Cherepovets State University,“Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History”, Cherepovets Branch of the Russian Society for Intellectual History,
Center for Medieval Culture Studies at History of Philosophy Department of St. Petersburg State University
26-28 June 2020
in Cherepovets hold the next session of the Interdisciplinary scientific theoretical workshop on the subject
“THE PHENOMENON OF DIALOGUE: PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ASPECTS”


The dialogue as a phenomenon of European culture is an invariable attribute of various historical traditions and intellectual practices. Since the times of Socrates and Plato the dialogue has had the status of a specific genre of philosophical literature. What is more, it can be said that dialogism, polyphony, “agon” were inherent in all the ways of polis life of the ancient Greeks. In the Middle Ages there were also numerous works written in the style of interlocution and the dialogue between a teacher and a pupil, or as the discussion between the representatives of different religions (suffice it to mention the well-known treatises by Peter Abelard, Anselm of Canterbury, etc.). In the Renaissance period the tradition was continued in the works of Nicholas of Cusa, and one of the works of most significance for Modern European science was symbolically entitled “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.” Further development of philosophy and science, however, resulted in consolidation of the universal character of truth and denial of its polyphony. In this regard, after the tragic peripeteia of the twentieth century there is an urgent need for comprehension and implementation of different forms of the dialogue as a special style of thought.

Topics planned for discussion:

  • Dialogue of traditions, dialogue of cultures, dialogue of people: opportunities and prospects;
  • Culture as the dialogue: unity and differences in intellectual practices;
  • Dialogue with oneself, dialogue with the other, inter-subjective dialogue;
  • Interpersonal dialogue as a practice of social communication;
  • Dialogue as a genre of philosophical and scientific literature;
  • Dialogue and discussion in the space of science;
  • Dialogue and the absence of dialogue;
  • Dialogue – compromise – agreement: common and specific features.


The form of participation in the workshop is in-person; registration fee is not charged.
If you are interested in taking part in the project, please email the subject of your paper and brief information about yourself and you scientific status no later than
15 January 2020.

The materials of the workshop will be posted on the website of the journal “Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History” (hpchsu.ru) in advance. Based onthe results of the discussion, a themed issue of the journal “Historia Provinciae – the Journal of Regional History” will be prepared.

All costs for attending the workshop are covered by the sending organization. Providing that grant support is obtained, the Organizers Committee will be able to partially refund the expenses of the participants. Applications for participation should include the subject of the paper and are to be emailed to the head of the Organizing Committee, Doctor of Science in History, Professor of Cherepovets State University Olga Y. Solodyankina olga_solodiankin@mail.ru

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject the submissions which do not correspond to the subject of the workshop.