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2023 Best First Book Proposal Prize: Winner announced

[Winner] Vita Zalar (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana): The Political Economy of Antigypsyism: Habsburg and Post-Habsburg Perspectives Vita Zalar’s forthcoming monograph, The Political Economy of Antigypsyism: Habsburg and Post-Habsburg Perspectives, breaks new ground by offering a historical materialist reading of the imperial and post-imperial forms of structural racism against…

CFP: The war in Ukraine and its impact on ethno-religious minorities in the region

2023-01-30 Russia’s war against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and the war in the Donbas, and escalated into a full-scale attack in February 2022, was a challenge to the entire system of international relations that has developed since the end of World War II. Researchers and politicians are analyzing the…

New Publication Alert

Olena Palko (2022) Between Moscow, Warsaw and the Holy See: The Case of Father Andrzej Fedukowicz Amidst the Early Soviet Anti-Catholic Campaign, Revolutionary Russia. This article offers a micro-history of Soviet anti-religious actions during the mid-1920s through a reconstruction of the investigation of Father Andrzej Fedukowicz and his forced collaboration with the Soviet secret…

SGMH First Book Proposal Prize

THE BASEES STUDY GROUP FOR MINORITY HISTORY (SGMH) PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK PROPOSAL The Prize for Best First Book Proposal in Minority History will be launched by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History (SGMH) in September 2022 to recognise scholarly excellence among early career academics seeking to publish their original research with a…

Episode 31. Timothy Blauvelt & Francis King: Clientelism and Nationality in Early Soviet Abkhazia

In this podcast, Timothy Blauvelt of Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, in conversation with Francis King of the University of East Anglia’s East Centre, considers the early years of Soviet Abkhazia and its well-connected leader, Nestor Lakoba. The discussion ranges over Lakoba’s role in the revolution, his career as the indispensable Bolshevik figure in Soviet…

Episode 30. Jakub Beneš: The Rural-Urban Divide in East-Central Europe

Jakub Beneš, Associate Professor in Central European History at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, joins us to discuss the role of peasant communities and anti-urban sentiment in the socio-political landscape of Austria-Hungary, its successor states and the independent Balkans. Challenging earlier characterisations of the peasantry as inherently reactionary, Jakub considers how the…

Episode 29. Martin-Oleksandr Kysly & Austin Charron: Crimean Tatars and the contested status of Crimea

Episode 29. Martin-Oleksandr Kysly & Austin Charron: Crimean Tatars and the contested status of Crimea In this episode, Austin Charron (University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Oleksandr-Martin Kysly (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) discuss the experiences of the Crimean Tatars before the Second World War and their forced deportation to Central Asia and Siberia in 1944.…

Episode 28. Natalia Aleksiun: Poland’s Jews in the 20th century

In this episode, Natalia Aleksiun, Harry Rich Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida, discusses the social dynamics of interethnic relations in interwar Poland, particularly in relation to the Holocaust. One of the characteristics discussed is the double marginalisation of Jewish women, which made them more susceptible to discrimination regarding education, professional choices…

Episode 27. Catherine Wanner & Julia Buyskykh: Religious Minorities in Ukraine and Poland

Episode 27. Catherine Wanner & Julia Buyskykh: Religious Minorities in Ukraine and Poland In this episode, Catherine Wanner, Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and Julia Buyskykh, Research Fellow at the Institute of History of Ukraine (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and co-founder of the Centre for Applied…

Episode 26. Antony Polonsky: From Apartheid South Africa to Jewish History in Poland

In this episode, Antony Polonsky, Emeritus Professor of Holocaust History at Brandeis University talks to Jan Rybak, Early Career Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. For several decades, Professor Polonsky has been at the forefront of Polish Jewish historiography. Having grown up in Apartheid South Africa, he came to Poland to…

Episode 25. Roundtable: Contested Minorities in the ‘New Europe’

Roundtable participants: Anca Filipovici (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, in Cluj, Romania), Christopher Wendt (European University Institute in Florence), Giuseppe Motta (Sapienza University of Rome) and Petru Negură (IOS). Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arouse on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and Southeastern…

Call for Papers

BASEES 2023 Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, 31 March – 2 April 2023  The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels and roundtables, and papers for its 2023 annual conference. We plan to hold BASEES 2023 in-person from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April, which will…

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.


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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