The Aleksanteri Institute Cultural Forum 2011

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The Aleksanteri Institute Cultural Forum offers a series of lectures and discussions focusing on the study of Russian culture. The monthly meetings bring together scholars and artists of different fields to reflect on the dialogue between arts, research, and society as well as the challenges of Russian and Soviet cultural studies.

Autumn 2010

Sep: 6 Kul’turologiia, philosophy & Ideology - cancelled
Jutta Scherrer (Director of research, l’ Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris): Kul'turologiia and Ideology
Maxim Kupovykh (research fellow, Helsinki Collegium): Kul’turologiia and philosophy

Sep 29: Discussions on Soviet aesthetics
Exceptionally on Wednesday, usual time 4pm-6pm
Andrey Maidansky (professor, Taganrog Institute of Economics and Management): Aesthetic theories of Mihail Lifshits
Edward Swiderski (professor, Univerisité de Fribourg): Soviet aesthetics in the Post-Stalinist period

Nov 8: Länsimaisten rationaalisuuskäsitysten kritiikki (in Finnish)
Vesa Oittinen (professori, Aleksanteri-instituutti): Venäjä rationaalisuusteorioiden koetinkivenä?
Krista Berglund (tutkija, Helsingin yliopisto): Rationalistisen lännen kritiikki nyky-Venäjällä

Dec 13: Russian Culture of Enlightenment
Tatjana Artemyeva (Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)

Spring 2011

January 31: Discussion on Dostojevski (in Finnish).
Pekka Pesonen (professor) and Hannu-Pekka Björkman (actor)

March 8: "Naiset ja venäläinen kulttuuri" (in Finnish).
Time 16-18, Venue Aleksanteri Institute, Meeting room, 2nd floor.

May 9: "Venäläinen elokuva ennen ja jälkeen Neuvostoliiton" (in Finnish).
Researchers Lauri Piispa (University of Turku) and ) Ira Österberg (The Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)
Time 16-18, Venue Aleksanteri Institute, Meeting room, 2nd floor.


Programme of 2011-2012 available here

Programme of 2010 available here

Programme of 2009 available here