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The Soviet Steppe – Culture, Environment, Economics and Politics

Conférence Public-cible: Académique ou spécialiste
This conference seeks to further explore cultural, environmental, economic and political aspects of the steppe in the Soviet Union (1917-1991).

How did the steppe serve as a cultural space for the production of meaning and identity? How did the steppe and its transformation interact with Soviet environmental and economic thinking? How did the steppe provide a geopolitical imaginary for center-periphery relations and Soviet political rule?

How did the steppe relate to other ecological spaces, in particular the forest? The conference aims at creating a space for fruitful interdisciplinary discussion.

It seeks to explore the interplay between cultural, political, ecological and economic aspects and to make first attempts to characterize the place of the steppe in Soviet and Eurasian history.
Quand?
16.02.2019 09:30 - 16:45
Où?
Site MIS 02 / Salle 2122AB
Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg
Organisation
Department of Geosciences
Ekaterina Filep
ekaterina.filep@unifr.ch
Chemin du Musée 4 0
1700 Fribourg
+41 26 300 9010
Intervenants
Session 3:

Ailya Tonkobaeva, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
“The Role of Literature in the Popularization of the Tselina Campaign in Soviet Kazakhstan, 1954-1964”

Clemens Günther, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
“Breaking the Borders. The Boundaries of Early Soviet Literature on Turkmenistan”

Maya Peterson, University of California, USA
“Curative Climates: the Soviet Steppe as a Place of Healing”

Comment: Jens Herlth, University of Fribourg

Session4 :

Mykola Homanyuk, Kherson State University, Ukraine
““Tavr steppe" as Universal Ideological Construct: From a Symbol of the Triumph of Socialism to a Mechanism of Decommunization”

Tatiana Voronina, University of Zurich, Switzerland
“From Tselina Steppes to the Swamps of ‘Non-Black Earth Soil’: on the ‘Rural Youth’ Magazine Coverage of State Politics in Agriculture, 1960-1970”

Birgit Beumers, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
“The Kazakh Steppe on Film”

CYCLE:
The Soviet Steppe – Culture, Environment, Economics and Politics

This conference seeks to further explore cultural, environmental, economic and political aspects of the steppe in the Soviet Union (1917-1991).

How did the steppe serve as a cultural space for the production of meaning and identity? How did the steppe and its transformation interact with Soviet environmental and economic thinking? How did the steppe provide a geopolitical imaginary for center-periphery relations and Soviet political rule?

How did the steppe relate to other ecological spaces, in particular the forest? The conference aims at creating a space for fruitful interdisciplinary discussion.

It seeks to explore the interplay between cultural, political, ecological and economic aspects and to make first attempts to characterize the place of the steppe in Soviet and Eurasian history.
 
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