Conferences in 2000


The XXVI annual conference of the Study Group

(1) Place : Hatfield College, University of Durham, UK.
(2) Organizer : the Study Group
(3) Description : The groups interests cover the period 1880-1932 and offers of papers are invited in any area of the history of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in these years.
(4) Call for Paper :
Papers are especially welcome from postgraduate students and financial support may be available to enable postgraduates to attend the meeting. Contact below;
(5) Contact: Professor Peter Waldron School of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sunderland Priestman Building Sunderland SR1 3PZ UK
(6) Tel.: (0191) 515 2237
(7) Fax: (0191) 515 2229
(8) E-mail: peter.waldron@sunderland.ac.uk
(9) Website :-

Slavic Research Center Winter Symposium
Shifting Boundaries: The Slavic-Eurasian World Over Three Centuries

(1) Place : Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
(2) Organizer : Slavic Research Center
(3) Description :
January 27 (Thur.)
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact : Professor Tadayuki HAYASHI
Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
(6) Tel.: 011-706-3157
(7) Fax: 011-706-4952
(8) E-mail: tad@slav.hokudai.ac.jp
(9) Website : http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/sympo/2000winter-e.html

 
Soyuz Symposium: Ethnographic Persp. on Post-Communist Culture & Society
(1) Place : Columbia University
(2) Organizer : Soyuz, The Research Network for Post-Communist Cultural Studies, and The Harriman Institute of Columbia University
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Papers :
(5) Contact:
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: 610-328-7754 (Bruce Grant)
(8) E-mail:
(9) Website : -

Oregon State University Horning Endowment for the Humanities Conference "Science and Politics: What Is To Be Learned from the Russian Experience?"

(1) Place : Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
(2) Organizer :LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium,
(3) Description :-
(4) Call for Paper :-
(5) Contact: Bill Husband
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: whusband@orst.edu
(9) Website : -

The 38th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
(1) Place : the Wilmington Riverside Hilton Hotel in Wilmington, NC.
(2) Organizer :the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies(SCSS)
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Papers :
(5) Contact: Harold J. Goldberg Department of History , University of the South Sewanee, TN 37383
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: hgoldberg@sewanee.edu
(9) Website : http://www.sewanee.edu/faculty/Goldberg/SCSS

OST-COMMUNIST CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS
(1)Place : University of Glasgow
(2) Organizer : Institute of Central and East European Studies
(3) Description : The conference will dovetail with the ESRC project The Outsiders:
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and the New Europe [Professors Stephen White and John Lowenhardt (ICEES, Glasgow) with Professor Margot Light (LSE) and Michael Andersen (University of Lviv, Ukraine)].
This project started on 1 April 1999 and will run for 2 years. The conference is co-funded by the UK Ministry of Defence.
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: David Betz, ICEES
the Institute of Central and East European Studies,
University of Glasgow, Bute Gardens, Glasgow,
Scotland, UK. G12 8RS
Professor John Lowenhardt, ICEES
Professor Hew Strachan, SCWS
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: 44 141 330 5594
(8) E-mail: davebetz@hotmail.com
(9) Website :http://www.gla.ac.uk/icees/conf2000.html

Occupations and Liberations in the Lands Between Germany and the Russian Heartland

(1) Place : College Park
(2) Organizer : The second Maryland Russian Studies Workshop
(3) Description : Suggested themes will include, but not be limited to:
-- war as a catalyst for historical transformation
--rapid regime changes as a laboratory for comparative studies
--revelations of the popular and the national, both to contemporaries and historians
--mass movements, mass mobilizations, transformations of states and polities
--cultures and identities in the crucible of xenophobia and patriotism
-- and the grey areas in between
--resistance, collaboration, everyday life: problems of definition
--occupation and liberation in memory, myth and memorial
(4) Call for Paper : contact below;
(5) Contact: Michael David-Fox
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: mdavidf@wam.umd.edu.
(9) Website 


