A multidisciplinary conference that aims to bring together academics working on any aspect of Russian history and memory. It is hoped that the roundtable and different perspectives on the burning issues of the topic will foster collaborations between academics and curators to create joint projects.
The interdisciplinary nature of the conference provides an opportunity for specialists from any related academic sphere to join the discussion and share their experience and perspectives on Russian history and memory. The organisers encourage both experienced scholars and young academics to join the event.
We are calling for papers of 20 minutes length covering on the following topics (but not limited to):
• Representations of Russian history from both inside and outside Russia especially relating to media: Film and Television, news reporting and social media
• Exhibitions and museums as a way of representing Russian history
• Nostalgia relating to both pre- and post Soviet Russia
• The teaching of history in Russia in the post Soviet period
• Memory and Trauma in Russian History
• Changing practices in commemoration or symbols of national identity.
Besides presentations of participants we will have a presentation of Dr Victoria Carolan, a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, London. The
conference will be closed by a roundtable discussion.
We invite abstracts (no more than 300 words) for proposed 20-minute presentations by 15 of January, 2020. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance letters will be sent out by 31 of January, 2020.
The conference will be held on 28-29 of February, 2020.
Information about the opportunity to publish papers from the conference will be announced later.
The event is organised by ITMO University and DH Center in St. Petersburg and University of Greenwich in London.
Registration fee will be held after selection.