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CfPs Towards an institutional ethnography of late socialism. Workshop, Dec. 16-18 2021 at HSE University (online)

 

CfPs for the workshop

Towards an institutional ethnography of late socialism

HSE University

16-18 December 2021 Moscow (online)

Keynote addresses: Alexei Yurchak (Berkeley) ‘Bodies of Lenin: a laboratory of Soviet sovereignty’; and Sergei Abashin (European University, St Petersburg), ‘Soviet kishlak- Soviet kolkhoz: towards institutional ethnography’; conference organiser: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (HSE St Petersburg)

Working languages: English and Russian (simultaneous translation provided)

New Special Issue: Digital Selves: Embodiment and Co-Presence in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia

Dear H-Soyuz subscribers,

Cassandra Hartblay and I have guest-edited a special issue of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, titled "Digital Selves Embodiment and Subjectivity in New Media Cultures in Eastern Europe and Eurasia" that may be of interest to some colleagues on this network, especially as we work on updating our syllabi for the Fall term.

Book announcement "The Transformation of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe: Sociological Insights" , Routledge, 2021

Dear colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce the release of a new book that explores Catholic consecrated religious life and new monasticism in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, with my chapter on Eastern Orthodox monasticism in Russia based on my 2-months fieldwork in Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery:

"The Transformation of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe: Sociological Insights" , Routledge, 2021