Anastasia, the 1st a year Ph.D. student of the History Department. My research endeavors might be categorized as the history of arts, sciences, and technologies. Exploring more science-oriented topics in the previous years – scientific materialism in Germany, popularization of Darwinian theory, the dual discovery of global warming in the US and USSR, I was largely interested in the exercise of creativity. A year and a half ago, amid the quarantine life reflections, I realized that it’s not possible anymore to struggle between the two supposed opposites, ‘two cultures’ – arts and sciences. The project of reconciliation I resulted to pursue in graduate school is devoted to the history of electronic music technologies (‘sound’ machines, synthesizers, but also groovy scientists and science-inspired artists), with the focus on the Midwest and the UIUC.
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Sound studies
History of Experimental and Electronic Music in the Midwest
- Received school education in Engels, Saratov region (2005 – 2016)
- BA in History from the HSE University, Moscow (2017 – 2021); thesis “The Discovery of Anthropogenic Global Warming by Mikhail I. Budyko and Wallace Smith Broecker in the 1970s: A Comparative Analysis”.
- A graduate student (PhD.) of the History Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2021 – ...)