The University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the fourth biannual graduate student symposium “New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture” to be held in Toronto on January 21-23, 2010.
Deadline: November 16, 2009
The goal of the Symposium is to present new research and innovative thinking that explores the political, socioeconomic, and cultural dynamics in Ukrainian society. The Symposium seeks to integrate and draw on a wide range of theories and new scholarly research by applying them to Ukraine as a case study.
This interdisciplinary Symposium will bring together aspiring young scholars for three days of presentations and intensive discussions on the study of contemporary Ukraine.
The Symposium is open to graduate students and recent PhD holders from North America and Europe. Proposals involving cross-national comparisons in the wider context of the post-communist space are encouraged. Submissions can focus on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
* Political and Economic Developments;
* Identity and Regionalism;
* Foreign Relations and National Security;
* Literature, Film and Media in Ukraine;
* New Approaches to Ukrainian History and the Politics of Memory.
Please submit an abstract (maximum 750 words) and curriculum vitae by Monday, November 16th 2009. The abstract should include a statement of objectives, methods, expected results and conclusions. Submissions must be made via email to [email protected]
Authors whose papers are selected will be notified by Tuesday, December 1st 2009. Presenters should seek external funding. Limited grants for travel and accommodation may be available for participants who cannot obtain full external funding.
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7