Details of past conferences, workshops and events held in Edinburgh.
This conference set out to explore practices of cross-cultural communication between Russia and Britain in the 21st century. It focused on the forms and systems of meaning making in a variety of cultural fields in dialogue.
This international conference aimed to facilitate an interdisciplinary investigation of the linguistic and cultural forms, codes and practices associated with the Russian ‘creative’/‘middle class’.
This two day international workshop took place in Stockholm on September 3 and 4, 2013 with the purpose of initiating a broader multidisciplinary international network to study new aspects in the relations between language and power in the USSR and Russia.
With invited speakers from Belarus, the US and Scotland, this one-day conference examined the parallels in attitudes and policies towards language management in Belarus and Scotland. The conference was followed by a reception and dinner in the Elder Room at Old College.
In partnership with the 2012 Catherine the Great Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, which features exhibits from the collection of Russia's State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, this 3-day conference revolved around the socio-cultural shifts in the Russian language brought about by exposure to Enlightenment thinking.
The objective of the symposium was to contextualise the Russian language within the new and rapidly developing field of sociolinguistics of globalisation and to provide collectively a critical reflection on the theoretical challenges posed by Russian as a global language.
Participants: Roman Leibov (Tartu University), Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (Edinburgh University), Mikhail Epstein (Durham and Emory Universities), Tine Roesen (Aarhus University), Maxim Krongauz (Russian State Humanitarian University), Rose France (Edinburgh University)
This one-day conference explored Russia's contemporary politics through the lens of civil society and various 'bottom-up' social movements and organisations.
This international workshop was a collaboration between UCRS, CBEES, The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre (University of Edinburgh), the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Stockholm University, with participation of colleagues from St. Petersburg University and Queen Mary University of London.