Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: University of Vienna

What Remains of Galicia? Continuities – Ruptures – Perspectives

Deadline: 30-09-2017
Location: Vienna, Austria

Description

Call for Papers for the Conference: 
What Remains of Galicia? Continuities – Ruptures – Perspectives 
Date: April 19 – 21, 2018 
Place: Vienna, Austria 
Organizer: the PhD program “Austrian Galicia and its multicultural heritage” (University of Vienna) in cooperation with the Institute for Human Sciences and its program „Ukraine in European Dialogue“ 
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2017 
During the last decades the former Austrian crown land of Galicia and Lodomeria has shifted more and more into the public and scientific focus not only in Austria. The PhD program “Austrian Galicia and its multicultural heritage” at the University of Vienna has spent more than a decade examining interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning the interdependent cultures, literatures, languages, religions, economies, ethnic and social groups of the Austrian crown land of Galicia as well as the continued effect of the Galician heritage in Ukraine, Poland, Austria and among the worldwide emigration to the present day. 
From the first partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth until the end of World War I in 1918 the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria was one of the crown lands of AustriaHungary. But with the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1918 that constitutional and administrative entity disappeared from the map of Europe. During the two world wars as well as the system change from socialism to capitalism the territory of historical Galicia was subjected time and again to radical transformations that pervaded all aspects of life of its formerly multicultural society and brought about a profound change in this society itself. One century after the end of Galicia as a territorial entity, this conference aims to explore the question of what remains of the crown land that existed for almost 150 years as well as of its multicultural living environment, what was lost through historical transformation processes and which new perspectives can be taken in research on Galicia. In this context the conference focuses especially on the following aspects: 
Continuities: 
After the collapse of the Danube Monarchy the heritage of Galicia continued to have an impact on culture and society. For instance, the idea of Galicia being the cradle of the Ukrainian national movement, the “Ukrainian Piedmont”, has been a recurring thought from the times of the Austrian crown land of Galicia to present times, much as has been the close link between the Greek Catholic Church and Ukrainian nation-building in Galicia. Poland, too, in its claims to Galicia invoked the centuries-long history of Polish culture in the region and hence its “historical rights”. 
Ruptures: 
In the course of history Galicia was the site of many reform projects and witness to historical as well as social upheavals. On the one hand, these included the domestic reforms of the Habsburgs in the province on the periphery of the empire such as, for example, church reforms or the introduction, on a trial basis, of a new Civil Law Code before it was developed into the Austrian Civil Code that is still valid today in Austria. On the other hand, Galicia was also the scene of revolutions and large-scale reorganisation projects. The territorial reorganisation of Europe after World War I and World War II as well as the post-socialist transformation have also left their mark. 
Perspectives: 
In a multicultural society multiple perspectives exist reciprocally alongside each other. In individual communities, sometimes diametrically opposed perceptions of cities, landscapes and occurrences arise that increase the already rich cultural heritage of the region even more. But the question of perspectives also directs the focus toward the future: In what ways does the heritage of historical Galicia continue to have an impact up to the present day? What is its influence on the culture and society of today’s Poland and Ukraine? Which future prospects opened up for the territory of historical Galicia at times of historical upheaval? Despite the extensive scholarly discussion of the subject of Galicia, it still offers space for new research perspectives to which the conference wants to devote special attention. 
In accordance with the orientation of the PhD program the conference is to be interdisciplinary. Therefore we are looking forward to contributions from various disciplines dealing with historical Galicia as well as today’s western Ukraine and southern Poland, with the focus on the following aspects: everyday life, gender, kinship, the church as an institution, migration, nation-building, post-socialism, languages, the city as a place of remembrance, transformation processes, the environment, administration/law/state entities, science and scholarship. 
Proposal Abstracts: 250-300 words 
Language: German or English 
File name of the proposals: last name_first name_institution.doc(x) 
Proposals, consisting of an abstract, brief CV and contact details (e-mail address, telephone number, postal address), are to be sent by September 30, 2017, to the following address: konferenz.galizien2018@univie.ac.at 
Conference languages are German and English (without simultaneous translation). Accommodation costs will be covered by the organizer, travel costs will be refunded up to the following amounts: from Europe up to 250 euros, for participants from Israel up to 350 euros, for participants from North and South America and Asia up to 650 euros. Following the conference the publication of the contributions in a conference volume is planned. 
You can find information about the conference also on our website: https://dk-galizien.univie.ac.at/konferenz-was-bleibt-von-galizien-2018/ For more information about the PhD program “Austrian Galicia and its multicultural heritage”: https://dk-galizien.univie.ac.at/home/

Partners
the PhD program “Austrian Galicia and its multicultural heritage” (University of Vienna) in cooperation with the Institute for Human Sciences and its program „Ukraine in European Dialogue“

Basic information:
Deadline: 30-09-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: PhD program “Austrian Galicia and its multicultura
E-mail: konferenz.galizien2018@univie.ac.at
Website: https://dk-galizien.univie.ac.at/konferenz-was-bleibt-von-galizien-2018/
Project / event type: workshops
Organiser: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Global

Call for Applications: GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshops

Deadline: 30-09-2017
Location: Warsaw, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Description

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites individuals and institutions to propose three-day research workshops to be held at POLIN Museum on topics related to the history and culture of Polish Jews, including new perspectives on public history, museums, and cultural memory. We especially encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches.


