Second Annual RUCARR Conference, Nov. 22-23


The Second Annual RUCARR Conference will be held at Malmo University, Sweden, on November 22-23, 2017.

The research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research’ (RUCARR) is an intellectual hub for scholars at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University. Established as late as in 2016, RUCARR builds on an established and well-recognized area studies tradition at the University which connects with an extensive research networks nationally and internationally.

As the name of the platform, suggests, Russia and the Caucasus are the geographical areas of primary concern. RUCARR’s research focus is on political, social, cultural, economic and other dynamics and processes of significance within its geographical delimitations. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, contemporary politics, history and nationalism, ethnic and national identity, security issues, democracy and civil society development, authoritarianism and post-authoritarian transition and transformations.

Focus on ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism issues

This year’s conference will have its specific focus on ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism issues. On this topic, we are very happy to great Dr. Paul Goode, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath ( as our keynote speaker with the presentation Nationalism, Patriotism, and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Russia.

For the paper sessions contributions all across RUCARR’s sphere of activities are warmly welcome.

In connection with this year’s special focus, RUCARR organizes a thematic conference, directly following the Second Annual Conference: Circassians in the 21st century: Identity and Survival – in the homeland and diaspora, November 23–24, 2017 – read more.

Call for papers, read more
Organizing committee: Prof. Bo Petersson, Prof. Karina Vamling, Dr. Derek Hutcheson
Venue: Malmö University campus (close to Malmö Central Station)
Travel and accommodation, link


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