VERA Centre for Russian and Border Studies supports the border, border area and Russia related expertise at the University of Eastern Finland. As a multi-disciplinary centre it consists of researchers from different disciplines. It strengthens the strategy of the University and corresponds to the need for increasing multi-disciplinary research on borders and border areas in Russia and Europe.

BoMoCult 2019 Conference: “Populism, Bordering and Countering Fears of Encounter” will be organized 3-4.10.2019 in Joensuu. Abstracts should be sent to the organizers by 15.8.2019.

VERA Conference 2019: “From deconstructing to constructing walls: 30 years after Berlin” will be organized 20.-21.11.2019 in Joensuu. Save these dates! Call for Papers and more information will follow.

You can find more information about the conferences and news of the Centre from its Facebook page.

The VERA Centre is co-ordinated by

Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus
Street address: Aurora Building, Yliopistokatu 2 B, Joensuu
Mailing address: P.O. Box 111, Fi-80101 Joensuu, Finland

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