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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.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in conference at King’s College London

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in conference at King’s College London
On May 28-30, IGITI Research assistant Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the conference “Sight and Sound” organized by the Department of Music of King’s College London and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). She presented a paper “Sounds like music hall: the Kinks’ representation of the British musical past” based on her dissertation research. See the conference programme and abstracts.

Kirill Levinson gave presentation at the research seminar at The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

On April 27, Kirill Levinson (IGITI HSE Leading Research Fellow and PhD student of the Institute for Eastern European History and Area Studies Tübingen) presented a paper “Die soziale Konstruktion des Rechtschreibfehlers im deutschen und im russischen Sprachraum” at The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

Joint Report "The Anthropology of Digital City As an Emerging Field: The Issues of Research and Teaching" by Oksana Zaporozhets and Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk

During the seminar "Going Digital: The Forms and Formats of the Medialization of Knowledge Inside and Outside of the Academia" Oksana Zaporozhets, Leading Research Fellow at Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design presented their joint report "The Anthropology of Digital City As an Emerging Field: The Issues of Research and Teaching."

Our new paper: "Emotional Landscapes of Reading" by Natalia Samutina

A new paper on popular culture by Natalia Samutina was published in the Working Papers Series by the Basic Research Program of Higher School of Economics. The paper is called "Emotional landscapes of reading" and discusses the passionate immersive reading of fan fiction communities. Full text (in English) can be downloaded from our website.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in workshops at the University of Chicago

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in workshops at the University of Chicago
On April 2-3, Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the seminars "EthNoise!: The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop" at the Department of Music, the University of Chicago. She presented the preliminary results of her dissertation research project and took part in the discussion.