Category Archives: Calls for Papers (CFPs)

CFP: Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia (U. of Houston)

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2018

The Honors College at the University of Houston, in collaboration with UH Energy and the American Councils/U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Fund, invites paper abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia. From the oil boom in Baku more than a century ago, to the pipelines crisscrossing Russia and Eurasia today, energy and global politics have long gone hand in hand. Enormous energy resources in the region are critical factors in how countries throughout Eurasia relate to one another and to the rest of the world. This conference seeks to explore the historical and contemporary significance of energy in Russia and Eurasia in all of its dimensions, and to consider questions relevant to its future. The goal is to create a dialogue across disciplines about the topic, and to connect academics, students and industry people with expertise and interest in the region. Professionals who work in the global energy industry centered in Houston, and who have experience with Russia and Eurasia, will be invited to attend and actively participate in the conference.

We welcome academic papers that explore the theme from different disciplinary approaches including (but not limited to) political science, technology, geology, international affairs, history, literature, and cultural studies. Post-docs, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students may apply. Please submit an application that includes the items listed below to energyconference2018@gmail.com by January 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of their acceptance status by February 1, 2018. All-day conference will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Stipends to offset travel costs will be available to participants coming from outside of Houston. Continue reading

CFP: CIEE Annual Conference (Barcelona, Spain)

Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2018

Across the country and around the world, exciting new educational models are emerging in an effort to prepare students for learning and working in the digital age. Flipped classrooms, artificial intelligence, online learning, competency-based education, adaptive learning, collaborative education, phenomenon-based learning, and design thinking are a few of the innovative approaches being used in higher education.

How can we broaden and accelerate this trend, especially in international education? What new education models successfully empower students to become innovators – skilled at not just adapting to change, but leading it? True, technology continues to make the world more interconnected and intercultural relationships more accessible – but that alone doesn’t prepare students to thrive in a constantly-changing world. Today’s students must be skillful at collaborating within diverse teams, understanding and appreciating global challenges, and looking at issues from multiple angles; all qualities which study abroad supports in meaningful ways – and which may rival the importance of obtaining proficiency in one discipline.

Questions before us include:

  • How can we take experiential learning abroad to the next level – to not only inform students but to form them?
  • How can we empower our students to be leaders of innovation so they can solve complex world problems?
  • How can we ensure new student-centered models emphasize global competencies like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability?
  • How does new educational technology encourage students to focus on global challenges?
  • How can we train students to break the single-discipline approach when addressing complex problems and instead use intercultural, interdisciplinary collaboration?

As a community of international educators, let us innovate and create the experiential learning models that empower students to change the world. Continue reading

CFP: Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do (U. of Arizona)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

Call for Papers
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference, 2018
Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do
The University of Arizona, Department of English
April 20-21
Tucson, Arizona

“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.”
—from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

The graduate students of the University of Arizona’s Department of English invite proposals for the annual New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference. Held every spring, New Directions is an interdisciplinary conference organized for and by graduate students as a way of drawing together scholars, artists, and activists across diverse disciplines.

This year’s conference, entitled “Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do,” invites papers and performances that explore the limitless potential and fraught relations between love and monstrosity. We hope that presenters will consider the ways in which their interests dovetail with this theme and use it as a means for exposing and interrogating the current, often monstrous, state of the world as well as a means for finding and spreading hope through a praxis of radical love. As bell hooks suggests, “an ethic of love” emerges from the periphery as scholars, artists, and activists use it to shape the direction of their “political vision” as well as their “radical aspirations.” We hope that our conference will provide an inclusive model that welcomes not only traditional academic scholars from the humanities, but also scholars in other fields and nontraditional scholars, artists, and activists who would like to engage in a dialogue about the potential for love to inspire hope in an increasingly precarious world.

Possible topics for critical and creative presentations include but are not

limited to:

Women Firsts, Queer firsts, POC firsts, monstrosity, radical love, queer theologies the entangled bank, ecology, environmental criticism, climate change, the Trump presidency, trauma and recovery terror, horror, revulsion, hope, sadness, exhaustion, community resilience, collective resistance, activism, running for office, the politics of aesthetics, aesthetic politics, ethno-nationalism, cosmopolitans, beginnings of histories, biopolitics, births, hybrids, binaries, polarization, healing, the mythic, archetypes, stereotypes, tyrants Continue reading

CFP: 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference (OSU)

 

Deadline for application: January 16, 2018

2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 23-25,  2018

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.

Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to csees@osu.edu by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.

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CFP: 50th Annual ASEEES Convention (Boston, MA)

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2018

The 50th Annual ASEEES Convention will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from Thursday, December 6, to Sunday, December 9, 2018. The Convention theme is “Performance”.

February 28, 2018 for ALL submissions
The online submission closes at 11:59pm PT (UTC -8) on Feb. 28, 2018.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

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CFP: Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Objects Between “Rural” and “Urban” Life Styles (Moscow)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2018

Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Objects Between “Rural” and “Urban” Life Styles

International Conference (May 30 – June 2, 2018, Moscow, German Historical Institute / University of Zurich)

The aim of the conference is to make the developments in the rural Soviet Union as well as a decline and disappearance of “traditional” rural life but as a specific modus of entanglement between the city and the countryside, and as a product of simultaneous “ruralization “Urban life styles and urbanization” of rural life styles.

