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Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in conference at Paris-Sorbonne University

Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in conference at Paris-Sorbonne University
Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in the international conference "Publishing differently. Small publishers, independent journalists and bloggers in Russia" at Paris-Sorbonne University (October 1–2, 2015). The purpose of the conference was to analyse these independent, critical channels of publication in present-day Russia. Who produces this different material? What civic and political alternatives do they represent? What conflicts and compromises exist between them and the dominant players? To answer these questions, presenters doscussed and analysed alternative publishing channels in Russia, in journalism, publishing or blogs. The aim was to analyse not only their break with the dominant patterns but also the compromises and hybrid situations that arise from their mutual relationship, as well as to examine the emergence of alternative publications since the final decades of the Soviet Union.

Alisa Maximova is doing an internship at King's College London

Alisa Maximova is doing an internship at King's College London
Alisa Maximova, research intern of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, is visiting King’s College London as a part of her PhD programme at HSE. Her work in KCL is supervised by Dr. Dirk vom Lehn, coauthor of several papers on museum visitor interaction and participation, as well as author of the book “Harold Garfinkel: The Creation and Development of Ethnomethodology”. Alisa is a visiting PhD student in the Work, Interaction and Technology Research Centre in the Department of Management. Members of the Centre specialize in studying social interaction, role of technology and material objects in collaboration and conduct in offices, control centers, medical environment, museums.

Oksana Zaporozhets participated in international conference at University of Zagreb

Oksana Zaporozhets participated in international conference at University of Zagreb
Oksana Zaporozhets participated in the international conference "Media and the City. Urban Media Studies: Concerns, Intersections and Challenges” at University of Zagreb (24–25 September 2015). She presented a paper "Invading urban underground: the mediatization of metro".

A regular academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture resumed

A regular academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture resumed
We resumed a regular academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture (IGITI HSE). On September 23, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik presented a paper “Representation of the imperial past in British popular music culture of the 1970: the case of punk rock band the Clash”.

Our new paper on popular culture: "Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks" by Alexandra Kolesnik

Our new paper on popular culture: "Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks" by Alexandra Kolesnik
The working paper ‘Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks’ by Alexandra Kolesnik has been published. The author studies the historical imagery of British popular music in the1960s drawing on the example of the rock band ‘The Kinks’. Their interest in English folklore, musical and cultural traditions, widely known to the national audience, became an original reinterpretation of relevant events in England of the 1960s, and national history as a whole.

The University of Amsterdam launched a new International Project with participation of Research Center for Contemporary Culture

The University of Amsterdam launched a new International Project with participation of Research Center for Contemporary Culture
In September 2015, a new form of cooperation started between Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies and IGITI Research Center for Contemporary Culture. A newly established international, inter-disciplinary research group within the project “Participatory cultures: post-socialist new media practices” is coordinated by Dr. Sudha Rajagopalan (European Studies, University of Amsterdam) with the participation of Dr. Ellen Rutten (Professor of Slavonic Literatures & Cultures, University of Amsterdam). Russian members of the group are Natalia Samutina, Oksana Zaporozhets, Boris Stepanov, and Alexandra Kolesnik.

Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminars Announced (September–December 2015)

Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminars Announced (September–December 2015)
We will resume a regular academic seminar of Research Centre for Contemporary Culture (IGITI HSE) in September 2015. The main goal of this monthly seminar is presentation and discussion of current research projects of the Center fellows and its partners. The seminar is aimed primarily at university audience: researchers, master and post-graduate students, but it is open to the public. For admission to the seminar, please write to Alexandra Kolesnik: aleksa-kolesnik@yandex.ru. See the scheduele of the seminar.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference at Autonomous University of Barcelona

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Vth Meeting of Young Researchers in Modern and Contemporary History" (panel “The Past at the Crossroads. Experience, Critique and Historical Imagination”) at Autonomous University of Barcelona (July 15–17).

Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in the international conference at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in the international conference at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
On June 11–12, Natalia Samutina and Boris Stepanov participated in the international conference “Past the “Post-”: Theorizing the Post-Post-Soviet via (New) Media and Popular Culture” organized by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). They gave presentations on various aspects of cultural communication in RuNet. See the conference program and abstracts.

Alexandra Kolesnik gave presentation at the research seminar at University College London

On June 3, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in Social Sciences Research Student Seminar at the Department of History of University College London. She presented a paper “Representing history in British heavy metal music of the 1980s” based on her dissertation research. Discussing the paper participants touched on the theoretical framework of the research project, and practical questions. See abstract.