Detailed conference programme will be published on 10 September 2018. Please find below the programme outline and guidelines for sessions.
Wednesday, 24 October
10:00-11:00 Guided tour at the Slavonic Library of the National Library of Finland
12:00- Registration and information desk open
Launching of the photo exhibitions
Venue: Small Hall, University of Helsinki Main Building, 4th floor, Fabianinkatu 33
13:00-13:30 Opening Ceremony
Opening words by Dr. Katalin Miklossy, chair of the organising committee and Professor Markku Kangaspuro, Director of the Aleksanteri Institute
Ceremonial speaker: Professor emerita Marju Lauristin, Tartu University
13:30-15:00 Plenary Session I
Professor Grzegorz Ekiert, Harvard University: From Communism to Authoritarianism via Democracy. The Puzzle of Political Transformations in East Central Europe
Professor Katrin Voltmer, University of Leeds: What democracy? Contesting the meaning of democracy during regime transformations
15:30-17:00 Panel session I
17:15-18:45 Panel session II
19:00-21:00 Reception hosted by the University of Helsinki
Thursday, 25 October
09:00- Registration and information desk open
09:00-10:30 Panel session III
11:00-12:30 Plenary session II
Professor Veljko Vujačić, European University at St. Petersburg: The Persistent Appeal of Nationalism
Professor Susan Reid, Loughborough University: ’Palaces in Our Hearts’: Caring for Khrushchevki
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-15:15 Panel session IV
15:30-17:00 Panel session V
17:15-18:15 Cultural event
Venue: ThinkCorner of the University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 4
18:30-20:00 Reception hosted by the City of Helsinki
Friday, 26 October
09:30- Registration and information desk open
09:30-11.00 Panel session VI
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Panel session VII
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30 -16:00 Plenary session III
Dr Maria Mälksoo, Brussels School of International Studies/University of Kent: The Return of ‘Eastern Europe’ as a Normative Threat
Professor Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester: Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to ‘Information War’?
16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony
Panel sessions will last 90 minutes each:
Panellists: 15-20 minutes each
Discussant: 10 minutes
The chair will introduce the panel and its participants. Each panellist will have a maximum of 15-20 minutes for their presentations. The discussant will have 10 minutes to give their comments. The papers will be circulated amongst the panel chairs and discussants prior to the conference.
Roundtables will also last 90 minutes. Please be mindful of the time constraints and the fair allocation of time between participants.
The working language of the conference is English. Unfortunately, no translation can be provided.
There is a PC and a projector in every lecture hall.