May 15, 2013
CFP: Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses
Deadline: June 3, 2013
Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses at the 2013 American Society for Theatre Research/ Theatre Library Association Annual Conference
November 7 - 10 2013, Dallas, TX
This session is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013 between 1:30p.m. and 3:30p.m.
Convener: Yana Meerzon, University of Ottawa ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
"Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses" will explore the international life and afterlife of the theatrical and dramaturgical innovations originating in Eastern and Central Europe over the past century. Session participants are invited to examine the work of significant directors and choreographers (from Stanislavsky to Fokine), playwrights (from Chekhov to Havel), artists (from Kandinsky to Svoboda), performers (from Chaliapin to Cieslak), and theorists (from Mikhail Bakhtin to Jan Mukařovský), and to investigate how theatrical practices and theories have been internationally transposed. The participants will be asked to think about the legacy of Eastern and Central European theatre practice and theory in historiographical terms, considering what is to be gained by looking back at the heritage and dissemination of these innovations over the past century.
In our collective discussion, we will explore notions of influence, echo, translation, and revision as we analyze how ideas, styles, training systems, plays, and productions move from their original socio-cultural contexts into new ones. Topics of investigation might include, but are not limited to the following:
* What methodologies of acting and directing originating in Eastern and Central Europe have been absorbed, appropriated, and/or altered as they shifted geographically, politically, and temporally?
* What innovations of theatrical design have been adapted in the West? Is it useful to think about these transformations in terms of adaptation and transposition?
* What theoretical ideas on drama and performance-from the Russian formalist school to the Prague Linguistic circle's structuralism-have international echoes and in what form?
* How has the work of theatrical émigrés from the region shaped the development of international theatre and dramaturgy?
* To what extent and for which reasons are the significant productions of the past century originating in this region influential in today's theatre practice and across the globe?
* What new theatrical conversations about practice, exchange, pedagogy and theory are developing between the theatre practices of this region and globalized theater today?
Interested scholars and theatre practitioners are invited to send their abstracts (250 words) and bios (100 words) to Yana Meerzon (email@example.com) by June 3, 2013.
The on-site session at ASTR will take the format of a seminar.
Participants should send their (5-7 pages) statements/papers to the organizer by September 10, 2013.
The organizer will arrange the participants in groups and ask them to read and provide feedback on each other's work no later than November 1, as well as to design a list of questions and issues arising from their papers and discussions.
Five days prior to the conference, the organizer will collect and curate these lists in order to organize a dynamic and fruitful discussion of common theoretical and practical concerns at the conference.
For submission or queries, please contact:
Yana Meerzon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa
135 Séraphin-Marion, Room 304B
Ottawa ON Canada, K1N 6N5
Telephone: 613 562-5800, ext. 2243
May 14, 2013
CFP: “The Russian Boom Was On”: The Inter-Cultural Work of Translation
Deadline: June 30, 2013
“The Russian Boom Was On”: The Inter-Cultural Work of Translation
SAMLA Nov. 8-10, 2013 Atlanta, GA
Constance Garnett’s 1912 translation of Dostoevsky is credited with sparking the “Russian Fever” in Great Britain, while Russia’s entry into the Great War as an ally set off the “Russian Boom.” Yet, an increasing fascination with the country, its culture, and its literature dates from the beginning of the 20th century and continues beyond the years of war and revolution.
This panel explores the background to the explosion of interest in Russian literature in both the United States and Great Britain through early 20th century translations from the Russian. The boom in translation of literary texts was a primary conduit for efforts to alter public opinion and national policy in both countries. It also served to reduce the isolation of Russia from the West. Suggested topics may include: the work of individual translators; the English-language translations of particular authors; publishing houses, “small magazines,” or editors that welcomed or encouraged translations from the Russian; cultural or political contexts or movements that spurred public interest.
Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers (indicating any equipment/technical requirements), and a brief biographical note by the deadline of 30 June 2013 to Marilyn Schwinn Smith via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 07, 2013
CFP: Development of Russian Law-VI: Between Tradition and Modernity (October 17-18, 2013; Helsinki)
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Development of Russian Law-VI: Between Tradition and Modernity
October 17-18, 2013
Faculty of Law
University of Helsinki
Call for papers
In the past year, Russian law has faced a number of challenges testing its
cohesiveness and the level of development, together with the rule of law
and democracy. The State Duma election fraud, the Pussy Riot case, the
Magnitsky case, anti-gay laws, anti-opposition measures and, finally, the
“anti-Magnitsky law” underlined the use of law for the goals of an
authoritarian political regime, resembling methods and attitudes of Soviet
positive law-making. Many of the 2011-2012 laws have been passed in an
attempt to regulate private behavior and to test the limits of personal
liberty, as individuals understand it.
In the present situation, legal research faces many challenges of its own.
After the 1990s, the age of experiments, swift denials and democratic
debates, Russian legal science together with other social sciences and
humanities entered a period of stabilization and a quiet state of rigid
conservatism even worse than in the thriving age of Soviet ideological
control, because today Russia is officially viewed as a “democratic state”
and there is no need to struggle with the regime and hide your ideas
behind the crafted narrative of supposedly official discourse. Any
scholar is relatively free to define his or her research interests,
methodology and the area of study, as well as to express their bright and
challenging ideas through access to a wide range of academic journals.
However, the focus of lawyers today is mostly on the normative substance
of Russian rules and institutions – real law and legal reasoning – and
less on the socio-economic dimension. Legal research tends to concentrate
on purely legal issues and withdraw from the uncertainties of other
social sciences through careful avoidance of interdisciplinarity. I. Iu.
Kozlikhin expressed his disagreement with “pointless and even detrimental
usage of ‘alien’terminology” in one of his recent articles, while
criticizing hermeneutics, legal anthropology and communicative theory in
their application to law and legal theory.
The Institute of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the
University of Helsinki is pleased to announce the consecutive conference
in Development of Russian law, which will take place in Helsinki on
October 17-18, 2013. This conference continues the series of workshops,
seminars, and conferences in Russian law, organized by the Faculty of Law
since 2008. This annual event is devoted to discussions of the new and
important topics within the field of Russian law and legal studies. The
2013 theme is development of Russian law between tradition and modernity
and what choices and strategies it makes in the present-day situation.
The conference utilizes the bottom-up approach as to call for papers: Any
topic within the sphere of Russian law which is considered important
and/or crucial for the development of Russian law and legal studies by the
applicant is welcome to be submitted as a proposal for conference
participation. We especially encourage younger scholars and graduate
students to apply. We also welcome legal researchers from across
disciplines to join our discussions of Russian law.
The conference format suggests giving sufficient time for both presenting
scholars’ findings and discussion. The sessions are composed of major
presentation (40 mins) and two co-presentations (20 mins) on the similar
issue followed by a general discussion. At this point we invite proposals
- major presentations (40 mins);
- co-presentations (20 mins).
We also encourage complete session proposals.
Please, indicate in your proposal what type of the presentation you would
like to give.
The working language of the conference is English. All presentations and
discussions are held in this language.
