Conference/CFP/Funding: Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias + Travel Grants Available for Researchers from the Global South (University of Iceland)

Deadline: October 21, 2019

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22-24, 2020  

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council for European Studies, we reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 

Iceland marks the ideal spot for this reflection, given its centrality to trans-Atlantic space, a core concept to the founders of CES. Iceland also represents the utopia of the European social model, and, at the same time, it was at the dystopian heart of the financial crisis. Finally, Iceland sits precariously at the juncture of tectonic plates, perhaps a geological metaphor for ongoing shifts, slides, clashes, and ruptures in the deep structure of Europe. 

The year 2020 marks the moment for this reflection, given recent and ongoing changes in the boundaries of European citizenship, the fragile institutional arrangements of the European social model, the postcolonial analysis of Europe in the world, the population dynamics that define who is European, Europe’s changing relationships with other regions and parts of world society, including the Global South, and the configuration of global hegemony. Having supported fifty years of research, CES is poised to advance these debates in various ways through cross-disciplinary global scholarship that deals with Europe in a comparative perspective.

CES thus invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe, including its various expansions and contractions over CES’ fifty-year history. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, CES is committed to engaging participants from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, particularly from the Global South, by awarding a limited number of travel grants covering airfare and accommodation (in full or in part) to researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Conference: Central Eurasian Studies Society (Washington, DC)

Deadline: October 10, 2019

Our 20th Annual Conference, CESS 2019, will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from October 10-13, 2019.

One of the core functions of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to organize conferences that bring together the Central Eurasian scholarly community. CESS has held an annual conference hosted by universities across North America since 2000. The Annual Conference regularly features up to 70 panels and attracts approximately 300 scholars from around the globe.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Central Asia Program, at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The Elliott School prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. The School’s faculty conducts research, produces scholarship and contributes to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions. The School is located just steps from some of the most influential U.S., international and nongovernmental organizations in the world. This singular position in the heart of the District of Columbia enriches the School teaching and research by giving students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through our doors on a regular basis.

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Seminar: “Strategies for Strengthening Democracy: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall” (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline: August 15, 2019

The Fulbright International Seminar is scheduled to take place from September 24 to September 30, 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will be open to students from all over the world.

The seminar will offer key-note lectures, panel discussions and workshops by leading US, Bulgarian and European diplomats, scholars, professionals and civil society experts. We hope to look beyond theory in search of practical steps for bettering our democratic environment, and we are looking for bright young students who are interested in the topic and would like to take part in this event. Motivated PhD, MA and BA students (juniors and seniors) from all over the world are welcome to apply for participation in this one-week seminar. The tentative seminar program and the application form are available here: http://www.fulbright.bg/en/about-us/fulbright-alumni/conferences-and-events/fulbright-international-seminar-2019/

CFP: AATSEEL Conference 2020 (San Diego)

Deadline to Submit: July 1, 2019

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) National Meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The 2020 Conference will be held February 6-9, 2020 in San Diego, California.

This is a reminder that July 1 is our Second deadline for submitting a proposal; deadline for submitting rosters for Roundtables; deadline for submitting rosters for Fora on Instructional Materials.

The Program Committee invites scholars to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations.

More details here: https://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main

Conference: ASEEES Annual Convention (San Francisco)

Early Registration Deadline: August 19, 2019

2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

November 23 – November 26, 2019

One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city in North America. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field. This year’s conference will be held from Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

The theme this year is Belief. The schedule has now been released! To check it out and find more information visit the webpage

CFP: ICCEES World Congress (Montreal)

Deadline: December 31, 2019

ASEEES is delighted to sponsor the 2020 ICCEES World Congress, in Montreal, Canada, Aug 4-9, hosted by the Canadian Association of Slavists. It promises to be an outstanding event.

While proposals for complete panels are preferred, proposals are also invited for individual papers and round table discussions. The congress especially welcomes participation by young scholars and graduate students.

For more information see the webpage.

ASEEES Travel Grant

ASEEES is offering travel grants for ASEEES members to present at the 2020 ICCEES. Application deadline has been extended to January 24, 2020  www.aseees.org/programs/grants/aseees-travel-grant-iccees-2020-world-congress

Conference: Russian Literature Week 2019

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019

May 20–24 in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 presents a series of conversations featuring Russia’s acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and leading Russian literature scholars and critics.  RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 will take place May 20-24 in literary venues across New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC – and, as always, online.

Check out the schedule on Read Russia’s website and tune in for one of their featured conversations.

Prof. Dev: Russian Literary Studies in Digital Age (Princeton)

Deadline for Registration: May 23, 2019

Princeton University invites participation in their upcoming workshop:

“Russian Literary Studies in the Digital Age”

Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30am-5pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
Frank Fischer and Boris Orekhov from the Higher School of Economics Centre for Digital Humanities (Moscow) will lead a day-long workshop combining discussions, demonstrations and hands-on exploration of cutting-edge digital humanities approaches to the study of Russian literature.
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Study Abroad: Summer Intl School on Emerging Economy (Yerevan)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled (Classes take place July 15–19, 2019)

Fluent speakers of Russian, majoring in economics, statistics, and finance: rising sophomores, and up, graduate students, and recent graduates are invited to participate in the Second International School in Yerevan, capital of Armenia.

Announcement  http://bit.do/eRd8p  and the course program http://bit.do/eRdV7

The classes will take place July 15 to 19, 2019 at 128 Nalbandyan St, Yerevan 0025, Armenia.

Topic: Challenges for Emerging Economy II
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