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 International Scientific Conference


November 15-16, 2023




Conference program

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Dear colleagues!

 The Institute for the Humanities of Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University is delighted to invite you to take part in the II International Scientific Conference "HUMAN+" 2023, held on November 15-16, 2023 in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

About the conference

The II International Scientific Conference "HUMAN+" (“Human+2023”) will take place at the Institute for the Humanities, Nosov Magnitogorsk State technical University on November 15-16, 2023 in Magnitogorsk, Russia. “Human+2023” is the biennial meeting, which connects scholars from various humanitarian disciplines and theoretical approaches who share a view of modern humanitarian knowledge, taking into account the influence of globalization processes and the development of information technologies. In recent years, humanities have become more and more interdisciplinary, combining insights from linguistics, history, bodily communication and visual culture and many other areas.

We invite a broad range of papers on the topic taking interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities. Typical topics treated in the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:


Theme Sessions of the Conference in 2023:


  1. “Human + Word”


      Session “Cognition and communication: linguistic units in the new paradigm of research”


The purpose of the session is to create a platform for exchanging views on a wide range of theoretical and methodological problems of cognitive linguistics, including pragmatics, discourse analysis, translation studies, terminology, cultural linguistics, theoretical aspects of metaphor, the interaction of language and thinking, contributing to the further development of cognitive linguistics, including interdisciplinary scientific relations.

 The section covers the following questions:

  • Theoretical and methodological problems of cognitive linguistics, including interdisciplinary scientific relations.
  • Cognitive socio-, ethno- and psycholinguistics.
  • Research of texts and different types of discourse analysis.
  • Cognitive linguistics and intercultural communication: interaction and mutual enrichment.
  • Conceptualization and categorization of the world in language: new aspects and approaches.
  • Research of vocabulary and grammar in a cognitive aspect.
  • Cognitive aspects of speech creation.
  • Cognitive pragmatics and anthropocentric research paradigm in language.
  • Cognitive approaches and solutions in modern terminology.
  • Corpus studies (databases) in the cognitive analysis of language and speech.
  • Translation as an important integration factor in the development of cultures. The cognitive foundations of translation activities. Translation in the modern technological world.
  • Theoretical and methodological aspects of metaphor. Metaphor in cross-cultural communication. Metaphor and translation.


We particularly encourage specialists in the field of linguistics and translation, scientists and teachers, postgraduates, students and undergraduates to participate in this theme session.

  1.    “Human + Movement”

            Session “Motor culture in the humanities education system”

Motor culture is a part of culture, which is a set of values and knowledge created and used by society for the purpose of physical and intellectual development of a person’s abilities, improvement of his motor activity and the formation of a healthy lifestyle, social adaptation through physical education, physical training and physical development. Humanitarianization of education in the sphere of motor (physical) culture means its humanization, the promotion of the student’s personality as the main value of pedagogical existence, and not just its bodily-functional sphere. This includes his inner world (emotions, relationships, value orientations, etc.) and the outer world (nature, objective environment, activity). On this basis, the humanistic paradigm of education in the field of motor culture is being updated, in which the target orientation towards the comprehensive and harmonious development of the individual changes to the formation of the physical culture of the student’s personality. Motor activity, as a satisfied need of the body for movement, is the most important condition for normal human development, an important form of vital activity of a growing organism. It is important to consider the need for movement as a function of age, predetermined by corresponding changes in the body. Motor activity varies greatly depending on the characteristics of physical education, the degree of their motor readiness, and life criteria. Physical activity affects the development of motor skills, intellectual abilities, health and longevity. The section presents optimal means of activating motor activity of different age groups. Section participants will discuss the influence of motor culture on the intellectual, spiritual, and physical development of different age groups in the humanities education system.

Areas of work of the section:

  • East and West in modern budo: the pedagogical concept of Mr. Spencer as the methodological basis of Kodokan judo
  • “Twenty Precepts on the Path of Karate” by Gichin Funakoshi as the basis for the simultaneous improvement of physical and spiritual qualities
  • Self-regulation of psycho-emotional states of teachers using physical education and health technologies “Rise” as a culture of movement in the education system
  • Developmental didactics in physical education in Brazilian high schools Folk stage dance as a form of preserving cultural traditions
  • Dance terminology in French and English
  • Using “just dance” gaming technology in preschool and additional education Improving and developing physical qualities in dance classes
  • The discipline of “acting” in the system of choreographic education
  • Dance therapy as a method of social rehabilitation of children with disabilities
  • Visual support method for cognitive rehabilitation of stroke survivors

Teachers of specialized colleges and universities, preschool, general, and additional education, students, methodologists and specialists of KDU, heads of children's institutions of additional education for children from various departments are invited to participate in the section.