By declaring the submission or indifferent “homo sovieticus” or by “performative practices that eroded” the sense of ideological commitment.

We welcome contributions by historians, anthropologists, ethnographers and social scientists addressing the issues of late Soviet rural development, but in particular on rural subjects in discourses and practices, focussing on:

  • Family networks and structures / Generations / Gender
  • Work / leisure divide
  • consumption
  • TV and other media
  • High / popular culture
  • Materiality and objects
  • Late Soviet rituals
  • Youth sub-cultures
  • Rural / urban networks
  • religiosity
  • Ideology and propaganda / representations in arts
  • Party and state institutions in rural areas
  • Expert’s projects / discussions on rural development

Conference languages wants to be English and Russian. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered by the convenors. The conference is part of the research project “Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Things between the Socialist Cult of Urbanity and Ruralization of Urban Life Styles” at the History Department of the University of Zurich. We plan to publish a volume of collected essays based on conference presentations. Please submit paper proposals of 300-500 words and academic bio information to ekaterina.emeliantseva@uzh.ch  by January, 15th, 2018.

Convenors:

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Katzer, DHI Moscow
Prof. Dr. med. Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller, University of Zurich

CFP: 5th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society (Istanbul, Turkey)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

The 5th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society
IEPAS2018

“Conference Theme: Diplomatic Representation of Cities

Bahariye Mevlevihanesi, Istanbul – Turkey
Monday,  April 23, 2018 – Tuesday,  April 24, 2018 (All Day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: March 20, 2018

 

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies. IEPAS2018 will afford the opportunity for networking new relationships, hearing the latest research, presenting and publishing before a global audience and experiencing Turkey.

 

IEPAS2018 Conference Topics and Streams

 

Diplomatic Representation of Cities
  • Turkey in Eurasia
  • Turkic Countries
  • Geopolitics of Eurasia
  • Energy Politics and Energy Security of Eurasia
  • Globalisation in Eurasia
  • Regions and Regionalism in Eurasia
  • Islamic Movements in Eurasia
  • Democracy in Eurasia
  • Civilisation & Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Modernization in Eurasia
  • Migration in Eurasia
  • Terrorism and Eurasia
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Eurasia in World Politics
  • Historical Perspectives to Eurasia
  • Major and Regional Powers in Eurasia
  • The Socio-Economic Structure and Future of Eurasia
  • Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Eurasia
And relevant subjects…
For more information click here.

CFP: Crimea – The Literary, Cultural, and Historical Reflection (Prague, Czechia)

Deadline for Submissions: March 01, 2018

INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Crimea – the literary, cultural and historical reflection

25th 6 to 27 6th 2018 Academic conference center Hus-Jilská, Hus
4a 110 00 Praha 1

The conference is part of an international project, which is supported
Czech Academy of Sciences (program strategy and 21 – Europe and the state:
between civilization and barbarism).

On the occasion of the international meeting of the project team wants imagine
their work and initiate a broader scientific debate on the topic.

We look forward to your contributions relating to the following topics:

• Literary topos Crimea
• traumatic Crimea as a place of cultural memory
• Crimea as a crossroads of cultures
• Crimean Tatars
• Crimea as Russian imperial figure
• The media war of Crimea
• Current research on intercultural Crimea
• Myth Crimea Crimea as a sacred place in the Russian imagination, as Crimea
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CFP: 6th International Conference of the EAM: Realism(s) of the Avant-Garde and Modernism (Münster)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

Münster, 5-7 September 2018

EAM, The European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies: The avant-gardes of the 20th century defined themselves, and are defined by us, essentially by their relations to various concepts of realism.

(1) Mostly, they distinguish themselves eagerly from the realisms of the 19th-century.
(2) Nevertheless, they often claim some kind of truth or higher realism – super-realism – for themselves, claiming to have access to some primary reality that cannot be presented in traditional arts.
(3) These super-realisms are in turn challenged by movements such as New Objectivity, Magic Realism, or different varieties of political popular art, which in their turn claim to be more realistic than the supposedly outmoded avant-gardes.
(4) Even the neo-avant-gardes and other movements from the second half of the 20th century to the present day have to deal with concurrent varieties of ‘realism‘ (just think of Mario Amaya calling Pop ‘the New Super Realism’). Continue reading

CFP: Otherness in Russian Literature and Culture (Oxford)

Deadline to submit abstracts: February 25th, 2018

University of Oxford
16-17 May 2018

Description
The concept of otherness has always played a pivotal role in the human condition. Finely interwoven into human nature, otherness can take many shapes and forms – from an accent, a dress code, or the colour of one’s skin, to less visible markers of perceived and felt otherness. But what is the scope of otherness in the context of Russia, a country whose endless swathes of land are home to a myriad array of people of diverse and multifaceted backgrounds and identities? Where does Russia end and the Other begin, and how have perceptions of these identities changed throughout the ages? Can otherness be positive, or is it always a negative phenomenon?

This interdisciplinary conference invites proposals for papers from a variety of disciplines in Russian studies, including, but not limited to: literature, film, art, music, gender studies, history, politics, anthropology and digital humanities. Continue reading