Ethics of Online Research in Russian and East European Studies

A postgraduate workshop organised by the AHRC-funded Centre for East European Language-based Area Studies

Online research is carried out in a broad range of academic disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. With the increasing use of Internet as both an object and a medium of research, the ethics of online research has become an important area of scholarly concern. The workshop is aimed at post-graduate researchers in Russian and East European Studies, whose projects are based on an extensive use of Internet and the digital media. Its goals are to increase the awareness of PhD candidates of emerging approaches to addressing ethical issues of online research and to provide a forum in which post-graduate researchers in the field can learn about each other’s projects and discuss common concerns.


Wednesday, 21 November, 2012

Venue:  University Place 2.217

Time: 12 noon – 17.30

Lunch will be served prior to the workshop.

Key-note lecture:

Dr Adi Kunstman (Manchester), ‘Running after a changing field: ethics and politics of researching digital media’


Presentations by PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers:

Iryna Clark (Manchester)

Dr. Elisa Coati (Manchester)

Piotr Goldstein (Manchester), ‘Using Online Survey in a Post-Conflict Setting: problems of sample, language, emotions and change. Experience from Mostar and Novi Sad’

Catherine Goodfellow (Manchester)

Ilya Yablokov (Manchester)

Tanya Zaharchenko  (Cambridge),  “Researching Ukraine: Navigating Controversy”

Concluding Discussion