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Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

July - December 2018

2 August 2018

Dr Guzel Yusupova presents on 'Digital Media and Tatar Language' at the 8th World Forum of Tatar Youth in Kazan, Russia.

19 July 2018

Student policy papers (by Kamila Godzinska, Arina Kalyavina and Gala Perkins), produced as part of the Nation-building in Contemporary Russia course, run by Dr Guzel Yusupova, have been published.

15 July 2018

Juline Beaujouan publishes a two-part paper on the effects of the Syrian conflict and the problem of Syrian refugees in Jordan (Part I) and Lebanon (Part II). These reports are based on her recent HEFCE-funded fieldwork in the region.

12 July 2018

Dr Abir Hamdar awarded the Durham University Impact Award for her project Performing Cancer in the Middle East based around the performance of her play 'I am waiting for you' (وصفولي الصبر).

11 July 2018

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova organises outreach workshops on Russian langauge, geography and culture at Durham University for the Whytrig Middle School, Whitley Bay.

9 July 2018

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova provides outreach workshops on Russia and the Russian language at the Langley Moor Primary School, County Durham.

3 July 2018

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin publishes blog post on 'Minority Language Education in Russia: Enforcing the Voluntary Teaching of Non-Russian Languages' for the International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies, Prague, Czechia. The same paper was presented in Russian at the conference on ‘Principles of Teaching Native Languages and State Languages of Republics of the Russian Federation’, Institute of History, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russian Federation on 11 July 2018.