Research Conference within the project "Man in a Changing World"
On October 14-15, 2014, International Research Conference "Man in a Changing World. Problems of Identity and Social Adaptation in History and at Present: Methodology, Methods and Practices of Research" will be held at Tomsk State University. The Conference is organized by TSU Department of History and Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research.
The objective of the Conference is to discuss the problems of formation and transformation of identity in the context of modernization and global social changes.
The organizers are interested in applying a broad interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the given topic.
Main themes to be discussed at the Conference:
- The historical experience and modern technologies of building various levels of identities in the space of public policy and everyday life through the example of Russia, Europe and Asia;
- The role of migration processes in the transformation of regional and national identities through the example of Russia, European countries and Asia;
- The management of ethno-political conflicts: theoretical and practical issues;
- The influence of new Internet-communities on the formation of individual and collective identities and “imagined communities”;
- The evolution of the concept “Siberian” in journalistic literature, historical research, and in the space of Internet;
- The specificities of forming and maintaining social and ethnic identities of indigenous peoples of the North;
- Patterns of the culture of minorities and religious groups in the urban space;
- The role of ethnic factor in the formation and transformation of identities in a multicultural environment;
- Problems of regionalization, federalization and centralization in Russia and worldwide;
- Migration and images of space;
- The category of “border” in the socio-cultural space of modern society;
- Identification practices in Russian and foreign education;
- The archaeological heritage in the context of regional and ethnic identity.