25-28th October, 2017.Fourth International Research Conference Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones-2017

Sociological institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas

Saint Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy
Department of Russian Philosophy and Culture

Labont (University of Turin)

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St. Petersburg Polytechnic University named after Peter the Great International relations department

are pleased to announce

Fourth International Research Conference
Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones-2017

25–28th of October 2017

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There are two aspects of the formation of cultural memory. The first one is memorial zone. The second is the zone of oblivion and experience excepted from ordinary cultural practice; it is more important as it involves more cultural phenomena. Like some inconvenient historical figure or uncomfortable historical event this cultural experience is excepted but not completely forgotten. It shapes cultural borderlines and defines processes of identification. Such zones of excepted but unforgotten cultural experience were named Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (on the analogy with the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone).
The main objectives of the Conference: To reveal the mechanisms for formation of cultural exclusion zones on the example of the totalitarian Soviet past. Though topographical representation of national culture is nowadays quite common in the field of the Humanities (the methods of exposing of geographical boarders of national cultures are drawn up, theories of “cultural boarders” are elaborated and imagology is actively developing), borderline is usually regarded as a characteristic of some territory possessing distinct outlines. The research group brought together by this project takes into consideration multifactor influence upon the contents of culture and sees in interaction of different cultures not only frontier zones (marginal and containing elements of two and more interacting cultures) but also exclusion zones, i. e. zones of cultural suppression whose importance for interacting cultures becomes rather questionable.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Prof. Tiziana Andina, PhD (University of Turin, Italy)
Elizaveta I. Blagodatova (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia), Press-Secretary of the Conference
Dr. Alexey A. Bondarenko, PhD in Physics and Mathematics (Saint-Petersburg State Museum-Institute of the Roerichs, Russia)
Prof. Alexander I. Brodsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Alexander Chertenko, PhD in Philology (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor, PhD in Philology (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany)
Ksenia A. Kapelchuk, undergraduate student (European University at Saint-Petersburg, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Janna V. Nikolaeva, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Eugeny A. Macovetsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Prof. Alexey V. Malinov, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Vladimir L. Melnikov, PhD in Cultural Studies (Saint-Petersburg State Museum-Institute of the Roerichs, Russia)
Dr. Elena A. Ovchinnikova, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Prof. Izolda Yu. Peshperova, PhD in Law (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Russia)
Prof. Sergey N. Pogodin, Dr. Sci in History (St. Petersburg Polytechnic University named after Peter the Great, Department of international relations, Russia)
Dr. Maria V. Semikolennykh, PhD in Cultural Science (Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Lada V. Shipovalova, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia)
Dr. Sergey A. Troitskiy, PhD in Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Borderland Areas, Russia), Chairman

CALL FOR PAPERS
Application and abstract of presentation (recommended length is 200–300 words) or full text of the paper (not exceeding 5000 words) in Russian or in English should be submitted by the 1st of September, 2017.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for participation in the Conference.
The acceptance will be communicated to authors by the 30th of August 2017.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for publication and edit them. The papers are not reviewed or sent back.
An application containing applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information (e-mail, phone, post address) as well as information on mode of participation (personal or virtual) should be send to the following e-mail address: sergtroy@yandex.ru. When an application is received, the Committee sends to an applicant a letter confirming its receipt and containing invitation (in case of personal participation).

For further information see: http://cult-exclusion.ru/en/konferenczii1/tekushhie/mechanisms-for-formation-of-cultural-exclusion-and-frontier-zones-2017 and http://www.labont.it