CFP: Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia

September 19-21, 2014, Durham University, United Kingdom

International conference, funded by Durham University’s Faculty of Arts & Humanities and its School of Modern Languages and Cultures, taking place in Durham on 19-21 September 2014 at the Institute of Advanced Study. See conference website.

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.

Confirmed participants include (in alphabetical order): Nick Baron (University of Nottingham), Frances Bernstein (Drew University), Andy Byford (Durham University), Juliette Cadiot (EHESS, Paris), Victoria Donovan (University of St Andrews), Karl Hall (Central European University), Jonathan Oldfield (University of Birmingham), and Kenneth Pinnow (Allegheny College).

The keynote lecture, titled ‘Russian “Cosmism” as a Potential Inspiration for Twenty-First Century Interdisciplinary Work’, will be given by Professor Steve Fuller of the University of Warwick.

On how to submit a proposal see the open call for papers.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 22 April 2014.

All enquiries should be addressed to

Call for papers

On how to submit a proposal see the open call for papers found at

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 22 April 2014.  All enquiries should be addressed to

Deadline: April 22, 2014

Posted: March 04, 2014