Category Archives: Calls for Papers (CFPs)

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…
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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

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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

CfP: Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories (U of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for application: December 20, 2017

Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories
March 15-16,2018 (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017

What does it mean to be a ‘post-Soviet person’ today? The Soviet Union was created and held together on the premise that the power of class consciousness could create a community that transcends the limitations of ethnicity and language. The events of 1991 shattered this illusion. As the USSR dissolved, newly created states and people across the post-Soviet space were left with the task of figuring out who they were and to what country, body politic, language, and culture they belonged. In the early post-Soviet years, this process was manifested in social violence in the form of armed conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, the expulsion of Russian nationals from Central Asian states, and criminal infighting over the privatization of former Soviet industrial complexes. As time passed, however, it began to seem that the people and states of the region were embarking on an era of peaceful co-existence, built on shared recognition of their common history and present situation in the world.

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CFP: Slavic Studies Conference (WSSA)

Deadline for application: December 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Western Association for Slavic Studies Conference in San Antonio, TX —April 4-7, 2018.

Plan to join the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

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CFP: Performing Europeanization (Center for Social Sciences)

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Center for Social Sciences announces a call for international conference “Performing Europeanization: the Case of Georgia and Other EaP Countries”

Conference Dates:  January 22-23, 2018

Conference Venue:  Tbilisi, Georgia

Conference Language: English

Deadline for application: December 15, 2017 ​

The conference will focus on the three interconnected topics, which consist of (though are not limited to) the following themes:

EU’s enlargement strategy – Opportunities and Challenges

  • EU integration and enlargement: EU’s structural diplomacy
  • EU-Russia contested space and securitization of EU’s foreign policy
  • EU enlargement and Europeanization: conditionality vs. socialization

Eastern Partnership – Current Developments and Future Expectations

  • Europeanization and a new way of doing politics in the EaP countries
  • Impact of Europeanization on national public spheres
  • National identities in the context of Europeanization: ambiguity and perceived threats

EU-Georgia Relations

  • EU-Georgia Association Agreement: Lessons learned and opportunities created
  • Visa Liberalization and its impact on education, culture, and economy
  • Performing Europeanization in Georgia at the political and popular levels

The conference is organized within the framework of “Raising Awareness on Georgia’s Europeanization in Academia” [RAGEA] with the co-funding of Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Activities.

F​or additional information, please visit the website.

CFP: Constructivist Criticism Workshop (U. of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for Applications: December 05, 2017

Call for Papers: Constructivist Criticism Workshop

 
Jan 19 2018, University of Pennsylvania 
3-6 PM, College Hall 209

A colloquium for graduate students in social sciences and humanities, studying Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to present works in progress.

This workshop is organized by a group of graduate students working in the broader Eurasia region, spread throughout the Comparative Literature, History and Anthropology departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal for this workshop is to build community with colleagues along the Eastern seaboard and to create a forum for sharing and workshopping research in progress. We’ve been holding similar workshops (under the heading of Slavics without Borders) for 4-5 years, and these events have typically drawn graduate students and faculty from COML/Slavic, History, Anthropology, Art History and Annenberg, as well as junior and senior faculty from the greater Delaware Valley community.

The topic of the workshop is open, and the meetings are informal, workshop format, typically running for 2-3 hours, at which we spend 45 minutes per paper. We welcome future conference papers, dissertation prospectuses, and early-stage dissertation chapters. If you’re interested in presenting, please write to Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (sthelen@sas.upenn.edu) by Dec. 5, 2017 with a brief description of the paper topic, and the stage of your research. The papers will be pre-circulated a few days before the event to Penn department list-servs.