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Research&Expertise

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.

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.

Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research

Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research
On May 12-13, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Cultural holds an international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research". See the photos.

International conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research"

International conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research"
On May 12-13, IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Cultural will hold an international conference "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research". See the conference program and paper abstracts.

Our new paper: "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" by Natalia Samutina

Our new paper: "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" by Natalia Samutina
A new paper on popular culture by Natalia Samutina was published in "Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies". The paper is titled "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" and discusses fan fiction communities. See the abstract of the paper.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international conference "Usable Pasts"

National Center for Popular Music in Sheffield
Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the international interdisciplinary conference "Usable Pasts" at  Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg  (February 4–5). Alexandra presented a paper 'British Popular Music History and New Urban Images: the Case of Sheffield'. See the conference programme.

Natalia Samutina participated in the seminar and conference in the Netherlands

Natalia Samutina invited as a guest lecturer to the University of Amsterdam. At the EAST Seminar on 11 November, she presented her research in the framework of the project " Participatory Cultures: Post-socialist new media practices". On 12 November and 13 November, Natalia Samutina participated in the conference "European Fan Cultures 2015" at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the workshop at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the workshop at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
On 12–14 November, Alexandra Kolesnik participated in the workshop "Historical and Cultural Narratives. Rivalries and Entanglements in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Belarus)" at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Scholars from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus discussed issues concerning the construction and presentation of historical and cultural narratives.

A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets

A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets
A new issue of the Laboratorium journal (Russian review of social research) guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets came out of print. This issue of Laboratorium features a special section dedicated to street art or, more broadly, to vernacular images in the contemporary urban environment. The article by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets “Berlin, the City of Saturated Walls” and reviews of the Center junior research fellows Alisa Maximova and Alexandra Kolesnik are published in this issue. Full issue is available online.