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The Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki will hold the 17th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference on 25-27 October 2017. The conference will bring together scholars, experts and advanced graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as economics, political science, sociology, geography, history, law, and cultural studies.
The academic program for the conference will be organised in the usual format of panels. Each panel should comprise four to five papers plus the chair. We welcome individual paper proposals and / or complete panel proposals as well.
During its long history, the modern state has domesticated both mainstream and marginal religious identities through a variety of approaches: for instance, policies of religious toleration (J. Locke), the ‘privatization of religious differences’ (B. Barry), and the ‘politics of recognition’ (A. E. Galeotti). Today, however, it is encountering new challenges.
The Journal of Homosexuality seeks contributions for an upcoming special issue, “25 Years On: The State and Continuing Development of LGBTQ Studies Programs,” to be published in 2018.
This conference aims to explore – i.e., to corroborate, to challenge or to further develop – the concept of accelerated development by looking at concrete cases in the literary histories of Eastern Europe where one can speak of a major rupture, such as suddenly acquired cultural independence or freedom or technological evolution, that causes the literature to change course and, possibly, to ‘accelerate’.
International organizations working in the area of non-discrimination and human rights have been regularly expressing their concerns and fair critique with regard to the life conditions of lesbian, gay, transsexual and other queer people in the former Soviet republics.
The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and Estonian Society for the Study of Religions invites proposals for its upcoming international conference “Religion(s) and Power(s)”.
Urban planning has been criticized - in some cases even stigmatized - for more than two decades in North and South, West and East Europe alike. Across different contexts two major concerns stand out: first, the insufficient consideration of local aspects of life quality and cultural identity (including environmental and cultural heritage concerns), and second, it's incapacity to steer and stimulate urban development.
Applications are invited for PhD research topics that focus on artistic re-enactments of performances from across the former communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in recent artistic practice.
Call for papers for the 18th Research Seminar of the RPSA RC on Comparative Politics, co-sponsored by the - IPSA RC-48 on Administrative Culture. Entitled, "Governance through Collaboration: New Designs and Platforms for Government-Citizen Relations in Public Policy", it will meet on June 23 - 24, 2017, at St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation.
The 7th Global Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’ aims exactly to refresh a broader approach and understanding of Europe by enlarging the platform of regular conferences and workshops for a wider arena of participants and disciplinary backgrounds in order to put on stage a worldwide monadology for such concerns. The conference aims also to enable critical alternatives to the disciplinary orthodoxies by creating a framework for interaction and dissemination of diversity that has to become once more a European trademark.
An increased interest in the region as a scale of economic organization has been apparent within economic geography over the past decade or so. In view of the apparent shift towards a ‘knowledge-driven economy’, the capacity of regions to support processes of learning and innovation has been identified as a key source of competitive advantage.
The master's curriculum stresses on interdisciplinary studies in the economics of transition; politics and international relations; history and cultural studies focused on Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Socio.hu Social Science Review, the journal of the Institute of Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences calls for papers for its 2017 special issue on Civil Society and Social Movements in the Changing Democracies of Central and Eastern Europe to be published in December 2017.
This event is intended to build on and extend a series of major international conferences organized by the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences of the Higher School of Economics: “World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR” (2012); “Russia in the First World War” (2014); “Europe, 1945: Liberation, Occupation, Retribution” (2015) and “Stalinism and War” (2016).
This conference endeavors to create a dialogue between scholars and PhD students from all fields of humanities and social and political sciences to discuss the challenges of transgressing the borders of liberal frameworks, the strategies to cope with these challenges, and the perspectives for privacy research that such transgressions offer.
The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. The First Tartu Conference, held in June 2016, brought together more than 200 scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond.
Part of the activities held by the Transnational Network for the Study of Foreign-Language Press, the aim of this workshop, is to study the Press published in “foreign languages”, that is to say, non-official languages, at the aftermath of the First World War in the Balkan states and in official languages of Balkan states within French society during the same period.
The conference aims to provide a forum for the presentation, dissemination and discussion of the latest research findings on topics related to questions of social and economic cohesion and economic governance in South Eastern Europe and in countries in the wider ‘transition’ region.
The family saga is a constitutively transnational and multi-media genre, bridging highbrow and popular cultures. The genre counts some of the bestsellers of world literature, including not just novels, but also serial narratives (trilogies, cycles), and comics, ranging from the late nineteenth century up to the present day.
This conference aims at bringing together scholars who study different time periods and cities where socialist projects were either launched or collapsed in the 20th century, as well as those that are still in place.
Cities worldwide are major magnets for migrants. Urban environments shape migrants’ experiences in a new locale, whereas migrants contribute to increasing diversity of the city.
Research into gender and sexuality in Russian, East European and Eurasian contexts has rapidly expanded in recent years in the disciplines of history, geography, sociology, literature, politics and cultural studies.
The aim of this conference is to examine the legacies of these debates about photography and socialism as they developed from the late 1920s through to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
In recent years there has been renewed academic interest in studying experiences of repression in the former communist bloc as scholars increasingly recognise the need to move beyond previously narrow definitions of communist ‘terror’ and ‘repression’ to reflect better its multifaceted political, ideological and socio-economic dimensions.