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CfP: 28th Conference of junior scholars in the field of East European studies

15. Febbraio 2020 Add to calendar
Call for papers

The annual conference of junior scholars in the field of East European studies (JOE) will take place from October 1st – 3rd 2020 in Zurich. The conference provides an overview of current research projects on Eastern Europe in the German-speaking area, and also enables interdisciplinary exchange regarding Eastern Europe, as well as networking among young scholars. The conference aims to bring together advanced students, PhD candidates and young scholars who have already completed their doctoral research from various disciplines focusing on Eastern Europe (including Central and Southeastern Europe), and invites them to present and discuss their research projects with other prospective scholars and qualified professionals.

There is no overall theme for this conference. The participants from different research areas have the opportunity to set their own priorities and make use of the networking opportunities and discussions at the JOE Conference. The conference therefore also offers an insight into the current German-language research relating to Eastern Europe based on the topics and contributions of the young scholars. Accordingly, the conference is open to research projects in the social sciences, the humanities and cultural studies, as well as to contributions from the fields of economics and law. Interdisciplinary projects are of particular interest. The language of the conference is German, although contributions may be submitted and presented in English. In addition, proposals for panels consisting of three contributions can be suggested.

The conference is organised by the German Association for East European Studies (DGO), the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen (FSO), and the Center for Eastern European Studies at the University of Zurich. The latter acts as host institution. The costs for accommodation and catering are covered by the organizers. If not otherwise granted (i.g. by the home institution) travel expenses will be refunded by the Center for Eastern European Studies at the University of Zurich but the expected maximum amount granted is 100€.

Suggestions for individual Texts:
- An abstract of maximum 500 words which relates to the research question, findings, theoretical approach and method (intended for publication in the conference reader)
- Information about the status of the research project and institutional Affiliation

Suggestions for Panels:
- A summary of maximum 200 words with the title, topic and target of the panel
- Abstracts and information on the individual texts (like for individual abstracts)
- A panel should consist of three speakers, and represent at least two different institutions

We kindly ask you to provide your application as ONE single document in WORD or any similar type.

Please send your abstract by 15th February to

Selection decisions will be communicated by the end of April 2020.

In the case of acceptance to the conference, a German or English-language paper of about 3,000 words must be submitted by 15th August 2020. It will be made accessible to the other participants prior to the conference.

Organizzato da: 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. (DGO); Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen (FSO); University of Zurich CEES; Center for East European Studies


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