Soyuz is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

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One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city in North America. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field.

International Conference 'Digital Transformation & Global Society"

30 May 2018 - 1 June 2018
DTGS is an emerging international academic forum for the interdisciplinary Internet Studies field. The mission of the conference is to provide a collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the transformative impact of digital technologies on the way we communicate, work and live. The event is jointly organized by the ITMO University and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St.

Call for papers – Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Objects Between “Rural” and “Urban” Life Styles

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Katzer, guest of our last Science-Lounge, organizes in cooperation with Zurich University a conference for which he is looking for contributions.

The dynamics of rural society during the last Soviet decades have hitherto been largely neglected, yet they are crucial for understanding the late Soviet Union.