Visiting Scholars 2015-2017

Dr Timothy Blauvelt: Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia – to University of Glasgow: 29 January – 14 February 2015

◾Research Seminar: Wednesday 3 February,16.00
Patronage, Power and Protection in the “Soviet Riviera”
Based on more than a decade of archival research on Soviet Abkhazia, this talk examines the intersection of ethnicity and nationalities policy with clientalism and patronage in this tiny periphery of the periphery. A microcosm of the continuing contest between modernity and tradition in implementing the Soviet project, the case of Abkhazia demonstrates how local elites made use of informal mechanisms to consolidate and maintain power and implement central directives while at the same time achieving their own policy interests,

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Professor Viacheslav Morozov Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu – to KIMEP University: 07 – 15 September 2016

Activity plan:

Public Lecture at the Central Asian Studies Centre: Friday, 9 September, 17:00 Postcolonial Russia: In Search for the Native (in Russian)
Guest Lecture: Tuesday, 13 September, 19:00–21:45, course title: State and Nation-Building in Central Asia and Beyond, lecture theme: State and Nation-Building in Russia from a Postcolonial Perspective
Guest Lecture: Wednesday, 14 September, 14:30–15:45, course title: Central Asia – Russia Relations, lecture theme: Central Asia in Russian National Identity
Guest Lecture and discussion at the Al-Farabi National University,

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Dr Pertti Grönholm, Turku Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Turku, Finland – to University of Glasgow: 03 – 17 November 2016

Dr Pertti Grönholm

Research Seminar: Wednesday 09 November, 16.00
How to do historical research on the use of history?
Even today historical wrongs, traumas and victories are still constantly employed in political and cultural debates. During the past 25 years, we have seen, especially in Europe, but also in the Middle and Far East, numerous debates over historical events and processes and their interpretations. Historical narratives, legends and myths but also facts and scholarly conclusions are being elaborated in political speeches and programs,

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Dr József Dúró, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary – to University of Glasgow: 29 February – 13 March 2016

Research Seminar: Wednesday 2 March 2016 4.00 pm Various Faces of Euroscepticism

Masterclass: Wednesday 9 March 2016 9 am Hungary and the EU

My two-week long stay in Glasgow was a very fruitful period. First of all, I presented the results of my PhD dissertation at the research seminar and I got very useful feedbacks during the discussion after my presentation. These comments and remarks helped me to rethink the concepts of Euroscepticism and I started to establish a new,

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