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On/Towards the New Normal

Deadline for applications: January, 25, 2022

February, 28  2022

The concept “the new normal” is a phrase that is both controversial and highly interesting. It was traditionally used within humanities to describe changes in culture, values and worldview that can happen as a result of changes in the political or economic realm. Picked up quickly by media and in popular culture, the term has now become a cliché. However, it is precisely for this reason that the concept has attracted noticeable attraction from young scientists, embedding it in scientific discourse as an ‘umbrella term’ for modern culture’s orientation towards the new (see B. Groys, “On the New”).
For this reason, “the new normal” was chosen a topic for this conference. It covers a wide range of academic disciplines (philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, linguistics, literary criticism, art history, cultural studies, media studies etc.), and allows for an approach of global changes in culture from various angles.

Multidisciplinary conference: "Heritage, Challenges and Perspectives of Scientific Cooperation between Russia and the Netherlands"

To meet the demand for bilateral scientific diplomacy, several Russian and Dutch universities will organize a multidisciplinary scientific forum on November 25, 2021. At this event, scientists and scholars from the disciplines of humanities and physics will convene.

The day will be filled with a number of lectures held by prominent scientists from both Russia and the Netherlands, as well as a brainstorming session with scientists and stake-holders in research funding.

The conference will take place at Moscow State University.

Bridge Builders: Dutch Studies in Russia and Russian Studies in the Netherlands from a Historical Perspective. Part 2

As part of the NWO Science Diplomacy Grant, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Saint-Petersburg State University (SPbU) organizes two congresses in June and October 2021. At these congresses, a number of linguistic cases are presented, spanning from the 14th century until today. There is an emphasis on the 20th century, which saw the establishment of both Dutch studies in Russia, and Russian studies in the Netherlands. The topics include institutional history, the works of renowned scholars in Dutch studies and Russian studies, lexicography and literary translations. Additionally, lectures and interviews with art historians, journalists and authors will be organized for a wider audience.

Bridge Builders: Dutch Studies in Russia and Russian Studies in the Netherlands from a Historical Perspective. Part 1

June 4-5, 2021

Through the ages, the relations between the Netherlands and Russia have been marked by major fluctuations. During two conferences – one in St. Petersburg and one in Amsterdam – there will be presented a number of cases from the fourteenth till the beginning of the twenty-first century, with regard to institutional as well as non-institutional Dutch studies in Russia and Russian studies in the Netherlands. The focus will be on the twentieth century, when Dutch and Slavic departments have been founded at Russian and Dutch universities respectively. Apart from institutional history and the work of important slavists and scholars in Dutch studies, we will pay attention to the history of Russian-Dutch lexicography and to literary translation. Both conferences will also leave room for lectures intended for a broader audience.

Polylogue and synthesis of the arts: history and modernity, theory and practice

March 4th-5th, 2019

International academic conference

The Russian influence on Dutch cultre

June 23rd, 2017

International academic conference

Expert meeting Cutting Edge/Eastbound

31 januari en 1 februari 2019

Conference on the spread of Dutch and Flemish literature to the east (Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia).

Vegetable Garden with bare hands

20th of April 2018

Conference about a charity project organized by the the University of Wageningen in cooperation with Saint-Petersburg State Agrarian University: green activities and education for young disabled people at Orphanage no. 4 in Pavlovsk.