Russian and East European Studies

The bivocal nation: memory and identity on the edge of empire

Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 13:00
Syndicate Room

How is a nation imagined in a place that exists on the “Edge of Empires?” Or what is nation-ness like in a place that is construed as an ambiguous point between “east” and “west?” Or prevailing in a liminal state of becoming and unbecoming: European, Soviet, postcolonial, developing, modernizing

Dr Nutsa Batiashvili (REES & Free University of Tbilisi)

Part-time Departmental Lecturer in East European Politics

Russian and East European Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - -£38,183 p.a. (pro rata)

We are seeking a part-time (60%), fixed-term Departmental Lecturer to assist in teaching and supervision for the MSc and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies. The post is a part time fixed term post until 30 September 2019 made available due to the secondment of the permanent post holder.

When informal institutions change: institutional reforms and informal practices in the former Soviet Union

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 13:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

What happens to informal institutions and practices when political actors decide to implement democratic institutional reforms aimed at relieving formal institutions of informal constraints?

Dr Huseyn Aliyev

Parts of a circle: a film history of the roots of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

This one hour film is the first in a three part series about the Nagorny Karabakh conflict which traces its roots from the late Soviet period to the outbreak of serious fighting in 1992.

Jonathan Aves (Conciliation Resources)

A usable past in a global world: the case of Russia

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Rising frustration over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere have led some Western leaders to conclude that Russian leaders are living in a “different world.”  My presentation will examine the source of these frustrations by analyzing the national narratives that shape interpretations of

Professor James V. Wertsch (Washington University in St Louis)

The Russian Novel in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 17:30
Nissan Lecture Theatre

Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize): Contemporary Russian fiction in the mirror of the Russian Booker.

Elena Chizhova (novelist): The ongoing fascination in the Russian novel with the Soviet past.

Elena Chizhova (novelist)
Aleksandr Snegiryov (novelist)
Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize)


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