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Nordic Russian and Eastern European Studies Conference
Intentions, Interactions and Paradoxes in Post-Socialist Space

The Nordic Russian and Eastern European Studies Conference “Intentions, Interactions and Paradoxes in Post-Socialist Space” is now open for audience registration. You are warmly welcome!

This two-day conference to be held in Helsinki on 24-25 May 2013 includes:

  • Over 60 presentations on various topics such as questions of Civil society, welfare and middle class; Winter Olympics in Sochi; Post-soviet textbooks and post-soviet memory of WWII; Borders and environment; Russian modernization; Indigenous people in the Russian North.
  • Three keynote presentations given by: Li Bennich-Björkman (University of Uppsala, Sweden), Rustem Nureev (National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) and Olga Shevchenko (Williams College, USA).

The preliminary conference programme

The conference is free of charge and open for audience, but pre-registration is mandatory. Please register by May 20th via the electronic registration form. Since there is a limited amount of seats reserved for the audience, we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible in order to assure yourself a seat.

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki premises (Metsätalo, address: Unioninkatu 40).

The conference is organised by the Ceres network, a Nordic network on Russian and Eastern European Studies, which is funded by the NordForsk and coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.