Moscow anthropological school
The Moscow Anthropological School (MASH) is a two-year educational program in contemporary philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities research. Modern man experiences a complex influence on himself and is himself an agent of numerous global processes in which the basic aspects of human existence: birth and death, corporality and health, the concept of freedom, sexuality, ethics of interpersonal and intergroup relations, production and preservation of memory, are transformed under the influence complex interweaving of natural and digital, environmental and economic, cultural and political factors.
The research focus of MASH is to consider the human as a problem in the context of posthumanist theories, modern concepts of ecology, the theory of media and technology, the pragmatics of digital spaces, as well as the study of inhuman and inanimate agents. As part of the training, students will be able to get acquainted with the most relevant areas of modern humanitarian research, with interesting art and research projects. Among the topics and disciplines studied, there will be presented such areas as: STS (Science and Technology Studies), animal studies, memory studies, death studies, current philosophical areas such as: dark studies, dark ecology, speculative realism, new materialism and others.