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Religion and Media: “The New Normal”

9.12 10.12
Moscow, St Philaret’s Institute

Conference schedule

9 December, Thursday

09:30–10:00 Registration

10:00–10:15 The opening of the conference

10:15–12:45 First plenary session

12:45–14:15 Lunch, zoom-café

14:15–16:00 Second plenary session

16:00–16:30 Coffee break, zoom-café

16:30–18:30 Session “Digital religious practices” / Session “Humour as the factor of conflict in the relations of media and religion”

18:30–19:30 Dinner

10 December, Friday

10:00–13:00 Session “Methodology of religious studies in digital format” / Session “Presentation of religious agenda in social media”

13:00–14:15 Lunch, zoom-café

14:15–15:45 Session “Religion in the Internet communication”

15:45–16:15 Coffee break, zoom-café

16:15–18:30 Session “Usage of the new media by religious communities in the period of the pandemi”

18:30–20:00 Reception buffet

9 December, Thursday

10:00–10:15 The opening of the conference

Alexey B. Mazurov, Doctor of History, 
professor, Rector of St. Philaret’s Institute

10:15–12:45 First plenary session

  1. Elena L. Vartanova, Doctor of Philology, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Full Professor of Moscow State University
    Contemporary society and digital media: new formats of relationships
  2. Roman N. Lunkin, Doctor of Politics Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian academy of Sciences
    Discussion on social issues in new Christian and secular media
  3. Timur B. Badmatsyrenov, Doctor of Social Science, associate professor of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)
    Russian-Speaking Digital Buddhism: between tradition and the new norm
  4. Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg)
    Mission: possible. Orthodox priests-bloggers
  5. Marco Guglielmi, PhD, Researcher in Centre of religious studies of Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento, Italy)
    Distant Church as the new norm?

Moderators:

Roman N. Lunkin, Doctor of Politics, Chief researcher, Department of social and political studies, Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian academy of Sciences, head of the Center for the studies of problems of Religion and Society

Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Sociology

14:15–16:00 Second plenary session

  1. Ekaterina I. Grishaeva, PhD, associate professor of Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg)
    Authenticity of the digital religious experience in Orthodoxy
  2. Sergey V. Trofimov, PhD (Philology), associate professor of the faculty of journalism of Moscow State University (Moscow)
    The doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning mass media: new opportunities and challenges
  3. Victor M. Khroul, Doctor of Philology, Professor of HSE University (Moscow)
    Humour on religion in media: freedom of speech vs freedom of faith
  4. Giuseppe Giordan, PhD, Professor of the University of Padua (Italy)
    Digital religious communications and the new religious language in the period of social distancing

Moderators:

Victor M. Khroul, Doctor of Philology, Professor of HSE University

Sergey V. Trofimov, PhD (Philology), associate professor of the faculty of journalism of Moscow State University

16:30–18:30 Session “Digital religious practices”

  1. Svetlana V. Vassilieva, Doctor of History, Professor of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)
    The heritage of Abbacum online: media projects about the old believers in Buryat
  2. Margarita V. Shilkina, PhD (Philosophy), associate professor of St. Philaret’s Institute (Moscow)
    Digitalization of liturgical practices: the case of the Transfiguration Brotherhood
  3. Sergey I. Shatravsky, PhD (Theology), associate professor of the Institute of Theology of Belorussian State University
    Digital technologies in the International Dzogchen-community
  4. Sanzhida A. Dansarunova, post-graduate student of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)
    Digital shamanism
  5. Lilia V. Jarokhina, student of the faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University (Moscow)
    Russian Buddhism of the Gelug school as an «online religion»: special features of representation of the religious ritual in social networks
  6. Olga A. Bogdanova, PhD (Philology), Editor at the Department of Foreign Literature of Moscow State University (Moscow)
    The authority of priest as percieved by online-audience: its criteria and how they correlate with the tradition

Moderators: 

Margarita V. Shilkina, PhD (Philosophy), Dean of the faculty of Religious studies, associate professor of St. Philaret’s Institute

Anna B. Alieva, PhD (Sociology), senior lecturer of St. Philaret’s Institute

16:30–18:30 Session “Humour as the factor of conflict in the relations of media and religion”

