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New Podcast Alert: Morgane Labbé: Minority Statistics and Nation-Building in East-Central Europe

Episode 23. Morgane Labbé and Olena Palko: Minority Statistics and Nation-Building in East-Central Europe In this episode, Morgane Labbé, Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, discusses the role of statistics and maps within Eastern and Central European nation-building. She emphasizes the need to consider the historical rise of statisticsContinue reading “New Podcast Alert: Morgane Labbé: Minority Statistics and Nation-Building in East-Central Europe”

New Publication Alert

Olena, Palko and Fabian Baumann, eds. “Revisiting Soviet Modernity in the Non-Russian Periphery”. Euxeinos – Culture and Governance in the Black Sea Region, Vol. 12, No. 34 (2022). Editorial by Olena Palko and Fabian Baumann Constructing Identities, Ascribing Nationalities: The Polish Minority in Ukraine During Late-imperial and Early-Soviet Rule by Olena Palko Soviet “Modernizing” Strategies towards Jews inContinue reading “New Publication Alert”

New Podcast Alert: Barbara Warnock and Elise Bath: Persecution of Roma and Sinti in the Nazi era and after

In this episode, Barbara Warnock, Senior Curator and Head of Education at The Wiener Holocaust Library, and Elise Bath, the Library’s International Tracing Service (ITS) Archive Team Manager, discuss the marginalization and persecution of Roma and Sinti people before and during the Nazi period. Informed by archival resources held by the Library, including the firstContinue reading “New Podcast Alert: Barbara Warnock and Elise Bath: Persecution of Roma and Sinti in the Nazi era and after”

New podcast release: Episode 21. Yohannan Petrovsky-Shtern: Ukraine and the Framing of East European Jewish History

Our podcast series ‘Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change’ is back! In the first episode, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish History at Northwestern University) talks to Oleksii Chebotarov (New Europe College) about Jewish communities in the late Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and the challengesContinue reading “New podcast release: Episode 21. Yohannan Petrovsky-Shtern: Ukraine and the Framing of East European Jewish History”

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution

The 48th Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution will take place from 6-8 January 2023 at the University of Southampton, UK. The Study Group was established in 1973 and it aim to promote new approaches to the study of the Russian Revolution, focusing on the period between 1880 and 1932. Affiliated toContinue reading “Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution”

Ukrainisation and Early Soviet Power in Ukraine

Ukrainian Institute London Professor Matthew Pauly (Michigan State University) in conversation with Olena Palko (Birkbeck) Join us to discuss how Ukrainian national culture and language shaped early Soviet power in Ukraine. About this event In a televised address on 21 February that served as a justification of the Kremlin’s escalated aggression against Kyiv, Russian PresidentContinue reading “Ukrainisation and Early Soviet Power in Ukraine”

Polish Studies: Today and Tomorrow, virtual conference 8-9 September

Polish Studies: Today and Tomorrow Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2022, by Zoom The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) is holding its annual multi-disciplinary conference on Poland on 8-9 September 2022. Papers are invited on any aspect of contemporary Poland, Polish history or Polish migration, including migration to/from Poland. YouContinue reading “Polish Studies: Today and Tomorrow, virtual conference 8-9 September”

Discover Ukraine 1 June

Our next (and the last) lecture in the series “Discover Ukraine: history, culture, and its people”, entitled ‘Society in turbulent times: Ukraine after 2014’ by Anna Chebotarova, University of Oslo, will take place on 1 June. In the first two decades of independence, the development of Ukraine as “a post-Communist but not yet post-Soviet” stateContinue reading “Discover Ukraine 1 June”

Discover Ukraine: Video recording

Video recording of the lecture ‘Origins of Slavic mythology: historical tradition and contemporary reality’ by Liubov Lankina, Universidad Internacional de Cuernavaca is now available online

Discover Ukraine: Video Recording

Video recording of our yesterday’s lecture “From Grain of Wheat to Gas Pipeline. Ukraine’s Economy from the 18th to the 21st century” by Dr Boris Belge (University of Basel/University of Illinois) is now available online

Discover Ukraine: 18 May

Today at 20:00 (London; 21:00 Warsaw; 22:00 Kyiv) please join us for the next lecture in our series “Discover Ukraine: history, culture, and its people”. Dr Boris Belge (University of Basel) will offer a lecture, “From Grain of Wheat to Gas Pipeline. Ukraine’s Economy from the 18th to the 21st century” Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6649748877

Twenty-seventh international conference on Jewish studies to be held in Moscow, July 11-13, 2021. Deadline: April 2, 2021.

