Subcultures and Lifestyles in Russia and East Central Europe
Conference at the University of Salford December 4-6, 2008
This conference is the culmination of the SAL (Societies and Lifestyles) Project, and will feature a range of presentations from SAL researchers and other invited speakers. The conference will present the culmination of this research through the presentation of both individual and comparative papers covering the three main areas of SAL research, namely subcultures, new religious movements and ethnic minorities. Since all of these areas have not, up until now, been the subject of sustained investigation in a comparative framework, the conference will be presenting ground-breaking research with significant implications for the future understanding and governance of Europe. In addition to the work of the SAL researchers, the conference will also feature a keynote presentation by Marina Gržinić, leading Slovenian practitioner and theorist of contemporary art as well as theorist of post-socialism and author of Re-Politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology, as well as as a performance by Penny Rimbaud, former member of Crass and key figure from England’s anarcho-political and subcultural past and present. It is also hoped to organise special sessions on Punk and New Religious Movements in Russia and Eastern Europe. The two formal days of the conference will be followed by a special SAL meeting on policy and other issues, after which there will be a choice between an organised excursion to Liverpool and a special tour of Manchester subcultural sights led by local pop cultural icon C. P. Lee.
The conference is being organised in cooperation between the Adelphi Research Institute at the University of Salford and UCLan. For further informaiton please see the official Website of the conference here: http://www.ccm.salford.ac.uk/ccm/p/?s=4&pid=18