 The framework of the event should be that of a research workshop, allowing ample time for discussion and dynamic exchange of ideas between participants. We are particularly interested in research subjects pertaining to Warsaw museums and archive collections (especially that of POLIN Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute).

The workshop should also include one event open to the general public and / or other form of contribution to the Museum’s activity.

GEOP provides funding to cover half of the costs of workshop organization, including accommodation and catering. We also offer venues and organizational support before and during the event.

In order to be considered for funding in 2018, please complete and submit the application form (available here) to workshops.geop@polin.pl no later than 30 September  2017.

Decisions will be announced by 30 November 2017.

For more information, please e-mail GEOP workshops administrators at workshops.geop@polin.pl.

Partners
This program was made possible thanks to the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

Basic information:
Deadline: 30-09-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Joanna Wójcicka-Warda
E-mail: workshops.geop@polin.pl
Website: http://www.polin.pl/en/research-collections-research-global-education-outreach-program/call-for-applications-research-workshops
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen

Socialist educational Cooperation with the Global South

Deadline: 30-09-2017
Location: Giessen, Germany

Description

Socialist educational Cooperation with the Global South
11-12 May 2018
Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany
Deadline : 30 September 2017
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Miethe, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, ingrid.miethe@erziehung.uni-giessen.de
Dr. Jane Schuch, Institute of Education Studies, Humboldt-University (Berlin/Germany): jane.schuch@hu-berlin.de
During the struggles for independence in the global south, education became an important motor for emancipation. The postcolonial countries put the development of a democratic and de-racialized educational system on the agenda of problems urgently to be solved. In the course of these developments, a large part of the African countries, the countries of Southern and Northern Asia, of the Near and Middle East Countries and Latin America, sought contact with and support by established socialist countries, such as the Soviet Union and the GDR. Cuba initially sought the support of the Soviet Union and the GDR but consequently became one of the main supporting countries itself, mostly for African and Latin American countries.
Societal processes of transformation are always related to a transfiguration of educational systems, tentatively the practices of education, child rearing and educational ideals, which aim at forming people into adequate citizens for the new social system. This is equally applicable for socialist states and the countries of the “Global South.” Furthermore, socialist concepts of equality and equity within the educational system regarding class, race and gender met with great approval in the Global South, even though they were located as european concepts and intended as (pan-)African concepts. This collaboration and the closer incorporation into the socialist faction, which the collaboration often brought with it, were not always intended. Rather, they emerged in times of the Cold War and the continued rivalry of systems. Partly they were also due to the necessity of basic polar decisions. As a result of these voluntary or necessary collaborations, this global educational space experienced a circulation of concepts for teacher training, teaching materials, curricula and methods of instruction. However, these educational drafts and ideals were transformed and reinterpreted. Also, a large number of educational consultants were on site, offering their knowledge and trying to adapt it to local conditions.
Little is known about these connections, networks and exchange relationships and their reciprocal efficacies. This is partly due to the fact that the history of international collaboration between the so-called Eastern Block states has been mostly discussed in the context of “bipolar bloc-confrontation” or, as in the case of the GDR, of “german-german competition of systems” (Aust 2013, pg. 24, also Eckert 2007, pg. 7), so rather from a western perspective. On the other hand a large part of the historiography of global decolonization-processes is yet to be done. Only in recent times has this subject matter been taken up, mostly by the science of history, and discussed under the aspect of interlocking or global history. In this context, also the notion of a socialist globalization was discussed, though a theoretical foundation remains to be developed.
Despite this slow change of perspectives and a slowly developing research on this subject matter, the role of education and the development of educational systems within the context of these multiple exchange relationships remains a peripheral topic. It is only occasionally taken up and by far not covered regarding the complexity and importance of this topic. This is where the planned conference sets in.
We are looking for contributions that deal with topics such as
- case studies on educational collaboration of single socialist countries in and with the Global South
- educational concepts and their modification in the context of educational collaboration
- educational work/educational concepts of liberation movements and their international influences
- theoretical concepts for capturing educational collaboration of socialist countries, transformation and circulation of bodies of knowledge
- socialist theory of education and its modification in countries of the Global South
The deadline for abstract submissions (up to c. 500 words) is September 30, 2017.
Authors will receive email notification of provisional acceptance of their abstracts by November 1, 2017.

Partners
-

Basic information:
Deadline: 30-09-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Jane Dr. Schuch
E-mail: jane.schuch@hu-berlin.de
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Kazerne Dossin Memorial and Museum

Double Exposures: Perpetrators and the Uses of Photography

Deadline: 30-09-2017
Location: Mechelen, Belgium

Description

Conference: Double Exposures: Perpetrators and the Uses of Photography

Kazerne Dossin Memorial and Museum, Mechelen, Belgium, 11–13 January, 2018
In addition to eyewitness accounts and written texts or documents, photography serves as a key medium through which acts of perpetration become known. Photographic images of perpetrators and their acts are produced for different purposes (documentation, evidence, self-promotion, propaganda, etc.) and come to us from different sources (journalists, victims, the perpetrators themselves, documents, archives, government agencies, etc.). But they all contribute to shaping the way that we see and think about perpetrators and perpetration: the historical and cultural imaginary is saturated with images, some of which acquire iconic status. While photographs undeniably play a crucial role in raising awareness about atrocities and other forms of mass violence, their omnipresence can on the one hand feed fascination and voyeurism, and on the other hand lead to decontextualization, desensitization, and trivialization. This means that perpetrator studies must think very carefully and critically about how photography is used, not only in the media but also in academic scholarship, at sites of memory, and in educational practice.

