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Durham University

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

News, Events & Announcements Archive

July - December 2017

29 November 2017

Professor Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (Edinburgh) gives keynote lecture ‘I am a European person but have Russian values’ at the conference Perceptions of Russia in the Contemporary World, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu.

28 November 2017

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

17 November 2017

Dr Amjed Rasheed & Juline Beaujouan, The Kurdish Krisis (1pm, IMEIS, SGIA, Durham University, IM222).

16 November 2017

Call for proposals for the volume The Film Archipelago: Islands in Latin American Cinema, edited by Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián (Durham University) & Antonio Gómez (Tulane University).

14 November 2017

Intercultural Education in Russian Schools: Roundtable Discussion, organised in collaboration with Durham County Council, convened by Dr Polina Kliuchnikova (MLAC, Elvet Riverside, A29).

11 November 2017

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

10 November 2017

‘Welcome to Russia’, sessions designed to raise primary schoolchildren’s cultural awareness and cross-cultural interest, carried out by Dr Polina Kliuchnikova at St Margaret’s Curch of England Primary School in Durham.

6 November 2017

Dr Guzel Yusupova provides a media commentary on Radio Liberty (RFERL, Tatar-Bashkir Service) about the role of Tatar resistance to the recent downgrading of minority languages in the context the celebration of the anniversary of the Tatarstan Constitution.

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', based on his project, in Durham MLAC's Work in Progress Research Seminar ('Visual Culture from Transnational Perspectives' session; MLAC, ER152, 12 noon).

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.

26 September 2017

For the European Day of Languages, Dr Polina Kliuchnikova offers taster sessions in Russian to Durham County Council staff as part of collaborative work to promote the study of foreign languages in the county.

20 September 2017

Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) Annual Conference: 'Diversity', Durham Castle. See papers.

19-22 September 2017

Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián presents on ‘Fragile Visual Futures: The Imagination of Littoral Precarity in Recent Latin American Cinema’ at the conference Vulnerabilities:The Impact of Hazard, Risk and Disasters on Societies, organised by Durham University's Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR).

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 Dr 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 Dr Abir Hamdar and based on interviews with female cancer patients, is performed at the Madina Theater in Beirut, Lebanon. See further details.

14-16 July 2017

Dr Qing Cao gives paper 'Translation and Cultural Identities: An Investigation of the Differences between Chinese and English Syntax and its Implications for Sociocultural Identities and Intercultural Communication' at the 3rd Biennial Conference on Language Typology in China and the World, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China.

5 July 2017

Professor Andy Byford publishes the For Heterogeneity and Pluralism in the Modern Languages Ecology post on the CrossLangDyn research blog.

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.