[SLO] Laboratory of Yugoslav Political Innovation: The Origins, Synthesis and International Influences of Self-Management Socialism


International Conference

Koper, 10–11th May 2018

After the split with the Cominform in 1948, the Yugoslav system confronted different agents and traditions of European leftist thought: on the one side, it was seen by Western left-wing circles as a laboratory of socialist innovation, while on the other, for East European politicians and intellectuals, it posed as a model of resistance toward Soviet hegemony. For that reason, we can observe an interesting, but until now scarcely researched and discussed, transnational political experiment that, as an attempt to organise society from the bottom up, attracted a lot of attention globally: from representatives of socialist and social-democrat parties adhering to the Third International, progressive movements, experts in different areas of social organisation, as well as supporters of the New Left.… Read the rest

[FRA] The Break-up of the K.U.K “Contract” in Austria-Hungary During WWI: Clues and Signs


Place: Maison de la Recherche, Université Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne.
Date: 22-23 March 2018
Organizers: UMR-SIRICE (CNRS, Paris I-IV, Sorbonne), CREE-Inalco, LABEX EHNE.


This conference is the third and last part of a cycle en2tled “Wri2ng at War, wri2ng the War. Austria-Hungary’s Soldiers and Civilians in WWI”. It aims to contribute to a reflexion “from below”, mostly through non- governmental and private sources. It favours a local or regional approach and intends to take into account the diverse situa2ons the local popula2ons faced, as soldiers or as civilians at the rear.… Read the rest

[CZE] Balkan Express 2017: The Invisible, the Overlooked, the Forgotten

Call for papers:
Conference “Balkan Express 2017: The Invisible, the Overlooked, the Forgotten”

December 1-2, 2017

Location: Dum narodnostnich mensin (The House of National Minorities), Vocelova 602/3, Prague 2, Czech Republic

Organized by the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in cooperation with the Institute of International Relaions, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague

Languages: English, Czech, Slovak (simultaneous translation will be provided)

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Online application: https://goo.gl/forms/RDVBNBX9Z77xRRE42
Email: konference.balkan@gmail.com
Website: www.rakijatour.cz/balkan-express/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KonferenceBalkan

Organising committee:
PhDr. Mirjam Moravcova, DrSc.; PhDr.… Read the rest

[EST] Reflecting on Nation-Statehood in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia

Reflecting on Nation-Statehood in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia
10-12 June 2018, Tartu, Estonia
Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and related disciplines, are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the Third Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies.
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. … Read the rest

[POL] EAJS Congress Section on Southeastern European Jewish History and Culture


KRAKOW, POLAND, JULY 15-19, 2018

The history and cultural heritage of Jews living in the territories of Southeastern Europe is an understudied area in both Jewish and European Studies. Although this fascinating multi-ethnic and -religious region is located at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern European World, part of the Ottoman Empire, and including Ashkenazi-Sephardi fault line, it hasn’t received sufficient scholarly attention so far. Compared to the research of Jewish communities of Poland, Romania or Hungary, for instance, the geo-political complexity of the Southeastern European Jewry frequently resulted in fragmented scholarship, often of local character, and dealing with narrowly defined linguistic, historical, or social aspects.… Read the rest

[GER] Free and Equal – Equal and Free? Human Rights and Communism in the 20th Century

Free and Equal – Equal and Free? Human Rights and Communism in the 20th Century

International Workshop at Humboldt University, Berlin

Janis Nalbadidacis (South East European History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jochen Krüger (History of Eastern Europe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Date: November 23-25, 2017

Venue: Berlin

Deadline for Applications: August 27, 2017

Not many ideas had such a deep impact on the world as the one of communism. Numerous states tried in many different ways to follow the concept of communism and to restructure the entire society according to its postulated ideals.… Read the rest

