Control Date

 Международная научная конференция «HUMAN

23–25 ноября 2021 г.

г. Магнитогорск



Conference program

Dear colleagues!


The Institute of the Humanities of the Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University invites you to take part in the International Scientific Conference "HUMAN+" held on November 23-25, 2021.

The purpose of the conference is to create cognitive space for discussing the state and prospects of development of modern humanities taking into account trends of an interdisciplinary nature.

The objectives of the conference: to rethink the prospects for the development of modern humanitarian knowledge, associated with the formation of critical thinking, the essence of which is to move from objectivity to reflexivity; to study the impact on humanitarian knowledge of the processes of globalization, which cannot be understood outside of their humanitarian component, including the changed nature of the relationship between professional humanitarian knowledge and society and the ability and willingness of humanitarians to work in a public environment;

The main areas of the conference in 2021:

 «Human + Word»

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

 The purpose of the section work 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.

  • 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.

A wide range of specialists in the field of linguistics and translation, scientists and teachers, postgraduates, students and undergraduates are invited to participate in the section.

  1.   "Human + Movement»

Session " Dance and motor culture in the humanities education system»

Dance and the art of choreography were traditionally taught in institutions of secondary and special education-specialized schools, schools or "academies" - and only recently entered the programs of Russian universities. So, they are taught as a profile discipline at the faculties that train professional dancers (the Humanities University in Yekaterinburg, Omsk State University, Chelyabinsk Institute of Culture). Courses on dance and motor culture are taught to a wide audience, including amateur dancers and anyone interested in this topic (Higher School of Economics). There are other options for why and how to teach dance-related disciplines at general universities. The participants of the section will discuss the place of the subject "studies of dance and motor culture" in the range of humanities, and what gives mastery of dance theory to both professional dancers and students of other humanities.

Areas of work of the section:

  • 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.

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 are invited to participate in the section.

  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

A wide range of specialists in the field of humanities, local historians, scientists and teachers, postgraduates, students and students, employees of universities, archives, museums and libraries are invited to participate in the section.

 Conference model

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

The working language of the conference is English. Time limit for speeches: at the plenary session is up to 15 minutes; at the breakout sessions is up to 10 minutes.

The conference involves full-time, part-time and online participation. Travel expenses are paid at the expense of the sending party.

Application procedure and selection of participants


To participate in the conference register on the website of the Conference "HUMAN+"  and attach materials to it for the publication in the issue. Applications for participation and materials are accepted until Осtober 15, 2021.

Publishing materials

The materials of the presentations will be published in the journal "Humanitarian and Pedagogical Research", 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, Moscow State Technical University named after G. I. Nosov, Institute of the Humanities.