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Image may contain: People, Military uniform, Soldier, Troop, Military.
Time and place: Sep. 25, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Auditorium 2, Sophus Bugges hus

Senior Fellow Håvard Bækken (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies) will give a talk about the increasing military exposure in the Russian civil society since the late 1990s.

Children from the Russian Yunarmia
Time and place: Mar. 20, 2020 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Senior Fellow Håvard Bækken (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies) will give a talk about the increasing military exposure in the Russian civil society since the late 1990s.

Film poster from the movie "Leviathan" (Russia, 2014)
Time and place: Feb. 19, 2020 4:00 PM6:30 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

Following the lectures of Alicja Curanović, we are kindly inviting all interested to a film screening of the award-winning Russian film "Leviathan".

Painting of a yellow castle with red flames all around.
Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Seminar room 14, P.A. Munchs hus

We are very pleased to announce a guest lecture by Alicja Curanović, Assistant Professor at University of Warsaw. The lecture's title is "On a Mission to Save the World? Contemporary Messianism and Russia’s Foreign Policy".

An Orthodox priest and Russia's president Vladimir Putin
Time and place: Feb. 10, 2020 4:15 PM6:00 PM, HF-12, Niels Treschows hus

Alicja Curanović, Assistant Professor at University of Warsaw, will give a talk about the Russian Orthodox Church's increasingly prominent role in the Russian state diplomacy.

A Chukchi woman plays a traditional instrument.
Time and place: Jan. 31, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Associate Professor Audun Johannes Mørch will give a talk about indigenous Russian literature, based on the works of the Chukchi writer Yuri Rytkheu (1930-2008).

Image may contain: Snow, Winter storm.
Time and place: Dec. 16, 2019 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Professor Catriona Kelly (University of Oxford) will give a talk about how the history of Leningrad and St. Petersburg has afflicted the identities of both the city and the people living there.

A poster from the movie "Toni Erdmann" (Germany, 2016).
Time and place: Dec. 11, 2019 6:00 PM9:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the eighth film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

A poster from the movie "Cloud-Paradise" (Russia, 1990).
Time and place: Dec. 5, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the seventh film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

Volodymyr Zelensky applauding himself after winning the presidential election in Ukraine. Red confetti in the upper left corner. People applauding all around him.
Time and place: Nov. 29, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Adrian Karatnycky (Atlantic Council) will give a talk about Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian comedian-turned-president, and how his electoral triumph was possible.

A poster from the movie "White Palms" (Hungary, 2006).
Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the sixth film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

A scene from the movie "Little Vera" (USSR, 1988).
Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 6:00 PM8:15 PM, Seminar room 4, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the fifth film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

Black and white photos of 10 Eastern European dissidents.
Time and place: Oct. 25, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room 3, Sophus Bugges hus

Drawing on his book “Dissidents in Communist Central Europe”, researcher Kacper Szulecki will explain how the convergence of certain factors enabled the emergence of dissidentism under the Communist period in the Eastern Europe.

A scene from the movie "Bolshe Vita" (Hungary, 1996).
Time and place: Oct. 23, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the fourth film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

Address by President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. He stands between two big flags, addressing a crown that is looking at him. He is in the middle of the photo, all eyes on him.
Time and place: Oct. 22, 2019 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Seminar room 1, Sophus Bugges hus

Associate Professor J. Paul Goode (University of Bath) will give a talk about how nationalism becomes a banal fact of everyday life in his analysis of Post-Soviet Russia.

A sad woman looking at herself in the mirror of a blue bathroom.
Time and place: Oct. 9, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the third film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

Film poster of "The Thief" (Russia, 1997)
Time and place: Sep. 25, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the second film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

The Hungarian flag waving in the wind.
Time and place: Sep. 13, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room 3, Sophus Bugges hus

Minority language speakers learning the language of the majority is taken for granted in nation states, however, the opposite case is a rare practice. In this talk, Marija Mandić and Krisztina Rácz present such a practice.

A scene from the movie "Tales from the Golden Age" (Romania, 2009).
Time and place: Sep. 11, 2019 6:00 PM7:30 PM, Auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the first film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

Illustration of Russian letters spelling the word "Zangezi"
Time and place: June 4, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Klubben

Associate Professor Harsha Ram will give a talk about the utopian geopoetics of the Russian avant-garde, focusing on work by the futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov and constructivist artist Vladimir Tatlin.