RUCARR Programme 8-9 Nov

RUCARR Programme 8-9 November

Version 2018-11-06


PROGRAMME – The Third Annual RUCARR Conference, November 8-9, 2018

10.00–12.30 Niagara Building

2nd floor

Registration Niagara Building:
11.30-12.30 Niagara Lunch
12:45-14:15 NI:B0E15 Welcome – RUCARR Co-Director Prof. Karina VamlingOpening of the conference – Rebecka Lettevall, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society

Keynote address 1:

Prof. Ghia Nodia, Ilia State University, Tbilisi: Common Past and Divergent Futures: Democracy and Autocracy in the Post-Communist Area

14:15-14:45 Coffee
14:45-16:15 NI:B0E15 Session 1. Dr. Derek Hutcheson

Dr. Alexander Osipov (International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies Flensburg, Germany / Prague, the Czech Republic): The Soviet legacies in diversity policies vs European standards of minority protection – is there a dichotomy?

Svetlana L’nyavskiy (Center for Central and Eastern European Studies, Lund University): Battle for Language Rights: the case of Russian speakers in Ukrainian social network’s discussion

Karli Storm (University of Eastern Finland): “‘Who are We and Where Do We Belong?’ Contesting Labels, Landscapes, and Memory in the Georgian Region of Kvemo Kartli”

16:15-16:30 Refreshments


NI:B0E15 Session 2. Chair Dr. Christofer Berglund

Natia Gamkrelidze (Linnaeus University, Sweden): Georgia’s transition from ENP to EaP and the challenges associated with Georgia becoming a candidate State

Arpi Muradyan (Political Science, Yerevan University): Russia’s South Caucasian Structural Policy in the Context of Democratization Tendencies from 1991 to 2018

Klaudia Kosicińska (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences): Participatory budget in Georgia between democracy and authoritarianism – discourse analysis

19.00 Conference dinner Niagara restaurant
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-11:15 NI:B0E15


Session 3. Chair Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen

Turkay Gasimova (Dept. of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Firenze): Transmission of the democratic ideas from Europe through Russia to the Caucasus: Nineteenth century Muslim intellectuals in South Caucasus.

Aneta Strzemżalska (Department of Anthropology, The European University, St. Petersburg) Traditional Music and Nationalism. Dual Nature of Contemporary Azerbaijani Meykhana

11.30-12.30 Niagara Lunch
12:30-13:30 NI:B0E15 Keynote address 2:

Prof. Madina Tlostanova (Linköping University): “Democracy” -“Authoritarianism” – “Decoloniality”: A Decolonial Reflection on the Post-Truth World

13:30-14:00 Refreshments
14:00-15:00 NI:B0E15


Session 4. Chair Prof. Bo Petersson

Dr. Eleonora Narvselius (Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University): Bandera Debate II: Scrutinizing Lessons of the Authoritarian Past in Post-Maidan Ukraine

Ekaterina Markovich (Faculty of Law, University of Turku, Finland): The Special Path or censorship in a name of protection?

15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-16:45 Dr Natalia Paulovich (Independent researcher, Warsaw): A breadwinner or a housewife: Agency in everyday image of the Georgian woman

Dr. Yulia Gradskova (Dept. of History, Stockholm University): “Where all the rights for women are embodied in laws”. Soviet “emancipation of woman of the East” and WIDF’s work for rights of women in the Third World

Closing of Conference (RUCARR Co-Director Prof. Bo Petersson, Malmö University)

16.45-17.00 Refreshments

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