[CAN] The Russian Revolution Symposium

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Symposium

Political, social, and cultural history of the 20th century was crucially influenced by the Russian Revolutions 1917. The symposium will feature presentations from a variety of disciplines: history, film, fine arts, religion, political science, literature, and culture. The questions that the symposium will explore include (but are not limited to) the following: What was the Russian Revolution? Was it a realization of a utopia? How are the events of 1917 interpreted in different contexts and by different voices in contemporary academic and public debates?… Read the rest

[CAN] Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality

Call for Papers – Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality

Saint Paul University, Ottawa
School of Conflict Studies
April 13-14, 2018


Workshop Convener: Dr. Anna Sheftel, Saint Paul University

Confirmed keynote speakers: Dr. Sean Field, University of Cape Town, Dr. Heather Howard, Michigan State University

Scholars who study testimony and collective memory have long been interested in how individuals, communities and societies remember and commemorate mass violence and atrocity. Memory of violence and atrocity raises questions of trauma and distress; political uses and abuses of violent pasts; the ethics and dynamics of representation and communication; and concerns about the hegemonization of dominant narratives and making space for the diverse ways in which people experience, understand and remember violence, among other issues.… Read the rest

[ROM] Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe

Call for Papers
Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe

The Winter Academy “Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe” will be held from 26 February to 7 March 2018 in Bukarest. It will be concerned with the conditions and implications of nation building in Eastern Europe.
Closing date: 30 August 2017


Ever since Mark von Hagen asked “Does Ukraine Have a History?” in 1995, there has been much debate about what constitutes Ukraine as a nation.… Read the rest

[CHE] War and Displacement in the Ottoman Empire, 1890s-1923

ustus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, LABEX EHNE, Universität Basel, Universität Zürich, Université de Genève, Université de Lausanne, Boğaziçi University Istanbul

25-26.10.2018, Lausanne

The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne not only epitomizes the formal peace settlement between Turkey and the Entente, but also the actual disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and thus the transition from empire into diverse nation-states. The Ottoman demise was, however, a complex and sometimes contingency process, in which both states and non-state actors (local armed groups, transnational advocacy networks, refugees) played a fundamental and, not less importantly, intermingled role.… Read the rest

[POL] Conference ‘Image, History, Memory’

International conference on
Warsaw, 6–8 December 2017

A project of ‘Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe’

The goal of this conference is to promote an interdisciplinary discussion of the relationships between image, history and memory. We welcome paper proposals from the fields of art history, history, sociology, cultural studies, political science and others. The papers should address images in their various roles: as witnesses to history, as means of materializing memories, as active creators of history or as producers of the contents of memory.… Read the rest

[UK] Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches

“Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches”, University of Sheffield, 26-27 January 2018

January 26, 2018 – January 27, 2018


Call for Papers


For four decades after the end of the Second World War, competition between the socialist and capitalist blocs shaped international relations on a global scale. For the main protagonists, the USA, USSR, and their near neighbours in Europe, it was a deferred conflict, but also, paradoxically, a ‘total war’ for which citizens must be ever-vigilant. The aim of this conference is to consider the ‘home fronts’ in those countries deeply implicated in the Cold War but removed from the fighting.… Read the rest

[SER] Dialoguing ‘between the posts’: Post-socialist and post-/decolonial perspectives on domination, hierarchy and resistance in South-Eastern Europe

Call for Participants:

Dialoguing ‘between the posts’: Post-socialist and post-/decolonial perspectives on domination, hierarchy and resistance in South-Eastern Europe

Event date: 22-23 September 2017

Location: Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia

Post-socialist and post-/decolonial theory designate distinct forms of critical inquiry into the prolonged effects of systemic domination. Yet while their concerns arguably intersect, a full-on dialogue “between the posts” is yet to take place. Much of the post-socialist critique from the left continues to zone in on the labour-capital conflict in the metropolitan centres, relegating other struggles and axes of domination (around race, ethnicity, religion, or gender) to a secondary or derivative status.… Read the rest

[GER] International Workshop: The Holocaust in the Borderlands: Interethnic Relations and the Dynamics of Violence in Occupied Eastern Europe

