The Production of Knowledge in the USSR
June 10-11
The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
5737 South University Avenue

A Bolshevik academy, freed from the influence of capitalist markets and values, was supposed to produce a different kind of science. What can be learned from the organization of the sciences that emerged from the Marxist critique of the academy as a bourgeois institution? How did government influence and the isolation of the Soviet academy both contribute to and inhibit its successes? What was the role of centralized planning, patronage, and organization? What Soviet schools emerged, and how were their approaches inflected by the intellectual habitus in which they operated? What new ideas, or old ideas, were developed, and what heritage did they produce in the form of knowledge?