Логотип ZDES

Competition of scientific articles by junior social scientists

November 25, 2016

CGES, St. Petersburg State University

In 2016, around 20 research papers in various scientific domains, including sociology, political science, economics and international relations, were submitted to an annual competition. Written by MA and PhD students from Russian and European institutions, the papers covered topical issues of Russian and European societies, as well as of international relations between Russia and Europe.


Public lecture by Alexander Kondakov

October 18, 2016

Bielefeld University, Germany 

The topic of the public lecture held by Alexander Kondakov at Bielefeld University was “Everyone Hates Politics in Russia: How the legacy of the USSR influences the political engagement of LGBT citizens”.


Workshop “European creative labour revisited: cultural production in distinct institutional environments”

October 14-15, 2016

Museum of sound, St. Petersburg

Over the last 20 years, a number of studies have been devoted to creative professionals, such as artists, designers, IT-specialists, and journalists. The central concept of cultural (creative) labour studies would be precariousness—fickle, unstable employment without many social guarantees. However, these studies have mainly been focused on Great Britain and West European countries. In Russia, the working environment of creative professionals still remains in the shadows.