Conference “Beyond the…” dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the CISR

On May 24–26, 2017, the Centre for Independent Sociological Research will celebrate its 25th anniversary and hold the international conference titled “Beyond the…”.

The topic is deliberately broad, as we did not want to restrain ourselves by selected thematic or methodological fields. Besides, setting the topic as is allows us to grasp and conceptualize significant social transformations within their broader context, bringing together what is conceived of as the opposite, disconnected, and even incompatible.

The full conference programme is now available online and in PDF.

Russian and English are the working languages of the conference.

Our conference will be held at the House of Jewish Culture “Yesod”, Bolshaya Raznochinnaya street, 25A (Metro Chkalovskaya):


CISR partners: Heinrich Böll Foundation in RussiaRosa Luxemburg Foundation, MacArthur FoundationGerman-Russian ExchangeCentre for German and European StudiesCenter for Youth Studies at the National Research University High School of EconomicsPoletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, Public Sociology Laboratory (PS Lab)The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI)journal Laboratorium, journal “Neprikosnovennij zapas”.

We would like to say thank you to all universities for giving opportunities to their researchers to particiapte in the conference.

The event is free of charge.

Please register to attend the conference.

If you have questions concerning the conference organization, please e-mail us at or call +7 812 7183796
From May 23rd till May 27th you can call the Organizing Committee cellphone: +7 950 034-75-22