[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

[UK] Debating the Histories of Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Literature(s)

Workshop organized by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, to be held 24 and 25 June 2017.

Workshop aims

The workshop is intended as a forum for the preparation of a volume of essays on debates arising from the history of Yugoslav literature(s) in the 20th century, and on ways in which those issues are revised and reformulated in the post-Yugoslav cultural space. Participants will engage together to produce a collection of essays as a coherent response to these issues.… Read the rest

[AUT] Fucking Solidarity: queering concepts on/from a Post-Soviet perspective

We are very happy to announce the CfP for this year’s Queering Paradigms conference

“Fucking Solidarity: queering concepts on/from a Post-Soviet perspective”
„Разъёбывая солидарность: квирим концепции о постсоветском пространстве / с постсоветской перспективы“

20-23 September 2017

University of Vienna
Department for English and American Studies.

Deadline for Proposals: 15 March 2017
please, send to: qp8@univie.ac.at
for more information go to our homepage http://qp8.univie.ac.at

As it is tradition in the Queering Paradigms series, a part of the conference is reserved for contributions that cover a broad spectrum of queer topics, beyond the focus on queer solidarity and post-soviet perspectives.… Read the rest

[UK] Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution

Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution

Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and Wiener Library, London, 10-12 January 2018
In memory of David Cesarani
This conference is planned as a follow-up to the five successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.
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[USA] The Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference – Austrian and Habsburg History

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 26-29, 2017

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History invite abstracts (up to 250 words) for individual papers or sessions for the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference’s annual meeting to be convened in Milwaukee, 26-29 October 2017. Papers are encouraged from across the disciplines that focus on Central Europe broadly conceived including German and Slavic lands and other regions connected with the Habsburg Monarchy.… Read the rest

[GER] From Below and In Between – Narrating and Practicing the Cold War in South East Europe

Workshop Organizer: Janis Nalbadidacis (Chair for South East European History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Matthias Thaden (Chair for the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Workshop Date: 01.-02.06.2017
Supported by the Center for Modern Greece (Centrum Modernes Griechenland – CeMoG) and the Southeast Europe Association (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft – SOG)
Call for Papers (Deadline: 05.02.2017)
The Cold War as a global geopolitical order after World War II had a profound impact on the comparatively small area of South East Europe.… Read the rest

[AUT] Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective

53rd ITH Conference
Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in
Global Historical Perspective

Linz/Upper Austria, 21–23 September 2017
Conference languages: German / English

CALL FOR PAPERS

After a long quarantine, “revolution” is back as a topic of historiographical debate. The upcoming anniversary of 1917 – arguably one of, if not the most momentous event of the 20th century – has further fuelled this renewed interest. The reasons for the trend might be sought, on the one hand, in broader contemporary social experiences of crisis – including economic crises, recent upheavals in the Arab world, or movements and governments in Latin America aiming at transformation or even explicitly revolution.… Read the rest

[GER] From Below and In Between – Narrating and Practicing the Cold War in South East Europe

Call for Papers

From Below and In Between – Narrating and Practicing the Cold War in South East Europe

Organizers: Janis Nalbadidacis (Chair for South East European History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Matthias Thaden (Chair for the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Date: June 1-2, 2017

Deadline for Applications: February 5, 2017

Venue: Berlin

The Cold War as a global geopolitical order after World War II had a profound impact on the comparatively small area of South East Europe.… Read the rest

[CZE] Popular Music in Communist and Post-Communist Europe: State of Research, Perspectives (28–29 March 2017)

The Department of Musicology at Palacký University in Olomouc is holding an international and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the presentation, summary and evaluation of existing research in the field of popular music in communist and post-communist Europe on 28–29 March 2017.

The conference provides a forum for synthetically conceived contributions, as well as contributions focused on narrowly defined issues related to the topic. The meeting will be dedicated both to general reflections on the field of “Popular Music Studies” in particular national contexts, and to presentations discussing the current state of archival and other sources, new methodological approaches, institutional initiatives, projects, etc.… Read the rest

[ROM] WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC HISTORY, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 15 February 2017
WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC HISTORY, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
The Faculty of Theoretical and Applied Economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies
and the Faculty of History at University of Bucharest
Bucharest, 19-20 May 2017

Keynote speakers:
Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge University)
Bogdan Murgescu (University of Bucharest)

One of the biggest challenges in economic history is to account for present-day differences in economic performances across countries and regions. While Western Europe has been the subject of many studies, Eastern Europe has not been as thoroughly analysed, and the root causes of the current economic situation vis-a-vis that in the West are still not fully understood.… Read the rest

[UK] CFP: Exploring Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Communist Eastern Europe (Leeds, January 2017)

DATE: Friday 20th January 2017

VENUE: Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.