The year 2000 meeting of the Midwest Slavic Conference (AAASS affiliate)
(1) Place : Champaign-Urbana, IL
(2) Organizer : The Russian and East European Center of the University of Illinois
(3) Description : See the Website
(4) Call for Papers : The program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, or individual papers. Proposals on the following themes are particularly encouraged : fin-de-siecle; religion and spirituality; gender; national identityand conflict; empire; post-socialism; and theory. Please send a brief abstract along with short c.v. for all panel participants or for individual papers by December 15, 1999 (5) Contact : Prof. Mark Steinberg Russian and East European Center , 104 International Studies Building , 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820 (6) Tel.: 217-333-1244
(7) Fax: 217-333-1582
(8) E-mail: reec@uiuc.edu
(9) Website : http://www.uiuc.edu/unit/reec

The 2000 Annual Conference of BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)

(1) Place : Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
(2) Organizer : BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper :
Send suggestions for conference panels and individual papers by 25 October 1999. Abstracts (100 words) are invited for 20-minute papers in LITERATURE,WOMEN'S STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES, FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES, CULTURAL STUDIES.
(5) Contact: Dr Peter I. Barta Senior Lecturer Head, Russian Studies University of Surrey Guildford GU2 5XH England
(6) Tel.: (01483) 300800 ext 2822
(7) Fax: (01483)259527
(8) E-mail: p.barta@surrey.ac.uk
(9) Website : -
"Identity and the State: Nationalism and Sovereignty in a Changing World" ASN 5th Annual World Convention
(1) Place : International Affairs Building, Columbia University, NY
(2) Organizer : the Harriman Institute
(3) Description : The central theme of the 2000 Convention will revolve around the questions of nationalism, sovereignty and self-determination in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, and adjacent areas. Proposals can focus on particular cases, theoretical questions, or cross-regional comparison (with some of the papers grounded in cases outside of our core area). Due to recent events, papers dealing with the Balkans and the Caucasus are encouraged. Unlike most conventions, ASN accepts individual paper proposals, although full panel proposals have a greater chance of being accepted because of space constraints.
(4) Call for Papers : by 9 December 1999.
There is no particular form to fill out. Proposals can be emailed (preferably), faxed or mailed to Dominique Arel. 
(5) Contact: a) For information on panel and paper proposals:Dominique Arel ASN Convention Program Chair Watson Institute Brown University, Box 1831 130 Hope St. Providence, RI 02912
b) For information on exhibits and advertisements in the convention program:Gordon Bardos Convention Director Harriman Institute Columbia University 1216 IAB 420 W. 118th St. New York, NY 10027 
(6) Tel: a) 401 863 9296
 b)212.854.8487 
(7) Fax: a)401 863 2192 
b)212.666.3481 
(8) E-mail: a) darel@brown.edu b)gnb12@columbia.edu
(9) Website :http://picce.uno.edu/asn
 

Negotiating Cultural Upheavals: Icons, Myths, and Other Institutions of Cultural Memory in Modern Russia, 1900-2000"

(1) Place : Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
(2) Organizer : Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures Ohio State University
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : a one-page abstract and a short c.v.by November 15, 1999.
(5) Contact: Bill Wolf, East European Studies Center, 303 Oxley Hall,1712 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1219
(6) Tel.: 614-292-8770
(7) Fax: 614-292-4273
(8) E-mail: wolf.5@osu.edu
(9) Website :-

NATO and Europe

(1) Place : Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, USA
(2) Organizer : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
(3) Description :
The Woodrow Wilson International Center's East &West European Studies program holds a conference examining the NATO-Europe
partnership in the wake of the Balkan crises. By invitation only
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: Woodrow Wilson Center, Meredith Knepp One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
(6) Tel.: (202) 691-4000
(7) Fax: (202) 691-4001
(8) E-mail: kneppm@wwic.si.edu
(9) Website :
http://wwics.si.edu/FORTHCOM/calendar.htm

"Russia 2000 : A new Reality. What will Russia's election results mean for business?"(An international conference and business forum)

(1) Place : The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
(2) Organizer : Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC)
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: RBCC
42 Southwark Street SE1 1UN London
(6) Tel.: +44 (0) 207 403 1706
(7) Fax: +44 (0) 207 403 1245
(8) E-mail: mail@rbcc.co.uk
(9) Website :
http://www.rbcc.co.uk/russobritish/russia2000/


"Our European Environment"

