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International Conference “Russia and England: Oncoming Traffic. Economics, Politics, Culture”

As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, the Faculty of the Humanities at HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus is holding the international conference “Russia and England: Oncoming Traffic. Economics, Politics, Culture” on the 26th and 27th of May.

As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, the Faculty of the Humanities at HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus is holding the international conference “Russia and England: Oncoming Traffic. Economics, Politics, Culture” on the 26th and 27th of May.

Participating in the conference are Britain, the U.S., Brazil, France and Russia (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and Yekaterinburg).

During the conference, a round table will take place that is dedicated to the Shakespeare Encyclopaedia. The round table will be chaired by I.O. Shaitanov, who is a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Questions in Literature, the author of a biography on Shakespeare as part of the Life of Outstanding Peopleseries, and the head of a group of authors working on compiling an encyclopaedia on Shakespeare.

The conference's cultural programme is being supported by the British Council, the cultural arm of the British Embassy in Russia. To open the conference, the British Council is showing a series of the best contemporary British documentaries and animated films.

Also as part of the international conference, citywide events will take place, which include an open conference for teachers of foreign languages at schools of HSE's education cluster in the city and an open lecture called Shakespeare: Problems of the Creative Biography given by Professor Shaitanov.

In addition, Karen Hewitt (Oxford, England), who is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), and Professor Munira H. Mutran (University of São Paulo, Brazil) will give lectures at the conference.

For a detailed programme of the conference, please see: Programme.doc (in Russian).