News & Events Archive

In the News & Events Archive you'll find information about past conferences, lectures, seminars and other significant events at the Institute. From 2010 onwards, also research and publication news are included.

Past events by year 2017 | 2016| 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |2011 | |2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

News and Events in 2017

12.10.2017
Visiting Fellows Research Seminar with Shaban Darakchi: "Modernization of Gender Roles and Sexuality Among the Bulgarian Muslims

11.10.2017
Thinkfest Tiedesauna on Russia and climate change (in Finnish)

9.10.2017
Guest lecture
Sergey Mokhov: "Death care in Russia: How infrastructure produces power and ritual?"

4.10.2017
100-vuotiaat naapurit: Suomi ja Venäjä - Talous (in Finnish only)

20.9.2017
 International research seminar on contemporary Russian policy-making

18.-20.9.2017
Memory of the Finnish events of 1905-1906 in the Great Russian Revolution of 1917
Seminar in St. Petersburg

14.9.2017
Visiting Fellows Research Seminar with Ulrike Ziemer: "Geopolitical Challenges and National Identity in Armenia: Domestic Insecurities and the Russian Security Discourse"

6.9.2017
100-vuotiaat naapurit: Suomi ja Venäjä - Ulkopolitiikkaa Suomessa ja Venäjällä (in Finnish only)

23.8.2017
10th Anniversary Seminar of the Visiting Fellows Programme "A Global Look at Russia". Registration for the afternoon seminar open until Monday 21.8.

17.8.2017
Visiting Fellows Research Seminar with Eleanor Bindman: "Substituting for the Welfare State? Welfare Governance and Non-state Actors in Contemporary Russia"

20.6.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Katya Tolstaya (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Theology after Gulag as a New Interdisciplinary Research Field: Academic and Societal Pros and Cons

15.6.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Olga Shevchenko (Williams College, USA): Empire in the Album: Soviet Travel Photography and Generational Memories of Socialism Today

13.6.2017
Seminar 'Dialogue Between Finland and Japan on Russian Politics and Economy

8.6.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Linda J. Cook (Brown University, USA): Russia's Socially-Oriented NGOs in the Context of Reform

1.-2.6.2017
International conference "Critical Issues in the Research of Contemporary Russian Politics"
TIME: 1-2 June 2017
VENUE: Hall 13, Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33.

31.5.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Anna Paretskaya (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA): Protest Movements and the Culture of Democratic Liberty: The Example of Street Mobilization in Russia, 2011–2012

19.5.2017
International seminar on Russia and freedom of expression 'Media, Capital, and Culture: Institutional Spaces in Between'
TIME: 10:15-17:30 
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor seminar room (Unioninkatu 33)

18.5.2017
Teaching demonstration for the Invited Professorship in Russian Politics by Vladimir Gel'man 'Problems of the Rule of Law in Russia'

11.5.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Oleksandr Fisun (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine): Informal Politics and Neopatrimonial Democracy After Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution

9.5.2017
Studia Humaniora: Russia 1917: Daniel Orlovsky: The Russian Provisional Government of 1917: A Centennial View
TIME: Tuesday, May 9th, at 6:15 p.m.
PLACE: University of Helsinki Main Building (Unioninkatu 34), Auditorium XIV

8.5.2017 Aleksanteri News 1/2017 published

 

The cover of this year’s first issue of Aleksanteri News expresses support for the European University at St. Petersburg and the Central European University in Budapest. Inside, you will find useful information on a number of upcoming events and read about the diversity of the research that is conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute. For example, there are ongoing projects about energy and security, migration and the evolution of authoritarian systems. The ‘Face of the Month’ in this issue is Librarian Emilia Pyykönen, who discusses the importance of collaboration between researchers and information experts and reveals the secrets of new electronic resources! Check out the latest publication news and updates on the institute’s study programmes, and learn about the Aleksanteri community by reading greetings from our new employees and visiting fellows!


27.-28.4.2017

International seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes at the Aleksanteri Institute, in Helsinki.

26.4.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Stacy Closson (Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA): Russian Behavior in the Arctic: Regional, Middle or Hegemonic Power?
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room
The seminar exceptionally takes place on Wednesday.

20.4.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Marcin Kaczmarski (University of Warsaw, Poland): The Eurasian Union and the New Silk Road: Russia and China’s Visions of a Regional Order Between Regionalism and Empire
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room

6.4.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Luke March (University of Edinburgh, UK): Our countries, right or wrong? Russian and US nationalism compared

30.3.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Barbara Gaweda (University of Edinburgh, UK): Recent gendered political mobilizations in Poland: the ‘war on gender’ and the ‘black protest’
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room

23.3.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Galina Miazhevich (University of Leicester, UK): Mediation of Xenophobia in Post-Soviet Belarus
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room

13.3.2017
GUEST LECTURE by H.E. Mr. Andrei Galbur, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova: Moldova at a Geopolitical Fault Line

The topic refered to the security challenges of Moldova, which finds itself on a geopolitical fault line that is actually crossing the country's territory, breaking up the society, and most importantly the mindset of people.