Please, include the following in your proposal:
- Contact information;
- Title of your talk;
- Abstract (200-400 words). In case of session proposals, please,
include the abstract for the session (400 words) and for each paper (100
The proposals shall be sent to
email@example.com with the mention of
Development of Russian Law-VI in the subject matter by September, 1st, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marianna Muravyeva,
Docentti, Senior Researcher,
April 25, 2013
CFP: Workshop and publication: 'Dropping out of Socialism': Alternative Cultures in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Call for Proposals
Workshop and publication: 'Dropping out of Socialism': Alternative Cultures in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991
Much emphasis has been placed in recent years on questions of conformity and everyday ordinariness in socialist societies. This project aims to look at increasingly forgotten elements in these societies: those who did not conform, did not live the ordinary life, yet were also part of the late socialist everyday. Ranging from teddy boys, hippies and punks to non-conformist artists, Buddhists, yoga teachers or lesbian and gay communities, the list of 'drop-outs' is long and varied, yet in danger of being buried by histories that left better documentation and more archival traces. We intend to write these individuals and groups into the newly emerging history of late socialism and examine both their internal functioning as well as their complex relationship with mainstream society and socialist authorities. Was it possible to drop out from socialist society? How far could one distance oneself from the realties of late socialist life? What does the existence of alternative cultures and their
daily practices say about the last three decades of socialism in Europe? Did they hasten its decline - or were they indeed a factor in its longevity?
We are calling for proposals for articles relating to subcultures, drop-outs and the underground in late socialist societies. Any group and any time period between 1956 and 1991 will be considered.
The workshop and subsequent publication of articles in a special journal issue is part of the AHRC sponsored project 'Dropping out of Socialism', which examines a variety of drop-out cultures in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. We are planning to hold a workshop in Bristol, UK in the spring of 2014, when authors present their articles for discussion. A final manuscript will be expected by the summer of 2014.
Please send a short proposal (max 500 words) and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 June 2013.
For further questions please consult our webpage or contact email@example.com
CFP: Post-Dissident Studies: Between Collaboration and Dissent in Central Europe, Graduate Student Conference, September 20th – 22nd, 2013, Harvard
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Post-Dissident Studies: Between Collaboration and Dissent in Central Europe
A Graduate Student Conference, September 20th – 22nd, 2013
Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
In the years since the fall of Communism in East Germany, Central Europe, and the Soviet Union, a new space has opened for critical approaches to oppositional, dissident, and unofficial literature. Not only do new historical sources such as state archives contextualize the process of creating literary texts within Communist states, but the twenty years since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc provide necessary critical distance. Defining writers exclusively in terms of their opposition obscures nuanced views of the philosophical, aesthetic, and political constructions offered in their texts. This conference sets out to establish a new vision of evaluating official, unofficial, and semi-official authors, texts, and media that challenges the rhetoric of a dissident and non-dissident binary.
Panels will be organized around time periods or on thematic bases grouping scholars who work on similar concepts in different national literatures. Papers establishing connections between East German authors and writers located beyond the GDR’s borders are especially encouraged.
Possible topics include:
· Reimagining the history of official, non-official, and unofficial literature in the Communist space
· The responsibilities of the writer to various publics and audiences
· Is dissident literature a reliable historical source?
· Representation of dictatorship in experimental fiction e.g. Herta Müller, Monika Maron, or György Dragoman
· Creative collaboration amongst groups of writers such as the Prenzlauerberg poets in Berlin or the Lianozovo poets near Moscow
· Post-1989 literary representations of the Communist era from within the Eastern Bloc
· New perspectives on the institutions of censorship
· Reappraisals of author collaboration with governmental cultural regimes
· Engagement with Socialist Realism, Marxism-Leninism, and revisionism in the Eastern Bloc’s cultural sphere
· Projection of a history of dissidence onto earlier writers, e.g. Heine, Kafka, or Dostoevsky
Abstracts of 200 – 250 words and a paragraph-long biography including expected date of PhD should be sent to PostDissidentStudies@gmail.com by June 1st, 2013
CFP: "Conceptualizing the Human," Student Conference, Princeton Univ, Oct 18-19, 2013
Deadline: June 14, 2013
Conceptualizing the Human is an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the changing concept of the human in Slavic and Eurasian culture. While scholars, including Slavicist Mikhail Epstein, have recently devoted much attention to the “crisis in the humanities,” our conference will turn to the many ways in which “the human” has been perceived, re-imagined, interrogated, and critiqued.
