CFP: The 6th Workshop on Business History in Central and Eastern Europe (University of Vienna)

Deadline: April 15, 2024

supported by European Business History Association (EBHA)

Business History and Transformations in Central & Eastern Europe

Place: University of Vienna 

Date: October 24-25, 2024

Call for papers 

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This year’s workshop is entitled “Business History and Transformations in Central & Eastern Europe”. Its focus will be on the variety of challenges that enterprises and entrepreneurs had to cope with during times of significant political, economic, social, and cultural changes and upheavals in the region of CEE from the 19th century to the early 21st century. We recognize the events of the revolutionary uprisings across CEE in 1848/49, the Austro-Hungarian compromise of 1867, the (re)emergence of new states in CEE after the end of the First World War 1918, the rise of state-socialist dictatorships in CEE after 1945, or the systemic transformations of 1989-91 as profound turning points in the history of CEE. However, we also agree that these events cannot be reduced to isolated “numeric keywords” as they were rather peaks of longer-lasting processes of change(s). We thus refer to concepts of transformation that emphasize transformation as a process of “accelerated” political, economic, and societal change with an often “unspecified” time frame of its beginning and its end (see for example Ther 2014; Kührer-Wielach, Lemmen 2016). Although there is a scholarly consensus that entrepreneurship is an important driver of transformational processes, the question of “how entrepreneurs initiate, contribute to, prevent, or foster transformation in markets and societies” remains largely unexplored (Lubinski et al. 2023, p.5). This question also applies to the role of companies and its various stakeholders in transformation processes. 

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Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Ukrainian Refugees in Germany and the United States after the War: Implications for Global Refugee Policy” (University of Passau, Germany)

Deadline to attend: April 1, 2024


June 28-29, 2024
American Studies, University of Passau
Organizers: Grit Grigoleit-Richter (University of Passau, Germany) and Claudia Sadowski-Smith (Arizona State University, USA)


Keynotes: Miriam Finkelstein (University of Vienna, Austria), Halyna Lemekh (St. Francis College, USA), and Jannis Panagiotidis (University of Vienna, Austria)

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Study Abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (American University of Central Asia)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the AUCA-Bard Fall 2024/Academic Year 2024-2025 Study Abroad Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The program is hosted by the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), a Bard College long term dual-degree partner. Undergraduate (typically second-, third-, and fourth-year) students at North American colleges or universities are invited to apply. Below is the program description. 

For more information and to apply visit the website.

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Grad Program: Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (Georgetown University)

Deadline: November 1, 2023; December 1, 2023; January 15, 2024; April 1, 2024

The Master’s Degree Program at Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) brings together scholars, practitioners and students working on contemporary and historical issues affecting Eurasia and beyond. Through multidisciplinary coursework on the politics, history, language(s) and culture(s) of the region, the CERES MA educates professionals prepared to engage with global challenges and supports innovative research on current issues facing the region.

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