Web Wars: Digital Diasporas and the Language of Memory in Russia & Ukraine is a three-year (2010-'13) Bergen-based research project. It is part of the collaborative HERA-funded project Memory at War: Cultural Dynamics in Russia, Poland & Ukraine. Led by Dr Alexander Etkind (Cambridge University), this project zeroes in on the ongoing memory wars between Russia, Ukraine, and Poland  nations where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past.

For Memory at Warfive European universities  Cambridge, Helsinki, Tartu, Groningen, and Bergen  cooperate to scrutinize Eastern Europe's memory wars from varying angles. Web Wars is its Bergen pendant, which focuses on their outlines in digital media, and Russian and Ukrainian social media in particular. Follow this website to trace its outcomes, in the shape of academic publications as well as journalistic writings and a documentary film.


  • Web Wars: The End According to the 'project due date' in the left column of this screen, the Web Wars has already ended a few months ago -- but today, the project comes to its ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2013, 4:03 AM by Ellen Rutten
  • Workshop: Media, Memory & Empire From September 25 to September 27, the University of Amsterdam hosts the Web Wars project's concluding workshop. At Media, Memory & Empire (cultural) historians, Russianists, linguists and media experts will ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2013, 2:35 AM by Ellen Rutten
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