Call for Papers – Europe, Nations, and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities, Kaunas, Lithuania, June 30-July 2, 2016

Vytautas Magnus University in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) is pleased to announce the joint conference “Europe, Nations, and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities”. The Conference will be held on 30 June – 2 July 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The panels of the conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to the political and economic situation in all regions of Europe. A serious consideration will be given not only to the persistent problem of state aggression and ethnic conflicts, but also to the newly emerging threats, challenges, and insecurities. These new uncertainties create serious threats for world stability and over the past years have become the only certainty in the modern world. Due attention will also be given to contested and challenged identities, ranging from Baltic, Nordic Eastern, Central and other European to all world’s regions and nationalities, be these identities state-controlled and manipulated or sporadically emerging and self-asserting. Programmatic themes encompass Nationalism Studies, Memory and Culture Studies, Migration and Diasporas, History, Politics, Gender Studies, Ethnicity and Violence, Minority Rights, Energy Security, Language, Literature and Education, Public Diplomacy, etc.

Eligible topics

Conference panels will be organized according to the national and regional foci:

  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • The Baltic region
  • The Balkans
  • Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and the Caucasus
  • Middle East and Central Eurasia

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the broad thematic scope of ASN conference papers by looking at the Programs of past conferences here.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 30, 2015

For more informations please visit the website.

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