(1) Place : Prague, Tschechien
(2) Organizer : Forum Europe
(3) Description :
This conference is part of EU-based effort to improve co-operation with Central and Eastern Europe on cross-border pollution control.
  It will feature a field trip to the industrial town of Ostrava on the Czech-Polish-Slovak frontiers.
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: Forum Europe Rue des Patriotes 88
B-1000 Brussels, Belgien
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: +32-2-736 32 16
(8) E-mail: info@forum-europe.com
(9) Website : http://www.forum-europe.com/conf.htm

The 12th Biennial Conference on 'Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore'

Place : University of Kansas , Lawrence
Call for Papers : Abstracts by 1 November 1999
Contact : Prof. Marc L. Greenberg Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas , 2134 Wescoe Hall,Lawrence,KS 66045-2174,USA.
Fax:(1) 785 864 4298
E-mail: m-greenberg@ukans.edu 

"UK-Russian Security Seminar 'Rebuilding Co-operation"

(1) Place : Wast Hills House, Birmingham
(2) Organizer : Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: Louise Walker, Wast Hills House or University of Sussex, Sussex European Institute Falmer
BN1 9SH Brighton, UK
(6) Tel.: (44) (0)1273-678560
(7) Fax: (44) (0)1273-678571
(8) E-mail:
L.Walker@bham.ac.uk   oneeurope@sussex.ac.uk
(9) Website : http://
www.one-europe.ac.uk/events/2000/may.htm

"Ukraine and Central Europe"

(1) Place : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, USA
(2) Organizer : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
(3) Description : The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Kennan Institute and East European Studies program hold a conference analyzing Ukraine's relations with its neighbors in Central Europe. By invitation only.
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: Woodrow Wilson Center, Nancy Popson
One Woodrohttp://www.h-net.msu.edu/show.cgi?ID=124989w Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
(6) Tel.: (202) 691-4000
(7) Fax: (202) 691-4001
(8) E-mail: popsonna@wwic.si.edu
(9) Website :
http://wwics.si.edu/FORTHCOM/calendar.htm

Reconsidering the Cold War - 5th Annual History Conference

(1) Place : the University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
(2) Organizer : The Cold War History Group (COWHIG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara
(3) Description : COWHIG is pleased to welcome Professor Larry Berman (University of California-Davis) as the keynote speaker. All proposals and inquiries about the conference should be sent by email to Jennifer Baker, conference coordinator. COWHIG also invites faculty participation as commentators and panel chairs. If you would like to participate in this way, please contact Jennifer Baker, too. Proposals for papers dealing with the Cold War are welcomed from graduate students in any discipline.Please include the following information with your proposal: a one-page abstract of the paper, a brief curriculum vita, and contact information.
(4) Call for Paper : The deadline is 1999-12-20.
(5) Contact:Jennifer Baker
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: baker@umail.ucsb.edu
(9) Website :Call for Papers : http://www.history.ucsb.edu/fields/index.html
This announcement was submitted via the H-Net Announcements 
Website: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/show.cgi?ID=124989

International conference on Post-Soviet Youth

(1) Place : the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(2) Organizer : -
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : 
Send a two-page abstract in English by September 1 to the Mayrock Center of the Hebrew University.The following topics:Family relations;Education;Youth culture; Language issues. 
(5) Contact: Dr. Stefani Hoffman, The Mayrock Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Research,Faculty of Social Sciences, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel. 
(6) Tel.: (972) 2 588 3179
(7) Fax: (972) 2532 2545.
(8) E-mail: msrussia@mscc.huji.ac.il
(9) Website : -

Comparative Cultural Studies and Central European Culture Today

(1) Place : University of Alberta
(2) Organizer : the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : October 15 1999 is the deadline for the receipt of abstracts in the length of 200 words. Send all abstracts preferably by e-mail;
(5) Contact: Steven Totosy
(6) Tel.: 780-438-6486
(7) Fax: 780-492-9106
(8) E-mail: steven.totosy@ualberta.ca
(9) Website :-

"PROGRES Seminar on Reform of Security Structures" Neu!