  1. Irina V. Photieva, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor
    Tamara A. Semiliet, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Altai State University (Barnaul)
    Sarcasm and satire concerning religion in media communications: cognitive and social factors
  2. Konstantin V. Bendas, bishop, member of Spiritual Council of The Russian United Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals) (Moscow)
    Attitude to humour in contemporary evangelic culture. The limits of acceptable
  3. Anastasia V. Khroul, Master of Cultural Studies of the University of Warsaw (Poland)
    Humour and religion in Polish and Russian media discourse: towards the normative model
  4. Terezia Roncakova, PhD, associate professor, Petra Polievková, master, PhD, associate professor
    Hedviga Tkaceva, Doctor of Theology, PhD, associate professor of the Catholic University in Ružomberok (Slovakia)
    Celebrities in humour of mass media during the visit of Pope Fracis to Slovakia
  5. Sophia I. Polyakova, student of HSE University (Moscow)
    Humour about Muslims in media and the reaction of Islam

Moderator: Victor M. Khroul, Doctor of Philology, Professor of HSE University

10 December, Friday

10:00–13:00 Session “Methodology of religious studies in digital format”

  1. Elizaveta L. Badmatsyrenova, PhD (History), associate professor of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)
    Gender aspects of digital transformation of Buddhist communities
  2. Olga J. Breskaya, PhD, post-doctorate student of the University of Padua (Italy) Sergey V. Trofimov, PhD (Philology), associate professor of Moscow State University (Moscow)
    Privatization of religion and religious expression in media: perception of Russian and Italian young people
  3. Ksenia A. Bagayeva, PhD (Philosophy), associate professor of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)
    Realization of the communicative function of religion in contemporary society
  4. Elena N. Medvedeva, PhD (Philosophy), associate professor of Saratov State Medical University
    Sophia V. Tikhonova, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Saratov State University (Saratov)
    The phenomenon of holy selfie in the structure of network norm
  5. Vladislav V. Bezmenov, graduate student of the faculty of philosophy of Moscow State University (Moscow)
    Process of media deseculirization of religious space of the European Union in XX-XXI centuries
  6. Natalia S. Budnikova, senior lecturer of Buryat State Agricultural Academy (Ulan-Ude)
    Mediatization of religion: religious communities in social networks

Moderators: 

Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Sociology

Timur B. Badmatsyrenov, Doctor of Social Sciences, associate professor of Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)

10:00–13:00 Session “Presentation of religious agenda in social media”

  1. Elena M. Miroshnikova, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Pushkin Leningrad State University (Saint-Petersburg)
    Religion and education as mass media content
  2. Anastasia S. Koskello, editor of Black and White web-project (Moscow)
    Orthodox journalism online – genesis, dynamics and contemporary status
  3. Anna J. Ardalyalova, PhD (Sociology), associate professor of Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok)
    Labour migrants and religious practices: city media analysis
  4. Elizaveta V. Rodionova, PhD (Sociology), associate professor of Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg
    Religious media in media environment of Petersburg: difficulties of formation and development
  5. Sergey V. Lobanov, senior lecturer of St. Philaret’s Institute (Moscow)
    Magazine «Hinduism today» as the main contemporary presentation of Hinduism in mass media
  6. Alexey S. Balashov, analytic expert of RSpectr Centre (Moscow)
    Religious content in mass-media 2.0. The presence of religious agenda in near-religious and socio-political new media
  7. Ruslan O. Rudenok, journalist of Irkutsk radio station (Irkutsk)
    Religion and media: production of values in the age of consumption

Moderator: Olga B. Solodovnikova, PhD (Philosophy), chief researcher of the Centre of Field Research of RANEPA

14:15–15:45 Session “Religion in the Internet communication”

  1. Sophia A. Ragozina, PhD (Politics), researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
    Anti-globalism, solidarity and critique of regime, «which is not present»: the political agenda in Muslim social networks in Russia
  2. Janina V. Grusman, PhD (Sociology), associate professor of Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg)
    Between sacred and profane: the boundaries of new religious piety in internet communities
  3. Regina R. Fazleeva, PhD (Philosophy), associate professor of the Institute of Socio-Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications of Kazan Federal University (Kazan)
    The issue of the possible ‘catholic unity’ in virtual space: the limits of permissible and limitations
  4. Milyausha R. Gibadullina, researcher Dinara S. Kusanova, research assistant of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (Kazan)
    Social networks as the platform of Islam women’s activism

Moderator: Sergey V. Trofimov, PhD (Philology), associate professor of the faculty of journalism of Moscow State University (Moscow)

16:15–18:30 Session “Usage of the new media by religious communities in the period of the pandemi”