This conference aims to consider the past, present, and future uses of photography of and by perpetrators of mass violence, genocide, and other forms of political violence. We invite contributions from scholars working in the fields of history, sociology, anthropology, political science, literary and cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, law, criminology, religious studies, etc. as well as curators, educators, journalists, and other practitioners whose work intersects with the question of perpetration and the uses of photography. We will explore the questions and problems that arise in the context of photography of/by perpetrators in the media, public discourse, in cultural representations, at sites of memory, as well as in education and academic scholarship.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations on the ethical, cultural, philosophical, political, legal, pedagogical, and aesthetic dimensions with respect to photography of and by perpetrators of mass violence in any historical or geographic context. We also welcome contributions that take a meta-discursive approach, i.e. examine the uses of photography of and by perpetrators within or across disciplines. In general, contributors should seek to combine case studies or specific examples with broader theoretical and methodological questions.

The conference is open to scholars, including PhD students and early career academics, but educators, and curators of museums or sites of memory are also explicitly invited. The conference language will be English.

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words), and a short bio (max. 100 words) to perpetratorstudies@uu.nl by 30 September 2017.

Organizers:

Christophe Busch (Kazerne Dossin Memorial and Museum, Mechelen)
Stefan Hördler (Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial)
Hans-Christian Jasch (Haus der Wannseekonferenz)
Susanne C. Knittel (Utrecht University)
Uğur Ümit Üngör (NIOD and Utrecht University)

Partners
Kazerne Dossin Memorial and Museum, Mechelen; Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial; Haus der Wannseekonferenz; Utrecht University; NIOD

Basic information:
Deadline: 30-09-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Utrecht University
E-mail: perpetratorstudies@uu.nl
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Institute of Contemporary History of the Universid

Portuguese Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century

Deadline: 30-09-2017
Location: NOVA FCSH, Lisbon

Description

Organisation: Institute of Contemporary History of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Venue: NOVA FCSH, Lisbon
Dates: 16 and 17 April 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017

Throughout the 20th century thousands of military and paramilitary Portuguese were made prisoners in the course of combat operations. Some experienced long months of captivity and had to endure all sorts of hardships: a poor diet, diseases, abuses, forced labour, isolation and abandonment. Many of them perished in prisoner’s camps due to illness, injuries that did not heal, suicide attempts or assassination by their warders. Some never returned to their homelands, either voluntarily of for having been prevented from doing so. Of others yet, we are still ignorant of their whereabouts.

The experience of these military and paramilitary as POW is still insufficiently studied and constitutes a lacuna in Portuguese historiography. Stimulated by the centenary of the Great War (1914-1918), and with the goal of encouraging new probes into this topic, this international conference hopes to be a space of interdisciplinary discussion in which the issues associated to the detention of military and paramilitary Portuguese in the context of armed conflict will be analysed. It is expected that papers will deal not only with conflicts in which the Portuguese armed forces were directly involved, such as the Great War and the wars of empire and decolonization (or even the particular case of Timor between 1941-45), but also those in which Portuguese nationals were engaged in military or paramilitary units of foreign armies (such as the case of he Spanish Civil War of 1936-39).

The organising committee invites researchers to submit their paper proposals considering the following thematic lines (non-exclusive):

- -	The context of detention;
-	The conditions of captivity (discipline, diet, medical assistance, forced labour, episodes of violence and death, relation with captor forces and POWs of other nationalities, etc.);
-	Political and diplomatic contacts related with POWs;
-	Support efforts from civil society organisations and international bodies;
-	Liberation and return to the homeland;
-	Memories of captivity (diaries, art objects, songs, drawings, photographs, etc.).

 

The Languages of the conference will be Portuguese and English. There will be no simultaneous translation and video-conference/Skype presentations are not permitted.

The paper’s proposal must include: the full name of the author and his/her institutional affiliation; the title of the proposal; the abstract of the proposal (up to 500 words); and a brief curricular note (up to 150 words).

The papers must be original and present new findings. The reserved time for each intervention is 20 minutes.

Shortly after the conference, the organising committee will carry out a selection of a number of papers to include them in a publication. The deadline for the submission of these papers/book chapters (up to 8000 words) will be 1 June 2018. The editing references (notes and bibliography) will be given to authors as soon as they are notified on their contribution to the book.

The paper’s proposals should be submitted to the email portugueseprisoners@gmail.com until 30 September 2017.

The notice of acceptance will be made until 15 October 2017.

The keynote speakers and the scientific commission will be announced soon.

