CfP: Research Workshop “Multiplicity of Divisions: Boundaries and Borders of the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian Empires in the 19th –early 20th Century”

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Call for Papers
September 28, 2017 to September 29, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

Venue: History Faculty, Hryhoriy Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University,
(Kharkiv, Ukraine).
Deadline for applications: July 10, 2017.

The workshop will serve as a platform for discussions on the imperial past of East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region in terms of boundaries and borders. The organizers invite researchers to join the discussion about the demarcation lines between the states, regions, the urban and the rural, languages, narratives, religions, nations, and social groups. The workshop will focus on the issues of mutual interaction between borders and boundaries and the communities they are found in. The participants are expected to offer papers based on approaches of post-colonial and borderlands studies, new imperial and transnational history.

We seek contributions in particular on the following topics. This list is not normative and
abstracts on other related topics will also be considered:

  • Subjects and objects of divisionsAntagonism between the center and the periphery
  • Dynamics of boundaries and borders
  • Divisions between “us”, “them” and “others”
  • Spatial and spaceless divisions
  • Constructing and deconstructing the boundaries and borders
  • Overcoming boundaries and borders

The application shall include an academic CV, an abstract of the presentation (max 300 words) and contact details. Please, submit your applications to before July 10, 2017. Should you fail to receive confirmation on receipt of your application, please, contact the organizers.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Organizers provide for accommodation and catering for participants during the workshop. However, organizers are limited in budget to cover travel expenses for the participants. We shall appreciate if you can cover your own travel expenses from the funds of your universities or institutions. Please, notify organizers in your application whether you need travel expenses to be reimbursed.

Workshop organizers:
Artem Kharchenko (Kharkiv)
Oleksii Chebotarov (Lviv / St. Gallen)
Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe
Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen
History Faculty, Hryhoriy Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University


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