The Slavic Graduate Students Association (SGSA) in conjunction with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the Department of History and REEEC at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to announce and invite you to attend the Slavic Graduate STudents Association 2022 conference titled "Shifting Grounds: Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere" on April 15-16 on Zoom. All are welcome to attend. The program and zoom information can be found here: https://slavic.illinois.edu/system/files/2022-04/SGSA%20conference%20program-final.pdf
This conference will be fully on zoom. Please use the following links to register. Note: if you plan to attend both days, you must use both links.
Day 1: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoce-grT4rGdz2Hk9wOJGVqpWY673JsLTj
Day 2: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rc--qpz8qEtAiUWg6Q-if3LpEHbRy7CkI
This interdisciplinary conference is intended to explore the movement of disparate models of nature as they circulate through and coalesce into larger ideas about Post-Soviet and Eurasian existence. Political models of nature found in Soviet ecology hold continued relevance in our current age: any study of Eurasian histories or culture reveals itself as cut through by long environmental and geographic shifts. As climate change and environmental injustice takes a toll on Northern indigenous populations, how can we synthesize these historical threads and point towards new models of Post-Soviet ecologies?