 

Conference Fees:

€ 30 – Speakers (includes two light lunches, coffee breaks and a certificate of participation)
€ 10 – Students and general public (includes coffee breaks and certificate of attendance)

 

Organising Committee:

Ana Paula Pires (IHC – NOVA FCSH and Stanford University)
António Paulo Duarte (IHC – NOVA FCSH and Instituto de Defesa Nacional)
Fátima Mariano (IHC – NOVA FCSH)
Maria José Oliveira (IHC – NOVA FCSH)
Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC – NOVA FCSH)
Rui Aballe Vieira (IHC – NOVA FCSH)
Teresa Nunes (IHC – NOVA FCSH and FLUL)

 

Sponsor institution:

Portuguese Commission for the Evocation of the Centenary of the First World War

Partners
-

Basic information:
Deadline: 30-09-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Institute of Contemporary History of the Universid
E-mail: portugueseprisoners@gmail.com
Website: http://ihc.fcsh.unl.pt/en/scientific-meetings/call-for-papers/item/42055-international-conference-portuguese-prisoners-of-war-in-the-twentieth-century
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Fu

CFA: PROJECTS ON THE REMEMBRANCE OF FORCED LABOUR UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FORGOTTEN GROUPS OF VICTIMS

Deadline: 13-10-2017
Location: -

Description

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS ON THE REMEMBRANCE OF FORCED LABOUR UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FORGOTTEN GROUPS OF VICTIMS 

Application deadline: October 13, 2017

Content and goals of the programme 
Forced labour was one of the mass crimes committed under National Socialism. Over 20 million people from many parts of Europe were affected. Forced labour under National Socialism was an organised crime committed by both the state and society based on a racist idea of man. In addition to the forced labourers, there are many other groups of victims of National Socialist violence who, to this day, have been denied societal attention and recognition in Germany and other European countries. The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future” is therefore committed to remembering and engaging with this injustice so that it becomes a part of the European culture of remembrance. 
We support projects which help build bridges, promoting understanding for a diversity of European cultures of remembrance. For the implementation of a multiperspectival and transnational approach we advocate international cooperations.

What is supported? 
We support projects with an international resonance which embed the memory of forced labour and forgotten groups of victims in a country’s culture of remembrance, that of the participating countries or European regions. 
In the case of projects for forgotten groups of victims we place a special focus on the remembrance of victims of National Socialist “euthanasia”, the persecution of Soviet prisoners of war, as well as children who were subjected to forced Germanisation. 
Local projects which have a pilot character for other regions can also be supported. 
Of special interest are digital formats for history education, the integration of social media activities, as well as multimedia formats which promote an active engagement with the themes and which facilitate an exchange about history independent of the location of the users.

Which criteria are important for us?
The project has a transnational approach. 
- The project is actively shaped by the participants.
 - The results of the project are made available to a broad public. 
- The project is based on an equitable cooperation, which is also reflected in the requested funding. 
- Online projects are updated two years after the end of the funding period, maintained and used on a sustained basis. 
- Gender history aspects are addressed.

Who can be supported? 
This call for applications is directed at all charitable organisations and civil society initiatives in Europe. Only juristic persons can be funded. Commercial organisations can participate as a cooperation partner to charitable institutions when the project exclusively serves charitable ends.

Funding amount 
We plan to support a maximum of six projects on forced labour under National Socialism and four projects on forgotten groups of victims. The maximum funding amount is EUR 60,000 and the maximum funding period two years. We expect an appropriate contribution to funding from state, municipal, and church sponsored institutions. The raising of funds from third parties is viewed favourably when assessing your application.

Application 
You will find the application form here: http://www.stiftung-evz.de/eng/funding/critical-examination-of-history/flfv.html

Please send the application as a pdf file via e-mail to be received by October 13, 2017. In addition, please send a signed copy of the original application by post. We do not plan to provide project advice. 
The earliest start date for projects is April 01, 2018.

Partners
-

Basic information:
Deadline: 13-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Fu
E-mail: zavo@stiftung-evz.de
Website: http://www.stiftung-evz.de/eng/funding/critical-examination-of-history/flfv.html
Project / event type: publication
Organiser: Digital Icons

CFP Issue 18 Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe

Deadline: 15-10-2017
Location: -

Description

CFP Issue 18 Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe

Submissions are invited to a special issue on Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe. The special issue, edited by Anna Menyhért and Mykola Makhortykh, looks into the ways in which cultural and literary trauma is processed in the framework of digital memory and media studies. By analyzing how the 21st century digital environment influences both personal and collective trauma processing in local, national and trans-national communities within Europe, the issue strives to contribute to a better understanding of the link of current cultural developments to the collective traumas of the past in post-socialist countries.

The special issue derives its rationale from the ‘Trauma Studies in the Digital Age’ workshop, which was organized in Amsterdam at UvA and NIAS, in the framework of Anna Menyhért’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie project. We encourage further submissions, and suggest that those interested have a look at the project’s website, including the workshop, to have a better idea of possible themes: http://www.traprodig.humanities.uva.nl

Please express your interest by 5 August 2017 and/or submit your contribution by 15 October 2017 by contacting Mykola Makhortykh at m.makhortykh@uva.nl.

