On September 13, Gabrielle Cornish, PhD Candidate in Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, gave a lecture "Sound and Identity in Stalin's Gulag" at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
Senior research fellow Alexandra Kolesnik took part in a conference ‘Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture’, which was held on June 17–20, 2019 in Nantes (France). The conference was organised by the International Society for Metal Music Studies and University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Alexandra presented a paper ‘‘Cityness’ of Heavy Metal in Russia: ‘Moscow Metal Club’’. See the conference programme.
“Glasnost Noire: A Graphic Cultural History of J. H. Chase in Russia”: presentation of Birgitte Beck Pristed
On June 3, Birgitte Beck Pristed, Associate professor of School of Culture and Society - Russian and Balkan Studies at Aarhus University (Denmark) presented a paper based on her new book “The New Russian Book: A Graphic Cultural History” (Palgrave 2017) at the Research Center for Contemporary Culture Academic Seminar.
On April 15, 2019, Research Centre for Contemporary Culture organizes a special event "Manga as Literature, Manga as Reading" with the participation of Jaqueline Berndt (Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Stockholm University), Yulia Magera (Senior Lecturer, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies HSE), Natalia Samutina (Leading Researcher, Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities HSE) and Yulia Tarasuk (Leading Librarian, Curator of Comics Library at the Izmailovskaya City Library, Saint Petersburg).
At the invitation of the organizers Natalia Samutina participated in the international conference "Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies", which was held in Stockholm on September 6-8. The conference, organized by Professor Jaqueline Berndt, brought together contemporary researchers of manga from around the world. Natalia Samutina's presentation was devoted to the problems of interpreting manga in international readers' communities, including Russian-speaking communities, and was intended to emphasize the role of co-ownership cultures in the contemporary development of manga as a reading space. See the conference program and paper abstracts.