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Durham University

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

January - June 2019

9-11 June 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper ‘A “Voluntary-Compulsory Choice”: The Teaching of Minority Languages in Russia’, Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies: Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, Tartu University, Estonia.

4-7 June 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper ‘Policy Formation in the Finno-Ugric Republics of Russia in the Post-Soviet Period: Problems, Ideologies, Compromises’ at the All-Russia Finno-Ugrist conference: The Finno-Ugric World in a Polyethnic Space of Russia: Cultural Heritage and New Challenges, Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Russia.

13 May 2019

The International in a National: Translation as a Factor of the National Evolution, Durham University.

8 May 2019

Dr Elena Ostrovskaya (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), The Mystery of The Red Earth: Harold Heslop, Soviet Literary Institutions, and World Literature (Elvet Riverside I, A29, 5pm).

2-4 May 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'Russian Political Regime Change and Strategies of Diversity Management' at the 2019 ASN World Convention, Columbia University, New York.

26 April 2019

Dr Guzel Yusupova presents on ‘Social Media and Oppositional Coordination of Russian Ethnic Minorities’ at the British Sociology Association (BSA) 2019 Annual Conference, Glasgow (24-26 April 2019).

24-25 April 2019

Dr Guzel Yusupova presents on 'How Digital Media Change Nationalism?' at the 29th Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Annual Conference, Edinburgh (24-25 April 2019).

23-27 April 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper ‘Policy Formation in the Finno-Ugric Republics of Russia in the Post-Soviet Period: Problems, Ideologies, Compromises at the International Finno-Ugrist Students Conference IFUSCO,University of Vienna, Austria.

12-14 April 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'Russian Political Regime Change and Strategies of Diversity Management' at the 2019 BASEES Annual Conference, University of Cambridge.

12-13 April 2019

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents paper 'Talking to the City: Post-Soviet Migrants in Russia's Urban Spaces on their Attachment to and Communication with the City' at the 'Multilingual Urban Space: Policy, Identity, Education' international conference at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

29-30 March 2019

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'The Teaching of Minority Languages in Russia' in the 2019 Annual Soyuz Symposium, University of Pittsburgh.

28-29 March 2019

Transnational and Diasporic Russophone Media in the UK and Beyond workshop, Princess Dashkova Centre, Edinburgh University; includes Famil Ismailov (BBC Russian Service), 'The Russian-Speaking International Media Today: Challenges and Dilemmas' (Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, 28 March 2019, 6.30pm).

25 March 2019

Dr Guzel Yusupova's policy memo 'Why Ethnic Politics in Russia Will Return' (Policy Memo No. 584) is published by PONARS Eurasia.

19 March 2019

Dr Cat Moir (University of Sydney), 'Living Gregariously: Engels' Reception of Darwin and his Critique of Social Darwinism', Body, Text, Nation seminar, A56, 5-7pm.

14-15 March 2019

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age, Durham University.

14 March 2019

Prof. Michèle Lowrie (University of Chicago) and Prof. Barbara Vinken (University of Munich), ‘The Empire to Come: Houellebecq, Soumission’, Body, Text, Nation seminar, ER146, 4-6pm.

7 March 2019

Dr Claire White (University of Cambridge), ‘The Affair Before the Affair: Zola and The Lourdes Scandal’, Body, Text, Nation seminar, ER146, 4-6pm.

28 February 2019

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents paper 'The "Russian Word": Power and Potentiality in Russian Language Provision in Dushanbe' at 'Urban Multilingualism in Contemporary Moscow and Dushanbe' workshop at the Princess Dashkova Centre, Edinburgh University. See abstracts.

26 February 2019

Negotiating Identities in Post-Soviet Settings: Between Prescriptions and Personal Interpretations (Language & Identity in Post-Soviet Spaces Seminar), Elvet Riverside I, A29, 2-5pm. Download poster and programme.

20 February 2019

Dr Guzel Yusupova and Professor Andy Byford present on 'Policy Paper as Mode of Assessment' in the MLAC Work in Progress Seminars, ER141, 12-1pm.

18 February 2019

Dr Manon Mathias (University of Glasgow), ‘The Gut-Mind Connection in French Medicine and Literature: the Case of Autointoxication’, Body, Text, Nation seminar, ER157, 12-1pm.

24 January 2019

Dr David Evans (University of St Andrews), ‘Corrupting the Body Poetic: Poetry, Masculinity and Nation in 19th-Century France’, Body, Text, Nation seminar, ER142, 5-7pm.

17 January 2019

Dr Abir Hamdar presents on her Performing Cancer project at the Exploring the Borderlands: Between Performance Arts, Political Theatre and Academic Research conference, University of Birmingham, 17-18 January 2019.

16 January - 6 March 2019

Dr Guzel Yusupova offers a special, OWRI-affiliated and cross-departmental, eight-week seminar course Nation-building and Identity Politics in Contemporary Russia: Policy Analysis (Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Durham University).