Partners
-

Basic information:
Deadline: 15-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Mykola Makhortykh
E-mail: m.makhortykh@uva.nl
Website: http://www.digitalicons.org/announcements/
Project / event type: workshops
Organiser: University of Tartu

Ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in a State of Flux

Deadline: 20-10-2017
Location: Tartu

Description

Ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in a State of Flux
9-10 February 2018
University of Tartu (Estonia)

Deadline: 20 October 2017

After the end of the Cold War, ethnic relations in Central and Eastern Europe have been subject to a quadratic nexus which consists of ethnic minorities, their external homelands (or kin-states), the (frequently) nationalizing new homelands, and the European Union as both a regulatory and normative power. Since the 2000s, this nexus has undergone several readjustments.

This thematic workshop will focus on patterns, trends and transformations characterizing ethnic relations, ethnopolitics and conflict resolution in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. The workshop has a cross-regional focus and aspires to attract a wide range of area experts with a specialization in Southeast Europe, the ‘Visegrad Four’, Baltic states, Ukraine and other parts of the post-Soviet space.
The keynote speaker is Dr Roland Kostić (Uppsala University). His research areas are conflict resolution in intra-state armed conflicts (with a focus on ethnic conflicts in Southeast Europe), post-war peace building, reconciliation, transitional justice, and diaspora and peace.

The main objectives of the workshop are to:
take stock of the state of ethnic relations across Central and Eastern Europe, with due attention to cross-national differences and regional specifics;
facilitate cross- and interdisciplinary exchange;
allow participants to embed their research more solidly into the wider regional and European contexts;
establish a network of cooperation among academic and non-academic experts.

We invite experts to contribute to this debate by submitting conceptual and empirical papers, case-studies as well as comparative works, in the following areas:
institutional and legal developments in the management of ethnic relations and minority rights: European, regional and national dimensions;
the spectrum of ethnic relations and conflict resolution in Central and Eastern Europe: political and security implications;
ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe: historical and sociocultural specificities.

Please submit your abstracts (max 300 words) along with a brief CV to Vassilis Petsinis (vasileios.petsinis@ut.ee) by October 20, 2017. Decisions on submitted abstracts will be communicated by November 5, 2017. Successful candidates should submit their full papers 10 days before the workshop.

The convener, Vassilis Petsinis (PhD Birmingham), is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. His expertise is European Politics and Ethnopolitics (nationalism, ethnic relations, and the populist & radical right) with a regional specialization in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States.

The organisers will cover all costs of participation for members of the UPTAKE consortium (Tartu, Uppsala, Kent) and meals and refreshments for all workshop participants. Non-UPTAKE participants will have to cover their own accommodation and travel-related costs. Registration for the workshop is free. Selected contributions will be published in a special issue of Ethnopolitics (Routledge).
The workshop is organized within the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE consortium which is a cooperative project between the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu, the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent, and the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University. It is financially supported by the European Commission under a Horizon 2020 twinning project entitled ‘Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent’ (UPTAKE). It receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691818.

Further information: Vassilis Petsinis, Marie Curie researcher, University of Tartu, vasileios.petsinis@ut.ee

Partners
UPTAKE

Basic information:
Deadline: 20-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Vassilis Petsinis
E-mail: vasileios.petsinis@ut.ee
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Hungarian aristocracy between 1947 and 2017

Deadline: 31-10-2017
Location: Budapest

Description

Hungarian aristocracy between 1947 and 2017
Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest 
1 December 2017

Two years after the highly successful d’Aremberg conference in 2015, followed by the symposium about the „Historical Roles of the Hungarian Aristocracy”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University has decided to organize another scientific event in 2017, in order to remember the still prevailing Act IV. of 1947. 

After World War II, Hungarian nobility was sentenced by a collective and disproportionate punishment which was the abolition of the historical titles and the , the effect of which is that even in our days Hungarian society has an ambivalent relationship with the officially non-existent aristocracy. The refutation of the recognition of a noble elite has become one of the basements of the so-called democratic political culture – apparently still as an immovable factor. During the seven decades, generations appeared and disappeared in such a social and cultural context, therefore the importance of the noble descent was bound to transform and a lot of historical and sociological question emerged:

Has the aristocratic identity become a plus value, promoting the excellency in the contemporary Hungarian – and other, non-Hungarian societies? Is the former Hungarian aristocracy able to play an important role in the meritocratic movements of our days?

How confessional and aristocratic identities are linked? Are the actual representatives of the former aristocracy related to formal religiosity in a more tight manner than the average people?

During the past seventy years, how the Hungarian nobility’s attitude to democratic values, democratic political culture, democratic institutions has been changed?

How the Hungarian nobility’s attitude can be described when talking about nation-states – let us think both at the 1947 Paris treaty determined small-Hungary, and the successor-states (Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria, Croatia)?

The Department of Political Sciences and the Research Group on Comparative Civilization History of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, together with the Department of Sociology of the Károli Gáspár Protestant University organizes for the 1st of December 2017 an international conference on the history of the Hungarian aristocracy between 1947 and 2017. Lectures will be given in English and Hungarian.

The conference will be located in the „Sophianum” building of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest (1088, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 1).

You are pleased to send your conference lecture proposal with a short abstract (200-250 words) at the 31st of October the latest to Máté Botos PhD at the botos.mate@btk.ppke.hu mail adress.

