Category Archives: Conferences/Seminars

CFP: 4th Tartu REE Conf (Uni. Tartu)

Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2019

FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change
9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia

The problem of community – moral and political, cultural and civic, national, local, regional and global – is central to many heated debates of our time. These debates often focus on state sovereignty, including such issues as national independence, control over territories and people, interdependence and regional integration, minorities and immigration. However, we live in an increasingly fragmented world, where political polarization and ‘culture wars’ undermine national cohesion. Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space is a region where such controversies are as salient as anywhere in today’s world. In the recent decades, the region has been affected by global post-industrial transformations, while also becoming an arena of multiple overlapping struggles between tradition and change. Conference participants are invited to reflect on these challenges as they are faced by local communities and entire nations; comparative research focusing on the region and beyond is particularly encouraged. Please find full details of the Call at the conference website.

The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers, along with abstracts and, if available, information about the chair and the discussant (alternatively, these can be assigned by the Programme Committee). Please use this link to submit your proposal by 20 February 2019.

The 2019 Tartu Conference is organized by the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. Please find more information the conference website www.tartuconference.ut.ee

CFP: First Congress of REE in Paris (SFERES)

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2018

First Congress of SFERES – October 2019 – Paris, France
French association for Russian and Eastern European studies in social sciences (ICCEES member)

1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion
Panel 5 – “The new policing and security measures”
in association with the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

Calendar
Deadline for abstract submission (maximum 1,000 words), in French or English, to sferes@cnrs.fr : December 1, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2019.
Deadline for sending texts: September 1, 2019.
Date and venue of the congress: Paris in October 2019.

Speakers are required to become members of SFERES.
Fees for academic staff in full time posts and post-doctoral researchers: 15€.
Fees for students: 5€. Continue reading

CFP: THE GLOBAL SOUTHS: An Interdisciplinary Conference (U. of Louisiana-Lafayette)

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2018

THE GLOBAL SOUTHS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 4-6, 2019// The University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

The Global Souths conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the connections between the U.S. South and the Global South. The South is more than place.  It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit 250-350 word critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to all aspects of globalization. Some possible approaches to this conference theme may include but are not limited to the following: Continue reading

CFP: Teaching Translation Conference (CUNY)

Deadline for Submissions: January 01, 2019

Hunter College, CUNY is excited to be hosting its first conference dedicated to teaching translation and interpretation on April 6-7, 2019. The conference aims to facilitate intellectual exchange and discussion on the overall role of translation and interpretation in the undergraduate and graduate education, from specific pedagogical tools to overarching questions of curriculum structure and program development. The conference will explore developing professional translation and interpretation programs, raising awareness of the importance of translation within global literacy, and developing undergraduate and graduate translation curricula. The conference seeks to bring together teaching pedagogies that contribute to increasing the visibility of translation and bridging the gap between the growing global demand for translation and interpretation and the underrepresentation of translation in the academic curriculum.

We invite you to submit presentation proposals on any aspect of the role of translation in the classroom and the foreign language curriculum. Of special interest are the following:

•       Translation and Interpretation in the Undergraduate Curriculum
•       Translation and Interpretation in Foreign Languages and Area Studies
•       Translation in Interdisciplinary Context: Creative Writing, Cinema, Performing Arts
•       Translation and Interpretation Across the Curriculum: Minors, Concentrations, Majors, MA Programs
•       Translation and Interpretation and Employment
•       Translation and Technology
•       Translation and Global Literacy
•       Assessing the Current State of Translation and Interpretation in American Colleges and Universities

Please submit your proposals (of 250 words or less) to mordukha@hunter.cuny.edu no later than January 1, 2019.

CFP: 57th Annual Conference (SCSS)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS – 57th Annual Meeting of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
March 14-17, 2019 in Mobile, AL

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, March 14-17, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of South Alabama. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Dr Brown is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed monographs, including A Biography of No Place (2004), Plutopia (2013), and Dispatches from Dystopia (2015). Her banquet talk, derived from her forthcoming book, is titled “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.”

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Participation is encouraged from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2019. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email proposals to Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com.

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Mara Kozelsky at mkozelsky@southalabama.edu or Nicholas Gossett at ngossett@southalabama.edu. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2019

CFP: Essays on Lenin (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)

Editors: Alla Ivanchikova (ivanchikova@hws.edu) and Robert Maclean (robertrmaclean@gmail.com)

This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?

