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  • CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Past and Present

    CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Past and Present
    Conference venue: University of Nottingham
    Deadline for submitting abstracts: 9th January 2017

    Description of the Event
    Research into gender and sexuality in Russian, East European and Eurasian contexts has rapidly expanded in recent years in the disciplines of history, geography, sociology, literature, politics and cultural studies. The aim of this conference is to facilitate the continued development of this field by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations around these central themes.

    Eligible topics for the conference
    Presentations by postgraduates and early-career researchers are especially welcomed. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:

    Paid and unpaid labour
    Constructions of femininity and masculinity in politics and popular culture
    The life cycle and the regulation of ageing
    Medicine and gendered bodies
    Intersections of gender, race and ethnicity
    Sexualities and gender identities
    Migration and displacement
    Violence and discrimination

    Keynote speaker: Dr Sarah Badcock, University of Nottingham

    Guidelines for submission
    Proposals for 20-minute papers and for panels of 3 papers are welcomed.
    Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief biographical note to the organiser Siobhan Hearne by Monday 9th January 2017.

    For more information:

  • CFP: The Burlington Magazine - Russian Art and Artists

    CFP: The Burlington Magazine - Russian Art and Artists

    The Burlington Magazine is seeking submissions of articles on Russian art for forthcoming issues of the Magazine. Priority will be given to articles devoted to art produced after 1800.

    The Burlington Magazine has a long history of scholarship on art from all periods, from Antiquity to the present day. We are seeking submissions of up to 5,000 words of articles that present new research on Russian art.

    For a full set of submission guidelines, please see our website:

    If you have any questions regarding article submissions, please contact Martha Barratt in the Editorial Office.

  • CFP: Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia

    CFP: Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia

    We would like to invite you to submit articles to Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Post-totalitarian Studies of the Institute of Slavic Studies (University of Wroclaw, Poland) and indexed in Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS), The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest). We are seeking for essays and reviews for an issue on Post-communist Children’s Culture in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe, which will be devoted to mapping new phenomena in children’s literature and media culture that have emerged during the transition from late communism to late capitalism. As Anikó Imre argues in Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe (2009), children from Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe are post-communist subjects for whom communism is an inherited memory, whose perspectives, values and skills differ from those of older generations, and whose subjectivities are developing in the shadow of adults’ anxieties about this divide. As sources of knowledge and social capital, children’s cultural products both reflect and attempt to resolve tensions caused by the formation of new individual and collective subjectivities. Exploration of regional, European and global affiliations shaping contemporary children’s culture in post-communist Europe offers a vital contribution to a broader inquiry into processes of cultural change and their significance for the formation of national identity in post-totalitarian countries. Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as popular culture, new media, games, literature, education, and childhood.

    Possible areas of investigation:
    -reflective and restorative nostalgia for communist children’s entertainment vs. technoeuphoria, neoliberalism, and the celebration of transnational mobility -childhood heritage -globalization vs. localization -children’s culture and Eurocentric values (e.g. the “Catching up with Europe” project, a pan-European democracy, the EuropaGO project) -children’s relations with interactive media, peer-to-peer technologies and participatory culture -edutainment vs. centralized, nationalized and literature-based education -children’s culture and citizenship education -nationalisms, ethnocentrism, homophobia, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia in children’s culture -relations between children’s and adult media cultures -children’s books markets -promotion of children’s literature and culture

    Essay should be sent to Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak and Mateusz Świetlicki by 10th April 2017. Submissions should be 5000-6000 words. We will aim to reply to authors by 20th April 2017, with the aim of arranging reviews and completing revisions for 15th June and publication by the end of 2017. Please keep in mind that the essays must satisfy the formal requirements provided below.

    Guest Editors
    Dr. Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak (Institute of English Studies, University of Wroclaw) and Dr. Mateusz Świetlicki (Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Wroclaw)


    -The submitted text must be accompanied by an abstract and title of the article (max. 150 words); five key words; a biographical note (affiliation; title or degree; position held; research interests; current work address and email – max. 80 words). -The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should be listed in the upper left-hand corner of the first page:

    Marianna Zacharska

    Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Kraków, Polska)

    Formatting and Style Guide:

    a) Standard printout: 30 lines per page; 60 characters per line (1800 characters with spaces per page); justified text; margins: top, bottom – 2,5; left – 3,5, right – 1,5
    b) font: Times New Roman in 12 point size.
    c) title of the article – centered, font – 14 point size.
    d) spacing: 1,5 in the main text; single spaced in the footnotes.
    e) titles of literary works cited in the text for the first time should be accompanied by the original title (not in transliteration) and the date of publication in parentheses; titles of literary works should be italicized (do not use quotation marks).
    f) quotations should be given in the original language (not in transliteration); longer quotations (more than 40 words) should be set apart from the surrounding text, in block format, indented from the left margin, and single spaced; font: 10 point size.
    g) names appearing in the text for the first time should be given in full.