(1) Place : Budapest, Ungarn
(2) Organizer : Center for European Security Studies (CESS), the Security Department of the National Defence University (Budapest) and the NATO Study Center (Warschau)
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: CESS, Univ. of Groningen, Dept. of History
P.O.Box 716 NL-9700 AS Groningen
(6) Tel.: ++31 (0)50 313 2506
(7) Fax: ++31 (0)50 313 2506
(8) E-mail: cess@let.rug.nl
(9) Website :
http://odur.let.rug.nl/cess/calendar.htm

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)

(1) Place : University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
(2) Organizer : The Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)
(3) Description : All participants in the CAS meeting must register. The deadline for early registration is March 31,2000.
Three international and interdisciplinary colloquia will be staged over the eight-day duration of the Congress (May 24-31, 2000).
(4) Call for Paper : The deadline for submission of proposals (a fifty-word resume) is February 15,2000.
(5) Contact: Natalia Pylypiuk, Programme Chair Canadian Association of Slavists Congress 2000
(6) Tel.:(780) 492 E3498
(7) Fax: (780) 492 - 9106
(8) E-mail: -
(9) Website : http://www.ualberta.ca/~csp


17th Conference on Baltic Studies Baltic Countries and Their Baltic Neighbors: Redefining Relationships

(1) Place : Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
(2) Organizer : Georgetown University
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Papers :
Send the following to the appropriate division chair by October 18, 1999 :
1.a 1-2 page abbreviated curriculum vitae; 2.a proposal of 250-500 words (one or two typed pages); 3.and an abstract of 100 words or less, for publication in the conference program
Electronic format (text-only letters sent by e-mail) is preferred by the Division Chairs who have e-mail addresses. Proposals sent by regular mail should be submitted to two copies.
(5) Contact :
Conference Chair : Arvids Ziedonis Fgn. Langs. and Literatures , Muhlenberg College RR 1 bOX 362-J Cresco, PA 18326-9744
Home: 717-629-6349; Fax: 717-629-6181 E-mail: ziedonis@csrlink.net
History: Andrejs Plakans
Dept. of History Iowa State University 2015 Cessna St. Ames,IA 50014-7026
Home: 515-292-9538; Fax: 515-292-6045
Aesthetics, Culture, Communication: Inta Gale Carpenter
Folklore Dept. Indiana University , 504 North Fess Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel: 812-855-8049; Fax: 812-332-0300 E-mail:carpente@indiana.edu
Linguistics: Steven Young
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures University of Maryland Baltimore, MD 21250
Office: 410-455-2109 E-mail: young@umbc.edu
Business/Economics : Gundar J. King
School of Business Admin. Pacific Lutheran U. , Tacoma,WA 98447
Home: 253-531-0666; Fax: 253-536-5137 E-mail: kingg@plu.edu
Literature: Rimvydas Silbajoris
Dept. of Slavic Language , Ohio State University , 4082 Ruxton Lane Columbus, OH 43220-4082
Home: 614-451-0576 E-mail: silbajoris.1@osu.edu
Democratic Reform: Robert A.Lorinskas
Center, Study of Crime/Correct Southern Illinois , University Carbondale, IL 62901-4504
Office: 618-453-6360; Fax: 618-453-6377 E-mail: ralorin@siu.edu
Political Science: Rita Putins Peters
Dept. of Political Science , University of Massachusetts/Boston and Harvard University 220 Beverly Road Chestnut Hill,MA 02167
Office: 617-287-6920; Fax: 617-779-9111
Geography/Earth Sciences: Harley Johansen
Dept. of Geography University of Idaho ,Moscow, ID 83844-3021
(6)Tel:208-885-6216; 
(7)Fax: 208-885-2855 
(8)E-mail:johansen@uidaho.edu
Religion : Egil Grislis
Dept. of Religion University of Ma
(9) Website : -

Cultural Dialogues and Dialogic Cultures - Mikhail Bakhtin and the Communication of Cultural Studies

