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: 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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Conference: Legal Di­versity and Regional En­coun­ters-Plural Un­der­stand­ings of Law in Loc­al­ised Con­texts

Deadline: October 15, 2021

The Faculty of Law in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki is pleased to announce the annual conference under the Development of Russian Law research project, which will take place in Helsinki on October 19-20, 2021. This conference continues the series of workshops, seminars, and conferences originating in legal scholarship on Russian law in wider contexts, organized by the Faculty of Law since 2008. This year we are going beyond regional boundaries to focus on legal diversity and plural understandings of law in various contexts.

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Seminar: ASEEES Slavic DH Workshop

Event Date: December 1, 2021

The ASEEES Conference Slavic DH Workshop will be taking place on Zoom on December 1, 2021. This year, the workshop will focus on computational periodical studies, including the materials and questions posed by the interinstitutional DH project, “The Pages of Early Soviet Performance.”https://cdh.princeton.edu/…/pages-early-soviet…/ The “Pages of Early Soviet Performance (PESP)” uses machine learning to generate multiple datasets of early-Soviet illustrated periodicals related to the performing arts. By using computer vision techniques and training a YOLO (You Only Look Once) real-time object detection model, this project generates textual and image data that will facilitate new avenues of research about Soviet culture during the first decades after the October Revolution (1917-1932). All registered participants of ASEEES are welcome to join this hands-on, three-part workshop, focused on the digitization of Russian/Slavic periodicals. Each session is self-contained and can be attended “a la carte.” Participation in all sessions is not required. CALL FOR PANELISTS: Do you use periodical collections in your teaching? Are you a student who has used digital periodical collections in your research or in a classroom setting? We are also seeking interested participants and presenters for our second session dedicated to teaching and learning with periodicals. Please contact Kat Hill Reischl (kmhill@stanford.edu) or Andrew Janco (ajanco@haverford.edu) for questions or to join the panel.

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CFP: Imagining the 90s – The First Post-Soviet Decade and its Narratives in Literature and Culture

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Imagining the 90s – Call for Papers | Slavistik (unibas.ch)

International conference, January 20-22th 2022, ONLINE

30 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the time has come to historicize the 1990s and their conceptualizations. Rarely has there been a period marked by such contradictory and multi-coded framings as the first post-Soviet decade: Viewed both as a time of troubles (”лихие 90-е”) as well as a time of absolute freedom, as a period of global disorientation and crisis as well as one of new hopes and opportunities, the post-Soviet 1990s form a perfect example of what Jury Lotman called a “взрыв” (“explosion”). While many studies have examined the political, social and economic transformations in the post-Soviet realm, little attention has been paid to the images that this crucial decade generated in the arts. This is all the more surprising given that literature, film, theatre, music and other artistic manifestations are likely to provide the most complex and multi- layered insights into this time and its diverse representations. In this conference, we want to investigate the 90s, on the one hand, as a time of wide-ranging artistic transformations and, on the other hand, as a topos created in (later) narratives and artistic imaginations.

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CFP: Meetings and Movements of Jewish People & Artifacts across Cold-War Boundaries

Deadline: January 14, 2022

The political discourses of the Cold War, and of the first decades of reflection following the regime changes in Central Europe in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, portrayed a world divided by ideology and bifurcated by militarized borders. We seek to explore areas and moments of contact between Jews and Jewish communities across Cold-War boundaries, with the goal of deepening our understanding of the Cold War as a global phenomenon, and of shared cultural patterns across its divides. We aim to include works which cover a broad geographical scope, including the USSR, but without centering experiences with that state. Proposals pertaining to southeastern and central Europe, as well as to capitalist regions beyond the USA are desired.

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CFP: Soviet Materialities Conference (Cambridge Univ.)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Soviet Materialities

Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK

11–12 April 2022 

The aim of this conference is to explore how a turn towards materiality can enrich our understanding of the Soviet cultural landscape. We invite proposals that consider material and objects, their journeys through time and space, their processes of making and re-making, and how those perspectives might uncover alternative modernisms, defamiliarise Sovietness, and explore the diversity of Soviet experiences and identities.

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Conference: BRICON 2021 Online Conference (Inha Univ., Tashkent)

Event Date: November 30, 2021

This year on the 30th of November Inha University in Tashkent in association with the Ocean College, Zhejiang University, and Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade (JRI) are hosting the 6th Belt and Road Initiative Conference: Logistics and Other Economic Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Era. For your information, the link to the official site, the call for papers letter, and the conference poster have been provided. 

Link to site: https://bricon2021.uz/

CFP: Roads to Convergence behind the Iron Curtain-Remapping Conceptual Art in the Era of (Post)Socialism (Assoc. of Art History)

Deadline: November 1, 2021

In 2010, the critic Peter Osborne argued that contemporary art is post-conceptual. Notwithstanding broad generalizations, it is undeniable that key traits of contemporary art are rooted in the notion of global conceptualism. Two decades after the closing of the blockbuster exhibition Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, scholars still ponder the dilemma that propelled the show’s ambitious agenda. Was conceptualism a unified movement that emerged in the West and spread worldwide, or did unique local circumstances give birth to multiple conceptual trends in distant geographic regions? What factors facilitated the development of a global phenomenon, and what transcultural considerations prompted the shift from the formalist preoccupation with material objects toward broader attention to the ideas and conceptual framing of artworks?

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CFP: Researching gender and sexuality in Eastern European history and post-socialist present: Does race matter? (Sodertorn Univ.)

Deadline: November 10, 2021

Södertörn University, With support of the Baltic Sea Foundation/Östersjöstiftelsen

Department of Historical Studies
Institute of Contemporary History

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Workshop, March 3-4, 2022
Deadline: November 10, 2021. 

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