Between 17 and 18 October, an international conference “Culture in Digital Society – Cultural Hygiene” was held in Debrecen (Hungary). It was organised by the association “For Russian-Hungarian partnership” named after Leo Tolstoy, the Russian Centre of the University of Debrecen, and the Russkiy Mir Foundation.
The 10h interdisciplinary forum of Russian and Hungarian humanities scholars focused on the most important issues of the partnership in the sphere of “Cultural Hygiene”, a new sphere suggested several years ago by a Hungarian psychologist Professor Istvan Magyari‐Beck. Should we fight the growth of the Digital Jungle? How is cultural heritage represented in a new digital world? What are the dangers of the artificial intelligence? These are just a few questions discussed by the participants of the conference. Voronezh State University was represented by Tamara Diakova, professor at the Department of History of Philosophy and Culture of VSU, and Dmitry Diakov, the Director of the VSU Publishing House.
The results of the conference will be published as a multi-authored monograph.