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January 08, 2013

CFP Workshop: 2nd Annual Midwest Historians of East Central Europe Workshop

Deadline: February 15, 2013

Polish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago will hold its second annual workshop for historians of East Central Europe April 9-11, 2013. The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students in history and related disciplines. It will be based on pre-circulated papers, chapters, article drafts, etc. Participants are welcome to attend either as paper presenters or as members of the active audience. The program begins the evening of Tuesday, April 9, with a lecture by Padraic Kenney, Professor of History and Director of the Russian and East European Institute and of the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University. Participants will then meet in panel sessions through the day on Wednesday and on Thursday morning to discuss their research.

This year’s workshop stresses the comparative dimensions of scholarship among historians of East Central Europe. Professor Kenney’s talk, “A Polish Cell, A Global Narrative: Political Incarceration in the 20th Century,“ will provide a starting point for our discussion of the various connections linking our field with that of specialists in other geographic regions.

The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce scholars working in related areas to one another, to showcase work in progress, and generally to facilitate a sense of community among historians of East Central Europe with easy access to Chicago. Registration for the workshop is free. The Hejna Endowment at the University of Illinois will support the cost of accommodations for a limited number of graduate student and faculty participants. This year we are also able to assist with some travel expenses for participants coming from more distant locations. Doctoral students seeking assistance with housing should provide a brief letter of reference from their dissertation advisors.

Please contact Keely Stauter-Halsted at stauterh@uic.edu if you are interested in attending the workshop. Indicate in your e-mail if you would like to circulate a paper for discussion (and a short synopsis of its content) and whether you will require accommodations. Pre-circulated papers should be limited to 25 pages in length. The deadline for proposing a paper topic is February 15. Participants should register for the workshop by March 1 to guarantee a spot. Completed papers must be submitted electronically by March 22. They will be made available on-line to all registered participants.

Posted by jychai at January 8, 2013 04:15 PM