    FOOTNOTES should be placed at the bottom of the page on which the reference appears. Use continuous footnote numbering.

    a) bibliographic description in the footnotes should be given in the original language; please follow the examples:
    a. Book:
    J. Smith, History, Warsaw 2009, p. 25.
    Ibidem, s. 15.
    J. Smith, History, op. cit., p. 37.

    b. Excerpts from publications of the same author:

    M. Shamone, Rap Culture, [in:] eadem, The History of Music, New York 2012, pp. 67-98.

    Ibidem, p. 75.

    M. Shamone, Rap Culture, op. cit., p. 90.

    c. Chapter in a collective work:

    M. Blake, Feminism and Masculinity, trans. by I. Kurz, [in:] Gender Studies, ed. A. Johnes et al. introduction by M. Sahara, London 2008, pp. 109-117.

    d. Journal article:

    E. Noovy, Jane Austen and Romanticisms „English Studies” 2006, no. 1, pp. 32-73.

    e. Online journal article:

    A. Adams, American History, „SSHA” 14 July 2013 [ – accessed: 20.01.20013].


    Reference list or bibliography should be included at the end of the text.
    The word bibliography should be in bold and aligned to the left. Font: Times New Roman in 12 point size.
    List the sources in alphabetical order by the authors’ last names.
    All sources must be justified and 1.5–spaced. Font: Times New Roman in 12 point size.
    Use: The Chicago Manual of Style

  • CFP: ARTMargins Online

    CFP: ARTMargins Online

    CFP: ARTMargins Online

    Interested in writing about contemporary art practice in Eastern Europe, Russia, or the former Soviet Union?

    ARTMargins Online accepts previously unpublished interviews, essays, reviews/review articles, blogs, podcasts and videos devoted to contemporary art, with a focus on the region formerly known as Eastern Europe.

    Please address submissions and all other correspondence to the

    For more information on ARTMargins Online go to:

  • CFP: "The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces" - panel at ENIUGH V

    CFP: “The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces” - panel at ENIUGH V

    Panel conveners: Beata Hock & Michael Esch

    We invite individual paper proposals for an already accepted panel at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History. The conference is to be held 31 August–3 September 2017 in Budapest under the ovearall topic “Ruptures, Empires and Revolutions”:

    The title of the panel is “The long 1960s: Revolutionary times and globalised cultural spaces”. The panel abstract (pasted below) is formulated in a way to allow for including historians working in history proper but also in art and cultural history, preferably with interest in interdisciplinary and transnational approaches:

    Panel abstract: Although it has become common to speak of the “Global Sixties” and discuss it as a period of cultural revolutions, more often than not, »global« only encompasses the North Atlantic societies while excludes regions east of the »Iron Curtain« and reduces the “global South” to a substitute arena for global conflict. Even if similar developments in the East, West and South are recognised (like the emergence of revolutionary or civil rights struggles; the repercussions of decolonisation; generation gaps, or the spread of jazz and pop culture), these are still very much depicted as the outcome of one-dimensional transfers or reenactments of North-Western achievements in the East and the South. Recent studies have put this interpretation to a test, first by reevaluating the agency of the global South, secondly by revisiting the Iron Curtain not as an insurmountable wall but as an “osmotic barrier” (Sandrine Kott) where cultural or intellectual products, political ideas and actors crossed in both directions, albeit sometimes by detour.

    Thus, rather than hypostatizing clear demarcations and diffusionist models of social and cultural change, this panel explores some possible approaches to a multilayered histoire croisée of the global (cultural) revolution of the long 1960s. Invited papers zoom on, on the one hand, similarities between actors’ social, political and educational backgrounds as potential hotbeds from which seemingly unrelated but structurally or aesthetically identical developments arise. On the other hand, speakers also consider the relevance of South-South and Second World-Third World alliances as well as the deeper histories of social and aesthetic politics in the period leading up to the quasi-mythical 1960s.

    Please submit a 100-word abstract by October 1st to the panel conveners:

    Beata Hock

    Michael Esch

    ENIUGH-members will profit from reduced congress fees (full rate 100€ instead of 150€ for full attendance as early bird booking). For any further questions on ENIUGH-membership please contact the steering committee.

  • CFP: Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC), Seventh Biennial Conference

    CFP: Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC), Seventh Biennial Conference

    March 10-11, 2017, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)

    The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its seventh biennial conference to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 10-11, 2017 (with a pre-conference reception on March 9). The theme is “Eastern Christianity, Reformations, and Revolutions,” in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and is conceptualized to embrace any discipline, topic, period or region related to Eastern Christian groups.

