Conferences

Conferences

Call for Papers – Popular Culture in East-Central Europe before WWI, Conference venue: Prague, Czech Republic, Period: October 24, 2014

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the development of early mass-mediated popular culture in the East-Central European region and its significance for revealing fundamental social and political changes that took place at the turn of the 20th century. During the 19th century industrialization and urbanization contributed to profound changes in the development of…

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front? World War I in Central and Eastern Europe in the experience of soldiers, social groups and local communities (23-25 October, 2014 — Krakow, Poland)

For several years succeeding 1914, the world went through the first global military conflict. Undoubtedly, this experience left its mark on the population of Central and Eastern Europe too. However, both historiography and popular idea about WWI is heavily dominated by the perspective of the western front. At the same time, research on the realities…

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14th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: “Restructuring State and Society in Russia” (22-24 October, 2014 — University of Helsinki, Finland)

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Choices of Russian Modernisation will hold the 14th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference, 22-24 October 2014. The conference will bring together scholars, experts and advanced graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to social…

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International Scholarly Conference: “National Minorities in the Soviet bloc after 1945” (October 22-25, 2014 — Vilnius, Lithuania)

A great deal of attention has been paid in the past to how Soviet ethno-federalism was formed and functioned. Many so-called post-revisionist historians (T. Martin, R. Sunny, Y. Slezkin and others) have been central in this trend. They asked questions such as how “the centre” encouraged the formation of non-Russian national identities on the periphery…

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Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, October 22-24, 2014

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, “Choices of Russian Modernisation” will hold the 14th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference on 22-24 October 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.   This year the conference, entitled “Restructuring State and Society in Russia” aims to examine the intersections of and interrelationships between…

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“New Perspectives in the Transnational History of Communism in East-Central Europe” (16-17 October, 2014 — Poznan, Poland)

The fall of communism in East Central Europe threw into question many politically imposed schemes of history in this part of continent. The unfettering of historical research from political and ideological limitations made it both possible and pressing to begin to rewrite the history of the East-Central European countries. This task includes not only the…

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International Conference: “Postcolonial Slavic Literatures after Communism” (October 15-18, 2014 — Greifswald, Germany)

The conference will discuss postcommunist Slavic literatures from a postcolonial perspective, with an emphasis on Russia, Ukraine and Poland. The main areas of focus will be: 1) the study of parallels between the postcommunist and postcolonial situation as negotiated on the symbolic level of literature; 2) the applicability of postcolonial scientific tools to postcommunist literature:…

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“Bridging the Baltic: Transfer of medical knowledge in the Baltic Sea region 1850-2000” (October 8-10, 2014 — Lund, Sweden)

In autumn 2014, the Department of the History of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden, is organising an international symposium in collaboration with the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center in Göttingen, Germany, on aspects of the history of medicine in the Baltic Sea region from 1850-2000. The aim…

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Call for Papers – The First World War and the Balkans – Internationale Hochschulwoche 2014, Tutzing, Germany, October 6-10, 2014

From October 6-10, 2014 the Munich-based Southeast Europe Association (SOG) organizes its 53st „autumn school“ (Internationale Hochschulwoche / International University Week HSW) for Master’s students and PhD students from various European countries. All students specializing in Southeastern Europe within their own discipline (political science, anthropology, history, social sciences, literary studies, etc.) are welcome to apply…

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“Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe: History, Religion, Cultures II” (October 1-3, 2014 — Sofia, Bulgaria)

The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences invites you to participate in the international conference “Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe: History, Religion, Cultures II” which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 1 – 3 October 2014. The conference continues the discussions, which…

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