In recent years there has been renewed academic interest in studying experiences of repression in the former communist bloc as scholars increasingly recognise the need to move beyond previously narrow definitions of communist ‘terror’ and ‘repression’ to reflect better its multifaceted political, ideological and socio-economic dimensions. Today, while we know more about the politics of the purges, we know significantly less about the impact of the repressions as an everyday experience.… Read the rest

[CAN] Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions Workshop

There are three prevailing wisdoms about Communists and the Comintern and the National and
Racial Questions. The first is that the Comintern was a monolithic organization, in which members
were loyal to Moscow first and had no time for legitimate nationalist or anti-racist rhetoric outside
of that dictated from on high. The second is that if national self-determination or racial equality was
taken seriously, the Comintern or certain Communists exploited these positions opportunistically,
seeking to aid Soviet foreign policy. The third is that anti-imperialism and racial equality, legitimate
or not, were limited in their effectiveness as a result of the Comintern’s general focus towards
Europe and European issues.… Read the rest

[SLO] Identities, categories of identification, and identifications between the Danube, the Alps, and the Adriatic

Department of History, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
Institute of Contemporary History
National Museum of Contemporary History
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Historical Social Science, University of Vienna

Identities, categories of identification, and identifications between the Danube, the Alps, and the Adriatic

Ljubljana, April 20 and 21, 2017​

In recent years, the notion of contingency and the situational nature of group identities has been gaining wider recognition among historians. Additionally, social anthropology has introduced the notion that historical identities should be understood from a “perspective of natives” and contemporary categories of identification should not be imposed on the past.… Read the rest

[GER] Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives

Fifth Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg)

Call for Papers

Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives

29 June – 1 July 2017
IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg (Germany)

In much of today’s media discourse, corruption serves as a short-hand explanation for almost every political problem. Low levels of development, social injustice, a lack of security or even setbacks in the struggle against terrorism – in all these fields corruption is seen as a key factor operating in the background.… Read the rest

[BUL] International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History

14th International Congress
of Ottoman Social and Economic History (ICOSEH)
24-28 July, 2017, Sofia (Bulgaria)

In memory of Prof. Dr. Halil İnalcık (1916-2016)

It is our pleasure to announce that the 14th International Congress of Ottoman Social and
Economic History (ICOSEH), dedicated to the memory of its founder, Prof. Dr. Halil İnalcık,
will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 24-28 July 2017. Arrangements for this meeting are being
handled by the Faculty of History at the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” under
the auspices of International Association of Ottoman Social and Economic History (IAOSEH).… Read the rest

[GER] CFP: “Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities”

The empires that once defined the political geography of Europe are no more. One cannot meet a Prussian, Romanov, Habsburg, or Ottoman today; these dusty categories of affiliation have ceded to myriad national identities. Yet it would be mistaken to assume that Europe’s bygone empires have become mere relics of history. Imperial pasts continue to inspire nostalgia, identification, pride, anxiety, skepticism, and disdain in the present. The afterlives of empires as objects of memory exceed historical knowledge, precisely because these afterlives shape and recast the present and the future.… Read the rest

[UKR] The Ins and Outs of Socialism

On August 25-27, 2017 the Center for Urban History will host a conference “The Ins and Outs of Socialism: Visions and Experiences of Urban Change in the Second World.”

This conference aims at bringing together scholars who study different time periods and cities where socialist projects were either launched or collapsed in the 20th century, as well as those that are still in place. The theme of transition into and out of socialism and the (un-)making of socialist cities serves as entry points into broader discussions about the specificity of urban change in the Second World and its relationship to similar currents in the global North and South.… Read the rest

[USA] CfP: “Defining Agency, Performing Power”

CfP: “Defining Agency, Performing Power”

Dates: March 25-26th, 2017 — University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 6th, 2017, 11:59 PM EST

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Subject Fields: Eastern Europe History / Studies, Geography, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) invites submissions for our 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Issues such as the refugee crisis, relations between EU member and non-member states, and ongoing tensions related to political, economic, and social instability represent sources of division in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.… Read the rest

[CAN] CFP: Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF SLAVISTS

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Saturday, 27 May to Monday, 29 May 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 The annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists will take place at the Ryerson University (Toronto, ON).

The CAS Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2017 Congress is “From Far & Wide: The Next 150.” You can find out more details here: http://congress2017.ca/about/theme

This year, CAS overlaps with:  Linguistics, Folklore, Comparative Literature, Hungarian Studies, Study of Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies, Study of Education and Higher Education, Jewish Studies, History, Translation Studies, Sociology, and Film Studies.… Read the rest