Send abstracts of 300-400 words to ivanchikova@hws.edu by October 31, 2018 Continue reading

Conference: Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship (U. of Illinois)

Date: November 9-10, 2018

Annual EU Studies Conference:
“Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship”

November 9-10, 2018

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Levis Faculty Center | 919 W Illinois St | Urbana, IL 61801 | [map]
Conference web page | Online registration


Registration deadline: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Special pre-conference events:

NOVEMBER 9, 2018
17th Annual EU Day 

10:30 am: Annual EU Day Keynote Address: “State of the European Union”
to be delivered by the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, his Excellency David O’Sullivan
preceded by a welcome reception (10:00 am) and followed by luncheon (12:00 pm)

3:00-4:30 pm: Roundtable: “Elections and US-EU Relations: A Comparative Look at the Elections to the US Congress and the European Parliament and Implications for Transatlantic Relations”

followed by reception (4:30 pm)

Featuring:
former Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr. Bob Van den Bos as one of the speakers

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CFP: Graduate Student Essay Contest (North American Dostoevsky Society)

Deadline for Submissions: October 01, 2018

The Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society invites members of NADS in good standing to nominate an outstanding graduate-student essay on a Dostoevsky-related topic. (If you are not a member of NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Current M.A. and PhD students are also welcome to nominate their own work, NADS membership not required. The winner of the contest will receive: 1) Free membership in NADS for one year, 2) Free registration at the International Dostoevsky Society Symposium in Boston, July 15-19, 2019 (http://www.bu.edu/wll/dostoevsky-2019/), and 3) a guaranteed spot as a presenter on the NADS-sponsored panel at AATSEEL, 2020.

To submit a nomination, please send an email containing the student’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation, along with a .doc file of the essay (which should be no more than 8000 words in length and contain no identifying information about the author) to Greta Matzner-Gore at matzner@usc.edu by October 1, 2018.

CFP: 1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion (Paris, France)

Deadline for Submissions: December 01, 2018

First Congress of SFERES
French association for Russian and Eastern European studies in social sciences
(ICCEES member)

1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion

Organized with the support of CERCEC (Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen – EHESS, CNRS), ISP (Institut des sciences sociales du politique – Université Paris Nanterre, ENS Paris Saclay, CNRS), CEFR (Centre d’études franco-russe – MAEE, CNRS), CERI (Centre de recherches internationales – Sciences Po, CNRS), Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest (RECEO) and The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (PIPSS)

Call for Papers

The political events that unfolded in Eastern Europe around the year 1989 have constituted one of the largest upheavals that the European continent has seen since the end of the Second World War and the dawn of the Cold War. The congress intends to re-examine the processes that led to the disintegration of communist regimes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Balkans and the USSR. This disintegration appears to be the product of complex mobilizations based on new forms of action and it crossed the most established political borders within Sovietized regimes: between “dissidence” and involvement in the official sphere, between “conventional” political action and street-level mobilization, between national spaces. During this period, the repertories of action, the institutional ties, the ideological preferences, and the actors’ identities, including the most official, have been profoundly changed. The modes of contestation have gone from a self-limited subversion of established institutions, one that could accompany forms of collaboration with the regime, to much clearer and radical head-on opposition. These same oppositions were led by actors often integrated within the system, according to the rhythms and modalities specific to each country (and, in the USSR, to each republic), perhaps to each social sphere, and correlated to the phenomenon of circulation between these spaces. Everything occurred as if the events linked to 1989 had resided in the blurring of routine landmarks of the orderandof the subversion of the “system.”
In spite of the considerable number of research projects dedicated to the “fall of communism,” there are few that systematically examine these transformations in the making, taking into account the entire social field and its blossoming since the second half of the 1980s. The congress seeks to explore these transformations by highlighting their heterogeneity in the different countries and in transcending binary categories of analysis inherited from transitology: power/opposition, conservative/reformer; authoritarianism/democracy; planning system/capitalism, etc. Underscoring the complexity of these processes and the strategic anticipations that they raised at the moment of their unfolding impels the most attentive possible reading of the events to the practices of actors of the different social spheres and to the manner by which the transformations of relationships and the interdependences between these sectors affected the practices. Empirical materials, whether newly available or already known, can thus be questioned or revisited in the light of these methodological requirements. How did the existing order’s actors and institutions adapt or how were they discarded? How did the reconfiguration of the system, using elements of the past, reshape actors’ practices? Which new forms and configurations of competition have emerged? How does one understand the role played by the “grassroots” actors or those situated at the periphery of the elites? Continue reading