(1) Place : United Kingdom
(2) Organizer : University of Birmingham,Birmingham, United Kingdom
(3) Description : Session organiser and chairman is M. Michael Schiff.Deadline for Submission of Proposals-January 31, 2000.This session has been approved for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference. There will be five 15 to 20 minute presentations in the 105 minute session. In addition to the title and a 150 word abstract of your presentation, please provide mail and email addresses. Notice of acceptance will be conveyed by February 18, 2000. Drafts of papers are requested by April 15, 2000.Proposals may be submitted by email (preferably within the text of your message and not as an attachment) or by writing to M. Michael Schiff at the address below.It is a conference regulation that participants must pre-register (i.e., pay the appropriate registration fee to the conference organizers) by April 30, 2000.
(4) Call for Paper :
"How are theories of culture articulated? How do theories of Bakhtinian dialogue inform cultural studies? Interdisciplinary presentations are sought which are scholarly, artistic and/or performative.This session seeks to explore social and political relations between cultures and across disciplines, recognizing contributions made in the scholarship arising from the works of the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin." Deadline is 2000-01-31. 
(5) Contact: M. Michael Schiff Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University 283 York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Canada M3J 1P3 
(6) Tel.: - 
(7) Fax: - 
(8) E-mail: mmichael@yorku.ca  
(9) Website : http://www.crossroads-conference.org/topics/Cultural_Studies.html

A Workshop "Intersecting Times: The Work of Memory in Southeastern Europe"

(1) Place : Clyne Castle, Swansea, Wales, UK
(2) Organizer : Keith Brown (Anthropology, University of Wales Lampeter/Brown University) Patrick Finney (History, University of Wales Lampeter) Yannis Hamilakis (Archaeology, University of Wales Lampeter) Margaret Kenna (Anthropology, University of Wales Swansea) Mark Pluciennik (Archaeology, University of Wales Lampeter) 
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : Send a 300 word abstract and a short statement of background and interests. Deadline - November 1 1999. 
(5) Contact: - 
(6) Tel.: - 
(7) Fax: - 
(8) E-mail: cssee@lamp.ac.uk 
(9) Website : http://archaeology.lamp.ac.uk/Arch/seeurope.html

"Central and Eastern European Economic Summit 2000"

(1) Place : Salzburg, Austria
(2) Organizer : World Economic Forum
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: World Economic Forum, Chantal Humbert 1-93 route de la Capite CH-1223 Cologny/Geneva
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: chantal.humbert@weforum.org
(9)Website:http://www.weforum.org/regional_netw.nsf/Documents/Home+-+Regional+Networks+ -+Europe+and+Eurasia+-+C&E+European+Economic+Sum
 

Three Centuries of Russian Humour and Satire

(1) Place : the University of Nottingham, UK
(2) Organizer : -
(3) Description : The conference gives an opportunity to survey the past three centuries of of Russian humour and satire. 
(4) Call for Paper : Papers are welcome on all aspects of the topic. 
(5) Contact: Dr. Lesley Milne, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham,Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK. 
(6) Tel.: (44) 115 951 5832 
(7) Fax: (44) 115 951 5834 
(8) E-mail: lesley.milne@nottingham.ac.uk  
(9) Website : -


Slavic Research Center Symposium 2000
Russian Culture on the Threshold of a New Century

(1) Place : Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
(2) Organizer : Slavic Research Center
(3) Description : Main topics Contemporary innovations in Russian creative arts;Distinguishing characteristics of contemporary art and literature; Relations between Soviet and Russian culture; Changes in the cultural language and modes of communication;Cultural activities and their perception in the new political and economic situation; New conceptualizations of Russia's self-image and so on. 
(4) Contact : Professor Tetsuo Mochizuki 
(5)Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
(6)Tel 011-706-3801
(7)FAX 011-706-4952
(8)E-mail tetsuo@slav.hokudai.ac.jp
(9) Website : http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/index-e.html

Workshop at the 6th Biennial Conference:Crossing European boundaries. Beyond conventional geographical categories.

