Conference Coordinator
Meri Kulmala
meri.kulmala [at]

Conference Secretary
Anna Salonsalmi
anna.salonsalmi [at]

Conference Trainee
Enni Valtonen
enni.valtonen [at]

Conference e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at]


The Aleksanteri Institute

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O. Box 42)
00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358-(0)50-3565 802

aleksanteri [at]


Past Aleksanteri Conferences


Restructuring State and Society in Russia


The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Choices of Russian Modernisation will hold the 14th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference, 22-24 October 2014. The conference will bring together scholars, experts and advanced graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to social and political sciences, cultural studies, the arts and humanities, law and economics.

It will aim to examine the intersections of and interrelationships between state and society in Russia and other post-Soviet and post-Communist countries in diverse theoretical and comparative perspectives; with the focus on critical issues of political, economic, and societal developments; in-between macro and micro levels of analysis.


Conference Schedule and Deadlines:

Panel proposals (c.a. 500 words): May 15, 2014
Abstracts for individual papers (c.a. 300 words): May 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 19, 2014
Programme published and registration opened by: mid-September, 2014

The Conference programme is now published and registration is open!

Online registration for speakers, chairs and discussants: October 6, 2014
Online registration for audience: October 15, 2014
Registration for the receptions is closed.

Conference: October 22-24, 2014

The Aleksanteri Conference is an annual, multidisciplinary, international conference organised by the Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, affiliated with the University of Helsinki. Aleksanteri Conferences have attracted broad interest among researchers and policy-makers in a wide variety of disciplines, both in Finland and abroad, interested in the development of post-socialist countries.


For further information, or any questions you may wish to ask, please contact the conference coordinators at Aleksanteri Conference: