Information on Keynote and Registration Posted

You can now find a full abstract and the registration link for the Thursday, April 15 keynote address by Dr. Yvonne Howell. Dr. Howell’s talk, “The Geography of Joy: Alex Dubas, Voices of Russian Happiness, and the Art of Translation”, will officially open the conference, and its theme of happiness will then connect with the plenary panel scheduled for the morning of Friday, April 16. Both events will be held as Zoom webinars and are free and open to everyone. You must register in advance to receive the link and information on how to join the webinar.

Moment of Happiness, Alex Dubas

Abstracts and registration are up for the Plenary Panel

Titles and abstracts are now up for the three presentations that will be part of the Friday, April 16 plenary panel. Hannah Chapman will discuss showmanship in contemporary Russian politics, Smoki Musaraj will talk about changing public perceptions of concrete architecture in Albania, while Karen Petrone will delve into memories of and connections with WWII in Russian entertainment and leisure.

The plenary is open to all, conference participants and the general public. It will be available through a Zoom webinar. All attendees will need to register for the plenary panel webinar individually. Please check the Special Events webpage for full abstracts and the registration link.

A WWII Veteran. Photo by Daniel Ioanu on Unsplash

A Commemorative Plate of Putin. Photo by Ignat Kushanrev on Unsplash

A tall round hotel tower

Plaza Hotel, Tirana, Albania. Photo by Mika on Unsplash

New Details on Keynote and Plenary

We are excited to announce details for the keynote and plenary for the 2021 conference! The theme of the keynote and plenary will be “happiness”. Professor Yvonne Howell will discuss her forthcoming book, a translation of Alex Dubas’s Moments of Happiness. Professors Hannah Chapman, Smoki Musaraj, and Karen Petrone will then discuss happiness or the pursuit of it based up on their own research and disciplinary fields.

Serhii Plokhi speaking

2016 MWSC Keynote

Please check out the Special Events page for more details.