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Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

July - December 2017

28 November 2017

Dr Dušan Radunović, Bakhtin and the Institutionalisation of Knowledge in the Russian Humanities (4pm, MLAC, Durham University, ER1, A29).

11 November 2017

Overstepping Transnational Boundaries: 21st-century Theatre and Drama panel at the 49th ASEEES annual convention in Chicago.

3-5 November 2017

Dr Qing Cao gives keynote lecture 'New Episteme in Late Qing China and Its Impact on Modernity Discourse' at the 7th International Conference on New Discourses in Contemporary China in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.

26-27 October 2017

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents the paper 'Pride vs. Profit: On Language Aspects of Migrant Experiences of Post-Soviet Migrants in Contemporary Russia' at the New Trends and Directions of Migration conference, taking place at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

25 October 2017

Dr Dušan Radunović, gives paper 'Transnationalism in Post-Soviet Cinemas and the Rebirth of the Nation-State in the Post-Soviet Space' in Durham MLAC's Work in Progress Research Seminar ('Visual Culture from Transnational Perspectives' session).

18-19 October 2017

Dr Karen Emmerich (Princeton), three Translation Studies events - a conversation, a workshop and a talk - in the Translation Repositioned seminar series (St Aidan's College + MLAC, ER1).

18 October 2017

Professor Andrei Zorin (University of Oxford), The Invention of Russian 18th-Century Studies: Humanities and the Internalization of Ideology under Stalin (4.30pm, MLAC, Durham University, ER1, A29).

17-18 October 2017

Work-in-Progress Research Meeting of the CrossLangDyn junior researchers - PDRAs, JRFs, PhDs, RAs (9.30am-3.45pm, MLAC, Durham University, ER1, A29).

1 October - 31 December 2017

Dr Qing Cao will spend three months as research fellow at the International Centre for Chinese Studies of the National Library in Taipei, Taiwan, working on his OWRI project.

29 September - 8 October 2017

What's Left? A Century in Revolution, a special programme of screenings, talks and discussion, co-curated by Durham's OWRI team and presented at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle.

14-16 September 2017

Transnational Russian Studies, international symposium taking place at Durham University.

2-9 September 2017

Professor Julie Curtis attends the Liubimovka theatre festival in Moscow as part of her fieldwork. See interview with Professor Curtis (in Russian), published on the festival blog.

8 August 2017

'I am waiting for you', the play by Abir Hamdar on Arab women's experiences of cancer, is performed at the LAU Medical Centre - Rizk Hospital. This is the first time that adult theatre goes to a hospital in the region.

21-30 July 2017

'I am waiting for you', a play on Arab women's experiences of cancer, written by Abir Hamdar and based on interviews with female cancer patients, is performed at the Madina Theater in Beirut, Lebanon. See further details.

4-7 July 2017

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents the paper 'Language Borders: Entry Certification, Migrant Identities and Support Networks for Former Soviet Union Migration to Russia' at the Sociolinguistics Summer School 8 in Barcelona.