11th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe: “Crisis: Interruptions, Reactions and Continuities in Central and Eastern Europe”. Date:15-17.02.2012. Site: London, UK. Deadline: 15.07.2011
Organiser: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Topics: This conference examines the concept of crisis from a plethora of disciplinary angles within the Central and Eastern European context. It offers a platform for discussing a complex set of interactions, interruptions and continuities that various forms of crises provoke.
The conference invites postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to take part in an interdisciplinary debate about the nature, meaning, causes and results of crises in Central and Eastern Europe, including South-East Europe, Russia and the countries of the former USSR. The disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art history, cultural and literary studies, economics, geography, history (medieval to modern), linguistics, politics and sociology.
Topics include but not limited to the following areas:
- financial and economic crises;
- social crises, gender and sexuality struggles, crises of memory and identity, crises of values, crisis of political activism;
- environmental and energy crises;
- existential crises, crises of the subject, philosophical, religious and confessional crises;
- representation of crises in literature, film and drama;
- institutional, political and security crises, crises of regime, succession and legitimacy, crises of empire; urban crises, rural and agrarian crises.
Deadline: July 15, 2011