Perception of Russia in Contemporary World: Memory, Identity, Conflicts
Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland
Finland, November 27-28th 2017
This event is viewed as a capstone of the international research project «Perception of Russia Across Eurasia: Memory, Identity, Conflicts» which is being implemented by the international team of scholars within the framework of EU-Russia scientific cooperation program – ERA.NetRUSPlus 2016-2017 (see http://www.eranet-rus.eu/index.php; www.tlu.ee/premic).
The two-days’ final conference will focus on the discursive construction of images of Russia by various ethno-cultural groups in different post-Soviet, post-socialist and Western countries. We welcome comparative papers not only drawing parallels between groups and states, but also between the public/political discourse related to Russia and the perceptions of ordinary people based on their historical memory, identity shifts and personal experiences.
We are very pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers
- Vladimir Kolossov (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences)
- Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu)
- Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, University of Edinburgh)
- Maria Yelenevskaya (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)
Conference venue: Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Time: November 27-28th, 2017
Working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.The deadline for Abstracts (in English), not exceeding 300 words, is September the20th, 2017.
Please, send your abstracts as E-mail attachments, together with a short Bio (with a list of latest publications, not more than one page) to Natalya Kosmarskaya and Anastassia Zabrodskaja to the E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection of papers will occur in September and early October 2017 and notifications will be sent to the prospective participants by October the 10th, 2017.
Funding: Regrettably, the organizers of the conference are unable to cover any travel or accommodation expenses of participants, so we request you to apply to your institution/university funds.
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