KOMMANDE EVENEMANG

9 feb kl. 15:15 Gamla torget 3
Seminarium “Back to the Future: reflections on the Sakhalin Oil and Gas Projects” med Michael Bradshaw (University of Warwick)

12-13 apr, Uppsala
INTERNATIONELL KONFERENS "HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE 21st CENTURY". Besök konferens hemsida för mer information.

CALL FOR PAPERS

FIRST ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
"Europe under Stress: The End of a Common Dream?" 12-14 June, Tartu, Estonia. Deadline for proposal submission: 20 February 2016. See Call for Papersor conference website for more information. 

UCRS i media

13 jan 2016, Novgorod TV
Городские депутаты, предприниматели и представители зарубежных научных объединений приняли участие в круглом столе

5 jan 2016, Expressen
Den moraliska stormakten har fallit

29 dec 2015, GP
Sveriges moraliska hybris har ett alltför högt pris

24 dec 2015, SvD 
EU riskerar ett politiskt fiasko på Balkan

Russian Orthodox Church and the new media

Digital Orthodoxy.  Artwork by Anton Semakin. Reproduced with the permission of  the artist.
Digital Orthodoxy. Artwork by Anton Semakin. Reproduced with the permission of
the artist.


We are glad to announce that Dr. Mikhail Suslov (UCRS), Dr. Greg Simons (UCRS) and Dr. Maria Engström (Dalarna University) have guest edited a fresh issue of an online peer-reviewed journal Digital Icons, Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media. The issue entitled “Digital Orthodoxy: Mediating Post-Secularity in Russia” analyses complex relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the new media. The present issue is the first academic study of how the digital technologies have been utilised and problematised by Russia’s biggest religious denomination – the Russian Orthodox Church (of Moscow Patriarchate). The authors analyse how the Orthodox Church has constructed public discourse claiming the position of an ultimate ethical judge in society. In spite of the extensive use of the internet for various religious purposes, the Church finds the internet often problematic.

The contributors to the issue focus primarily on how Orthodox officials, intellectuals and ‘ordinary’ online users reflect upon the new challenges and possibilities offered by computer-mediated communication (CMC). Within this research programme, the authors posit a series of specific questions: How does ROC is recycling its cultural and theological legacy in order to make sense of the CMC? What kind of new and original conceptualization of CMC could be developed, grounded in the Orthodox tradition of theology? How is the internet used for the purpose of raising ethical questions and staging moral panics? How is the internet shaped into a platform on which the ROC’s cultural hegemony in Russian society could be questioned or ridiculed from the secularist and atheist perspective? How does the internet enable dissenting voices of the religious heterodoxy?

To access “Digital Orthodoxy: Mediating Post-Secularity in Russia” please click on this link.

Välkomna till en ny termin vid UCRS!

Vi vill välkomna alla till vårterminen vid UCRS. Den 19 januari håller Professor Koen Schoors (Ghent University) och Professor Leonid Polishchuk (UCRS) ett seminarium under titeln "Institutions and visa regimes". På torsdag, den 21 januari kommer Dr. Yulia Gradskova från Södertörns högskola och föreläser om ”Empire, Natives and Soviet "Emancipation": Natsionalka in Documents and Films (1920s-early 1930s)”. Ett fullständigt seminarieschema hittar du under Kalendariet. Våra evenemang hålls vanligtvis i vårt bibliotek på 3:e våningen på Gamla Torget 3 med start kl 15:15.

Välkomna!

Julhälsning


Centrum för Rysslandsstudier önskar er alla en god jul och ett gott nytt år. Det gångna året har varit spännande och intensivt. Våra seminarier har varit mycket välbesökta med många intressanta diskussioner både med och mellan akademiker och med praktiker. Under året har vi arrangerat sex konferenser - "Inverted Runes: New Perspectives on Literary Translingualism", "Communicating with States: ‘Underprivileged’ Migrations within the European Union", "A Decade of Georgian Reforms: Miracle or Mirage?", “Trans-ethnic Coalition-building within and across States”, "Old and New: Tradition and Innovation Within the Political Marketing Discipline" och "Pre-emptive Diasporas: Russian Middle-Class Real Estate Owners Abroad". Vi har utvecklat och fördjupat våra samarbeten både med universitet i området men också i USA och i övriga Europa. Vårt gästforskarprogram har lockat hit forskare från bland annat Ryssland, Belarus, Georgien, Estonia, Ukraina, Norge, England och Nederländerna.   

Vi inleder vårterminen den 19 januari med ett seminarium under titeln ”Social capital and visa regimes” med professor Koen Schoors från Ghent universitet. Vårens seminarieprogram kommer att publiceras under Kalendariet i början av januari.

Vi tackar alla för året som gått och ser fram mot ett nytt framgångsrikt år.

UCRS has received a Swedish Institute grant to enhance local development in Russia and Latvia

Ann-Mari Sätre

UCRS congratulates Ann-Mari Sätre with receiving a Swedish Institute grant for the project entitled “Collaboration between Local Authorities and Small Firms for Local Development in Russia and Latvia”.

The aim of the project is to strengthen regional capability on local authority level through joint activities (workshops, seminars) in selected districts in Russia and Latvia. The ambition is to demonstrate how a supportive and creative attitude towards small business development will be of social and economic benefit to the public and thereby a step towards local democracy. Such supportive attitude implies absence of corruption, creative interest, reduced bureaucracy and openness towards collaboration. Main data will be collected from local authorities (municipalities) and representatives of the small business sector and analysed with respect to factors (in and between these organisations) which can be assumed to have impact on efficiency and development. Additional, feed-back from these organisations on preliminary results as well as qualitative data from a small amount of civic organisations and academic experts are collected to facilitate interpretation of main data.  

