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News & Events Archive

January - September 2021

9 July 2021

MLAC Language Ambassadors run their first Creative Translation workshop at Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College.

29 June 2021

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'The formation of Language Policy in Russia and Its Republics: From History to Present' (in Russian) at the international conference ‘Language Situation and Linguistic Landscape of the National Regions in the 20th and early 21st Century’, Marjani Institute of History, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russian Federation.

28 June 2021

Angelos Theocharis, supervised by Professor Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, passes his PhD viva for the thesis titled 'Reading, Talking, and Playing Literature:The Community Literary Practices of the UK Russian-speaking Diaspora'.

21-23 June 2021

Dr Vitaly Kazakov gives paper 'RT’s International Coverage of the Pandemic and its Reception and Circulation on New Media Platforms' at the 'Foreign Events through the Lens of Russian Media' panel at the British International Studies Association (BISA) 2021 international conference.

9-11 June 2021

Professor Lara Ryazanova-Clarke gives paper ‘Global Russians: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK’ at the Approaches to Migration, Language, and Identity 2021 conference, University of Sussex.

19-20 May 2021

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin co-presents paper 'Russia’s Nationalities Policy After the 2020 Constitutional Amendments' (with Veera Laine) at the online conference 'Conflicting Il/liberalisms: Dividing States and Societies in Russia and Beyond', University of Eastern Finland.

11 May 2021

Professor Lara Ryazanova-Clarke gives lecture ‘The Immortal Regiment in the UK and the Diasporic Memory of the V-Day’ to British Civil Russian Network Group (online).

24 April 2021

The annual Multilingual Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium, UK LINGUA 2021, is hosted by Durham University.

23-24 April 2021

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents paper 'From a Multinational Federation towards a Nation-State: Strategies of Diversity Management in Russia' at the conference 'Soviet Heritage 30 Years Later: Discourses and Practices', Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russian Federation.

14 April 2021

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin gives online lecture 'Russia’s Language Policy and the Finno-Ugric Peoples' at the Uralic Linguistics course. Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.

12-14 April 2021

Comparative Aesthetics in Transnational Perspective, conference organised by Dr Qing Cao, in collaboration with the College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, China.

23 March 2021

Dr Guzel Yusupova organised workshop on Digital Nationalism under the auspices of The Association for for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), dedicated to the special section of Nations and Nationalism on this topic.

22-26 March 2021

MLAC Language Ambassadors support Durham County Council's Express Yourself North East Festival of Languages, running introductory language classes.