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September 10, 2013

CFP /Conferecnes & Workshops : 12th Biographical Readings in Memory of V.V. Iofe

Deadline: April 1, 2014


12th Biographical Readings in Memory of V.V. Iofe

20-22 April 2014, St Petersburg, Russia

The conference series “The Right to a Name: Biography in the 20th Century” is dedicated to the memory of Veniamin Viktorovich Iofe (1938-2002) and was established in 2003. The annual Conference is organised by the Research and Information Centre “Memorial” (St Petersburg), with support from the European University in St Petersburg, the Polish Institute in St Petersburg and several other institutions and foundations.

Each conference is interdisciplinary and presents a broad spectrum of contemporary biographical research in the fields of history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, literary studies and a number of other disciplines. We are interested in different approaches and their point of contact and in methods of describing and presenting biography.

The main topics for the 12th Conference are: Autobiography, Hagiography, the Biography of Biographers, Sources, Collective Biography, Theory of Biography, Narratives, Political Biography, Biographical Dictionaries, Biography and Myth, Death and Biography and others.

All sessions will be held in Russian. Papers must not exceed 20 minutes; every paper is followed by 20 minutes discussion. A conference volume will be published (only papers given at the conference qualify for publication).

The conference organisers are unable to fund travel or accommodation in St Petersburg.

We are now inviting paper proposals. The deadline for proposals is 1 April 2014. Please send your proposal as a single file in Word format to iofe.readings@gmail.com. Your proposal should contain an abstract of no more than 2000 characters in length and a short CV (name, employment/study, function, main publications – no more than 300 signs). The subject line should read “12th Readings. Paper Proposal *Your Name*”

Director: Irina Flige (Director of the Research and Information Centre “Memorial”);

Coordinator: Tatyana Kosinova ( kossinova@mail.ru, + 7 921 743 4557).

Posted by jmkirsch at September 10, 2013 02:34 PM