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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Russkiy Mir Multidisciplinary Research Seminar: Language & Identity in Post-Soviet Spaces

17th March 2016, 13:00, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

Language & identity in post-Soviet spaces - Multidisciplinary research seminar

On Thursday, 17 March, the Russkiy Mir Centre is organising a research seminar on language and identity in post-Soviet spaces. The event will bring together scholars from Russia (Kazan Volga Region University, Russian Academy of Sciences) and UK (Loughborough University, University of Glasgow, Durham University) to critically discuss the diversity of intersections that language and identity might have, both within the Russian state as the declared successor of Soviet cultural politics (taking the case of Tatarstan as a particular example of quasi-national identity construction) and in other post-Soviet countries (focusing on case studies from Tajikistan, Estonia, and Latvia). The multidisciplinary scope of the seminar (sociolinguistics, anthropology, political and memory studies) will aim to present different methodological approaches to exploring the concepts of language and identity in the post-Soviet region.

The event is supported by the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), University of Glasgow.

The seminar will take place at 1-5pm in the Russkiy Mir Centre (A29).

For seminar outline, detailed programme and paper abstracts, visit

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