TIME: Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:30 p.m.
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute Meeting room, 2nd floor (address: Unioninkatu 33, entrance via the inner courtyard)

PROGRAMME:
2:00 p.m. Coffee (please be sure to be seated by 2:20 p.m.)
2:30-3:30 p.m. Guest Lecture by H.E. Mr. Andrei Galbur, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova: Moldova at a Geopolitical Fault Line Q & A

The lecture was chaired by Acting Director of the Aleksanteri Institute, Professor Markku Kangaspuro.

9.3.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Ulla Pape (University of Bremen, Germany): Confronting HIV/AIDS in Russia and Ukraine: A Comparative Study on Epidemic Impact and Policy Response

2.-3.3.2017
Seminar organized by Hokkaido University and Aleksanteri Institute “Slavic-Eurasia’s Northern Tier: Finland, Russia, Japan”
TIME: Thursday & Friday 2-3 March, 2017
VENUE: University of Helsinki Main Building (Unioninkatu 34), Aud. XII & Aleksanteri Institute (Unioninkatu 33, entrance via inner yard), Conference Room, 2nd floor

Programme (pdf)

REGISTRATION: by Friday 24 February: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/77953/lomake.html. If you have additional questions please contact roosa.rytkonen@helsinki.fi.

1.3.2017
Call for papers for 17th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference entitled "Russia's Choices for 2030" published. The Conference will focus on Russian actors, who are making the choices on the way to 2030; explore the multiple structures and environments within which these actors are making these choices; and analyse the legacies of the pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods which, in turn, are shaping Russia’s choices. The deadline for submitting paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is 15 May 2017. Conference website.

23.2.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Tatiana Artemyeva (Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia): Philosophy of Russian Enlightenment in Soviet Historiography
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room

New Postdoctoral Researcher to the Russian MediaLab project

PhD Mariëlle Wijermars starts as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Russian MediaLab project. In particular, her research interests include contemporary Russian politics, propaganda and censorship, the politicisation of history and the use of media as a tool of national and foreign politics in Eastern Europe. Read more »»

22.2.2017
Guest lecture by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary: The Future of the EU and the Relations with Russia from the Perspective of Hungary. Interview: The European Union, Russia and international challenges

15.2.2017
Seminar: The Erosion of the Rule of Law in East Central Europe

Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017

To date, the impact of the federal energy policy on local sustainable development has not been systematically investigated, writes Daria Gritsenko.

Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017: A local perspective on energy development in the high north

 

28.1.2017
Doctoral Defence: Elina Viljanen: THE PROBLEM OF THE MODERN AND TRADITION: Early Soviet Musical Culture and the Musicological Theory of Boris Asafiev (1884–1949)

26.1.2017
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki is announcing three new positions, located at the Aleksanteri Institute: assistant/associate professors in Russian law and administration, in Russian big data methodology and in Russian environmental studies. The positions are part of the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus strategic development initiative, which is opening altogether 17 new vacancies for professors or assistant/associate professors. Deadline for applications was 15 February 2017.

19.–20.1.2017
The multidisciplinary research project Russian Media Lab, coordinated at the Aleksanteri Institute, organized the seminar “Active Media Spaces: Dialogues on Russian Media, Culture and Institutions” in St. Petersburg. The seminar’s panels concentrated on the current developments of Russian media landscape, addressing both institutional and grassroots tendencies. One of the seminar’s highlights was the roundtable “Media Literacy and Media Education in Russia Today,” which introduced the viewpoint of St. Petersburg-based journalists and media professionals to the research community. 

19.1.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Ilya Kalinin (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia): Protest Movement in Russia (2011-2012). Cultural distinctions and political similarities: dialectics of the defeat
TIME: 2.15 pm
VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor Meeting room

19.1.2017

Competition in Socialist Society (Routledge, 2014), edited by Katalin Miklóssy and Melanie Ilic, has been reviewed in Contemporary European History with praises. According to the book review, “the book conceptualises Eastern European history in fresh ways”. The volume is based on a three-year international collaborative project, Competition in Socialist Society (2010-2012).


12.1.2017
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Dilyara Suleymanova (University of Zurich, Switzerland): Schooling the sense of belonging: education, language and identity politics in post-Soviet Tatarstan

9.1.2017
Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships 2017-2018 - CALL OPEN 9 January – 10 February 2017
The Aleksanteri Institute’s Visiting Fellows Programme invites applications for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute's research agenda. The fellowship carries a monthly stipend to cover the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland. The call is open from 9 January until 10 February 2017. More information on the fellowships and on the application procedure.

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