 Days

In November-December 2018, the Res Publica center conducted a short-term training program on civic participation projects called "Civil Literacy Campaign: All About Participatory Processes in the Modern City in 7 Days" and led by Oleg Pachenkov. The program was focused on those who are interested in modern forms of civic participation and current trends in urban design.

Russian Computer Scientists at Home and Abroad

The project led by distinguished professor of Science and Technology Studies at UC Davis (USA) Mario Biagioli is designed as a 28-month study of the population of Russian computer scientists (RCS henceforth) in Russia and abroad. From 2013 to 2015 extensive ethnographic fieldwork and/or oral history research was conducted in Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Vladivostok, Kazan, as well as England, Israel, France, and the USA (Boston/NYC and San Francisco areas). The main interest of the study is to understand how professionals communicate across national and professional boundaries in the dual context of an intrinsically portable form of knowledge – relatively not-sticky forms of innovations – and a politically tense status quo where emigrates are both praised for their entrepreneurship and blamed for bringing the competition within or for siphoning the brightest brains off the Russian Federation.