Discussions

CFP: Doing Research in Post-Soviet Spaces (ASEEES, Boston, 2018)

Dear colleagues,

CFP: Doing Research in Post-Soviet Spaces

This roundtable session’s aim is to facilitate a discussion about the doing of research in post-soviet contexts. I am hoping to assemble a group of participants from diverse disciplines, in areas of study, and at various levels of experience. Of primary concern is addressing the question of how do we go about doing our research on our subject areas in our subject areas? Put otherwise, how can we best adapt our research skills and methodologies to fieldwork and data gathering in the region?

CfP: 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference "Liberation – Freedom – Democracy? 1918–1968–2018"

Call for Papers:
18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference "LIBERATION – FREEDOM – DEMOCRACY? 1918–1968–2018"
Dates and venue
: 24–26 October 2018, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki will hold the 18th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference aiming to bring together scholars, experts, and advanced graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, geography, law, economics, and media and cultural studies.

Deadline approaching (28 Feb): Anti-Atlas: Towards a Critical Area Studies. Call for Contributions.

Dear friends and colleagues, 

Please find below a call for papers for our experimental publication, provisionally entitled:

Anti-Atlas: Towards a Critical Area Studies 

Edited by Wendy Bracewell, Tim Beasley-Murray and Michał Murawski 

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois / The Summer Research Laboratory

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

New Open Access Books: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2), edited by Alena Ledeneva.

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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2), edited by Alena Ledeneva.

Download volume 1 free: https://goo.gl/k4UYG2

Book Announcement "Back to the Postindustrial Future:An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City"

Back to the Postindustrial Future: An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City, Felix Ringel’s book on the prospects of a former socialist model city in East Germany, is coming out in March!
 
 
Back Cover Description:
How does an urban community come to terms with the loss of its future? The former socialist model city of Hoyerswerda is an extreme case of a declining postindustrial city.

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