Mariëlle Wijermars to give a lecture on memory politics in contemporary Russia at Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Russian Media Lab researcher Mariëlle Wijermars will give a lecture at Higher School of Economics (Moscow), faculty of Communication, Media and Design on 28 September. During her talk she will explore how the Russian central government employs cultural memory to claim political legitimacy and discredit political opposition. Also Wijermars will present her new book “Memory […]

Interview – and Soviet jokes – with Elizaveta Gaufman (University of Bremen)

by Janne Suutarinen Elizaveta Gaufman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen. Her research focuses on the exploration of verbal and visual enemy images through big data analysis. Dr. Gaufman’s research combines International relations theory with media and cultural studies. Russian Media Lab asked Dr. […]

On Digital Humanities – Interviews with Markku Kangaspuro (Aleksanteri Institute) & Peter Haslinger (Herder Institute)

by Janne Suutarinen “The question of algorithms concerns much of human action and control of one’s own life. Thus it is in the core of the whole idea of humanity.” – Markku Kangaspuro This week Aleksanteri Institute hosted a workshop (Politics of) Digital Humanities in Eastern European Studies, which brought together an interdisciplinary group of […]

Interview with Olga Dovbysh, new postdoctoral researcher of Russian Media Lab

From 1 September Olga Dovbysh has joined the Russian Media Lab team as a postdoctoral researcher. She will join the current project on Russian media and freedom of expression.  Can you tell a bit about yourself and your research? I am from Russia, where I have been working since 2013 at Higher School of Economics […]

Latest publications

Russian Media Lab proudly announces the publication this week of two articles by its researchers. Interested? Follow the links to read the publications in open access! Mariëlle Wijermars’ article “Project ‘1917 –Free History’: Reliving the Russian Revolution in the Digital Age“, published in Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, examines Project ‘1917 […]

Public lecture Hanna Stähle: ‘Mediated Orthodoxy’

Mediated Orthodoxy: The Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill Facing Criticism in Digital Media Public lecture by Russian MediaLab visiting researcher Hanna Stähle (University of Passau) When: Monday 18 June, 14:15 – 15:45 Where: Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor meeting room There is an increasing discrepancy between the image of the Russian Orthodox Church in state-controlled […]

We are hiring! Vacancy for postdoctoral researcher

Russian Media Lab is hiring! Deadline for applications: 18.06.2018 The Aleksanteri Institute invites applications for an enthusiastic and creative POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (click here to apply) for a fixed term from 3rd of September 2018 to 30th of June 2019, to work within the project Russia MediaLab: Freedom of speech and critical journalism in Russia. The […]

Public event: ‘Re-mediating Russia’. Think Corner, 7 June 2018

Afternoon event at the “Fönster” Think Corner, University of Helsinki 7 June 2018, 3-6PM Organised by the Russian MediaLab: Freedom of Speech and Critical Journalism in Russia research project Re-mediating Russia: Art, Journalism, and Digital Communication How are public discourses developing at times of international political conflict? How do the media and the arts define […]

Reminder: Deadline approaching for Russian Media Lab conference

Some three weeks remain to submit your paper and panel proposals for the concluding conference of the Russian Media Lab project, organised as a thematic track within the 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference. We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki this fall! Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for […]

Mariëlle Wijermars to give a talk on Russian news aggregators at University of Bremen

On 17 April Russian Media Lab researcher Mariëlle Wijermars will give a talk at the University of Bremen, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa (FSO). The talk, entitled ‘Control the News Feed, Control the News? The Impact of Russia’s News Aggregator Regulation on the Online News Landscape’, is part of the lecture series ‘Kolloquium zur Ost(mittel)europäischen Geschichte’. For more […]