    The theme’s intent is broadly conceived to address the impact of either the Reformation or the Russian Revolution on any form of Eastern Christianity, including their extended repercussions and legacy to the present day and globally, as well as the impact of other reform movements and revolutions. Papers are also welcome that do not explicitly address these topics. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate.

    Panel proposals of three participants and chair/discussant are preferred, but individual papers are also encouraged. Send paper and panel proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a brief one-page curriculum vitae for each participant to Eugene Clay. Proposals must be received by October 31, 2016.

    Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.

    For more information on the conference and its venue, contact Scott Kenworthy.

  • CFP: Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity: on Matters of Method in Postsocialist Studies

    The 2017 Annual Soyuz Symposium
    Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity: on Matters of Method in Postsocialist Studies
    Russian and East European Institute
    Indiana University Bloomington
    March 3-4, 2017

    Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies invites presentation proposals for the 2017 symposium hosted by the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. We are seeking research papers and visual presentations (including, but not limited to documentary and ethnographic films) that engage with the issues of methodology in the postsocialist world broadly defined, encompassing East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, as well as Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Our goal is to foster conversations about knowledge production in the field of postsocialist studies that spans generations of researchers: from graduate students and junior scholars to senior professionals. The 2017 Soyuz Symposium theme Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity is inspired by the immense and somewhat untapped potential that postsocialist studies have to offer to methodological conversations in social sciences. In our view, a more vibrant scholarly exchange will aid current compartmentalization of much scholarship into global North and South and produce new analytical categories. Recent resurgence of Cold War ideologies in Europe has ushered a renewed interest in this region on the part of policy makers, funding organizations, and academic programs, and we want to invite scholars of postsocialism to provide their critical commentary on the issues that have accompanied these geopolitical shifts.

    Embracing Confusion and Questioning Clarity theme encourages presenters to consider questions they have faced and discoveries they have made on a journey from conceiving a research idea to their interpretation of findings. In what ways have postsocialist transformations and the scholarly analyses that followed posed a challenge to long-standing social scientific categories, methods and theories? What portable analytical categories and methodological insights have postsocialist studies yielded? How have our methodological frameworks and research questions changed in the last decades? Which conversations, interpretive frames, and collaborative processes were beneficial and which were not? What sorts of creative responses have scholars of postsocialism generated to navigate confusing times? And how do insights gleaned by earlier generations of researchers translate, travel and land in the world nearly thirty years removed from the iconic fall of the Berlin Wall?

    Invited themes include, but are not limited to the following: creating knowledge about a space; methodologies of data collection and analysis; fieldwork events; analysis of state narratives and discourses; interpretation of contested histories; conducting policy-relevant research; writing in social sciences, and others. As always, at Soyuz, other topics of research on postsocialism that are not directly related to this theme are also welcome. We will invite selected papers for publication as a special issue in one of the relevant journals. Partial funding might be available for graduate students, please indicate if you’d like to be considered in your materials.

    Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent to the Soyuz board by October 15, 2016.

    Please include your full name, affiliation, and paper title. Write “Soyuz 2017” in the subject line of your email. Papers will be selected and notifications made by December 1, 2016.

    The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging work based on field research in postsocialist countries, ranging from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Soyuz is an interest group in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and an official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). The Soyuz symposium has met annually since 1991 and offers an opportunity for scholars to interact in a more personal setting. More information on the Soyuz Research Network can be found at the website.

  • CFP: EAHN Fifth International Meeting (Tallinn, 13-16 Jun 18)

    CFP: EAHN Fifth International Meeting (Tallinn, 13-16 Jun 18)

    Tallinn, Estonia, June 13 - 16, 2018
    Deadline: Dec 12, 2016

    EAHN Fifth International Meeting
    Call for Sessions and Round-Tables

    Deadline: December 12, 2016

    European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is organising its fifth pan-European meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 13-16, 2018. In accordance with its mission statement, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline; to foster transcultural, transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment; and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. Although the scope of the meeting is European, members of the larger scholarly community are invited to submit proposals related not only to European architecture but also to that of the rest of the world. The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, there will be a number of round-table debates addressing burning issues in the field. Proposals are sought for round-table debates that re-map, re-define or outline the current state of the discipline. They will consist of a discussion between panel members, but will also encourage debate with the audience. The goal is to create a forum for scholars to present and discuss their ideas, research materials and methodologies.

    Scholars wishing to chair a scholarly session or round-table debate at Tallinn 2018 are invited to submit proposals by December 12, 2016 to Dr. Andres Kurg, General Chair of the EAHN Fifth International Meeting, Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Suur-Kloostri 11, Tallinn 10133, Estonia.

