CFP: Young Researchers Conference (Miami Univ., Ohio)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University welcomes applications from advanced graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (ABD to 5 years beyond Ph.D.) for annual international Young Researchers Conference. The conference will take place from March 31-April 3 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

This call for papers aims for a broad range of proposals with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Papers will be pre-circulated and read by the conference participants, Havighurst faculty, and the key-note speakers. Because the theme is an open one, selection will be based not just on the quality of the proposals but on the interdisciplinary themes that emerge from these proposals. This conference offers participants the opportunity to workshop their recent research. 

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CFP: Independence. Archive. Prognosis. Ukraine in 1991-2021 and Beyond (University of Melbourne)

Deadline: October 29, 2021

A Conference of the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria, Australia, and the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia.

University of Melbourne / Hybrid event, 3-5 February 2022

Thirty years after the fall of the Soviet Union and the declaration of Ukraine’s independence, the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand invites scholars to send their proposals for panels or independent papers at a conference titled “Independence. Archive. Prognosis. Ukraine in 1991-2021 and Beyond.”  

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CFP: Radiant Maternity Conference (Univ. of Exeter)

Deadline: November 29, 2021

Dr Muireann Maguire and Dr Eglė Kačkutė will co-convene a two-day online conference “Radiant Maternity”  in January 2022 to launch the Slavic and East European Maternal Studies Network. The conference will take place virtually on January 28th-29th, 2022.

We hope this event will encourage networking between scholars of Slavic and East European Studies and Maternal Studies academics, and we invite established Maternal Studies scholars to act as mentors and peer supporters to Slavic Studies specialists who are entering this field. Areas of specialization include but are not confined to literature (maternal fictions), various fields of cultural studies, history, and sociology. The Call for Papers is now open and will close on November 29th, 2021. Scholars in all aspects of Maternal Studies are invited to send expressions of interest and/or paper proposals of no more than 300 words to by that date. For more information on appropriate topics, please see below. The language of the conference is English.

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CFP: Italian Cinema and Media (American Univ. of Rome)

Deadline: December 5, 2021

In person ONLY
The American University of Rome
16-18 June 2022

Keynote Speaker
Professor Stephen Gundle, University of Warwick, UK
‘Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Changing Shape of Italian Cinema and Media Studies’

Organizing Committee
Flavia Laviosa, Wellesley College, United States
Catherine Ramsey-Portolano, The American University of Rome, Italy

The year 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies. Published by Intellect (UK) and co-sponsored by Wellesley College (USA), it remains the only English language journal on Italian cinema and media.

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Conference: Art as a Form of Freedom During the Totalitarian Communist Regime. Forbidden music and fate of repressed musicians in the period 9.1944-10.1989

Event Date: October 23-24, 2021

Link for online registration and streaming:…/reg…/WN_41LtiOznTGqxUgOXRrRoTQ
I. The Conference is part of the international project REMEMBER: Research and Music CommEMorating the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes in Bulgaria and Eastern EuRope. The project involves 5 non-governmental organizations from 5 countries, which deal with the history of the totalitarian communist regimes in the former socialist countries. 
It is designed to promote civil participation and engagement in events commemorating the victims of totalitarian regime, with a special emphasis on involvement of youth in dedicated activities requiring active input and targeted efforts for developing of common European consciousness of the historical heritage.The Conference “Art as a Form of Freedom During the Totalitarian Communist Regime. Forbidden music and fate of repressed musicians in the period 9.1944-10.1989 “ brings together representatives of the Bulgarian research community, musicians and the project partners from Germany, Croatia, Romania and Albania who will discuss on themes related to the culture and trauma in the totalitarian regimes. The conference will be accompanied by the opening of a traveling exhibition, which contains 30 boards with the stories of the forbidden music and the fates of musicians during communism and a second exhibition with portraits of prisoners, secretly drawn by Petar Baichev – a doctor of law and artist- during his almost five years stay in Belene camp.Part of the conference is the visit to the Belene Labor Camp on Persin Island.The new published disk with the songs from the REMEMBER SONG CONTEST will be presented.

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CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Consider joining us for the 2022 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, i.e. “KFLC: The Languages, Literature, and Cultures Conference, 2022.” Abstract submission will remain open until 1 November 2021 @ 11:59 PM, EST. There is still plenty of time to submit your abstracts for the conference!  The Russian & Slavic Studies sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday 22 April; the entire conference runs 21-23 April 2022.  In addition to Russian & Slavic Studies, KFLC offers sessions in the following divisions:

  *   Arabic and Islamic Studies
  *   East Asian Studies
  *   French and Francophone Studies
  *   German-Austrian-Swiss Studies
  *   Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  *   Hispanic and Romance Linguistics
  *   Indigenous Studies
  *   Intercultural Studies
  *   Italian Studies
  *   Language Studies for the Professions
  *   Linguistics (General)
  *   Lusophone Studies

  *   Music Studies

  *   Neo-Latin Studies
  *   Russian and Slavic Studies
  *   Second Language Acquisition
  *   Spanish American (Latin American) Studies
  *   Spanish Peninsular Studies
  *   Translation Studies

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CFP: How Science Became Popular-Epistemic Governance and Scientific Citizenship in the Twentieth Century (Univ. of Houston)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Please check out this call for papers for a conference in Houston in March 2022 science communication, epistemic governance, and scientific citizenship in the 20th century. The organizer is a top-notch Soviet historian (Aleksey Golubev), but the scope is global and interdisciplinary. They have funding mainly for graduate students and early-career scholars (postdocs, contingent faculty) but they also welcome tenure-track and tenured faculty to participate.  Deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

Seminar: Linguistic Repression and Cultural Genocide against the Uyghurs (Univ. of Texas)

Event Date: October 18, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Organized by Avi Ackermann (Junior, Plan II Honors Program); Hosted by Anthony C. Woodbury (Faculty, UT Linguistics Department)

Although the language rights of officially recognized minorities are protected by Chinese law, these languages and their speakers have been increasingly targeted by government repression in recent years. Since 2016, plans to phase out local languages have been combined with a larger campaign of mass imprisonment, forced assimilation, eugenics, and cultural destruction against the Uyghurs and other Turkic groups indigenous to the modern-day Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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CFP: Proposed Special Cluster of Russian Language Journal

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies 

Guest Editors: Svetlana Sokolova and Anna Endresen. 

Brief description: 

Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus. 

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CFP: Symposium on Disinformation Studies (Swarthmore College)

Deadline: December 20, 2021

Swarthmore College is hosting the first regional Symposium on Disinformation Studies. The SDS will be an interdisciplinary conference about the causes and effects of disinformation, its probable evolution, and practical counter-measures and solutions. We encourage papers on information warfare, analyzing it through both national and global lenses, just as we welcome discussions from experts of varied disciplinary backgrounds—disinformation spread is an issue that does not discriminate on the basis of industry or national boundary. 

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