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14 July 2018


The project “Did You Have a Good Time?” Vremena Goda Café since 1968 continues with a Science Slam: five experts in different fields will tell the audience about their research into leisure and entertainment.

Speakers will present a scientific perspective on things we do in our free time. What can psychology teach us about the best ways to rest and recharge? What kinds of entertainment can contemporary culture offer? How does one get a healthy sleep? Assembling at one of Moscow’s key cultural institutions, scientists will aim to teach the audience something new about leisure and our everyday practices.

Science Slam is a stand-up battle between scientists, offering an easy introduction to the key scientific breakthroughs of our time—and to the participants’ own research. Each speaker has ten minutes to present their ideas. The audience will reward the most interesting and the wittiest presentation with the loudest round of applause.  



Aleksandr Kalinkin is a somnologist, cardiologist, doctoral candidate in medicine Aleksandr Kalinkin is the head of the Centre for Sleep Medicine at the University Clinic of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the founder of the annual national Sleep Forum for physicians, scientists and students of Russia and the CIS countries. With over 100 publications, he is among Russia’s leading experts on sleep and the first Russian expert at European Sleep Research Society.



Maria Daninа is a practicing psychologist and a researcher. She graduated in Psychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 2011, and has been running a training program for healthy lifestyle coaches in Russia since 2013. She has developed and teaches several corporate health and wellness courses, and promotes psychology in the media and through education projects. Since 2010 she has lectured at MSU, Higher School of Economics and Sechenov University and currently conducts research at the Laboratory of Consulting Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education.


Svetlana Ryabova is a doctoral candidate, historian, editor, curator, and lecturer at Higher School of Economics. She holds a Specialist degree in History from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2008) and an MA in Humanities from Brock University in Canada (2009), where she has also taught. After years of research in archives and libraries, she wrote a thesis titled "Entertainment Gardens in the Sociocultural Space of Russian Cities in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries". She has worked as an editor at HISTORICUM journal of popular science and history and conducted research and organized exhibitions at Sokolniki Park in Moscow. She is the author of many articles and a guide of Sokolniki Park and Area, currently being prepared for print by Lingva-F.


Maya Khusanova is an expert in urban planning and development. She holds an MA in Urban Planning from Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism at National Research University Higher School of Economics and has taken part in development project for a number of Russian cities from Kaliningrad to Omsk. She has studied cities from a number of perspectives, working with estate agents and the Moscow Oblast Ministry of Economy. Her academic interests include the relationship between the urban environment and its inhabitants’ view of it and their behavior.



Daria Radchenko is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies (2005) and Deputy Head of the Centre for Urban Anthropology at Strelka KB (Moscow), senior researcher at the Laboratory of Folklore Theory at RANEPA School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and director of Folklore and Anthropology Research of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. Her academic interests include digital anthropology, Internet folklore, development and transmission of vernacular texts and practices. Since 2007, she has been successfully working in the development of quantitative research in verbal and visual user content online (since 2014, with the research group Monitoring Contemporary Folklore). She has published over seventy scientific articles.


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