UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference
The International Postgraduate Conference was first held in 1999. On
alternate occasions, the Conference takes place at the School for Slavonic
and East European Studies, University College London; in other years it is
hosted by different institutions throughout the world, and previous venues
have included Warsaw and UC Berkeley.
In 2006, the 7th Postgraduate Conference thus returns to SSEES between 16 and 18 February. This edition of the Conference is the largest yet, with 121 participants selected from over 350 submissions. The 2006 conference has taken 'Inclusion/Exclusion' as its theme, and traces the ramifications of inclusion and exclusion, in the present day and in the past, through disciplines ranging from economics and political science to literature and cultural history.
The Conference aims to provide an opportunity for postgraduates and young academics from across the world whose research involves central and eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union to present their work. Even more importantly, it enables them to exchange ideas and build contacts with international colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines. A selection of papers will also be published in a conference volume and various journals.
The Conference is organised by a committee of postgraduate students, who began preparations in late 2004. It is entirely dependent on sponsorship, and the priority of its fundraising efforts have been to ensure that postgraduates from the region itself should not be deterred by the costs of attendance.