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Call for papers “The 10th East Asian Conference on Slavic Eurasian Studies”

The Japan Council for Russian and East European Studies (JCREES) will host the 10th East Asian Conference on Slavic Eurasian Studies in Tokyo, Japan,on June 29-30, 2019. The main theme of the conference is “Brave New Fragmented World, Or How to Make It Manageable”. The 2010s has been witnessing the beginning of a new global order, which entails the emergence of a multipolar system burdened with chronic collisions, both latent and actual. Entangled with these international disagreements, a number of crises both within and without national borders also been intensifying in various parts of the world. Slavic and Eastern Europe, along with Eurasia,has turned out to be one of the most vulnerable areas in this fragmented world. The stable bipolar system of the Cold War era has receded far away into the past. Today the world order is starting to resemble the inter-imperial rivalry of the early 20th century or the uneasy quest for stability of the 1920s. Following the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, who labelled the world following the beginning of the First World War as “the real 20th century,” we might start considering what we are seeing as “the real 21st century.” Harmony does not seem likely to arrive to this world order soon. Rather, the coming decades will be characterized by regular cycles of conflicts and their provisional settlements. But we should not be left in despair. After all, a multipolar system burdened with conflicts was more often than not the norm in the modern world. It is imperative to make this norm manageable and sustainable over the long term.
From this perspective, we will welcome proposals concerning Slavic-Eurasian studies with the following topics in particular:

・Historical conflict and its reflections in the current situation: domestic/cross-border/regional/global, political/economic/ethnic/religious/gender/of memory, and so on.
・Art, culture, and language in an unstable world.
・The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the interwar world order—a hundredyears later.

Besides these topics, other themes in Slavic-Eurasian studies regarding politics, economics, sociology, history, literature, art, philosophy,linguistics, ethnology, and human geography, among other fields, will also be welcomed.

Abstract/Paper Submission Each panel proposal must have at least three persons, a chair and a discussant. And each panel must include participants from more than two countries. Submissions for individual papers also will be accepted.
For panel proposals, please provide the title and abstract (max. 400 words) of your panel with the full name, CV, contact information, paper title and abstract (max. 200 words) for each participant. Individual proposal follows the panel proposal. Please send your proposals including all the above-mentioned information to no later than the deadline, March 20, 2019.

Conference Languages The official languages of conference are English and Russian.

Conference Venue The conference will be held at the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo.

Visa support The Organizing Committee will issue a Letter of Invitation to assist participants in the visa application process.

Registration Fee Registration Fee is 7,000 yen for the all participants (on-site payment).
We will accept only cash (yen).

Transportation and accommodation
Information on transportation and accommodation will be announced on our site later.

If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to contact the Organizing Committee at

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