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Ellen Rutten, “Sincerity after Communism”: seminar and book presentation

Ellen Rutten, “Sincerity after Communism”: seminar and book presentation
On May 23, Prof. Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam presented a paper based on her new book “Sincerity after Communism” (Yale University Press, 2017) at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar. Seminar was organised by the Center together with research groop "Participatory culture: communities and practices".

Russian Sincerity Today – A Conversation with Professor Ellen Rutten

On May 23, Ellen Rutten, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, delivered a lecture at HSE on her new book, ‘Sincerity after Communism’. An expert on Slavonic literature and culture, Professor Rutten is involved in numerous projects, including the Digital Emotions group, Sublime Imperfections, and ‘Russian Literature’, a journal where she serves as editor-in-chief.

Ellen Rutten presents a new book “Sincerity after Communism”

Ellen Rutten presents a new book “Sincerity after Communism”
On May 23, Prof. Ellen Rutten (Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam) will present a new book “Sincerity after Communism” on the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.

Natalia Samutina participated in 'Dirt, Punk, Trash' workshop in Amsterdam

Natalia Samutina participated in 'Dirt, Punk, Trash' workshop in Amsterdam
On December 1, Natalia Samutina participated in the international 'Dirt, Punk, Trash' workshop, organized by Amsterdam University in the framework of the project “Sublime Imperfections” (dr. Ellen Rutten). 

Oksana Zaporozhets at the Conference "Life and Death in Russia"

Oksana Zaporozhets, leading research fellow of IGITI, participated in the conference "Life and Death in Russia" organized by Aleksanteri Insitute of the University of Helsinki. On October 26, she was a speaker in the section "Young People's Mundane (Every Day) Mobilizations, Solidarities, and Expressions in Public Space in Russia." 

Interview with Dr Emily Alane Erken

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Eugene Onegin at the Bolshoi Theatre
An interview with Dr Emily Alane Erken (PhD, Lecturer at School of Music, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) has been published on the HSE website. On October 21, Emily presented a paper “The Classic in the Contemporary: Opera Fans’ Online War for Russia’s Soul” on the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.

Emily Alane Erken presented a paper "The Classic in the Contemporary: Opera Fans’ Online War for Russia’s Soul"

Dr Emily Alane Erken
On October 21, Emily Alane Erken (PhD, Lecturer at School of Music, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) presented a paper  “The Classic in the Contemporary: Opera Fans’ Online War for Russia’s Soul”  on the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.

Natalia Samutina participated in the International Conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building"

Natalia Samutina participated in the International Conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building"
Natalia Samutina, leading research fellow of IGITI, reported on "World-Building in Crossover Writing" at the international conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building" held on September 23-25 in Krakow.

Video: Abigail De Kosnik "The Media Crease: Traces of Reuse in Hard and Soft Copies"

Video: Abigail De Kosnik "The Media Crease: Traces of Reuse in Hard and Soft Copies"
On May 12-13, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Cultural held an international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research". Video from the conference (Part 1).

Dr Mark Duffett wrote a post about the international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research"

Dr Mark Duffett wrote a post about the international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research"
On May 12-13, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Culture held an international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research". Social scientists and scholars from the US and Europe met at the Higher School of Economics and discussed theoretical issues and research methods of the phenomenon of 'participatory culture', as well as different aspects of contemporary culture – fanfiction, street art, musical fandoms, etc. Dr Mark Duffett (University of Chester, UK) wrote a post about the conference.