Schedule Spring 2018

Our Digital Russia Studies seminar is held every first Friday of the month from 12:15 to 14:45 at the Aleksanteri Institute (Unioninkatu 33), 2d floor meeting room.

If you cannot join us live, please do not hesitate to tune in online using the Adobe Connect option. It works from your browser (if you are using Google Chrome and cannot connect, try Mozilla Firefox or an alternative browser). Make sure that you have Flash installed.

To join the meeting go to: https://connect.funet.fi/drs/

The room will be opened at 12:00. Room Passcode: DRS2018


5 January 2018 –> Opening ‘meet-and-greet’ session

Dr. Mila Oiva (Aalto University) “Using Two Sets of Glasses: Yves Montand goes to the USSR”

Prof. Ekaterina Protassova (UH) “Russian Digital Humanities at the Dept. of Modern Languages”


2 February 2018 –> Methodology workshop

Prof. Arto Mustajoki (UH) “The research use of Integrum database from a wider perspective”


2 March 2018 –> Cake-for-comments

MA Ira Österberg (UH) “A quantitative approach to film music and Soviet Cinema 1965-1984”

MA Justyna Pierzynska (UH) “Knowledge politics in the semipherifery: Unexpected historical brotherhoods in CEE media”


6 April 2018 –> Cake-for-comments

Dr. Reeta Kangas (University of Turku) TBC

Dr. Mikhail Kopotev  (University of Helsinki) TBC


4 May 2018 –> Russian Media Lab-special

 Dr. Marielle Wijermars (UH)  “Control the News Feed, Control the News? Measuring the Impact of Russia’s News Aggregator Regulation”

 Dr. Katja Lehtisaari (UH) TBC


1 June 2018 –> Closing of the first batch

Dr. Saara Ratilainen  (University of Helsinki) “Online media and algorithmic culture in Russia”

MA Teemu Oivo (UEF) TBC