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Call for Paneks: Czech/Slovak panels at ASEEES

The Czechoslovak Studies Association routinely sponsors a panel at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Anyone who would like to propose a panel for sponsorship at the November 2016 convention (or who would like assistance in assembling a panel on a Czech, Slovak, or Czecho-Slovak theme) is encouraged to contact Prof. James Krapfl by e-mail at james.krapfl@mcgill.ca or by phone at 514-762-5548 before Feb. 12.

Re: Zessin-Jurek on Dabrowski, 'Poland: The First Thousand Years'

I wish to thank Lidia Zessin-Jurek for her extensive and thoughtful review of my book, Poland:  The First Thousand Years.  While one can always quibble about details, there is one point of clarification that I wish to make:  this book was not written as a textbook--although indeed it can be used as such--but rather as an introduction to Polish history for the educated American reading public.  As such I hope it might be more broadly read, especially by those who are interested in the bigger (thousand-year) picture of Polish history (my American colleagues who have written Polish hi

CfP: Spaces of Experience and Horizons of Expectation: Eastern European Diasporas during the Cold War

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Call for Papers

Spaces of Experience and Horizons of Expectation: Eastern European Diasporas during the Cold War

Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies at the Universities of Halle-Wittenberg and  Jena  (research project “Phantom Borders in East Central Europe”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research), in cooperation with the Chair for South-East European History at Humboldt University, Berlin; Halle (Saale), 24-25 November 2016

Deadline: 7 March 2016

CfP: ASEEES 2016 Panel Proposal

I am assemblng a panel for the ASEEES annual meeting in Washington, DC on 17-20 November 2016 and in need of a third paper to round out the proposal.  The general theme of the panel is the Eastern Front in World War I.  We'll mark the ongoing centenary of the war.  I'd like to restrict the discussion to the Central Powers, Russian presentations already being quite numerous.  All aspects of the war in Central and Eastern Europe are welcome.  Please contact me directly:  matthew.schwonek@us.af.mil.