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“Problems and perspectives of preserving Russian language and cultural traditions in Scotland”, 22th May, Glasgow

The general aim of the conference is to consider questions related to raising and educating children in the Russian speaking community in Russian traditions. It is also concerned with the support of a Russian cultural community in Scotland. The conference is focussed on the following points.

The main objectives of the conference are:

Ø     To promote the status and image of the Russian language and to consider the main motivating factors for families whose children study Russian.

Ø     To consider questions of enhancing communications and preserving Russian traditions within the family setting.

Ø     To create academic and research partnerships with organisations already engaged in research on the given themes.

Ø     The publication of speakers’ conference papers for circulation in the Russian speaking community by way of methodological materials.

 

The following partner organisations are:

 

      Ø     Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), based at the University of Glasgow;

 

      Ø     Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), based at the University  of

            Roehampton and the University of Surrey;

 

  Ø     The Russian School of Edinburgh;

 

      Ø     The Russian School of London.

 

 

The conference will be held Saturday 22nd May, 2010  in

Novotel Glasgow Centre, 181 Pitt Street, Glasgow, G2 4DT  

 

Conference Programme

 

“Problems of, and perspectives on, the preservation of Russian language and cultural traditions in Scotland”

 

 

12-00 12-10: Opening speech

 

Consulate General in Edinburgh, Mr. Grigoriy G.Antonenkov, Vice-Consul

 

Part One: Problems of, and perspectives on, the preservation of Russian culture

 

12.10 – 12.25: Professor John Eade, Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), Roehampton University

 

‘Who Belongs Where? Minority Communities in a Changing Britain’

 

12.25 – 12.40: Associate Professor Irina Chongarova, CRONEM, University of Surrey

 

‘People. Immigration. Language.’

 

12.40 – 12.55: Professor Rebecca Kay, Department of Central and East European   Studies, University of Glasgow

 

Initiatives and Perspectives: The GRAMNET Research Network’

 

12.55 – 1.10:  Break

 

 

Part Two: Questions of education and upbringing

 

1.10 – 1.25: Professor Martin Dewhirst, University of Glasgow

 

Teaching Russian to Teenagers: How Can We Improve Quality and Increase Numbers?

 

1.25 – 1.40: O. Bramley,  Eurolog “Questions of Organisation in a European Russian School”

 

1.40 – 2.55: Dr. V. Shatalina, Russian State University for the Humanities and CRONEM

 

Psychologocial Patterns in the Social Growth of Children from Russian-speaking Families

 

2.55 – 3.10: T. Nobel,  'Russian Edinburgh' educational centre/institution

 

‘Principles of effective teaching of Russian in the limited Russian language environment

 

3.10 – 3.25: Professor N. Ivashinenko, RCS Haven

 

Closing Speech

 

Informal question and answer session

 

 

The conference, “Problems of, and perspectives on, the preservation of Russian language and cultural traditions in Scotland” will be held on 22nd May, 2010, at the Hotel Novotel Glasgow Centre, 181 Pitt Street, Glasgow G2 4DT

 

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