Monthly seminar in fall 2018

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 September 2018: 100 years of ICT

PhD Brendan Humphreys (UH) “Lenin’s Tweets: the Telegram Seen from the Age of Social Media”

Dr. Wladimir Sgib­nev (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography)
“The Dark Side of Digitalisation. Spatial Justice and Informal Transport in the Age of Uber”

12 October: Hands-on Workshop (come and learn new tools!)

Prof. Daria Gritsenko & BA Ilona Repponen “Exploring Open Data: How to Process It?”

2 November 2018: Discourse analysis meets and machine learning

MPhil Kristian Lundby Gjerde (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) “The Programming Qualitative Researcher: Explorations of Russian Government Discourse”

Julia Nikolaenko (HSE, Moscow) “Ukraine’s political images in Russian media space”

14 December: Closing of the second batch and DRS ‘pikkujoulut’

PhD Julia Velkova (UH) “Geopolitics of Data: Yandex Digital Data Infrastructure in Finland from a Critical Media Infrastructure Perspective”

PhD Ekaterina Kalinina (Södertörn University) “Big Data memory”


Read more about our previous seminars in spring 2018.