The 1917 revolution induced a radical re-evaluation of what it meant to be human among Russian intellectuals. In the Soviet Union, writers like Platonov, Bulgakov, and Zamiatin envisioned how the human being might transform itself under changing social conditions. New technologies influenced Gastev’s and Vertov's close scrutiny of the mechanics of human action. In the first Czechoslovak Republic, Karel Čapek posed the question of what it means to be human in physical and cognitive terms in his science-fiction prose, as well as in terms of ethical judgment and the pursuit of truth in his mid-1930s trilogy. Earlier, thinkers such as Fyodorov, Chernyshevsky, Dostoevsky, and the Decembrists incorporated fantasies or critiques of the “new man” into their thought, while contemporary writers like Sorokin and Pelevin have used images of physical violence to challenge traditional notions of human dignity.
In keeping with the wide-ranging possibilities of this topic, we will accept proposals from scholars working in all relevant sub-fields of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, such as literature, anthropology, history, political science, cultural studies, film studies, philosophy, and theology.
Paper topics could include, but are not limited to:
− Humans, animals, and the environment
− Humans, machines, cyborgs, and biomechanics
− Encounters with the non-human, e.g., in Stanisław Lem’s Solaris
− The influence of gender on human identity
− The New Soviet Man
− Human development: experiences of childhood
– Central and Eastern European depictions of 20th-century history as narratives of the failure of humanity
− 19th-century philosophies of freedom, individualism, and human dignity
− The problem of the human in Russian religious thought
− Psychiatric narratives of mental illness; the sick body
− Embodiment in the theater; “playing” human onstage
– Deconstructing the human; posthumanism
The goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the chance to present their work to senior scholars in the field and to receive as much constructive feedback as possible. All papers will be made available prior to the conference through the conference website. At the conference each presenter will be given 5-10 minutes to introduce his or her paper, followed by commentary by the panel discussant and open discussion.
Submit abstracts (500 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please include your CV, departmental affiliation, name, email, and the title of your proposed paper. The deadline for submissions is June 14, 2013.
We will be able to provide travel subsidies for the conference presenters, as well as lodging for the nights of October 17 and 18.
Call for Papers: Food for Thought, Culture and Cuisine in Russia and Eastern Europe 1800-the present, Symposium at the University of Texas
Deadline: May 30, 2013
Symposium at the University of Texas – February 7-8, 2014
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies in cooperation with the Department of History and the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are hosting a one-two day symposium on the culture of food in the Russian Empire (and Soviet Union) and its successor states as well as “Eastern Europe” broadly defined. Drawing on a wide range of sources and disciplines, speakers will explore how patterns of food cultivation, preparation, and consumption are embedded in local, national, and trans-national cultural configurations. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome to apply, but organizers especially welcome contributions from history, literary and cultural (including film and media) studies, and anthropology. We hope to reexamine the history and culture of the region through the lens of its food—that is, cultural attitudes, marketing and packaging, memories and representations of particular foods, patterns of eating, cultural dietary restrictions, or local cultural difference that were expressed through divergent patterns of food preparation and consumption. How was food as “tradition” experienced, how was its cultivation and production gendered, how was it tied to religious or ethnic differentiation, in what ways was it processed, “packaged” or otherwise modernized—for example, tied to global patterns and flows. How was it tied to private and public socialization—the kitchen versus the restaurant or cafeteria and what did this mean for local or national cultures? How was food depicted in film and literature, described in cookbooks, marketed at home and abroad?
Featuring Dr. Ronald LeBlanc as Keynote Speaker
“From Russian Vegetarians to Soviet Hamburgers: Tolstoy, Mikoyan, and the Ethics/Politics of Diet.”
Ronald D. LeBlanc is Professor of Russian and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire and Center Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. The author of "Slavic Sins of the Flesh: Food, Sex, and Carnal Appetite in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction" (2009), Professor LeBlanc has written numerous “gastrocritical” studies on food and eating in the works of such writers as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Goncharov, Bulgakov, and Olesha.
