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January 22, 2013

CFP Workshop: Graduate student workshop in Soviet history, EUSP

Deadline: February 15, 2013

The History Department of the European University at Saint Petersburg announces an exciting workshop for graduate students in Soviet history that it will be inaugurating this spring semester. The goal of the workshop is to bring together EUSP students and foreign students currently conducting archival research in Russia. Our hope is that the workshop will enrich participants’ projects and promote an exchange of knowledge about relevant historiographies, methodologies, and archival and other sources. We also aim to create a larger and more international academic community for participants, and to help them develop a network of international contacts on which to draw for intellectual as well as professional ends.

The workshop will begin in mid-March and meet once a month through mid-May. We would ideally like for each meeting to feature two graduate students – one from the EUSP and one from a foreign institution – who would precirculate works-in-progress such as grant proposals, conference papers, or dissertation chapters on related topics. Participation is expressly open to students in other disciplines, including art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and Slavic studies. As few foreign students of Soviet history may be conducting research in St. Petersburg, we are open to making the workshop a forum for a foreign student to present his or her work to a Russian audience, either in Russian or in English.

Students interested in presenting their work are invited to submit a 300-word abstract of their papers, their spring place of residence, and a CV to the e-mail address below by February 15. Applicants for the April and May sessions may submit their materials through April 1. Students who would like to attend the workshop should send along their contact information so we can keep them informed of the schedule.

To submit an application or should you have any questions, please contact Anatoly Pinsky (apinsky@eu.spb.ru).

Posted by jychai at January 22, 2013 02:27 PM

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