The project will be carried out in collaboration with the universities in Nizhny Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Latgale (Latvia), Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki) and The Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University.  Project funding was received within the framework of the Swedish Institute Baltic Sea engagement programme and will run until the end of September 2016.

UCRS announces six one-month visiting fellowships for the academic year 2016

Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian studies (UCRS) is pleased to announce six one-month visiting fellowships for the academic year 2016. Applications are invited from highly qualified scholars conducting research in a field relevant to one of the three tracks that make up the UCRS research agenda:

* State and Market

* Identity Formation

* Russia's neighboring countries  

Visiting Fellows may be at various phases of their careers, from early stage post-docs to well established scholars. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent. Besides academic excellence, documented in a strong publication record, a key factor in selection is the potential for a research period to be mutually beneficial for both the visitor and for the UCRS. Visiting Fellows are expected to be active members of the UCRS research community. Applications should consist of a concise CV and a project proposal, neither to exceed two pages.

The deadline is January 15, 2016.  Please e-mail your application to the Research Director responsible for the respective track with a copy to the UCRS Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga jevgenija.gehsbarga@ucrs.uu.se . For further information, please contact the Research Directors responsible for the respective tracks. 

State and Market: Professor Stefan Hedlund (stefan.hedlund@ucrs.uu.se)
Identity Formation: Professor Elena Namli (elena.namli@ucrs.uu.se)
Russia's neighboring countries: Professor Li Bennich-Björkman (li.bennich-bjorkman@ucrs.uu.se)

Om UCRS

Vid centrum bedrivs tvärvetenskaplig forskning om Ryssland och de postsovjetiska statsbildningarna. Forskningen är organiserad utefter tre tematiska huvudområden: stat och marknad, identitetsformation och Rysslands grannländer. Vart och ett av dessa huvudområden leds av en särskild forskningsledare. Läs mer...

GÄSTFORSKARE 2015


Vasil Navumau 1 sep-31 maj
Volodymyr Kulikov 1 sep-29 feb

Komplett gästforskarlista 2015

SENAST PUBLICERAT


För att hitta fler publikationer från UCRS, följ länken Publikationer.

Ann-Mari Sätre and Ildiko Asztalos Morell (eds.) "Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine", Routledge. ISBN: 9781138957640
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Irina Karlsohn “History and Modernity in the Works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn”, Toronto Slavic Quarterly, no. 54, Fall 2015, pp. 12-25.  
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Julie Hansen “History, Silence and the Detective in Alexander Terekhov’s Russian Novel Kamennyi most.” Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance. Eds. Alexandre Dessingué and Jay Winter. London: Routledge, 2015, 53-64.
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Torbakov, Igor. “A Parting of Ways? The Kremlin Leadership and Russia’s New-Generation Nationalist Thinkers.Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization Vol. 23 No. 4, 2015: 427-457.
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Sofie Bedford "To Participate or Not To Participate—That is the Question. Electoral Strategies of the Azerbaijani Opposition", Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan. Caucasus Analytical Digest no 79, 3 December 2015
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Susanna Witt, "Pasternak, Łysohorsky and the Significance of 'Unheroic' Translation," Russian Literature 78 (2015), 755–773.
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Leo Granberg och Ann-Mari Sätre, "Agency & Development in Russia. Using Opportunities in a Local Context", Baltic Worlds, October 2015. Vol. VIII: 3-4, pp. 67-75.
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Ingvar Svanberg, "Ræstur fiskur: air-dried fermented fish the Faroese way". Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine 11:76 (2015) DOI: 10.1186/s13002-015-0064-9  impact factor 2.0
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Josef Lindholm III and Ingvar Svanberg "History of Gulls in European and North American Zoos" Der Zoologische Garten N.F.84 (5–6) , pp. 207–233 (with Joseph Lindholm III).
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Susanna Rabow-Edling "Married to the Empire Three Governors' Wives in Russian America 1829-1864". Alaska University Press, ISBN 9781602232648.
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Sofie Bedford "Val för att bevara status quo: elektoral autokrati och stabilitet i Azerbajdzjan". Nordisk Østforum 29 (1) 2015: 5-32.
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Johan Matz:"Did Raoul Wallenberg try to leave Budapest in January 1945 with jewelry and 15–20 kg of gold hidden in the gasoline tank of his car? On sensationalism in popular history and Soviet disinformation" in Journal of Intelligence History.
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Martin Kragh and Ivan Boldyrev Isaak Rubin: "Historian of Economic Thought during the Stalinization of Social Sciences in Soviet Russia", Journal of the History of Economic Thought/ Volume 37 / Issue 03 / September 2015, pp 363-386
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Mikhail Suslov “Crimea Is Ours!” Russian Popular Geopolitics in the New Media Age, Journal of Eurasian Geography and Economics 55, no. 6 (2014).
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Johan Matz "‘All Signs Indicate that Gestapo Agents Murdered Him’: Soviet Disinformation, the Katyn massacre and the Raoul Wallenberg Case, 1945–7"
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Sabira Ståhlberg and Ingvar Svanberg "The Tatars in Sweden" [Татары в Швеции]. Kazan Islamic Review 24 (2015), pp. 201–209.
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Michal Smrek "The Failed Slovak Referendum on “Family”: Voters’ Apathy and Minority Rights in Central Europe"on balticworlds.com. 
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