October 26-29 VI Annual Winter School “Actual Sociology and Challenges of modern Age: new trends in theory and methods” was held in Saint-Petersburg State University.
Yuri Rykov, junior researcher at the laboratory for Internet studies, made a report at the annual International conference Social Media & Society which was held in London in July 11-13, 2016.
Deadline for application to ECPR Conference is in January, so it’s high time to think about submitting a project. Nora Kirkizh, research assistant at LINIS, told us about her trip to this conference and explained why students just have to participate in it.
On August 24-28, 2015, the St. Petersburg campus of the Higher School of Economics hosted the 9th Russian Summer School on Information Retrieval. LINIS was the local organizers, and the event was sponsored by Yandex, Mail.Ru, Google, JetBrains, Rambler, RFBR, ESF, and HSE.
HSE in St. Petersburg and LINIS will take summer school RuSSIR. After a year or two - this issue is still under discussion by the organizers. A final decision is expected this fall.
The public lecture of prof. Daya Thussu organized by Laboratory for Internet Studies was held on April, 24. The talk was aimed to evaluate how the present and proposed changes in Internet-based media in large countries – such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members - will impact on global communication.
The Internet has transformed the principle of forming communities, at least in the online. By this theory a researcher Tatiana Tatarchevskaya came analyzing group and user interaction on the web.