CFP: All-Russian Scientific Conference “Revolution and Evolution: Development Models in Science, Culture and Society.”

Submission deadline: September 30, 2017

Conference date(s):
November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Departmeny of philosophy, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, together with RAS Institute of Philosophy
Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

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Scientific Conference

“Revolution and Evolution: Development Models in Science, Culture and Society.” 

November 24th – 25th, 2017

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia  

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Dear Colleagues, 

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, together with RAS Institute of Philosophy and Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, invites you to participate in the First All-Russian Scientific Conference "Revolution and Evolution: Development Models in Science, Culture and Society,” which will take place on 24 – 25 November 2017. 

The 100th anniversary of the revolutionary events in Russia foregrounds a renewed philosophical interpretation of the phenomenon of revolution in its most diverse dimensions – social, cultural, scientific, technological, and anthropological. In the context of the dynamically changing outlines of contemporary world, it is the analysis of the revolutionary development model that is becoming the key to understanding current trends and phenomena. Within the conference theme, a revolution is contrasted to an evolution as an alternative model of changes in science, culture, and society. The choice between these two alternatives or a comprehended rejection of both of them facilitates both elucidating the current state of social existence and delineating further ways of its development.    

We invite philosophers, scientists and scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in the history, current state, perspectives, and new opportunities of development of science and culture. Best papers sent to the conference will be published in an extended format in leading peer-reviewed academic journals.  

We are planning the following sessions and round tables:

Session 1. The Philosophy of Science: A Historical Perspective and Futurological Projections

Session 2. Innovative Development and the Prospects for Humanity.

Session 3. The Evolution of Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems.

The round table dedicated to the 55th anniversary of T. Kuhn’s ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.’ 

The round table “The Problem of Social Ideal and the Revolution” for undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

Possible topics of paper and poster presentations include, but are not limited to:

The Transformation of a Knowing Subject in the Digital Age

Social and Human Technologies: Fact or Fiction?  

Technoscience VS Technocriticism

Ethical Issues of the Development of Modern Science

The Problem of Evolution of Particular Sciences (Physics, Biology, Neuroscience, etc.)

Interdisciplinary Studies and NBIC Technologies

Conventions and Revolutions in Scientific Communities

Communications in Science: the Analysis and Design of “Trading Zones”

Education and Science: the Analysis of General Development Trends and Fundamental Controversies

Revolutions in Scientific Communication: the Challenges and Opportunities of New Information and Communication Technologies

The Revolt of the Masses: the Culture Industry against Elitist Art

Information Revolution and New Media

The “Death” of Paper: Text in the Digital Age

Urban Cultural Practices and Contemporary Art

The Dynamics of Provincial Culture in the Era of Change

The Conference Organizing Committee

Ilya Teodorovich Kasavin – acting Head of the Department of Philosophy at National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod; Head of the Department at Institute of Philosophy of the RAS; the Organizing Committee Chair, and the Program Committee Chair.

Steve Fuller – Professor of the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). 

Vyacheslav Semenovich Stepin – Full Member of the RAS; Head of Section of philosophy, sociology, psychology and the law of the Branch of social studies of the RAS. 

Tatyana Vladimirovna Chernigovskaya – Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Studies; Head of the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities at St. Petersburg State University.

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Fedorov – the rector of Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University.

Vladimir Natanovich Porus – Head of School of Philosophy at National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Participation in the conference includes the following forms: an oral paper, invited comments, session and round table discussions, a poster presentation, and a virtual presentation. 

We are planning to publish the conference proceedings. To participate in sessions and round tables, please register via until October 1 and submit your paper of approximately 10,000 characters.

In case your paper is co-authored, all the co-authors should register via the online form. Conference paper publication is free of charge. The Organizing Committee reserves the right not to accept manuscripts that do not meet the academic standards of scholarly research and the technical requirements given below. The Conference proceedings are planned to be registered in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI; Russian: РИНЦ). The manuscripts should be formatted according to the rules of the RSCI.  

Paper submission guidelines

The conference papers should be submitted electronically (in DOC / RTF format) via an online registration form at

As a file name, please use the first author’s surname written in Latin letters. The manuscript should include a Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), the title of the paper, an abstract and keywords in Russian and English. The abstract should be between 150 and 300 words. Please do not use automated machine translation to translate your abstract. Your paper file should include the following information about each co-author: the first name, any middle names, and surname – all written in full; affiliation, country, and city. Please give the full official name of your organization. 

Guidelines to writing an abstract. 

The paper should be of 10,000 characters. Margins Left/Right and Top/Bottom 2 cm. A 14-point Times Roman font, 1.5 line spacing. First line indent 1 cm. Alignment justified. Do not include automatic hyphenation and page numbers in your submission. When referring to a reference in the text of the paper, put the number of the reference in square brackets, and then, after a comma, provide the page. Eg: [2, p. 5]. References should be given in alphabet order – first literature in Russian (if any) and then in other languages, according to the National Standard of the Russian Federation "Bibliographical reference. General Requirements and Rules of making" (GOST R 7.0.5 2008).

 Payment of all expenses of non-resident participants is performed foremost by directing side. Along with it, the Organizing Committee may provide a limited number of participants who will make timely submissions with free accommodation in Nizhny Novgorod for the duration of the conference.      Contacts The Conference Organizing Committee, email: [email protected] Feygelman Artem Markovich, the Organizing Committee Secretary: email [email protected], tel: +79202962134    How to format your paper, an example:

УДК 316



PhD, AssociateProfessor

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod

B. Latour’s actor-network theory is …


1. Latour, B. Reassembling the social: An introduction to actor-network-theory / B. Latour. – Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. – P. 88. 

2. Longino, H. The Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge / H. Longino // The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2015 Edition), E. N. Zalta (ed.). URL:

 3. Latour, B. Science in action: how to follow scientists and engineers through society / B. Latour. – Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1987. – 288 p. 

4. Latour, B. Why has critique run out of steam? From matters of fact to matters of concern / B. Latour // Critical Inquiry. – 2004. – 30 (2). – P. 225-248.

5. Nordman, A. Converging Technologies – Shaping the Future of European Societies / A. Nordman. – Luxembourg: European Communities, 2004. – 65 p. 


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