Dr Vitaly Kazakov gives paper 'Tweeting Popular Cultural Information War: Eurovision 2017 Through the Eyes of RT Russian Twitter Followers' in the 'Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere' panel, ASEEES 2018, Boston, MA, 6-9 December 2018 (delivered in absentia by Mariëlle Wijermars).
Films I am waiting for you by Paloma Yanez Serrano and Benjamin Llorens Rocamora of the of The Big Tree Collective, and HiKifakCaVa by Professor Paul Cooke are featured at the Language and Identity: Explorations Through Film mini festival (screenings and discussion with filmmakers), The former Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Dr Amjed Rasheed and Juline Beaujouan give lecture 'Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugees' to masters' students studying at the Department of Politics, University of York.
5 November 2018
Dr Abir Hamdar presents her Performing Arab Cancer project at the New Directions in Qualitative Health Research: From Patient Experiences to Participatory Action Research Conference, organised by DIPEx International at the University Medical Center in Groningen, Netherlands. A screening of her short film 'I am Waiting for You' (dir. Soha Choucair & Lina Abyad), follows the presentation.
Dr Guzel Yusupova presents on 'Connective Action Advancing (Inter-)Ethnic Solidarity: Resistance to the Demotion of Minority Languages in Russia' at the 'Urban Activism and the Development of Civil Society in the Russian Federation' conference, Indiana University Global Gateway Network, Berlin.
11 October 2018
Dr Konstantin Zamyatin presents on 'The Right to Native Language Teaching and the Free Choice of Language Teaching in Russia' at the conference 'Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language', Senate House, University of London.
Andy Byford and Juline Beaujouan contribute to the CrossLangDyn workshop 'Languages, Community and Area Studies: Reflections on Concepts and Delivery', organized by Stephen Hutchings and Yaron Matras in Manchester.
Screening the Nation: Georgia, 1918-2018, special programme of screenings and discussion at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, curated by Dr Dušan Radunović. Download the programme flyer. The programme includes the academic workshop Cinema and Nation: Spotlight Georgia (28 September 2018, 10am-1pm, MLAC, Durham, ER A29).
Dr Polina Kliuchnikova presents paper 'Voices on the Move: Narratives of Mobility and (Trans)Linguistic Performance of Post-Soviet Migrants in Russia’s Urban Environments' at the 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration, Sestri Levante (organised by the University of Turin).
Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián organises the workshop 'Beyond Ruins, the Submerged and the Emerging: Visions of Space and Its Flights in Recent Latin American Cinema' at Colombia's National Cinemathèque, Cinemateca Distrital de Bogotá.
Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián runs, as visiting scholar, a research module on Caribbean and Latin American cinemas and environments in Global South contexts for the MA in Visual Culture Practice and Research, Facultad de Comunicaciones, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
Juline Beaujouan publishes a two-part paper on the effects of the Syrian conflict and the problem of Syrian refugees in Jordan (Part I) and Lebanon (Part II). These reports are based on her recent HEFCE-funded fieldwork in the region.