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МАГ/The International Association for the Humanities     ЖУРНАЛ МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АССОЦИАЦИИ ГУМАНИТАРИЕВ | Volume 5, Issue 1 (34), 2016.

Выступления членов МАГ на Конвенции ASEEES 2014

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Ниже приводится список выступлений некторых членов МАГ на ежегодной Конвенции ASEEES, которая в этом году проходит в Сан Антонио (США), 20-23 ноября 2014 г. Программу Конвенции полностью можно посмотреть по ссылке.

 

Volodymyr Kravchenko

Ukraine: Fatal Geography vs Nested Historical Legacies
Sun, November 23, 8:00 to 9:45am, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Abstract
In my paper I propose an overview of various approaches to the intellectual mapping and the conceptualisation of Ukrainian national past within its current political borders. Its focus will not be not only, and indeed not very much, on political borders but rather on the process of mentally constructing and symbolically representing contemporary Ukraine’s territory in contemporary historical narratives. This presentation analyses historical narratives of Ukraine produced over the last two decades from two perspectives: an external one, associated with geopolitical changes and the development of state-building projects on the territory east of Europe, and an internal one, associated with the consolidation of various kinds of collective identity and the ‘erasing’ of the internal borders separating the main historical regions located on contemporary Ukraine’s territory.

 

William G. Rosenberg

Research Ethics in Eurasian Studies and post-Soviet Humanities
Thu, November 20, 5:00 to 6:45pm, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom Salon J

Session Submission Type: Roundtable

Brief Description
The Roundtable brings together American and post-Soviet scholars to discuss “research ethics” (broadly conceived) in Eurasian studies, i.e. research involving human participants and research ethics boards, ethics in joint East-West projects, ethical principles in oral history projects, the structure of authority in the production of knowledge, plagiarism in post-Soviet humanities and the role of new media (e.g. The Bridge-MOCT newsletter) in safeguarding ethical standards in post-Soviet academia. The roundtable format allows a broad discussion across disciplinary and other kinds of borders and an active participation of the audience.

 

Serhii Plokhii

Rhetoric and Representation in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Slavic Culture
Sat, November 22, 8:00 to 9:45am, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3

Session Submission Type: Panel

Brief Description
This panel examines the choices made in constructing visual and rhetorical representations of the sacred in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Slavic culture. The writers and thinkers analyzed in this panel developed techniques of creating images and narratives in the crucible of Early Modern Poland-Lithuania, but they drew inspiration for their representations from a variety of sources, including those of early Rus’, Byzantium, and Russia. The political and confessional struggle between Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism often has been identified as the prime mover of cultural formation in Poland and Ukraine, yet representational techniques like dissimulation of conflicting ideas and the selection, re-ordering, rearrangement, and reinterpretation of cultural images surely must be credited with shaping thought in Poland-Lithuania, as well. The panel will discuss the development of techniques of cultural synthesis and the sources used by Kyiv Metropolitan Petro Mohyla, Antitrinitarian Szymon Budny, and Orthodox martyr Afanasii Filippovich in their works.

 

Andriy Danylenko

How Many Standard Ukrainians Does One Need?
Sun, November 23, 12:00 to 1:45pm, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3

Abstract
The paper looks into regional varieties of Ukrainian, their dialect foundations and literary traditions. Contemporary attempts at creating new varieties are critically assessed

 

Gelinada Grinchenko

Research Ethics in Eurasian Studies and post-Soviet Humanities
Thu, November 20, 5:00 to 6:45pm, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom Salon J

Session Submission Type: Roundtable

Brief Description
The Roundtable brings together American and post-Soviet scholars to discuss “research ethics” (broadly conceived) in Eurasian studies, i.e. research involving human participants and research ethics boards, ethics in joint East-West projects, ethical principles in oral history projects, the structure of authority in the production of knowledge, plagiarism in post-Soviet humanities and the role of new media (e.g. The Bridge-MOCT newsletter) in safeguarding ethical standards in post-Soviet academia. The roundtable format allows a broad discussion across disciplinary and other kinds of borders and an active participation of the audience.

 

Elena Gapova

Presidential Masculinity and post-Soviet Nation-Building: Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbaev, Ramzan Kadyrov
Fri, November 21, 8:00 to 9:45am, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom Salon C

Abstract
The presentation explores a connection between “presidential masculinity” and nationhood. It focuses on four cases of patriotic manhood and the way they are intertwined with particular statehood ideologies: 1. Vladimir Putin and the rise of masculine power institutions; 2. Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus), the “bat’ka” (dad) of social justice; 3. Nursultan Nazarbaev (Kazakhstan) and oil-based modernity; 4. Ramsan Kadyrov’s proponency of “tamed” Islamic culture.

 

Alexander Pershái

Local Adaptations of Nationalism Theories: The Case of Belarusian Intellectual Discourse
Sat, November 22, 8:00 to 9:45am, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Abstract
The author argues that after their “local” adaptation Western terms and concepts are assigned new meanings sometimes quite different from their “home” theory. That is, the main theoretical concepts of nationalism have different interpretations and conceptual employment in Belarus; however, this complexity often appears unacknowledged. Specifically, the author looks at the concept of imagined communities and how it gets interpreted by Belarusian scholars and intellectuals.

 

Olga Bukhina 

Writing the History of Russian Children’s Literature: A Discussion of Ben Hellman’s Recent Literary History
Fri, November 21, 3:45 to 5:30pm, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 11

Roundtable

Brief Description
In this roundtable, panelists will discuss Ben Hellman’s recent literary history Fairy Tales and True Stories: The History of Russian Literature for Children and Young People (1574-2010) (Brill 2013), which marks a significant contribution to the study of Russian children’s literature and culture, which is the focus of the WGRCLC. At the same time, the writing of the history of literature involves a certain selection process, or moments of inclusion and exclusion, which merit discussion, as do ideas of canon or canonicity implied by any literary history. The panel may also consider areas for future work that remain now that one history has been written. Featuring Ben Hellman himself in their numbers, the presenters from America, Russia, and Finland have extensive expertise on the subject and represent a variety of areas, perspectives, and approaches to literature, whether academic, critical, pedagogical and practical. The roundtable format will allow for a more interactive discussion of the subject, with presenters engaging in dialogue with each other and the audience.

 

Historical Legacies and New Beginnings in Russian Children’s Literature
Sun, November 23, 10:00 to 11:45am, Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 6

This panel focuses on Russian children’s literature after 1989 and its connections to and radical breaks from the Soviet tradition.

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