February 7, 2018 to February 9, 2018

The Holocaust, though initiated by the Third Reich, was by nature a transnational phenomenon: the majority of its victims came from outside Nazi Germany, and its bloodiest sites of genocide lay beyond Germany’s borders. During World War II, Europe’s contested multiethnic borderlands in particular saw unprecedented upsurges in violence against Jews, Roma, and other persecuted minorities. From the Baltic States to Transnistria to the Serbian Banat, Axis occupational authorities worked in conjunction with local populations to persecute, dispossess, deport, and murder millions.… Read the rest

[CZE] Central Europe and Balkan Muslims: Relations and Representations

Call for Papers: Central Europe and Balkan Muslims: Relations and Representations

Prague, October 2-3, 2017
Location: Villa Lanna, V Sadech 1, Prague 6.

Organizer: Institute of History – Czech Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of Ethnology – Czech Academy of Sciences.

Language: English

The inhabitants of Central Europe have a long and rich history of encounters and relations with the geographically closest Muslim populations – the Muslims of the Balkans (Bosniaks, Turks, Albanians and others). The early modern era was marked by the Habsburg-Ottoman wars as well as coexistence in the border areas of the two empires.… Read the rest

[UK] The Other Globalisers: How the Socialist and the Non-Aligned World Shaped the Rise of Post-War Economic Globalisation

Call for Papers: The Other Globalisers: How the Socialist and the Non-Aligned World Shaped the Rise of Post-War Economic Globalisation

University of Exeter, 6-7 July 2017

In the wake of the Second World War, the world economy began to ‘reglobalise’ – following the disintegrative processes of the interwar period. This story has most often been told as the final triumph of a neoliberal international order led by the West. Recent research, however, suggests that the creation of our modern interconnected world was not driven solely by the forces of Western capitalism, nor was it the only model of global economic interdependence that arose in the second half of the twentieth century.… Read the rest

[UK] Remembering / Forgetting imperial past: Nationalism and the making of ethnicities around the Black Sea

Call for Papers

Centre for Critical Inquires in Society and Culture
Research workshop

Remembering / Forgetting imperial past: Nationalism and the making of ethnicities around the Black Sea
31 March 2017

Department of Sociology and Policy, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University,
Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom

The workshop focuses on the relatively under-researched intersections between post-imperialism (and post-colonialism) and post-socialism and their impact on cultural, political and ethno-national processes in the regions around the Black Sea.… Read the rest

[CHE] Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period (Third Balkan Visual Meeting)

Call for Papers

Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period (Third Balkan Visual Meeting)
Place, Date: University of Basel, Middle Eastern Studies, 14 to 16 September 2017

Yugoslavia and Turkey are two nation states which emerged at the end of World War I on the remains of the Ottoman (and in case of Yugoslavia, partly of the Habsburg) Empire. One was a monarchy formed at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1918, with the former King of Serbia becoming the King of a ‘three-named nation’ of South-Slavs.… Read the rest

[UK] Protagonists of Political Mythology: How do Individuals and Collectives become History?

House of Commons, The Palace of Westminster / University of Westminister

25.03.2017 – 26.03.2017

The concept of mythology relies not only on the content of mythic narratives, but also on the functions they perform. Within a political dimension, myth is a part of an ideological model, one that monopolises the meaning of the past by providing a retrospective, unilateral version of global, collective or individual history. Such mythological storytelling provides an identification pattern, in which the narratives fascinate, instigate and then incorporate people through mimetic mechanisms of reproducing the content in their imagination.… Read the rest

[GER] Privacy Outside Its Comfort Zone: Late Socialist Eastern and East-Central Europe between the Private and the Public

8-10 December 2017, University of Passau, Germany

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2017

“Privacy” is a well-researched yet highly disputed concept in Western scholarship. While most privacy research comes from and concentrates on Western liberal societies, great potential of privacy studies beyond this traditional framework still remains largely unexplored. The framework of Western liberal societies may therefore be seen not only as a “comfort zone” of privacy studies, but also as a barrier that often limits the potential of the research.… Read the rest