The conference program is expected to include sections reflecting traditional areas of Judaism (biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli studies, languages and literature, art, Ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, etc.). Topics that allow for an interdisciplinary approach to research are welcome. Reports of graduate students and young researchers, as shown by the positive experience of the past few years, are included in the youth panels of the conference with the participation of specially invited debaters.

CfP The End(s) of Communism: Paths to De-Communization in the Former Eastern Bloc (09.07.2021 – 10.07.2021). Deadline 31.03.2021

This conference will contribute to that effort by bringing together scholars of Central and Eastern Europe to explore the contested legacies of communism in the former Soviet bloc, with a focus on those countries where debates over the communist past have become entwined with broader developments in contemporary politics.

CALL FOR PAPERS/WORKS IN PROGRESS SIXTH HISTORIANS OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE WORKSHOP University of Illinois at Chicago via Zoom APRIL 8-9, 2021

Polish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the Sixth Workshop for Historians of East Central Europe to be held virtually through UIC on April 8-9, 2021. The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students in history and related disciplines.

ICCEES 10th World Congress: Bridging National and Global Perspectives

ICCEES, the International Council for Central and East European Studies, is a global consortium of national scholarly associations dedicated to multi-disciplinary research into Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. The Organising Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress (August 3-8, 2021) is delighted to reopen the Call for Submissions portal. The deadline is February 1, 2021.

ASEEES 53rd Annual Convention: Diversity, Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity

The 2021 ASEEES convention invites a diversity of approaches to diverse topics in the field and celebrates our various backgrounds, disciplines, and ways we create and propagate knowledge. Deadline for ALL Submissions (panels, papers, roundtables, lightning rounds) is March 1, 2021.

Polish American Historical Association Webinar Series: Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz and Iwona Flis

The Polish American Historical Association invites you all to join us at a webinar that features talks by Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz and Iwona Flis, who will both present their ongoing research projects. The virtual event will take place on Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM EST/17:00 Warsaw.

Polish American Historical Association Webinar Series: Dr. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska and Dr. Katarzyna Nowak

The Polish American Historical Association presents its first webinar of 2021. The webinar features two talks, by Dr. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska and Dr. Katarzyna Nowak, that each highlights an aspect of the experience of women in Polish diaspora. The virtual event will take place on Saturday, January 16, 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 Warsaw.

Die XVI. Internationale Slavistische Konferenz: Junge Slavistik im Dialog

Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Russischen, Polnischen und Tschechischen in den Bereichen der Literatur-, Kultur- und Sprachwissenschaft. Herzlich willkommen sind aber auch andere Slavinen und benachbarte Fächer wie z.B. Geschichts-, Politik- oder Sozialwissenschaften, die sich mit slavischen Themen befassen.

The Piotr S. Wandycz Fellowships

A sum, not to exceed $1000.00, to be awarded each year to an applicant from Poland wishing to come to the United States to pursue research on a topic related to Polish history and politics broadly understood.

Winter 2020 Central Slavic Conference CFP

The Central Slavic Conference was held at the historic Missouri Athletic Club and Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Friday, Feb. 28th-Sunday, March 1st, 2020. To view the Winter 2020 CSC Conference program, click here.

Die XVI. Internationale Slavistische Konferenz: Junge Slavistik im Dialog

Die Konferenz findet online statt und bietet vor allem Studierenden und Promovierenden eine Gelegenheit, ihre Forschungsprojekte vorzustellen.
23.04. bis 24.04.2021 in online, Deutschland 

CfP: Anti-fascism and Ethnic Minorities: Political and Cultural Forms of Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe, ca 1920–1950

Conference workshop, November 11–12, 2021, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Zeitgeschichte Polens

Die Stelle ist im Teilprojekt “Eigentumskonzepte und Eigentumskonflikte in der Privatisierung. Kommunale Selbstverwaltung und kommunales Eigentum im östlichen Europa seit 1990” angesiedelt.

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