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Durham University

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

January - September 2020

28 July 2020

Dr Connor Doak represents the Transnational Russian Studies (LUP, 2019) volume at the Transnational Modern Languages: Introducing the Book Series webinar, organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research (3-5pm). See video recording.

1-5 June 2020

'Changing the Story': Online International Film Festival, organised by Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds), as part of his Digital Subaltern project.

27 March 2020

'The Transnational Turn in Russian Studies', by Connor Doak, Kevin M. F. Platt and Vlad Strukov, comes out in the ASEEES March 2020 Newsletter (vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 2-6).

25 March 2020

'Towards a Transnational Russian Studies' post, by Andy Byford, Connor Doak and Stephen Hutchings, comes out on the Liverpool University Press blog.

20 March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 global public-health emergency, the Transnational Strand of the Cross-Language Dynamics programme is suspending all events and research activities involving travel till further notice.

12 March 2020

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'Language Policy Formation in the Republics of Russia' at the Seventh International Congress of Sociologists of the Turkic World: Eurasia and Global Socioeconomic Change held at the Kazan (Volga) Federal University, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation.

9 March 2020

Peer Exchange Workshop: Insights of Recent Research about the Development of Salafi-Jihadism in the MENA Region and Entry Points for Conflict Transformation, Beirut, 9.30am-5pm. See news item and pdf report.

6 March 2020

'Transnationalizing Russian Studies: A New Intervention', by Stephen Hutchings, Connor Doak and Andy Byford, comes out in the BASEES Newsletter no. 28 (March 2020), p. 5.

1-7 March 2020

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin carries out a research visit to the Vasilyev Mari Scientific Research Institute of History, Language and Literature at the Government of the Republic of Mari El.

20 February 2020

'All the Russias: A Transnational Approach', by Andy Byford, Connor Doak and Stephen Hutchings, is published on the blog of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

12 February 2020

Professor Qian Suoqiao (Newcastle University), Chinese Cultural Rebirth: Lin Yutang’s Blueprint, ER140, 11am.

11 February 2020

Professor Stephen Hutchings publishes 'Cultural Diplomacy, Linguistic Diversity and the Softening of Power: Towards a Progressive Patriotism' on the Cross-Language Dynamics blog.

9 February 2020

Dr Guzel Yusupova publishes paper titled 'The Religious Field in a Russian Muslim Village: A Bourdieusian Perspective on Islam' in the journal Ethnicities.

4-7 February 2020

Dr Abir Hamdar’s play ‘I am Waiting For You’ is exhibited as a video installation, titled Hair Talk, at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute (NKBCI) of the American University of Beirut Medical Centre to mark World Cancer Day (4 Feb).

27 January 2020

Dr James Rann (University of Glasgow), 'Dressing Left: Fashion, Poetry & Revolution in the Russian Avant-Garde', Body, Text, Nation seminar series, ER1 A29, 5pm.

17 January 2020

Juline Beaujouan (SGIA) successfully defends her PhD thesis, 'The Islamic State's Discursive Power in the MENA Region', passing her viva with no corrections.