20-21 January Wolfson College (Oxford) organized a seminar ‘Economies of Favour after Socialism: A Comparative Perspective’ with professors Alena Ledeneva, Caroline Humphrey and Chriss Hann as keynote speakers. Markku Lonkila from HEPO was among the invited paper presenters. See programme
Seminar on Russian opposition protests at FIIA
16 February Markku Lonkila (HEPO), Vladimir Gel’man (European University at St. Petersburg) and Jarmo Koponen (Uusi Suomi) presented papers on current Russian opposition protests at a seminar organized by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. The seminar marked the launch of a FIIA Working Paper by Markku Lonkila concerning the role of social media in the ongoing political crisis in Russia. See the briefing paper
HEPO & TCups workshop at Tampere
2-3 February HEPO and Tampere Research Group for Cultural and Political Sociology (TCups) met at a workshop at the Varala Sports insitute in Tampere.
HEPO workshop with Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph
On June 3-4 HEPO organized a workshop ‘Justifications, engagements, grammars’ with professors Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph as invited guests. The workshop took place at the University of Helsinki and was financially supported by the French embassy in Finland. The participants included Finnish, French, Belgian, Russian and US researchers. Continue reading “HEPO workshop with Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph”
Sosiaalinen media demokratisoi Venäjääkin / Social media democratizes also Russia
Blogit ja yhteisöpalvelut ovat kansalaisaktivismin olennaisia työkaluja, kun sananvapautta on kavennettu, kirjoittaa Markku Lonkila Helsingin Sanomissa.
Hepo meets the Moderns
On March 15, HEPO met at the University of Helsinki with the ‘Moderns’ group led by the Academy Professor Pertti Alasuutari. The lively debate revealed both common study interests and theoretical and practical connections between the two groups.
Discussion will be continued next fall. See below for the short introductions to both groups followed by short presentations by individual researchers.