(1) Place : Cracow,Poland
(2) Organizer : the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
(3) Description : We encourage submission of papers with a strong ethnographic basis, that both reflect on the recent developments in the socio-political and economic landscape of Europe (as experienced in everyday life) and have the potential to contribute to theoretical debates within anthropology by challenging conventional geographical categories in Europe. 
(4) Call for Paper : Prospective participants should send proposed abstracts (either printouts or e-mail attachments) by January 15th, 2000. Proposals should not exceed 200 words, and participants have to be members (or prospective members) of EASA. 
(5) Contact: Helen Kopnina, M.A. ;Christina Moutsou, Ph.D ;Jaro Stacul, Ph.D ; Department of Social Anthropology University of Cambridge Free School Lane Cambridge CB2 3RF United Kingdom 
(6) Tel.: - 
(7) Fax: - 
(8) E-mail: hk213@hermes.cam.ac.uk cmm22@cus.cam.ac.uk js10043@hermes.cam.ac.uk  
(9) Website : http://www.ub.es/easa/wk.htm Recent changes in the socio-political and economic landscape in Eastern and Western Europe suggest that categories that have so far been taken for granted in the definition of Europe need to be reconsidered. The Anthropology of Europe has for a long time dwelled upon dichotomies such as "East" and "West", "North" and "South", "Europe" and the "Mediterranean". Due to the demise of Communism, conflict in Yugoslavia, consolidation of the European Union, creation of single European currency, unprecedented migratory movements between countries, and other events in Europe, geographical as well as symbolic boundaries between European countries have shifted. Simultaneously with the dissolution of these great divides we also witness the creation of new boundaries which are not necessarily geographically defined. For example, political divisions between "Left" and "Right", "East" and "West", or "North" and "South", which have previously been associated with geographical areas, no longer have the same meaning. However, while certain political divides have eclipsed, old boundaries such as ethnic, regional, political identities, economic divisions and religious debates still bear some significance in the everyday life of the people. As a result, some of the previously forgotten anthropological discourses such as, for instance, religion in Eastern Europe, have resurfaced in response to a changing political landscape. Much has been said, from a theoretical viewpoint, about the dissolution of these great divides, but little is known about how these changes are experienced in everyday life.

International Slavic Librarians' Pre-Congress

(1) Place : The National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
(2) Description : The conference will treat issues connected with the Slavic and East European collections of libraries. There will be three major sub-topics: "Collection Development", "Electronic Information Delivery" and "Computerized Technical Services". The conference program will consist of individual papers, panels and round tables. 
(3) Call for Papers : Proposals, with abstracts of no more than two pages, should reach the Organising Committee by 1 October 1999.
Paper proposals should be sent to: Anneli Virtanen, Finnish Institute for Russian and East European Studies, Annankatu 44, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland.
(4) Contact : Anneli Virtanen
(5)Tel: (358) 9 2285 4443
(6)Fax (358) 9 2285 4431
(7)E-mail: anneli.virtanen@rusin.fi.
Queries about accommodation, tours and social program should be addressed to: Mari Kannusaar, National Library of Estonia, Tonismagi 2, EE00100 TALLIN, Estonia.
E-mail: mari@nlib.ee
(8) Website : http://www.rusin.fi/iccees/library.htm
The 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences

Place : Oslo, Norway
Organizer : The International Committee of Historical Sciences
Contact : See the Website
E-mail : oslo2000@hf.uio.no
Website : http://www.oslo2000.uio.no/index.htm

Congressus Nonus Internationalis Fenno-Ugrestarum,

Place : Tartu,Estonia.
Organizer : The Congress will be organised by the International Committee for Finno-Ugric Congresses and hosted by the Estonian Committee of Finno-Ugrists and The University of Tartu.
Contact : Ago Kunnap(President of Congress)
Tonu Seilenthal(General Secretary of Congress,President of ICFUC)
 Anu Nurk(Head of Secretariat of ICFUC)
Ulikooli 18 Tartu Ulikool,EE2400 Tartu,Estonia.
Tel:372 7 465 226
Fax:372 7 465 222

"20th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences"

(1) Place : Washington, USA
(2) Organizer : The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)
(3) Description :The central theme of the Congress will be "Civil Society and
Democracy into the New Millennium". The aim of the proceedings will be to look at our society, with all its pluses and minuses, from various angles, with the perspective of the future in the new Millennium. There will be a complementary plenary session which will address the topic "Czechs and Slovaks Who Made the Difference in the Last Millennium," with participation of major scholars
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: SVU President - Mila Rechcigl
(6) Tel.: (301) 881-7222
(7) Fax: (301) 881-9667
(8) E-mail: rechcigl@aol.com
(9) Website : http://
www.utoronto.ca/crees/conferences/czech.htm


