Friday, November 25, 2016

150 articles on Soviet and post-Soviet studies

Taylor and Francis has collected 150 articles on Soviet and post-Soviet studies which are all available free to access online via this page until the end of June 2017. 
see link.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

CfA: PhD and MA Scholarship in Comparative History - CEU, Budapest

CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on the history of Eurasia from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to research and teaching and as a center for outstanding research advancing comparative and transnational history on empirical and theoretical grounds. Our international faculty offers expertise that extends from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov, and Ottoman Empires to the comparative study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; from comparative religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural and intellectual history.
CEU is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest and accredited both in Hungary and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and take prides in the fact that there is no dominant nationality on campus. Our student/faculty ratio is 6:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.    

Scholarships and Application Deadline
The vast majority of our students receive generous financial aid packages, including full scholarships with stipends. Research grants are also available for all students regardless of nationality. The deadline to apply for admission with financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year is February 1, 2017.
Programs Offered
Additional Certificates in Various Specializations
Eastern Mediterranean StudiesJewish StudiesPolitical ThoughtReligious StudiesScience Studies, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).

Selected Areas of Research
Follow this link or write to Adela Hincu ( for further information.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

CFP: “ Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post - Habsburg and Post - Ottoman Cities”

The empires that once defined the political geography of Europe are no more. One cannot meet a Prussian, Romanov, Habsburg, or Ottoman today; these dusty categories of affiliation have ceded to myriad national identities. Yet it would be mistaken to assume that Europe’s bygone empires have become mere relics of history. Imperial pasts continue to inspire nostalgia, identification, pride, anxiety, skepticism, and disdain in the present. The afterlives of empires as objects of memory exceed historical knowledge, precisely because these afterlives shape and recast the present and the future. Simultaneously, present- and future-oriented imperatives accentuate imperial pasts in selective ways, yielding new configurations of post-imperial amnesia as well as memory.

Our conference, “Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities,” aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars working on post-imperial legacies, especially in relation to eight specific cities: Vienna, Istanbul, Budapest, Sarajevo, Trieste, Thessaloniki, Zagreb, and Belgrade. We seek contributions from historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and scholars of comparative literature and architecture—among others—that pursue the politics and cultures of memory in one or more of our eight cities. Paper proposals should speak to two general, interrelated questions: "What are the effects of imperial legacies on contemporary cities?" and "How do present-day urban processes reshape the forms of post-imperial memory and forgetting?" 
The conference will convene at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity from April 26th to 28th, 2017. Conference participants will be provided with lodging and will be reimbursed for their travel. 
Please send abstracts of 250 words, along with a brief academic biography, to Marina Cziesielsky at by December 1st, 2016.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Workshop: Heritage Studies and Socialism

Date: 23.-25. November 2016

Location: GCSC, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35392 Giessen, Germany. 

In the last decade, heritage studies have emerged as a field of cross-disciplinary research covering the topics including the built environment, museums and collections, urban planning, memory, and tourism. This workshop brings together both early career researchers and established researchers for a discussion about the concept of heritage in relation to the Eastern and Central European region. In light of the different traditions in heritage policies and property rights, what notion of heritage do we employ for the study of heritage in socialist and post-socialist societies?