SUBJECT OF RESEARCH: THE RUSSIAN INTERNET IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

The project "New Modes of Communication in Contemporary Russia" (NMC) centers on electronic modes of communication, above all, the internet in all its genres, with secondary attention to traditional media. The time frame is the last two decades. Although the project will focus on contemporary Russia, in broadest terms, it is open to the discussion of new phenomena of communication throughout the geographical area defined by the former Soviet Union. Comparisons with other regions of the world are intended to sharpen the view on the Russian virtual realities.

RESEARCH METHODS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

The NMC research project welcomes interdisciplinary approaches and scholars from all fields of social sciences and the humanities. Research questions put forward shall be related to contemporary social phenoma and relevant problems, aiming to promote a deeper understanding of cultural, political and social realities. Furthermore, the project will be particularly interested in examining and developing cutting-edge methods for studying the internet in general, thus encouraging prolific interdiscplinary discussion and exchange of methodological expertise.