Partners
-

Basic information:
Deadline: 31-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Dr. Botos Máté
E-mail: botos.mate@btk.ppke.hu
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Université de Strasbourg

Die DDR in der europäischen Öffentlichkeit 1949-2018

Deadline: 31-10-2017
Location: Strasbourg, France

Description

Die DDR in der europäischen Öffentlichkeit 1949-2018
Strasbourg, France
Pascal Fagot und Emmanuel Béhague Université de Strasbourg. EA 1341 "Mondes Germaniques et Nord-européens"
03-05/10/2018

Die Europäische Union wird heute vielerorts in Frage gestellt und scheint sich in den nationalen Räumen aufzulösen, aus denen sie besteht. Neben institutionellen, sozialen, ökonomischen und ökologischen Missständen und einer tiefgreifenden Diskreditierung des Politischen kann als wesentlicher Erklärungsgrund für diese Krise das Fehlen einer wirklichen europäischen Öffentlichkeit (C Kantner, Kein modernes Babel. Kommunikative Voraussetzung europäischer Öffentlichkeit, 2004) als Austragungsort transnationaler Debatten angeführt werden.

Ausgangspunkt der geplanten Tagung ist die Annahme, eine transnationale Debatte über die jüngste europäische Geschichte als gemeinsam erlebte Geschichte – und nicht im engen Sinne als Entwicklungsgeschichte der EU – könne zur Belebung einer noch zaghaften europäischen Öffentlichkeit beitragen. Unsere Tagung über „Die Deutsche Demokratische Republik in der europäischen Öffentlichkeit 1949-2018“ möchte die Thematik in dieser Perspektive angehen.

Seit 1990 wurde in allen Bereichen der wissenschaftlichen Geschichtsschreibung eine Vielzahl von Arbeiten über die DDR veröffentlicht. Es kann jedoch festgestellt werden, dass die Beziehung dieses heute verschwundenen Staates zu seinem europäischen Umfeld meistens im Rahmen der ost-westlichen ideologischen Bipolarität, der deutsch-deutschen oder der bilateralen Beziehung zu anderen Staaten in Ost- oder Westeuropa reflektiert wurde. Dabei erweist sich die Geschichte der bilateralen Beziehungen selbstverständlich als äußerst vielfältig; Frankreich, die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Italien, Polen oder auch die Tschechoslowakei haben eine jeweils spezifische Beziehung zur DDR gepflegt und divergierende Repräsentationen dieses Staates entwickelt, die sich nicht ausschließlich durch das Raster der ideologischen Gegenüberstellung deuten lassen. In unserer Tagung möchten wir anders verfahren und die DDR als Bestandteil eines europäischen Raums verstehen, der sich auf der Grundlage von zahlreichen Diskursen (politischer, historischer, wissenschaftlicher, künstlerischer, medialer Art) konstituiert.

Dabei wird eine doppelte Zielsetzung verfolgt:
- Einerseits soll es darum gehen, jüngere und ältere Darstellungen der DDR in den jeweiligen nationalen Perspektiven europäischer Staaten miteinander zu konfrontieren; durch diese Gegenüberstellung sollen diese Perspektiven ergänzt und über ihre je länderspezifisch bedingten Sichtweisen hinaus erweitert werden.

- Andererseits soll der Versuch unternommen werden, Ansätze einer Antwort zu der Frage zu skizzieren, inwieweit eine als offener Raum transnationaler Debatten verstandene europäische Öffentlichkeit besteht, in der Diskurse und Repräsentationen zirkulieren. In dieser Hinsicht wird die DDR nicht nur als passives Objekt nationaler oder transnationaler Diskurse betrachtet. Es soll auch ihr direkt oder indirekt geleisteter Anteil an den Debatten und Auseinandersetzungen in Europa bis 1990 in den Fokus genommen werden. Damit soll insbesondere die Frage untersucht werden, inwiefern eine gesamteuropäische Repräsentation der DDR konstituiert wurde, und gegebenenfalls deren Herkunft und Funktionsweise erörtert werden.

Wir definieren Öffentlichkeit als „diskursive Arena“ (Nancy Fraser ) und verstehen sie nicht als homogenes Ganzes, sondern als Gefüge verschiedener interagierender Segmente (Teilöffentlichkeiten) mit jeweils eigener Thematik und diskursiver Ordnung. Die Unterteilung der europäischen Öffentlichkeit in memorielle, historiographische, künstlerische, pädagogische und politische Segmente – diese Auflistung erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit – soll helfen, die Analyse und Diskussion zu gestalten; sie soll die Konfrontation der verschiedenen Darstellungen der DDR und ein besseres Verständnis der transnationalen Eigendynamik der untersuchten Segmente ermöglichen.

Folgende Themenkomplexe können behandelt werden:
- Der memorielle Diskurs über die DDR 
- Die DDR in den Lehrplänen unterschiedlicher europäischer Staaten
- Diskurse und Debatte zum politischen Modell der DDR 
- Die Integration der DDR im intellektuellen, kulturellen und künstlerischen europäischen Raum…
Die Liste ließe sich fortsetzen.

Unsere Tagung versteht sich als interdisziplinär und spricht alle europäischen Geisteswissenschaftler und –rinnen an, die sich für die DDR interessieren. Die Vorträge sollen 20 Minuten dauern, sie werden in deutscher, französischer und eventuell auch in englischer Sprache gehalten. Wir bitten jeden Vortragenden, ein schriftliches Resümee seines Textes in einer anderen Sprache als der des mündlichen Vortrags bereitzuhalten.

Die Tagung findet vom 3. bis zum 5. Oktober statt. Die Beitragsvorschläge (ca. eine Seite) sind bis zum 31. Oktober 2017 an Pascal Fagot und Emmanuel Béhague einzureichen. 

pfagot@unistra.fr
behague@unistra.fr
Kontakt
pfagot@unistra.fr
behague@unistra.fr

Partners
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Basic information:
Deadline: 31-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Pascal Fagot
E-mail: pfagot@unistra.fr
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah

Proposing a project - History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah Committee

Deadline: 01-11-2017
Location: -

Description

Objectives

To fund research and dissemination of knowledge on anti-Semitic persecution, the Holocaust and other 20th-century genocides.

Types of projects funded

Doctoral, post-doctoral and research travel grants
National or international symposia and seminars
Publications and translations
Collection and preservation of archives
Aid to libraries

Research topics funded

The implementation of the "Final Solution":
Collective history
Individual destinies
Connections with other genocides: specificities, differences and analogies
Origins and consequences until the present
Other genocidal phenomena of the 20th century
Anti-Semitism since the 19th century
The Foundation also launches calls for projects in partnership with other institutions.

Application guidelines

The Foundation only funds projects within its areas of competence.
The application must involve a specific project. The Foundation does not grant any funding for an organization’s ordinary operating expenses.
All applicants must conduct a search for co-funding (except in the case of research grants).
A project cannot be retroactively funded.
A firm commitment from a French publisher is required for publishing and translation projects.
Academic supervision is indispensable for research projects involving travel.
 
Assessment guidelines

The project’s consistency with the Foundation’s priorities
The project organizer’s competence and involvement
The project’s groundbreaking character
The project’s timeliness, planned dissemination and expected impact
The relevance of the project’s budget and justification of the amount requested from the Foundation
 
Priority projects

Projets opening up new fields of knowledge and taking a groundbreaking approach (in particular in the area of comparative history)
Projets focusing on French aspects of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
Projets by young researchers
Projects involving interdisciplinary research
The international dimension of the research
 
The project organizers

Any public or private for-profit or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. No project proposals from individuals will be accepted (except research and travel grants).
For research and travel grants : young or experienced French or foreign researchers
For publishing projects: publishing companies
For symposia, panel discussions, seminars, archives preservation, etc.: the organizing institution

Funding arrangements

If funding is granted, a partnership agreement will be signed.
The Foundation usually releases its funds in installments.
Payment of the balance is subject to a project assessment. The project organizer agrees to provide the Foundation with the required administrative and accounting documents and to let it monitor the use of the funds granted.
The project organizer agrees to mention the Foundation’s support on all its communication materials.
 
Applying for funding

Before applying, please read the complete procedure (http://www.fondationshoah.org/en/en/proposing-project) and contact us to make sure your project is eligible.

The next closing dates :
Missions, invitations, symposia, publication and translation: November 1st, 2017
Research and travel grants: April 1st, 2017
Applications must be received at least three months before the project starts (except research and travel grants applications).
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.

Partners
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Basic information:
Deadline: 01-11-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Mrs Régine Socquet
E-mail: histoire@fondationshoah.org
Website: http://www.fondationshoah.org/en/research/proposing-project-history-anti-semitism-and-shoah-committee
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Havighurst Center

Populism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Conceptual, Empirical and Comparative Perspectives

Deadline: 10-11-2017
Location: Miami University, OH

Description

Populism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Conceptual, Empirical and Comparative Perspectives

Annual Young Researchers Conference

Havighurst Center, Miami University, OH
15-17 February 2018
Deadline: 10 November 2017

“Populism” is a term often used in the scholarly literature on postcommunism – and yet its meaning and explanatory potential remain elusive. The consensus that populist discourses, tropes, rituals, ideas and practices should be counted among the most important factors that propelled transformative processes in the former “second world” does not extend to questions such as: what is the proper way to conceptualize and contextualize the notion of populism? What are the historical roots of the populist phenomenon and the enduring local traditions that sustain it? How did populist rhetoric and appeal change over time, e.g. when several East European countries successfully completed their accession process and became full members of the European Union? What are the cultural resources that populists are able to mobilize, and in what repertoires of contention are such resources invested? How are populist actors and constituencies situated in evolving configurations of power? What is their impact on mainstream politics and established institutional landscapes? And how do populist demands shape oppositional tactics and governmental priorities?

This Young Researchers Conference – an annual event sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University – seeks to tap into the new wave of research that sheds light on such questions and on postcommunist populism more generally. It is intended to be interdisciplinary, so we invite contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: gender, literary, anthropological, sociological, historical, media studies, political science. The research projects might be related to any region that formerly belonged to the sphere of Soviet domination (East and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltics, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus).

