Events

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Dr Diana Kudaibergenova (Cambridge)
30 January 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
In this talk, I argue that unconventional ways of political contention successfully shape the regime, its elites, and its forms of oppression even under the most authoritarian contexts and... Read more
Olenka S. Dmytryk (Cambridge)
3 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
At the time when the securitization of ‘traditional’ or ‘spiritual and moral values’ (Østbø 2017) is used by Russia as a justification for military invasion and genocide, it is important to talk... Read more
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Dr Dave Dalton (Independent Scholar)
6 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Among the key puzzles of Ukraine’s post-communist development have been its poor economic performance and an inability to develop a fully rule-of-law state. The two issues are related, my research... Read more
Professor Roland Dannreuther (University of Westminster), Dr Komiljon Karimov (Westminster International University in Tashkent), Dr Ahliddin Malikov (Westminster International University in Tashkent)
10 February 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
One of the most significant developments in Central Asia has been the ambitious economic and political reform programme promoted by Shavkat Mirziyoyev since his accession to the Presidency in 2016.... Read more
Kateryna Iakovlenko (Cultural Editor of Suspilne Media)
10 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
What does art during the war look like? How can we talk about trauma and resistance? Documentary and archival turns, as well as attention to topics of war, loss, and displacement in Ukrainian art... Read more
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Dr Danielle Lussier (Grinnell College, USA)
13 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
A key feature contributing to public support for Putin over the past two decades is high levels of trust in him as an individual. This trust has shaped patterns of Russian political participation and... Read more
Dr Victoria Donovan (St Andrews)
17 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
This presentation draws on interviews and participant observation work conducted with activist communities and heritage practitioners in the Ukrainian East before February 2022, and online interviews... Read more
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Dr Natasha Kuhrt (KCL)
27 February 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
This presentation explores the reframing of Russian identity and foreign policy amongst political and intellectual elites. These elites now face the urgent challenge of maintaining an appeal to so-... Read more
Olena Chervonik (Trinity College, Oxford)
3 March 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
An informal photographic community emerged in Kharkiv in the mid-1960s and gradually coalesced into an artistic movement nowadays known as the Kharkiv School of Photography. The School encompasses... Read more
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu (LSE)
6 March 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre
The political economy of natural resources is not a new area of study, but the presentation on the Caspian Basin countries is from a less-researched angle. This talk focuses on the characteristics of... Read more
Dr Kateryna Dysa (All Souls, Oxford)
10 March 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
The first music clubs in Kyiv appeared in the 1960s; however, the Soviet authorities quickly stepped back and ordered them to be closed. A new wave of music clubs connected to youth counter-culture... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Diana Galeeva (Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Gulf International Forum)
28 April 2023 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
In recent decades Russia has played an increasingly active role in the Middle East as states within the region continue to diversify their relations with major external powers. Yet the role of... Read more