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Durham University

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

January - June 2017

28 June - 1 July 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián presents on ‘A Cinema of Extreme Places: Imaging Colombia in Global South Context’ at the international symposium Crisis and Beyond: Imaginaries, Narratives, Anticipations, ‘Fictions of Threat’ Project, Depar­­­­­tment of English, Uppsala University.

27-29 June 2017

Dr Qing Cao presents paper ‘Remoulding the Chinese Mind: Modernity, Utopia and Social Change in Late Qing China’ at the International Symposium of Language Communication and Civilization Dialogue at the University of Oxford.

21 June 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián participates in Q&A discussion following the screening of Johanna Schwartz’s documentary They Will Have to Kill Us First as part of Refugee Week, event hosted by CVAC, Durham County Council, and Gala Theatre, Durham.

16-17 June 2017

Londongrad and Londongradians: Identities, Imaginaries and Cultural Practices of Russians in the UK, Princess Dashkova Centre, University of Edinburgh.

14-16 June 2017

Borders, Regimes, Disposability: A Symposium on Migration and State Violence, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University. Event co-organised by Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián, who also presents paper on ‘Borders Regimes: Oscuro animal and the Colombian Interior’.

8 June 2017

Dr Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex), 'The Alterity of the Image: The Distant Spectator and Films about the Syrian Revolution and War' (1 pm, ER, A29).

7 June 2017

Dr Qing Cao presents on 'Translating Modernity into China in the Early 20th Century' at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

1 June 2017

Dr Ilya Kalinin (St Petersburg State University), How Lenin's Language was Made: The Meeting of the Poetic and the Political in Russian Formalism (1pm, MLAC, Durham University, ER1, A29).

29-30 May 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián presents on ‘An Aesthetics of Fixity, Interiority and Silence: Violence in the Films of Felipe Guerrero’ at the international workshop Violence and Aesthetics in Latin America and the Caribbean, Radical Philosophy Research Group, University of Bergen.

25-27 May 2017

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents the paper 'Russophonism in Flux: Language Practices and New Identities of Russian-speaking Migrants in the UK as part of the panel Russians Abroad: Creating the World Around’ at the conference titled ‘On the Other Side and Beyond’ organised by the Centre for Independent Sociological Research in St Petersburg.

19 May 2017

European Cinema: Perspectives on Post-Democracy and the Crisis of the European Project (10am-3.30pm, Baines Wing, SR2.37, University of Leeds). See programme. See short film about the event.

16 May 2017

World Literatures and the New Totalitarianism, IMLR, SAS, University of London. See programme.

5 May 2017

Digital and Quantitative Methods for the Study of Screen Cultures (12.30-4pm, Charles Thackrah, SR1.04, University of Leeds). See short film about the event.

24 April - 30 June 2017

Dr Mohammed Nuruzzaman, Gulf University of Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait, COFUND Senior Research Fellow at Durham's University College, works on a new theoretical framework for understanding present-day Shi’a–Sunni sectarian violence in collaboration with our project.

24 April 2017

Digital Futures: Film and Media and the EU Digital Single Market (9am-4pm, Baines Wing, SR2.37, University of Leeds). See short film about the event.

24 April 2017

Professor Andy Byford showcases the Transnational Strand of the Cross-Language Dynamics project at Durham University's 8th annual Celebrating Excellence Dinner at Durham Castle.

11 April 2017

Dr Qing Cao presents on 'Mass Media and Modernity in Early 20th-Century China' at the University of Milan, Italy.

6-7 April 2017

Playwriting without Borders, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. See poster, programme and review.

6 April 2017

Professor Andy Byford and Dr Olga Bronnikova (Grenoble) present the outline of the collaborative project titled 'Transnational Exopolities: Politics in Post-Soviet Emigration' at the University Grenoble Alpes.

1 April 2017

Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents the paper '"No Test Better than Life'": Discourses on Language Learning, Certification and Proficiency among Russian-speaking Migrants in the UK' as part of the panel 'Russian-speaking Diasporas in Finland and the UK: Discourses of Language and Identity' at the 2017 BASEES conference in Cambridge (31 March - 2 April). See presentation.

1 April 2017

Dr Dušan Radunović presents his work at the 2017 BASEES conference in Cambridge (31 March - 2 April) in the roundtable 'Screening Soviet Nationalities' (part of the book launch of the 2017 monograph by Oksana Sarkisova).

31 March 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián presents on ‘Da pa’ lo’ do’ de Rita Indiana Hernández y Engel Leonardo: riesgo, desidentificación y responsablilidad en los Caribes de la imagen’ at the Seminário Estado actual dos estudos culturais e literários das Caraíbas hispânicas, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa.

31 March 2017

Professor Andy Byford presents on the 'Disaporisation of Russian speakers in the Far Abroad: The Case of the UK in the 2000s' at the University of Grenoble Alpes.

21-22 March 2017

'One Belt, One Road' and China's Westward Pivot: Past, Present and Future, SGIA, IM222, Al-Qasimi Building, Durham.

16 March 2017

Language Ideologies within, across and against Borders, Russkii Mir Centre, Durham University. See poster, programme and abstracts.

13 March 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián presents ‘On the concept of insular and littoral cinema: shaping ruination in El vuelco del cangrejo by Óscar Ruiz Navia’ at Shaping Nature, Shaping Humans: Entwined Landscapes in Latin America, IV Latin American Cultural Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

7 March 2017

Dr Julian Hamann (Bonn), 'The Formation of the German Humanities as a Thing of Boundaries' (4pm, MLAC, Durham University, ER153).

1-6 March 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián curates 'Caribbean Cinemas: Visions of the Ruin, the Submerged and the Emerging', a special programme of contemporary Caribbean and island films for FICCI 57 (Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias). He is also a member of the Jury for the festival's Official Short Film Competition.

1 March 2017

Dr Qing Cao presents paper 'Liang Qichao and His Polemic Press: The Debate that Changed China' at the China Media Centre, University of Westminster.

26 February 2017

Dr Qing Cao presents on 'The Great Break and China’s Cultural Heritage’ at the Midlands China Summit in Birmingham.

24 February 2017

Can the Subaltern Speak Online? The Potential of Audio-Visual Media for Advocacy and Resistance on the Internet (10am, Charles Thackrah, SR4, University of Leeds). See poster. See short film about the event.

17 February 2017

Participatory Arts, International Development and National Cultural Identities (9am-5pm, Charles Thackrah, SR1.04, University of Leeds; GCRF funded). See poster. See short film about the event.

19 January 2017

Professor Niv Horesh (Western Sydney University), China's Global Leadership Narrative in the 21st Century (podcast).