Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars

This series of seminars presents ongoing work of the Visiting Fellows of the Aleksanteri Institute.

To find out more about the Visiting Scholars Programme, please see

Visiting Fellows Research Seminars continue in August 2012. New seminar programme will be published in July 2012.

Programme  Spring 2012

Time: Thursdays, starting at 14:15
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, Meeting room 2nd floor

9 February
András Déak
, Central European University, Hungary
Russia and Global Oil Price setting: "Price taker” or benevolent dominant

23 February
Alexandra Arkhipova
, Russian State University for the Humanities
How a Legend became a Woman: the Story of Rosa Kaganovich, Stalin’s Secret Wife

15 March
Craig Brandist,
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Language and Hegemony in Early Soviet Thought

27 March
Nadir Kinossian,
University of Tromsø, Norway
"Authoritarian Modernisation” and Regional Development in the Russian Federation
PLEASE NOTE: The seminar exceptionally takes place on Tuesday.

26 April
Terry Cox, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interest Representation and State-society Relations in East Central Europe

Arsene Saparov, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
Arbitrary Borders? The Logic of the Bolshevik Boundary-Making in the South Caucasus 1921-1925

23 May
Andrew Graan,
Wake Forest University, United States
Marketing  Macedonia: Neoliberal Statecraft and Consumer Citizenship in the Age of Nation Branding
The seminar exceptionally takes place on Wednesday.

24 May
Andrey Maidansky,
Taganrog Institute of Economics and Management, Russia
The Concept of Personality in Cultural Historical Theory
Please note the new date.

7 June
Natali Stegmann,
University of Regensburg, Germany
How Socialism Lost its Concepts. A Brief look from the Czechoslovak and from the Polish Perspective

14 June
Elena Osokina,
University of South Carolina, United States
Rembrandts for Tractors: Soviet Art Export under Stalin

You are warmly welcome to attend the Visiting Fellows research seminars!
Please register your participation at the latest one week prior to each seminar to Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi[at]

For more information, please contact Anna Korhonen (anna.korhonen[at] or Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi[at]