Programme

Monday, 3 November

Museum Gustavianum, Auditorium Minus

09.00-09.15 Opening of the conference by Claes Levinsson, the director of UCRS
09.15-10.15 Lecture: Mark Bassin, 'A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an  enigma': What is Geopolitical Discourse?
10.15-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Panel 1. Post-Soviet Sensibilities and Geopolitics of the New Media
 Anton Gumenskii, Beyond Borders. Geopolitics of New Media is Oxymoron
Oleg Reut and Tatiana Teterevleva, Post-Soviet Diaspora in Mediapolis: Identity and Self-Identification Practices of the Digital Natives
Saara Ratilainen, Russian Lifestyle Blogs and the Construction of “Global Selves”
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Panel 2. Mediating Greatpowerness: From Philosophic Theorization to Web 2.0 Communication
Per-Arne Bodin, Russian Geopolitical Discourse and Future Empires
Maria Engström, The Radical Russian Conservatism and the Concept of Web Wars
Hanna Smith, Selling and Marketing Greatpowerness: Different Views on What Makes Russia Great
14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-16.15 Panel 3. Geopolitical Languages and Identity-Making in Digital Environment
Maria Anikina and Viktor Khroul, Mass Self-communication and Online Geopolitics: Crimea Crisis in Russian Web Discussions
Galina Zvereva, Digital Storytelling on YouTube: The Geopolitical Factor in Russian Vernacular Regional Identities
Irina Kotkina, Geopolitical Imagination of the Russian New Media between Eurasian Union and Russian World
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30–18.00 Panel 4. Social Media and the Crisis in Ukraine
Anke Schmidt Felzmann, Tweeting Diplomats and Eurocrats in the EU-Russian Conflict over Ukraine: Information-Bearers, Political Warriors or Digital Conveyor Belts?
Sergei Kurbatov and Alla Marchenko, Constructing the Enemies while Making News? Facebook as
a Particular "Battlefield" in information warfare in Ukraine
Ruben Ruiz, When the Geopolitical "Establishment" Perceives that Mass-Media Hegemony is not Enough. New Media and the Spanish Framing of the Ukrainian Crisis

Tuesday, 4 November

Main University Building, Hall VIII

09.00-10.00 Lecture: Andrei Tsygankov "Uses of Eurasia: the Kremlin, the Eurasian Union, and the Izborsky Club"
10.00-10.15 Coffee break
10.15-11.45 Panel 5. Popular Geopolitics and Ukraine
Dirk Uffelmann, The Imagined Geolinguistics of Ukraine
Greg Simons, Euromaidan and the Geopolitical Struggle for Influence in Ukraine via New Media
Mikhail Suslov, #CrimeaIsOurs: Russian Digital Geopolitics and the Crisis in Ukraine
11.45-12.45 Lunch
12.45-14.15 Panel 6. 'Web wars' and constructing geopolitical identities  
Fabian Linde, Future Empire: Russian State Promoted Union Identity among Youth
Vladimir Suchan, Lessons of a Virtual Activist from the Ukrainian Battles for Euroasia (The Message Is the Medium, and the Message Is Great Power)
Evgenii Pashentsev, The Strategic Role of Communication Management Tools in Internet during the Conflict in the Ukraine: The Geopolitical Aspect
14.15-14.30 Coffee break
14.30-16.00 Panel 7. Branding the Kremlin's 'Soft Power' in the Press and Television
Stephen Hutchings, Soft Power, Geopolitical Crisis and the Changing International Broadcasting Landscape: Russia Today’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics and Beyond
Vlad Strukov, Digital Conservatism: Framing Patriotism on Russia Today
Sirke Mäkinen, Geopolitical representations and Russia’s public diplomacy–the case of Rossotrudnichestvo
16.00-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.15 Closing discussion. Elena Namli as a commentator