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May 18, 2012

CFP Conference: Europe, Crisis and Renewal, Cambridge

Deadlines: September 14 & October 1, 2012


European Congress 2013: ‘Europe: Crisis and Renewal’
April 5–8, 2013
Cambridge, UK

The processes of political, economic, and cultural change in Europe have had a particularly strong impact upon the countries of Eastern Europe and their neighbours in the east. It is timely to reflect on and debate the ways in which Europe and the former Soviet Union has experienced and coped with crisis in all its forms, past and present.

The process of change in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism at the end of the 1980s, the accession of 10 Eastern European states to the EU and the continuing work of European integration in the former Yugoslavia make this an appropriate time to reflect on the experience of Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.

The congress theme ‘Europe: Crisis and Renewal’ provides a focus to allow reflection on contemporary challenges – political, economic and social – as well as on the history of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jörg Baberowski (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany)
Professor Richard Sakwa (University of Kent, United Kingdom)

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals on the congress theme and on other topics in Central and East European and Slavonic Studies are welcomed (we encourage proposals for full panels/roundtables). The deadline for panel/roundtable proposals is 1 October 2012, and 14 September 2012 for individual paper proposals.

Panels, roundtables and papers are welcome in the areas of Politics; History; Economics and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Sociology.

The congress especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and by young scholars.

Full details and panel/paper proposal forms are available at: http://www.euroiccees2013.org/

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May 15, 2012

Prize: Call for Nominations, 2012 AWSS Outstanding Achievement Award

Deadline: September 15, 2012

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the work of a scholar in the field of Slavic Studies, who has also served as a mentor to female students/colleagues in this field. To submit a nomination, please write a letter detailing what your candidate for this award has achieved in Slavic Studies in terms of scholarship or other professional accomplishment, and mentoring of female students/colleagues. In addition, please provide a short list of references with accompanying email addresses so that the committee can contact these referees directly for further information. The committee recommends that this list include both peers and students/staff. A list of past Outstanding Achievement Award recipients is available on the AWSS website, www.awsshome.org.

Please email your letter and list by September 15, 2012 to Adele Lindenmeyr (Chair) at: adele.lindenmeyr@villanova.edu; Maria Bucur at: mbucur@indiana.edu; and Karen Petrone at: petrone@uky.edu.

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