The 6th EACES Conference “Globalization and European IntegrationE/p> (1) Place : Barcelona (Spain), Faculty of Economics, University of  Barcelona
(2) Organizer : European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: -
(6) Tel.: -
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Neo-formalist conference, devoted entirely to the work of Andrei Platonov

(1) Place : Mansfield College, Oxford, UK
(2) Organizer : -
(3) Description : -
(4) Call for Paper : -
(5) Contact: Prof. Angela Livingstone, Department of Literature, University of Essex,Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3JQ, U.K. 
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: (44) 1206 872620 
(8) E-mail: angelal@essex.ac.uk 
(9) Website :-

The Anthropology of Southeast Europe - Ten Years After.
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Transformation

(1) Place : Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
(2) Organizer : the Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)
(3) Description : The organs of the association will be elected at the general assembly of members. The language of the general assembly of members will be English, while the languages of the conference are English, French, and German.
The conference shall focus (1) on the cultural changes themselves and
(2) on the disciplines studying them.
It will therefore discuss the following general topics:
-the study of the socio-cultural consequences of the transformation processes in SEE, particularly the transformation of (socialist) everyday culture,
-phenomena of contemporary (post-socialist) everyday culture and popular culture, etc.
-the change of paradigm in the study of ethnicity and ethnic groups, as well as
-the status and the role of the cultural sciences (ethnology, cultural and social anthropology, folklore, ethnography, historical anthropology) in Southeast Europe,
-the process of transformation (in subject matter, methods, theories, approaches) which these disciplines are undergoing in research and teaching in order to overcome the legacy of the past and to develop into a modern ethnology and/or social anthropology.
The Sudosteuropa-Gesellschaft has granted financial support; further applications for funds are pending. Accommodation and travel expenses (train, bus) of participants from AL, BiH, BG, HR, MK, RO and YU can probably be paid for.
(4) Call for Paper : The deadline for submissions of papers is May 15, 2000.
Please submit as soon as possible your
- application for membership,
- conference registration,
- and the title of your paper
(5) Contact: Prof. Klaus Roth
Institut fur dt. und vgl. Volkskunde
Ludwigstr. 25, D-80539 Munchen
or Milena Benovska, PhD,
Ethnographic Institute,
Moskovska 6a, BG-1000 Sofia.
(6) Tel.: 004989-162809 (Prof. Klaus Roth)
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: k.roth@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
or milena@tusk.icn.bg
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International Conference
Polonophilia and Polonophobia of the Russians

(1) Place :  Indiana University Bloomington
(2) Organizer : the Indiana University Polish Studies Center, Russian and East European Institute, and Office of International Programs
(3) Description :
The conference covers many aspects of the history of Russia's alternating attraction to and repulsion of Poland's cultural expression.
The organizers would like to acknowledge Professor Alexander Dolinin for his conceptual contribution to the conference program.
(4) Call for Paper :

(5) Contact: Polish Studies Center

1217 E. Atwater
Bloomington, IN 47401
Or      Ransel, David L.

(6) Tel.: (812) 855-1507
(7) Fax: (812) 855-0207
(8) E-mail: polish@indiana.edu
    
or   ransel@indiana.edu
(9) Website : http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/polono.html
 


The 32nd National Convention of the AAASS

Place : Denver, Colorado at the Adam's Mark Hotel
Host : The Rocky Mountain Association for Slavic Studies

The History of Novgorod and Novgorod Region

(1)Place : Novgorod
(2) Organizer: The Department of Russian history and Archeology,Novgorod State University
(3) Description :
The program will include papers about history, archeology, paleography, ethnography, history of culture of Novgorod region from the ancient times to our days.
The working language of conference is Russian.
(4) Call for Paper:
If you want to take part in this conference you have to sent an abstract of your paper (about 6 pages, 10-12 thousands letters; it will be in electronic form (Word for Windows 6/95 or in format RTF, on micro floppy disk 3,5") and printed - one copy). In your letter you have to inform about the theme of your paper, the name of your institute and the contact address.The deadline is the 1st of July 2000.
(5) Contact:
Andreev V. F. The Department of Russian history and Archeology,Novgorod State University,Antonovo,Velikii Novgorod.173014, Russia.
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