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Forum for New Ideas and Projects (FONIP)
The Forum for New ideas and Projects (AFONIP) at the Laboratory for Analysis and Modeling of Social Processes was established in November 2014.
The main goals of the Forum are:
- To serve as a “testing ground” for new ideas and to promote an exchange of opinions and insights among the members of the Laboratory research team and their colleagues from other units of the St. Petersburg State University and beyond;
- To facilitate the organization of workshops and guest lectures open to all interested parties and individuals.
- Presentations and informal discussions by members of the Laboratory of their work in progress.
- Lectures and seminars by invited speakers.
If you would like to present your work to the Forum, please, connect with the coordinator Oleg Sokolov via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second workshop of the Forum took place on 23 January 2015. Master student Vladimir Rozov from the department of Oriental Studies presented a paper entitled “Lexicon of Islamic finances: creating an identity” about norms of Islamic economics and its terminology. (more…)
The second meeting of the Forum will take place 23 January at 16:00. Vladimir Rozov will present his report “Lexicon of Islamic finances: creating identity”. Everyone interested is invited
On 5 November 2014 the first workshop of the Forum for took place. Anastasia Ulangina, a PhD student from the Department of Oriental studies talked about “Views of Islam in the Modern Saudi Novel”. Ulangina’s presentation resulted in a lively discussion of tensions between a quest for freedom of expression and Islamic norms and patriarchal constraints in the conservative societies of the Gulf. (more…)