UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference
Call for Papers
Deadline for submission of abstracts 31st August 2005
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This conference is inviting academics to submit papers that discuss current phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in the countries and regions of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, including but not limited to the following themes.
- Historical: Pre-communist, Communist-led and Post-communist Nationalisms, Ethnic Cleansing from the Middle Ages onwards, Jewish Emancipation, Women’s Education, Women before, during and after Communism, Fascist and Communist Politics of Exclusion.
- Cultural: Purism, Lexical Cleansing, Rewriting History, Fine and Performance Art, Popular Culture, Media, Boundary Reshuffling and Canon Redefinition, The Impact of Poststructuralist/ Postmodern Thought, National Revival, National Collapse, Religion.
- Political: Power Relations and Agency, New Feminisms in Central and Eastern Europe, Migration, Political Exclusion, Security, Democratic Transformation, Integration and Hard Border Regimes.
- Economic: Health, Welfare and Inequality, Human Capital and the Knowledge Economy, Corruption and Informal Practices, Economic Growth and Development, Business and Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance.
- Social: Insiders and Outsiders in Historical Context, Minority Relations, Gender Discrimination, Poverty, Citizenship, Health and Education Reforms, Social Exclusion, The New Middle Class, Traditional Classes - Peasantry, Intelligentsia and Workers.
We strongly encourage cross-cultural, cross-national and multi-disciplinary perspectives, with entries on new research methodologies welcomed. The Committee invites post-doctoral and graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences to submit original research papers for discussion. Invitation is not limited to academics; we would also like to invite professionals with sound academic backgrounds and academic interests.