  1. Svetlana V. Ryazanova, Doctor of Philosophy, associate professor, senior researcher of Perm Federal Research Centre of the Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Perm)
    Digital presentation as a way of defense: experience of a limited community
  2. Pavel D. Lenkov, PhD, associate professor of the Russian State Pedagogical University (Saint-Petersburg)
    Daoism in China: reflection of the pandemic of COVID-19 in the Internet discourses
  3. Davide Carnevale, PhD, Researcher for the Observatory on religious pluralism (Bologna, Italy)
    Orthodox communities, the Covid-19 lockdown and the new territories of the sacred. Two ethnographic case studies from Western Europe
  4. Olga B. Solodovnikova, PhD (Philosophy), chief researcher of the Centre of Field Research of RANEPA
    Coronaviruse as «God’s punishment»: media discourse in the Russian Orthodox Church in April-May 2020
  5. Vladimir D. Kovalenko, senior lecturer of the Northwestern Management Institute of RANEPA (Saint-Petersbourg)
    State-confessional dialogue in media in the North-West in the period of pandemic
  6. Valeria P. Bakhtoyarova, student Natalia J. Kulish, graduate student of the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don)
    Digitalization of Islamic religious practices in the period of pandemic: the example of three “power centres” (Moscow, Tatarstan, Caucasus)

Moderators: Ekaterina I. Grishaeva, PhD, associate professor of Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg)

The conference will take place offline with online participation via ZOOM. Working languages: Russian and English.

At the beginning of the conference, an electronic collection of main theses from presentations will be published (Russian Science Citation Index).

The best presentations will be recommended by the conference organizing committee for publication in 2022 in various research journals:

  • Changing Societies & Personalities (Journal of the Ural Federal University; Science Index; Scopus; DOAJ; ERIH PLUS; publication in English language);
  • Consept: philosophy, religion, culture (Journal of the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; DOAJ; WorldCat; researh4life; Science Index; elibrary; Russian Science Citation Index; list of reviewed scientific publications of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles; publication in Russian);
  • The Quarterly Journal of St. Philaret’s Institute (elibrary; Science Index; list of reviewed scientific publications of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles; publication in Russian or English language).

Requirements for article manuscripts for publication and rules for review are determined by each journal separately.

Conference Rules

The conference organizing committee is ready to consider participation of interested specialists also as listeners. To register as a listener, you must complete the online registration form before the 5th of December, 2021.

Organizational Information

Conference participation fee: 700 rubles ($10 for foreign participants). This covers publication of presentation theses in the conference handbook and must be paid before the beginning of the conference.

Conference participants and listeners may also order the following upon conference registration:

  • Lunch on the 9th of December – 500 rubles
  • Lunch on the 10th of December – 500 rubles
  • Dinner on the 9th of December – 300 rubles
  • Participation in the buffet reception at the end of the conference on 10th of December – 800 rubles
  • Conference Info-pack (programme, notebook, pen, flash drive with conference materials (presentation theses) in electronic format) – 300 rubles

Accommodation for Conference Participants

The organizing committee can help with reserving hotel rooms in Moscow. Transport Expenses and Accommodation Expenses to be paid by conference participants.

Conference Location: 

Conference Hall at St. Philaret’s Institute, 11 Tokmakov pereulok, Moscow. Closest metro stations are Kurskaya and Baumanskaya.

Broadcast will be Facebook SFI  and Youtube SFI

Contacts

+7 (903) 169 99 19 Margarita Vasilievna Shilkina 
+7 (962) 986 91 08 Anna Borisovna Alieva
rel_nauka@sfi.ru

Organizers

St Philaret’s Orthodox Christian Institute
Media Department of the Communications, Media and Design Faculty at the National Research Institute of the Higher School of Economics
Faculty of Journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Department of Philosophy at Ural Federal University
Institute of Social Sciences and Mass Media at Belgorod State University
The Political Science and Sociology Department and Faculties at the Banzarov Buryat State University

Conference Organizing Committee

  1. Anna Alieva, PhD of Sociology, Senior lecturer at St. Philaret’s Orthodox Christian Institute, Moscow.
  2. Timur Badmatsyrenov, Doctor of Sociology, Assistant professor for the Political Science and Sociology Department at the Banzarov Buryat State University and Director of the University’s Centre of Social and Political Research, Ulan-Ude.
  3. Svetlana Vasilieva, Doctor of History, Assistant professor and the Head of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the Banzarov Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude.
  4. Ekaterina Grishaeva, PhD in Philosophy, Senior lecturer at the faculty of social philosophy at Ural Federal University in Ekarterinburg.
  5. Elena Ostrovskaya, Doctor of Sociology, Professor at the Faculty of Sociology at St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg.
  6. Olga Solodovnikova, PhD in Phylology, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Field Research of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow.
  7. Sergei Trophimov, PhD in Sociology, Assistant professor in Mass Communications Department at the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University, Moscow
  8. Viktor Khrulj, Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design at the Moscow Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
  9. Margarita Shilkina, PhD in Philosophy, Dean of the Religious Studies Faculty at St. Philaret’s Orthodox Christian Institute, Moscow.

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