Spring session, 2012

Date:                       25-30 January, 2012
Place:                      Istanbul, Turkey
Working language:     English, Russian
Spring session of the ReSET Soviet in Everyday Life was conducted on 25-30 January, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The session was organized by the Aigine Cultural Research Center together with the Program on Central Asia and Causacus of the Harvard University. The project is  supported by the Higher Education Program of the Open Society Intstitute. 

25 January
26 January         
09:15-09:30 Welcome and overview, G. Aitpaeva                                          
09:30-11:30 Teaching working group discussion: finalizing the modular course on the Soviet in everyday life, O. Smolyak                and J. Schoeberlein                     
11:30-12:15 Teaching demonstration: Issues of Teaching the Soviet Past (part 1), J. Schoeberlein
12:30-13:30 Lunch                                                         
13:30-14:30 Teaching demonstration: Issues of Teaching the Soviet Past (part 2), J. Schoeberlein          
14:30-15:30 Pedagogy roundtable: proposal to experiment with the development of “cases” in teaching, L. Adams and O. Smolyak                                                            
Free time – dinner on your own                                                             
27 January         
09:15-10:45 Professional development seminar: the culture of critique in academic writing, L. Adams, S. Oushakine                                    
11:00-12:00 Roundtable: publishing in English vs. Russian journals, L. Adams, S. Oushakine, G. Orlova
12:30-13:30 Lunch                                                         
13:30-15:30 Bishkek group seminar: applying De Certeau to everyday life in Kyrgyzstan, G. Aitpaeva and A. Kojobekova               
Free time – dinner on your own                                                             
28 January         
09:15-12:00 Seminar 3: French approaches to Discourse Analysis and methods for teaching them to undergraduate students, G. Orlova                                      
12:30-1:30 Lunch                                                           
13:30-15:30 The ‘Cultural/Civilizational Turn’ in Post-Soviet Identity Building, Jutta Scherrer                     
16:00-17:00 Open discussion forum: program evaluation and participant feedback                                                                                      
Free time – dinner on your own                                                             
29 January         
09:15-12:00 Writing workshop: Kesküla, Isakov, Féaux (English)               Adams                                                
12:30-13:30 Lunch                                                         
13:30-14:30 Publishing working group: plans, selection criteria, and feedback, J. Feaux                and L. Adams   
14:30-15:30 Intersession activities: reading groups, G. Aitpaeva                                                             
15:30-16:30 Open time to discuss unresolved issues or continue reading group discussions
19:00-21:00 Group dinner out                                                 
30 January