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  • Six ITMO Master’s Programs Bridging Humanities and IT

    At ITMO, you can master IT even if you have a background in humanities – for instance, if you studied history or linguistics. Here are six Master’s programs that you can get into, no programming skills required. 


  • EduStars Winner Andrey Vasilyev on Teaching History to Programmers

    Another ITMO Edu Awards will take place this year at ITMO. Last year, dozens of lecturers from ITMO University who work on their own educational projects and come up with new approaches to teaching became its laureates. Andrey Vasilyev, the winner in the ITMO.EduStars category, teaches history and implements projects at the intersection of humanities and technical sciences. We asked him why STEM students like history, how to find a common ground with them, and where in Russia you can find Ancient Greece.


  • PETRO pr(i[t]mo): How ITMO’s Center of Social Sciences and Humanities Fosters Love for History

    2021 is the Year of Science and Technology in Russia and the spring of 2022 will mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of the first Russian Emperor and the founder of St. Petersburg – Peter the Great. Inspired by these events, ITMO’s Center of Social Sciences and Humanities has developed an interdisciplinary educational and research project dedicated to the flourishing of science during the reign of Peter the Great. Read on to learn why the project will be interesting for everyone, from programmers to opticians, and how it will help bring various fields closer.


  • TECHNOHISTORY Conference: Biohacking, Neuroart, and Women of Bauhaus

    Last fall, ITMO University initiated a unique educational project at the intersection of history, art, tech and natural sciences. TECHNOHISTORY was developed by the staff of ITMO’s Center of Social and Humanities Knowledge to popularize interdisciplinary research among students.


  • DH Week in St. Petersburg: The Future of Digital Humanities in Russia and the World

    Throughout the past week, an event series at ITMO tackled the subject of digital humanities: over the course of five days, guest speakers spoke at length about neural networks, big data, deepfakes, and neuroart.


  • Three Monsters of Thinking: ITMO Holds a Lecture on Evidence-Based Policy As Part of Hard Core Philosophy Project

    Hard Core Philosophy is a project within ITMO’s Thinking module. It is a series of lectures by Russian and international researchers from the world’s best universities on contemporary ontology and theory of cognition.


  • What Are Medical Humanities and Why Do We Need Them

    Why do art historians watch movies about mental health, while those who study history delve into medical prescriptions of the 19th century? We ask Corinne Doria, an expert in Medical Humanities with a PhD in History and a professor at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen, and Daria Martynova, assistant at ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovation, manager at the Center of Social and Humanities Knowledge, and a PhD student at The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg.


  • Researcher Daria Martynova on the Connection Between Art and Medicine

    Daria Martynova is not only a PhD student at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts but also a manager at ITMO University’s Center of Social and Humanities Knowledge, as well as an assistant at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations.


  • Rukami Fest 2020: ITMO’s TECHNOHISTORY Project Highlights Digital Loneliness and Bacteria Representation in Media

    Students and staff at ITMO University have presented the results of their interdisciplinary research at the Rukami international festival. Their projects dealt with the relationship between natural sciences, humanities, and biohacking, as well as space exploration, environmental effects of food, and the future of planet Earth.


  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar Victoria Alexander on St. Petersburg, Isolation and Nabokov’s Connection to Evolution

    Professor Victoria Alexander, a specialist in the field of evolutionary mechanisms, came to St. Petersburg in February as part of the Fulbright Program. She had begun her academic career in literary studies and researched the works of Vladimir Nabokov. However, the writer’s interest in butterflies made Victoria interested in biology and evolutionary mechanisms. At ITMO University, she will spend the semester teaching students of the Digital Humanities Master’s program research methods of humanities and natural sciences. ITMO.NEWS asked her why she decided to come to St. Petersburg, how Nabokov is related to the theory of evolution, and how she spends her time in self-isolation.