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CFP What is to Be Done? Art Practice, Theory and Criticism in Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century (edited volume)

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CFP What is to Be Done?
Art Practice, Theory and Criticism in Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century (edited volume)

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Call for Article Proposals

CFP: Sites of Contest: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy and the Global South

Culture has served as a “weapon of the struggle” during the Cold War. It played a central role in leftist literary circles, socialist realist poetry and muralism, as well as in the CIA-backed Congress for Cultural Freedom, whose artist groups embraced Abstract Expressionism and modernist poetry.

CFP: Materials and Materiality in Russia and the Soviet Union

The Russian Empire and its Soviet successor occupied a unique geographic and cultural space, hosting a complex culture of Orthodox and Islamic peoples.  Before the Russian Revolution, the empire sat astride multiple trade routes across Eurasia, linking east and west as well as north and south, benefitting from its Asian and Middle Eastern connections to import luxuries as easily as its

Internal Migration

I'm starting to put together material for a new article and was hoping that some of you might be able to help. I was thinking back to Eastern Europe in the 1970s, recalling what might be called internal migration. It was the habit of small groups of tightly bonded friends to retreat in their free time into different kinds of fantasy worlds as a way of coping with the stresses of life under communism. In Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia that I was most familiar with it was quite a marked pattern.

Willard Sunderland, 4 conferences on 28 May, 29 May, 11 June & 15 June 2018, EHESS, Paris

EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) is pleased to welcome Dr. Willard Sunderland,  Henry R. Winkler Professor of Modern History (University of Cincinnati), author of The Baron's Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2014), who will speak in four seminars during the months of May and June: