Conference reports

Art in protest. Pussy Riot in Mordovia, Russia

Lusine Djanian and Alexey Knedlyakovsky at the Bakhtin workshop shared their experiences from the art protest in 2013, in the Russian Republic of Mordovia, the historical place for those serving sentence or being exiled. And it was in this region where Bakhtin spent many years of his life when he was not allowed to live in Moscow. The protest was a direct action to support the demands of Pussy Riot-member Nadezda Toloknnikova, who was serving her sentence in prison for the action in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

By Ninna Mörner No Comments on Art in protest.

Bakhtinian theory in postcolonial and postsocialist space

The workshop “Bakhtinian Theory in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Perspective” was organized to link with the publication of the special section on “Bakhtinian theory in a postcolonial and postsocialist perspective” in Baltic Worlds (number 1, 2017).

By Ninna Mörner No Comments on Bakhtinian theory in postcolonial and postsocialist space

Aleksanteri Annual Conference 2016 LIFE & DEATH IN RUSSIA

The Russian welfare state has undergone deep structural transformations during the last twenty-five years. The aim of the 16th Annual […]

By Helene Carlbäck No Comments on LIFE & DEATH IN RUSSIA

Searching for Baltic Dimensions

In the fall, 2016, Färgfabriken organized the symposium “In Search for the Baltic Dimensions”, where researchers, artists, media practitioners, designers, urban planners, and art students outlined some of the burning social and cultural issues related to the Baltic Sea region.

By Irina Seits and Ekaterina Kalinina No Comments on Searching for Baltic Dimensions

The Ethnification of Poverty Some remarks on a panel debate arranged by Historical studies, Södertörns högskola

The panel debate “Mendicancy, poverty and Swedish society” was organized the 20th of May at Södertörn University, with the intention to flesh out an emotionally loaded political topic with professional background knowledge.

By Ann-Judith Rabenschlag No Comments on The Ethnification of Poverty

Representing Genocide: “The Nazi Massacre of Roma in Babi Yar in Soviet and Ukrainian Historical Culture”

At a symposium in March 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Andrej Kotljarchuk presented the results of an ongoing research project “The Roma Genocide in Ukraine 1941-1944: History, memories and representations”.

By Andrej Kotljarchuk No Comments on “The Nazi Massacre of Roma in Babi Yar in Soviet and Ukrainian Historical Culture”

Ukraine: Thinking Together. “History does not happen by itself”.

An international solidarity cum discussion conference concerning the Maidan revolution and its effects, took place in Kiev during five sunny days in May 2014. ”Ukraine: Thinking Together” was arranged by the Krytyka Institute in Kiev in cooperation with American historian Timothy Snyder and American news magazine New Republic.

By Krister Eduards No Comments on Ukraine: Thinking Together.

The Magic of Moomin

The conference on “Moomins and the Others”, was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomin magic.

By Sara Granath No Comments on The Magic of Moomin

Revolutions and their aftermath A year after Euromaidan

The roundtable at CBEES 27 March, provided the space for an academic debate in which scholars and experts could present the findings of their research and share their views on the current events in Ukraine with a broader audience.

By Julia Malitska, Olena Podolian & Yuliya Yurchuk No Comments on Revolutions and their aftermath

Parental Movements with Disparate Agendas

There were two disparate and somehow polemic tendencies, or overarching discourses, among the parental movements presented at the workshop on Södertörn University in May 2014. The first was the nationalist discourse, whilst the other predominated discourse was concentrated on promoting new norms in parenting.

By Dominika Polanska No Comments on Parental Movements with Disparate Agendas