4/27 Conference: Media and Power in Contemporary Russia and Beyond

Friday, April 27, 2018


Friday April 27, 2018

Conference: "Media and Power in Contemporary Russia and Beyond"



Classics Room 110

1010 E. 59th Street


In this conference, we bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers from the humanities and social sciences, including a number of leading scholars of and participants in contemporary Russian media worlds, in order to critically address the questions raised by these developments. For example, to what extent are arguments about the “legacies” of Soviet media practices useful in understanding today’s media landscape in Russia?  What are the relationships between domestic and geopolitical dynamics in the shaping of contemporary media practices in Russia?  What modes of interpretation, viewership, and reception have new forms of media — and their relationship to power — facilitated? While this one-day conference focuses on Russia, we hope to invite comparisons and discussions about how contemporary media worlds may be entangled across distinct political and social settings.


For complete details, including a conference program, visit our event website

Co-sponsored by The Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Center for International Social Science Research, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Comparative Human Development, and CEERES.

This event is free and open to the public

Persons in need of an accommodation for a disability may contact CEERES@uchicago.edu