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.

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

7 February 2020

Teemu Oivo (UEF) “Curating Russian propaganda? Finnish ‘alternative media’ as a domestic filter for RT and Sputnik”

13 March 2020

Andrey Indukaev (UH) “Studying ideational change in Russian politics with topic models and word embeddings: the case of ‘Modernization’”

3 April 2020


15 May 2020

Mihail Kopotev (UH), Alexander Klimov (UH) Workshop on recent Russian NLP tools (syntax and context-based embedding) 

5 June 2020


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