After each ICCEES World Congress, an important piece of follow-up work is the editing and publication of thematic volumes of collected papers. At Makuhari on 6 August 2015, at a preliminary meeting a number of themes were proposed and since then others have been added:
Raymond Taras (Tulane University) East Asian Perceptions, Images and Constructions of Russia in light of the Ukrainian Crisis Seongjin Kim (Duksung Women's University, South Korea) Migration Issues, Gender Migration R.J. Marsh (University of Bath) 20th-21st century Literature, Women and Gender Suchandana Chatterjee (M.A.K.Azad Institute of Asian Studies, India) Memory and History Writing in Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe Ildiko Asztalos Morell (Uppsala University), Yulia Gradskova (Stockholm University) Gender Issues in post/socialist contexts (Hungary, Serbia, Russia) David Wells (Curtin University, Australia) open literary theme, possible collaboration Georges Mink (CNRS-ISP, College of Europe, France) The Memory of Communism special issue of Nationalities Papers.
Further proposals are welcome. Anyone wishing to formulate a proposal may review the program panels, paper titles and abstracts, which will remain accessible on the Congress website (http://www.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/makuhari2015/program.html) until at least the end of October. All Congress volumes should mention that the
papers are from the ICCEES IX World Congress (Makuhari, 2015), and editors are asked to advise ICCEES once the volumes/special issues are published.
Contact person on Congress volumes: Prof. Andrii Krawchuk
ICCEES IX World Congress, Makuhari, Japan, 3-8 August 2015
Under the slogan “Makuhari – Where Many Wests Meet Many Easts”, the IX World Congress was held in very hot and humid weather. The Congress was a resounding success. There were 1310 delegates from 50 different countries attending 378 panels and roundtables. In terms of national representation, large numbers of delegates came from the immediate geographical region, and the Russian contingent, although reduced at the last minute by funding difficulties, was also substantial. The quality of papers and sessions was generally very high, with the lead being set by the opening session at which former prime ministers of Russia (Sergei Stepashin) and Japan (Yasuo Fukuda) and a former foreign minister of South Korea (Han Sung-Joo) shared candid really interesting thoughts on recent developments. Publication of a series of volumes of papers from the Congress is being organized by Professor Andrii Krawchuk.
This Congress was an exceptionally important one in ICCEES’ history: it was the first held outside Europe or North America, and it symbolizes the drive over the last five years to expand the organization’s scope throughout Asia. Sincere thanks is owed to our Japanese colleagues for organizing such a successful occasion, and we look forward to the next Congress to be held in Canada in 2020.
Prof. Graeme Gill, former ICCEES President
The Ninth World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari Successfully Closed
We are proud to announce that the Ninth World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari, Japan, completed its 6-day long program and successfully closed on August 8, 2015. Over 1,300 participants from more than 60 countries explored all the disciplines of Slavic and Eurasian studies in both social sciences and humanities.
We would like to thank all the organizations and individuals for their financial and moral support. Our special thanks also go to the congress helpers whose number reached more than 100 in total.
We hope all the participants will get home safe and sound with a lot of (hopefully good) impressions about Makuhari. Bon voyage! 一路平安！Cчастливого пути! See you all again in Montreal in 2020!
The Organizing Committee for the 9th World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari
For more informations, pictures and articles about the World Congress visit the website.
Symposium Three Revolutions – Portraits of Ukraine 28 February (Tuesday) – 1 March 2017 (Wednesday)
(the languages of the conference: English, Polish and Ukrainian)
For details, see here. >>
A Century of Revolutionary Change: 1917-2017June 29-30, 2017
Australian National University,
The year 2017 marks a centenary of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. Despite the end of the Cold War and the demise of the USSR in 1991, the legacy of the Soviet experiment continues to be relevant to the politics, economics, international relations and culture of all countries in the former Eastern bloc and beyond. The strategies of preserving, overcoming, remembering, expunging and otherwise dealing with this legacy show infinite variety and are often steeped in controversy and indeterminacy. As the Russian Minister of Culture put it recently, “The lessons of 1917 teach us that collisions based on class, estate, nationality and ethnicity are fraught with colossal losses,” adding, however, that “today’s generations must see in them the strength of human spirit and ancestral heroism”.
The conference will encourage reflection on the historical context for the study of contemporary states and societies affected by the revolutionary turmoil over the past 100 years.
The conference will run over two full days. A call for paper and panel proposals is now open. The following panels are currently under consideration:
— Remembering Communism: what public debates on the past tell us about the present
— ‘Postsocialism’ as an intellectual construct and a lived experience
— East-West relations in an uncertain world
— New economic regionalism in Eurasia
— Politics of national identity and ethnic conflict in the former USSR
Program updates and information on special events will be added to this page as they become available.
• deadline for proposals – 27 February 2017
• panel and abstract acceptance notification issued – 24 March 2017
• full draft paper submitted to be considered for conference publication – 12 May 2017
• full draft paper submitted to be included in indexed proceedings – 14 June 2017
AACaPS does not have funds to support the costs of conference participation. Participants should obtain their own funding.
For further information please contact the Conference Convenor, Dr Kirill Nourzhanov, or Conference Coordinator, Mr Kieran Pender.
Tel: +61 2 6125 4982
Fax: +61 2 6125 5410
CAIS, ANU Building 127
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
The 41st Annual and International Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies Moore Institute, NUI Galway 4–6 May 2017
The 41st Annual and International Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies will take place at the National University of Ireland Galway, 4-6 May 2017. Scholars from any relevant discipline, including linguistics, literary studies, sociology, history and political science, are invited to propose papers or panels which address the theme for 2017, “Journeys”. See the full cfp at: http://www.iarcees.org/upcoming.php
Churches in the Ukrainian Crisis
Editors: Krawchuk, Andrii, Bremer, Thomas (Eds.)
The first comprehensive, scholarly book on the religious dimension of the Ukrainian crisis Expands and complicates existing understandings of the war in Ukraine Sheds light on the meaning of the war in a society that remains attached to its Christian identity