Conferences 2018

Below you will find conferences arranged by our Institute in 2018.

International conference “Latvia at a Crossroads: The Centenary of the Latvian State”

  • Date: 11-12 October, 2018
  • Location: Hall 2, Gamla torget 3, Uppsala University

“Latvia at a Crossroads: The Centenary of the Latvian State” is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the multiple contexts of Latvia during the centenary year of the nation’s independence from the Russian Empire. It brings together researchers from across Europe and North America and from a variety of different disciplines to facilitate discussion of the social, political, economic and cultural context of Latvia. The network of scholars established by this event will represent the forefront of Latvian studies. Twenty-three papers will be delivered in seven thematic panels designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion. Papers have been chosen for this conference because of their pertinence and as cutting-edge research in the field.

The conference took place at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, home to the editorial office of the Journal of Baltic Studies.

The conference began with opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Marģers Krams, Latvian Ambassador to Sweden.

Visit IRES homepage for more information http://www.ires.uu.se/calendar/event/?eventId=38476

The conference organisers were Dr. Michael Loader, Dr. Siobhán Hearne, and Dr. Matthew Kott.

Latvia at a Crossroads is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, IRES, the Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, and the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies.

IRES/BASEES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "Regimes and Societies in Conflict: Eastern Europe and Russian since 1956"

  • Date: 13-14 September, 2018
  • Place: Main University Building, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala

The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies hosted a two-day conference at Uppsala University in September 2018 with the theme ‘Regimes and Societies in Conflict: Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956’. Over the last 60 years Eastern Europe and Russia have been the scene of immense political, social and cultural upheaval. This conference provides the opportunity to reflect on the changes in the region that have led from Stalinist dictatorships to the very varied polities of contemporary Eastern Europe and Russia.

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For additional information write to Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga  jevgenija.gehsbarga@ires.uu.se

International Conference "Russia's Role in World Politics"

  • Date: 4 May, 09:00–18:00
  • Location: Main University Building, Biskopsgatan 3

In recent years, Russia has played an increasingly active and assertive role in world politics. Prominent cases include Russia’s takeover of Crimea and meddling in eastern Ukraine; Russia’s military intervention in Syria and support for the Assad government; Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential elections; Russia’s promotion of new institutional arrangements like the BRICS-led New Development Bank and the Eurasian Economic Union; and the pursuit of closer economic and diplomatic ties with China. This conference brought together a group of internationally renowned scholars to shed light on the underlying drivers of Russia’s new foreign policy activism. In addition, the conference aimed at discussing the implications of Moscow’s actions for the current international order.

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For additional information write to Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga  jevgenija.gehsbarga@ires.uu.se

The event is organized in cooperation with Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, Uppsala University.

Transplanting Pushkin. A Symposium on Reading, Translating and Adapting Eugene Onegin

Alexander Pushkin

Date: Friday 16 February 2018
Time: 09:30-18:30
Venue: The Humanities Theatre, English Park Campus, Uppsala University

This symposium explores the beauty of Alexander Pushkin's masterpiece Eugene Onegin through its many translations and adaptations. Literary scholars, translators and readers of Pushkin will reflect together on the joys, challenges and effects of transplanting Pushkin's novel-in-verse into several different languages and media. The keynote speaker is Douglas Hofstadter, whose Onegin translation was published in 1999. The symposium will conclude with literary readings. The event is organized in cooperation with Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, Uppsala University. For more information write to organizer Julie Hansen julie.hansen@ires.uu.se

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