Russian and East European Studies

Parts of a circle: a film history of the roots of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

This one hour film is the first in a three part series about the Nagorny Karabakh conflict which traces its roots from the late Soviet period to the outbreak of serious fighting in 1992.

Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Aves (Conciliation Resources)

A usable past in a global world: the case of Russia

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Rising frustration over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere have led some Western leaders to conclude that Russian leaders are living in a “different world.”  My presentation will examine the source of these frustrations by analyzing the national narratives that shape interpretations of

Speaker(s): 
Professor James V. Wertsch (Washington University in St Louis)

The Russian Novel in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 17:30
Nissan Lecture Theatre

Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize): Contemporary Russian fiction in the mirror of the Russian Booker.

Elena Chizhova (novelist): The ongoing fascination in the Russian novel with the Soviet past.

Speaker(s): 
Elena Chizhova (novelist)
Aleksandr Snegiryov (novelist)
Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize)

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