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.

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

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.

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


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