University of Texas
Department of History
University of Texas
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
University of Texas
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Please submit the following by May 30, 2013 to email@example.com :
2) One paragraph abstract
3) 3 page cv
4) Request for funding. – Specify requested dollar amount, and whether participation is contingent on funding.
Limited funds are available for travel and accommodation costs. We will try to partially (or in some cases completely) fund as many speakers as possible, but we ask that participants also draw on their own conference funds if possible.
April 12, 2013
CFP: 13th Aleksanteri Conference: Russia and the World (Oct 23-25, 2013)
DEADLINE: May 15, 2013
RUSSIA AND THE WORLD
The 13th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
October 23 -- 25, 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland
The conference will address several themes related to Russia's foreign
and security policy as well as the nexus between domestic and
international factors. Can we talk about modernization of Russian
foreign policy? How has Russian foreign policy changed? How is Russia
developing its relations to major international power centres? How is it
dealing with its neighbours? How does it address new global issues? Is
Russia's global role on the rise or in decline? Is it possible to
develop a reliable theory of Russia's foreign policy?
We are inviting submissions for papers and panels on diverse dimensions
of Russian foreign and security policy across different disciplines.
More information on the preliminary conference program, paper and panel
submission and other practical matters:
** Deadline for the proposals is May 15, 2013 **
The Aleksanteri Conference is an annual, multidisciplinary,
international conference organised by the Aleksanteri Institute, the
Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and the Academy
of Finland Centre of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernisation,
affiliated with the University of Helsinki. Aleksanteri Conferences have
attracted broad interest among researchers and policy-makers in a wide
variety of disciplines interested in the development of post-socialist
March 15, 2013
CFP Conference: International Turgut Ozal Congress on Business, Economics and Political Science
Deadline: May 15, 2013
International Turgut Ozal Congress
on Business, Economics and Political Science
Turgut Ozal University, Ankara, TURKEY
1-3 November 2013
International Turgut Ozal Congress on Business, Economics and Political Science (INTOC) is organized by Turgut Ozal University in cooperation with universities from three continents and sponsored by prominent public and scientific institutions and international peer reviewed indexed journals. This congress is dedicated to perpetuate the vision and legacy of Turgut Ozal, the 8th President of Republic of Turkey, who devoted his life to humanity, international peace and democracy.
Aim of the Congress
This congress aims to provide opportunities of knowledge sharing with academics from a range of disciplines and establishing contact with experts from different countries and institutions. All theoretical and empirical papers from business, economics and political science disciplines in wide range of subject areas are welcomed. Organizing committee values papers on contemporary theoretical developments, theoretical modeling and empirical research including case studies, historical, comparative and multidisciplinary studies. In addition, studies on Turgut Ozal’s views, policies and legacy are highly encouraged by the editorial board. Selected papers from all submissions will be published in the Journal of Business, Economics and Political Science (JOBEPS) and other sponsor journals, subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable publication fee.
Sessions and Workshops for Young Scientists
Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit research papers. Accepted submissions of master and PhD students will be clustered around their common topics and will be presented in related and/or in young scientists sessions. Congress will also offer workshop sessions for professional development of graduate students, on fundamentals of cultivating high quality graduate dissertations and publishing in international journals. Each workshop session will open with a seminar of a prominent researcher, who will also moderate the following discussion. A brief summary and the structure of the workshop sessions will be announced from the www.intoc.org.
The best three papers and the best graduate paper will be awarded. The best paper awards will honor the authors who display innovativeness, significant theoretical contribution and methodological rigor. Congress will grant 3000 TL for the first place, 2000 TL for the second place and 1000 TL for the third place author(s), 2000 TL will be granted to the best graduate research paper and each winner will receive an award certificate. In addition a special Turgut Ozal Award of 3000 TL will be granted to the best paper of the relevant track to open the vision and legacy of Turgut Ozal to discussion and deliberation at academic platforms. The candidates should submit their full papers until August 15th, 2013.
