The Leeds Russian Centre (dir. Sarah Hudspith and Vlad Strukov) and Moscow State University call for participants in their 3-day international workshop ‘Russian Culture in the Era of Globalisation’ in Moscow, 12-14 November 2014.
This collaborative, multi-disciplinary project will examine the transformation in / of Russian culture in the era of globalisation, focusing on how governmental as well as independent actors, institutions and media have responded to the collapse of Soviet ideology, the dominance of Russian imperial culture and the challenges of globalisation post-2000. In particular, it will investigate the role of the Russian cultural canon in constructing a new national identity in Russia and in its attempts to forge new relationships with other countries as well as to re-frame the historical past.
The outcomes of the Moscow workshop will be further developed in a follow-up workshop in Leeds, November 2015.
The organisers will be able to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the UK delegation to Moscow. Currently there are three funded places available. Preference will be given to contributors on cultural production in such areas as theatre, performance and dance; other contributions may also be considered.
Please send a note of interest by 25th July, and a brief abstract of around 150 words and short CV by 31st July 2014 to Sarah Hudspith.