    Duties of the chairs of session and of round-tables include: selecting from the proposals submitted for presentation by the agreed deadline; communicating the list of speakers and titles to the conference organisers by the agreed deadline; and submitting material for the proceedings to the conference organisers by the agreed deadline. Chairs will not be eligible for selection as speakers in their own or any other session or round table at the conference.

    All chairs and selected presenters and speakers are required to obtain membership of EAHN (available for an annual membership fee at prior to registration at the conference. Chairs are expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for membership, registration, travel and accommodation.

    Proposals in English, of no more than 400 words, including a session or round-table title, should summarise the subject and the premise. Please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, e-mail address and a current CV. Proposals and short CVs should be submitted by e-mail, including the texts in both the body of the mail and as attachments.

    Session and round-table proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organize a well-balanced programme. Please note: preference will be given to proposals from chairs who have not hosted a session in the previous biennial conference (Dublin 2016). The International Scientific Committee may organise additional open sessions, depending on the response to this call.

    The complete Call for Sessions and Round-Tables can be downloaded from the Conference website.

  • CFP: Art as Cultural Diplomacy (Bologna, 14 - 15 Oct 16)

    CFP: Art as Cultural Diplomacy (Bologna, 14 - 15 Oct 16)

    Bologna, Italy
    October 14 - 15, 2016
    Deadline: Sep 9, 2016

    Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

    Part of the Fifth Euroacademia International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’

    Panel Proposed by Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Panel Description:

    The panel “Art as cultural diplomacy” seeks papers that explore the function of art (in its broadest definition) as an instrument of cultural diplomacy by the state and, especially, by nongovernmental actors. The main theme of the session is the question of art and diplomacy in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of alterity in Europe and worldwide. The panel seeks to combine a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore how art—its various practices, history, and theory—are an important area of inquiry in the expanding field of cultural diplomacy.

    Some examples of topics include:
    ~ How can art serve as a neutral platform for exchange to promote dialogue and understanding between foreign states?
    ~ How can art, including organized festivals (i.e. film, art, music.)
    cultivate transnational identities that undermine dichotomies of East and West, and other narratives of alterity in Europe and beyond it?
    ~ The implications for art as an instrument of diplomacy in a postmodern age where geopolitics and power are increasingly mobilized by image based structures of persuasion
    ~ How has/can art facilitate cohesion between European Union member states and candidate states that effectively responds to the EU’s efforts to create “unity in diversity.”
    ~ The politics of mapping Europe: mental and cartographic
    ~ Community based art as a social practice to engage issues of European identity
    ~ The difference between art as cultural diplomacy and propaganda
    ~ The digital revolution and the emergence of social media as platforms
    for art to communicate across social, cultural, and national boundaries?
    ~ Diplomacy in the history of art in Europe and Eastern Europe
    ~ Artists as diplomats
    ~ Art history as diplomacy—exhibitions, post-colonial criticism, global art history, and other revisions to the conventional boundaries of Europe and its history of art
    ~ The international activity of cultural institutes

    For full details of the conference and on-line application please see:

  • CFP: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions (Paris, January 2017)

    CFP: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions (Paris, January 2017)
    Deadline: Aug 31, 2016

    The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions

    International symposium organized by Basile Baudez and Adrián Almoguera
    Centre André Chastel, Paris
    January 2017

    Conference languages: English, French, Italian

    Since the publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s History of Building Types in 1976, architectural historians have been alert to the importance of typologies for rethinking their discipline. As analyzed by Werner Szambien or Jacques Lucan, thinking through types allowed for the articulation of concepts of convenance, character and composition in both public and private commissions. Along with metropolitan churches and royal basilicas, in ancien régime Europe princely palaces represented the most prestigious program an architect could expect. For a period in which the divine right of kings was being called into question, however, what happened to the physical structures of royal or princely power, symbol of political authority and dynastic seats? Did the national models of the Escorial, Versailles, Het Loo or Saint James palaces still hold, even in light of new models made available through the publication of archeological discoveries in Rome or Split? The second half of the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century represent a moment of intense construction or reconstruction of the principal European palaces, from Caserta to Buckingham Palace, Saint-Petersburg to Lisbon, Versailles to Coblenz. This trend, addressed by Percier and Fontaine in their Résidences des souverains de France, d’Allemagne, de Russie, etc. (1833), took place in a Europe that was undergoing political developments that altogether changed the nature and symbolic structure of princely power.

    This symposium, focused on Europe from roughly 1750 to 1850, aims to interrogate the manner in which architects and their patrons integrated the changing concepts of character in architecture and symbolic place of dynastic palaces, reconciling them with theory and/or practice through rethinking issues of distribution, construction, environmental situation, décor, function, reuse of interpretations of printed or drawn sources.

    Submissions of 500 words (maximum) should be sent to and