Abstracts should include the title, objectives, methodology, major findings and keywords of the paper and must not exceed 500 words. Both English and Turkish submissions are welcomed and the presentation sessions will be clustered according to the submission language. The editorial board’s right to reject the submissions that do not match the internationally accepted rules of research paper publication, on any time of the submission process, is reserved. For further information please visit www.intoc.org.
The congress tracks highlight the fundamental study areas under business, economics and political science disciplines. Submissions related, but not limited to the spectrum of the tracks representing these disciplines are welcomed.
• Organization Theory
• Organizational Behavior
• Human Resource Management
• Production Management
• Management Information Systems
• International Business
• Tourism Management
• Innovation and Technology Management
• Business Law and Ethics
• Crisis Management
• Knowledge Management
• Economic Growth and Development
• Comparative Economic Systems
• Industrial Economics
• Labor Economics
• Health Economics
• Monetary Theory and Policy
• Public Finance
• Economic and Monetary Integration of EU
• Islamic Finance
• Institutional Economics
• Central Banking
• Economic History
• Green Economy
• New Economy
• Turkish Economy
• Economic Methodology and Modeling
• World Economy
Political Science and Public Administration
• Political Theory
• Comparative Politics
• Turkish Politics
• Constitutional Institutions
• Central - Local Government
• Bureaucracy and Public Institutions
• Diplomatic History
• International Relations Theory
• Area Studies
• International Security
• International Organizations
• International Political Economy
• Turkish Foreign Policy
Turgut Ozal and His Legacy
• Political and economic reforms
• International peace
• Turkic World
Abstract Submission: 15 May 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 15 June 2013
Full Paper Submission for Award Candidates: 15 August 2013
Full Paper Submission: 15 September 2013
Early Registration: 01 September 2013
Late Registration: 01 October 2013
Congress registration and participation fees
Early Registration Fee 125 USD From 01/09/2013 Until 30/09/2013
Registration Fee 150 USD
Registration Fee for Graduate Students 100 USD
For detailed information on congress fees please visit: www.intoc.org.
For the additional information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, 2013
CFP: Exploring the ‘Grey Zones’: Governance, Conflict and (In)Security in Eastern Europe (Aarhus University, Denmark, 1-2. November 2013)
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Within the last two decades, countries in Eastern Europe have undergone a wide range of changes in the areas of geo-political relocations and relations. We have witnessed attempts to establish liberal democracies, re-orientations from planned to market economies, and a political desire to create ‘new states’ and internationally minded ‘new citizens’. While parts of the populations have benefitted from these developments, other parts have instead experienced increasing poverty, unemployment and social insecurity.
Today we see that people in such vulnerable positions are increasingly relying on normative coping and semi-autonomous strategies, sometimes even crime and violence, in order to obtain the security and social guarantees they feel deprived of in their present day societies. Such processes testify to a paradoxical situation between, one the one hand, the political attempts to create well-functioning, modern civil societies and, on the other hand, reliance on normative laws on the margins of society.
In this conference we wish to explore the aspects of everyday uncertainty, which we define as ‘grey zones’. This term refers to the ambiguities, insecurities and contradictions which lead to responses and strategies challenging perceptions of legality and illegality. Within anthropology, ‘grey zones’ have been conceived of in relation to political corruption (Robertson 2006) and zones of ambiguity related to violence (Roy 2008). Yet, we propose to expand the term to include situations where uncertainty and ambiguity have become part and parcel of everyday life and where the indefinable becomes that which defines the situation.
We view these various grey zones not merely as legacies of socialism but as something in and of themselves. We thus deploy the notion of grey zones in order to find new ways of approaching and conceptualizing current situations in Eastern Europe, ways that are not preconfigured in terms of ‘post-socialism’ or ‘transition’.
