DPhil student Nikolay Erofeev from the Department of History will present a paper entitled "Agrocities: the Soviet state-led project for urbanisation of the countryside and its post-socialist transformation." Please see the abstract
Russian and East European Studies
100 years on from the October Revolution, monumental propaganda in the form of statues, monuments, architectural ensembles, and decorative detail retains the memory of Soviet rule in former republics of the USSR and the Eastern bloc states.
Please note there has been a change to the schedule for next week's Georgian Studies Programme Seminar series.
We will be welcoming Dr Ekaterine Gedevanishvili from the Chubinashvili National Research Centre of Art History and Heritage Preservation.
REES will host a new project exploring political homophobia and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender – LGBT - communities in the countries of the former Soviet Union. ‘Between Russia and Europe: Homophobic Politics and LGBT Activism in Eurasia’ will bring together global scholars and activists from the former Soviet Union to discuss in comparative and transnational perspectives the historical origins, and contemporary politics of homophobia in the region.