Areas of work of the theme session:

  • Development of choreographic art, issues of improvement and modernization of choreographic education.
  • Historical aspects and current trends in the development of regional choreographic training systems.
  • Scientific, methodological and practical support of the process of training in the field of choreography at different levels of education: children's art schools, professional educational organizations, higher educational institutions.
  • Current aspects of career guidance training of students for teaching activities in the field of choreography.
  • Effective methods in the field of dance: methods and techniques that allow you to overcome technical difficulties, a system of exercises.
  • Modern projects in the field of choreographic creativity, their place in modern education, in the formation of professional skills of performers.
  • Problems of studying and mastering the stage repertoire of modern choreography in the process of professional education.
  • Folk-stage dance as a form of preserving cultural traditions.
  • The discipline "Acting skills" in the system of choreographic education.


We particularly encourage teachers of choreography of specialized secondary schools and universities, students of choreographic specialties, methodologists and specialists, heads of children's dance groups of institutions of additional education of children, music specialists of preschool educational institutions a to participate in this theme session.


  1. “Human + History”


           Session “Historical Memory, Ethnic Identity and Commemoration Practices”

 For the past two centuries, historical memory has been served to build a nation as well as maintain an ethnic identity through various commemorative practices. The public events with a view to glorify a past or remember the victims has become one of the strategies of political legitimisation. Trauma and nostalgia serve a foothold of the national narrative and the base for selecting heroes and enemies. Complex historical figures are being purified in order to avoid undesirable tension in the nation.

Wars, genocides, forced migrations and, one of the latter, pandemics are the dominant themes of the 21st-century commemoration. The newest European trend is to respect, include and even prioritise the narrative of ‘other’, especially if the ‘other’ is a minority. Another tendency is the shift from ‘state-formation’ to ‘individual experiences’ in both historiography and the Culture of Remembrance.

 The section covers the following questions:

  • Memory and history: memory as source and research subject
  • Historical memory as a cultural component in ethnic identity
  • Historical memory and ethnic myths
  • Migrants’ historical memory and their cultural identity
  • Historical memory and nationalism
  • Trauma and nostalgia in the historical memory
  • The Culture of Remembrance: forms of expression, ritualisation and media representation.
  • Tabooization and de-tabooization in the public Remembrance Culture.
  • Responsibility of a nation in history: commemoration practices of ‘perpetrators’ and ‘victims’
  • Forgetting history and selective remembering of the past

We particularly encourage specialists in the field of humanities, local historians, scientists and teachers, postgraduates, students and students, employees of universities, archives, museums and libraries to participate in the section.


   4."Human + Image"

Session "Visuality as a key factor in modern culture"

The purpose of the section is to create a platform for discussion of  a wide range of theoretical and practical problems in the field of visual culture, that is focused at the social functions and structural features of various visual media and visualization technologies: from painting and photography to cinema and virtual spaces. The basic theoretical premise of the section is to look at visual images as an independent sphere of meaning formation in relation to language, which has its own communicative and cognitive capabilities. As part of the work of the section, an interdisciplinary approach to the problem of vision and visuality is proposed, which contributes to the further development of modern visually-oriented culture.

 The section covers the following questions:

  • History and theory of visual experience.
  • Image, technology, medium: material, technological foundations of visual images.
  • Visualization strategies as strategies of truth.
  • Visual content in the context of the production and transmission of scientific knowledge.
  • Image and text: the relationship between visual and textual in modern culture.
  • Journalism in comics and graphic reporting: images, forms, stories.
  • Innovative concepts and technologies of visual communication.
  • Visualization and aestheticization of everyday life.
  • Visual images and construction of cultural memory.
  • Visualization and production of cultural spaces.
  • Modern visual environments: virtual, artistic and urban spaces.
  • Visual ecology of the urban environment.
  • Art and design in contemporary culture.
  • Design thinking in the digital environment.

We particularly encourage specialists in the field of visual culture to participate in the session: researchers, teachers, graduate students, undergraduates, students, as well as employees of archives and cultural institutions. We welcome the participation of historians, art historians, social anthropologists, sociologists, specialists in the field of bibliology, linguistics, philology, literary criticism, pedagogy, psychology and representatives of other humanitarian and social disciplines.


Conference model


The conference will include: a general session, theme sessions, master classes/lectures by leading domestic and foreign researchers, an exhibition and sale of methodological literature.

The language of the conference is English.

Each presentation slot in the general session will be 25 minutes long, including questions and discussions (20 minutes of presentation + 5 minutes for questions and discussion).  In the theme sessions the presentation slot is 10 minutes long (8 minutes of presentation + 20minutes for questions and discussion).

The conference involves full-time, part-time and online participation.

Participation is FREE OF CHARGE. Travel expenses are paid at the expense of the sending party.


Submission procedure and selection of participants


To participate in the conference please fill out an electronic form on the submission page of the website of the Conference "HUMAN+" and attach the article for the review be published in the issue of the Conference. The requirements for submission you can find here. Article submission deadline is October 15, 2023.


Publishing materials


Following the results of the conference, a collection of its materials will be published, indexed in the RSCI, with the assignment of DOI after mandatory review by the editorial board.


Address of the organizing committee:


Russia, 455000, Magnitogorsk, Lenin Ave., 26, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Institute for the Humanities.


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