We invite papers which ethnographically explore (but are not necessarily restricted to) one or more of the following questions:
What are the relations between governance, corruption and informality in contemporary Eastern Europe?
How do new emerging class systems in Eastern Europe affect people’s perceptions of self and other?
In which ways do changing relations between individuals, institutions and state manifest themselves in everyday life?
Which roles do the mafia and organized crime play in contemporary Eastern Europe?
How do increased illegal work and labour migration to Western Europe relate to insecure situations on the home front?
How to citizens in Eastern Europe relate to the influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East in relation to their own situation and their perceptions of the borders of Europe (or the EU)?
How are we to perceive the seemingly increasing presence of antagonism, violence and openly expressed racism and homophobia in present-day Eastern Europe?
If your abstract is accepted we will ask you to send a paper for pre-circulation by October 1st. During the conference each participant will have 20 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. After the conference we will select the most relevant papers and publish them in an edited volume. Participants will receive an ‘information package’ about hotels, busses and conference dinner. Please note that the conference organizers will not be able to cover travel expenses and accommodation for anyone other than the keynote speakers.
January 31, 2013
Call for Applications: Summer Academy in Vienna
Deadline: May 25, 2013
IPD is very glad to call interested participants for its first International Summer Academy in Peacebulding & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in the middle of Europe, Vienna during the 1-11 September. Its image as one of the most favourable places for travelling, has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive programme for our participants. We offer you a 11 day training, with a professional education from our excellent experts, who are professionals with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.
The participation fee is €1550 and this fee includes:
If you wish to get academic knowledge by experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Vienna then fill the attached application form and back to me via email with CV, Passport Page (only photo page) to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org till the 25 May 2013.
When you send your application Please, name the filled documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY”
We all know that organising of such kind of international training programs are quite expensive, so to help in this matter we invite state organs, foundations, Think Tank Institutes, Universities, embassies, companies, business leaders, individual and philanthropies to work together and invest capital to the institutional development of academic peace education and sponsorship for covering participation expenses of young people from the all around developing world countries.
We strongly work on how we can fully or partially fund potential participants expenses from Non-OECD countries but this kind of hard works depends from philanthropic donations, grants and financial aid. On the same time we recommend you to apply for financial opportunities from your government, scholarship programs and sending institutions, if possible.
A scholarship will reduce the program fee partially. The sum is set individually, since it depends to the individual application and the available funds which vary yearly.
International travel expenses and other related costs (visa & insurance) are not included in the scholarship.
Please visit the website for more info at http://www.ipdinstitute.at/International-Summer-Academy/ or contact Fakhrinur HUSEYNLI,
Director of Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IDP
Address: Austria, 1030-Wien, Apostelgasse 17/20
January 29, 2013
CFP Conference: Listening to the Wind of Change: Popular Culture and Post-Socialist Societies in East-Central Europe
Deadline: April 15/May 15, 2013
Listening to the Wind of Change: Popular Culture and Post-Socialist Societies in East-Central Europe
October 18-19, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
We invite researchers to share their papers and panel proposals related to the conference theme, including but not limited to such topics as:
- Culture Transfer: Westernization and Commodification of the "East"
- Culture of the Post-Socialist New Rich: Continuities with Late State Socialism and Neoliberalism;
- Re-traditionalization, Nationalism, Exclusion and Mobilization in Popular Culture;
- Fostering Free-market Ideology through Popular Culture;
- Conflicting Memories of Anti-/Post-communism in Popular Culture;
- Reflections of Sexuality and Gender in Popular Culture;
- Exploitation Culture as Reply to Fast Changes in Post-Socialist Societies;
- Visual Culture of Post-Socialist Societies of East-Central Europe;
- Popular Culture in East-Central Europe as Commodity;
- Travelling Cultural Theory (East West)
Deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2013. Deadline for panel proposals is 15 April 2013.
You may find further information at the conference website: http://pop-postsoc.webnode.cz/