Eligibility:
The Havighurst Center welcomes papers from scholars who are completing their dissertation or have received their Ph.D. (or candidate degree) within the past five years.

Conference Formal:
Participants will prepare a paper to be circulated well in advance and read by all conference presenters, chairs, and discussants. During the conference presenters will have 15 minutes to summarize their findings. The small number of participants and mix of junior and senior scholars make the Havighurst Center’s Young Researchers Conference an excellent venue for both advancing research projects and networking with leading and upcoming figures in a wide range of fields. The working language of the conference is English.

Submitting Abstracts and CVs:
Please submit by November 10, 2017 a one-page, single-spaced abstract, as well as a one-page, singled-spaced curriculum vitae to Venelin I. Ganev, Professor in Political Science, Miami University – ganevvi@miamioh.edu ). Participants will be notified by December 1, 2018 if they have been selected for the conference.

Accommodation and Travel Arrangements:
The Havighurst Center will provide meals and hotel accommodation in Oxford as well as ground transportation between the Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Oxford, Ohio. Partial travel funding might also be available if needed.

Partners
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Basic information:
Deadline: 10-11-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Venelin I. Ganev
E-mail: ganevvi@miamioh.edu
Project / event type: publication
Organiser: Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR

Beyond Secularization. Religion in Culture, Society and Politics in Central Europe during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Deadline: 31-12-2017
Location: -

Description

Beyond Secularization. Religion in Culture, Society and Politics in Central Europe during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Deadline : 31 December 2017
Contact: stred@mua.cas.cz
Publication languages: Czech, English, German
Journal Website:
http://www.mua.cas.cz/…/stred-centre-casopis-pro-mezioborov…
Full text of the journal: www.ceeol.com
Abstracts: http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl
Indexing: ERIH+, SCOPUS, CEEEOL, CEJSH
Religion’s role and influence in the public sphere rises and falls in all socioeconomic contexts – pre-industrial, industrial, and post-industrial – something the inhabitants of Central Europe have once more become aware of, whether from a global or a local perspective. The mission and impact of religion are not necessarily connected and contingent on the growth of human knowledge, rationality, or technology. In fact, the retreat of religion from the public space and the privatization of religious values and practises did not imitate the processes of industrialization, urbanization, or political processes and changes. A critical view of the secularization paradigm is thus an integral part of current academic discussions. These are the perspectives through which the theme of the next Střed/Centre issue would like to examine the role of religion and the development and trajectory of the historiography of religion.
The field of inquiry should not be limited only to traditional institutional entities, but should also focus on smaller and peripheral religious communities and sects (spiritism, atheist movements). With the theme of this issue we would like to go beyond the traditional and dominant topics of the establishment of national churches, political catholicism, diplomatic relations, and biographies of religious community leaders towards a consideration of religious thought and practise within regions, industrial areas, among social groups, generations, and in terms of gender. Also welcome are contributions that connect social and cultural history with religious history and other historical and social sciences. We will appreciate contributions on how society was shaped according to the religious and confessional principle, the relationship between religion and violence, the transfer of modern religious movements and currents, reactions to social and economic problems and changes, or different types of religiosity (among workers, women, young people, veterans, in pastors’ appeals to industrial society, the life of smaller and marginal religious communities and sects). We are also interested in how religious motifs and practices are imprinted upon the relationships that form identities, everyday life, inform decision-making processes, or the methodological reflection of the (Central) European historiography of religion.

Partners
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Basic information:
Deadline: 31-12-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Masarykův ústav a Archiv AV ČR
E-mail: stred@mua.cas.cz
Website: http://www.mua.cas.cz/cs/stred-centre-casopis-pro-mezioborova-studia-stredni-evropy-19-a-20-stoleti-113
Project / event type: conference / symposium
Organiser: Royal Anthropologiccal Institute

Art, Materiality and Representation

Deadline: 08-01-2018
Location: BRITISH MUSEUM/SOAS

Description

CONFERENCE Art, Materiality and Representation
WHEN June 1-3, 2018
WHERE #BritishMuseum, #CloreCentre and #SOAS, Senate House, London, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS closes January 8, 2018
ORGANIZER Royal Anthropologiccal Institute #RAI
Highly relevant panels include, but are not limited to
- Ambivalence about art: dilemmas for ethnographic museums
- Humanism in the Anthropology Museum?
- The Future of Anthropological Representation: Contemporary Art and/in the #EthnographicMuseum
- For an anthropology of the art world: Exploring institutions, actors and art works between circulation and territorialisation processes
- Museums as contested terrains: Memory work and politics of representation in Greater China
- Ethnography and the #repatriation of artistic heritage
- Redefining the curator, curatorial practice, and curated spaces in anthropology
- The Performativity of Matter: Decolonial Materialist Practices in/from the Global South
- A Museum of Architecture: Challenging Representation(s)

More: https://therai.org.uk/conferences/art-materiality-and-representation/call-for-papers

Partners
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Basic information:
Deadline: 08-01-2018

Contat details:
Coordinator: Royal Anthropologiccal Institute
E-mail: admin@therai.org.uk
Website: https://therai.org.uk/conferences/art-materiality-and-representation/call-for-papers