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International Scientific Conference "Downfall of the Empires. 1918"

On November 22-23, 2018, in HSE the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue organized a scientific conference

The conference was turned to substantial and currently insufficiently developed theme of the collapse of European empires after the First World War and the formation of new sociocultural and political components of Europe’s existence. An important aspect is an interdisciplinary analysis of the causes and consequences of the death of the largest empires at the beginning of the 20th century. At the conference, not only historians but also philosophers, sociologists, literary critics and art historians presented their research results. The purpose of the study is to substantiate the thesis that the collapse of empires is a natural process that took place more than once in history, starting with Alexander the Great.