FEMCORUS

New date 27.01.23! Digital Transformations of Feminisms in Russia and Eastern Europe

The event scheduled for this Friday the 25th of November 2022 is postponed due to the industrial action in support of sector-wide disputes over the USS pension, working conditions and pay in the UK. Here you can find more details on the strike: UCU press release

FEMCORUS project, which is a co-organizer of the event alongside the UCL, supports postponing of the event in solidarity with the British colleagues.
 
We aim to reschedule the seminar for early 2023 and will inform you about the new date as soon as we can.   Thank you for your support and understanding.

(Postponed from original date Friday, 25.11.2022)
New date: Friday, 27.1.2023
Time: 12.00-15:00 WET (Western European time) (UTC +1)/ 14:00-17:00 EET (Eastern European time) (UTC +2)
Place: Zoom (Registration link)

Description


This seminar, jointly organized by the UCL SSEES and Tampere University’s FEMCORUS research project, discusses the current state and prospects of feminism from the vantage point of digital communication technologies. In particular, the event addresses the rapid transformation of the legislative and political context in which digital platforms are used by Russian and Eastern European feminist activists, artists, and journalists. The seminar questions the role of digital dis/connectivity for the feminist NGOs and trans/national networks and scrutinizes how online media might be able to popularize the feminist agenda. The seminar presentations will reflect on the risks and advantages associated with the social media platforms when creating and maintaining transgressive grassroots movements aiming at decolonization of the post-socialist imperial spaces through anti-racist, queer feminist, and anti-war resistance networks.

The programme consists of two sessions. A keynote address by Inna Perheentupa (U Turku) moderated by Saara Ratilainen (TAU) will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Natalia Kovalyeva (U Tartu), Viktoria Kravtsova (Feminist Translocalities project), Lola Tagaeva (Verstka media) and Maryia Shkumayeva (Feminist Anti-War Resistance), moderated by Ella Rossman (UCL SSEES).

The seminar will be organized online in Zoom. Please register in advance to participate. Registration link.


More details:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/events/2022/nov/digital-transformations-feminisms-russia-and-eastern-europe
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