Monthly seminar

Our Digital Russia Studies seminar is held on Friday once a month from 12:15 to 13:45 at the Aleksanteri Institute (Unioninkatu 33), 2d floor meeting room.

During seminar we aim to engage with questions concerning Russian cultural history, contemporary media industries, digital dimensions of Russian politics, as well as East European perspective on Russia. We will also look into established and emerging methods and data practices.

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:

The room will be opened at 12:00. Please, write you name when you log in, so we all know who is in attendance.

13 September 2019

Ekaterina Mikhailova (UEF) The image of the “Slavic Unity” festival in the media space

23-25 October 2019

19th Aleksanteri Conference “Technology, Culture, and Society in the Eurasian Space

        Here you will find a list of DRS-featured panels that will be streamed online

1 November 2019

Nuriiar Safarov (UH) “Digitalisation of services and Russian-speakers in Finland”

        Nadezhda Stepanova (UH) “Sustainable Development in Sparsely Populated Regions”

13 December 2019

Adi Kunstman (Manchester Metropolitan University) “Rethinking digital inevitability: how digital futures might shape information sovereignty, memory and the environment”

Alexander Gurkov (UH) “Blockchain, crowdfunding and smart-contracts – new instruments for the revival of cooperatives in Russia”

Read more about our previous seminars in spring 2018, fall 2018, and spring 2019.