Perception of Russia across Eurasia: Memory, Identity and Conflicts
Call for Papers:
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.
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.
Our aim is to bring together international scholars who could present results of their latest research on the topic and who could also be marked by a variety of conceptual approaches, regional foci, and disciplines (Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Social Linguistics, International Relations, etc.). We also propose to discuss different methodologies and theoretical approaches to the topic under study.
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.
Please, send your questions to Natalya Kosmarskaya and Anastassia Zabrodskaja to the E-mail address: email@example.com
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