Within a pilot educational project, the academics and students of the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies are preparing to open a stationary exhibition devoted to the Victory Day marking the winning in the Great Patriotic War. It was SUSU Museum that initiated the interdisciplinary project on the Ural Region in the Military-Publicistic Discourse of the Great Patriotic War Period.
The grounds for fulfilling of this project was the performing of works on the historical studying of the military-publicistic discourse, as part of the tasks set forth under Program 5-100. This project will allow to implement the best practices of language training in universities under Program 5-100, develop the infrastructure of a bilingual environment, and form the language and intercultural competence of the employees.
The project mostly aims at developing the concept and technology of organisation of the Ural Region in the Military-Publicistic Discourse of the Great Patriotic War Period exhibition devoted to the Victory Day marking the winning in the Great Patriotic War, with the attracting of the SUSU’s creative young people. The project intends to acquaint Russian and international students with the history of the Ural region during the hardships of war-time, as well as promote patriotic education and involve students in the public life of our university.
Among the project’s participants are the academics of the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies and the Department of Russian and International History, as well as Bachelor’s students of the 3rd and the 4th years of study (specialisations 45.03.03 Fundamental and Applied Linguistics, and 45.03.02 Linguistics), Specialist students of the 5th year of study (Specialists under specialisation 45.05.01 Translation and Translation Studies), Master’s students under specialisation 45.04.01 Philology, and postgraduates under specialisation 45.06.01 Language Studies and Literature Studies. The pilot project is headed by Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies Maria Raevskaya.
The educational project is intended for 2-year period, and the pilot project will be held 01.02.2019 through 01.06.2019.
The pilot educational project is being fulfilled and funded as part of research project 19-012-00192А Ural Region in the Military-Publicistic Discourse of the Great Patriotic War Period (as exemplified in digitalised archives of the USSR and Western Europe countries) by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. For the fulfilment of the project, materials will be used which are stored in the collection of the SUSU Museum, and were found in the course of the search efforts by the SUSU Poisk Scouting Forces.
The preparation to the exhibition includes the creation of an illustrative text corpus based on five European languages, and consolidation of documents of all kinds and types. The students, Master’s students and postgraduates of the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies will actively participate in translation of the archive materials from English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Also, together with their teachers, they will be selecting additional materials on the educational project, developing the theme-exhibit layout of the exhibition, preparing the demonstration articles, and participating in assembling and holding of the exhibition. The materials of the SUSU Museum will complement the project with data on the veterans of our university, those who participated in the Great Patriotic War.
Preparing and holding of the exhibition devoted to the Victory Day marking the winning in the Great Patriotic War will allow to fulfil the “regional” component (both with regard to the theme and linguistics) in the university practice. Russian and international students will be granted a unique opportunity to learn about the history of the Ural region in an unusual format, take a look at the region’s history through the eyes of foreign researchers, and to appreciate the contribution made to the Great Victory by the Ural Region.
As a result of participating in this project, students will get trained for speaking and writing in Russian and foreign languages in order to solve the tasks under their professional activities, will be able to demonstrate their profound knowledge in certain fields of linguistics chosen by them, do translations, write and edit professional texts, plan and solve the tasks of their own professional and personal development, get the feel of working in a team, and will learn many new things about the history of their homeland.