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February 25, 2013

CFP Conference: Projects of Modernity: "Constructing the 'Soviet'" in European Perspective, Perm, Russian Federation

Deadline: March 20, 2013

Center for Comparative History and Political Studies Perm State National Research University under the auspices of the Open Society Institute (OSI) with the participation of the European University at Saint Petersburg, and the German Historical Institute in Moscow are pleased to announce a call for papers to the international conference

Projects of Modernity: Constructing "the Soviet" in European Perspective
24 to 26 of June 2013
Perm State National Research University, Perm, Russian Federation.

After being founded as a student venue, the "Constructing "the Soviet"" conference is moving to a new level. From now on we will invite not only undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also the experienced researchers in the fields of the social science and humanities.

The conference aims at elucidating the European and international context of 'the Soviet' phenomenon.

The questions that we wish to focus on are: What is 'the Soviet'? Is it possible to specify 'the Soviet' practices and phenomena? How legitimate is to speak about the 'Soviet civilization'? How can we contextualize the history of the USSR as an integral part of European history?

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary approaches and research relying on both traditional methods (political, social, economic and cultural history) and the new theoretical frameworks such as new political history, new cultural history, historical anthropology, the history of emotions, the history of the soviet subjectivity, historical memory and the history of transfers.

The organizing committee reserves the right to select participants based on the submitted abstracts. The working languages are Russian and English.

Abstracts should not exceed 3000 words including references (footnoted Chicago style is preferred). Please include your first and last names, institutional affiliation, position and contact details.

The texts should be written in MS Word (files with the extensions .doc, .docx) and submitted to soviet@comparativestudies.ru

A limited number of grants for covering travel and living expenses are available on the competitive basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at soviet@comparativestudies.ru if you have any further questions.

Conference web site: http://constructing2013.blogspot.ru/

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Posted by sarayu at February 25, 2013 12:37 PM

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