Call for articles in an edited book on Crimea

Huseyin Oylupinar's picture
Call for Papers
September 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The edited book in question addresses variety of issues in relation to Crimea and Crimean Tatars before and after 2014. Please consider proposing an article that explores particular topics listed below.


Proposals to contribute an article to this edited volume must be sent as a WORD Document attachment to Huseyin Oylupinar (Turkish-Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Studies Initiative at Harvard) with an essay title and abstract (250 to 300 words), along with the contributor’s CV. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 15, 2019. Contributors whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit an essay for the volume, on the topic of their proposal.


  1. Perspective(s) on the History of Crimea and Crimean Tatar History.

This article has to provide an overview of  historiographical perspectives, trends and major research agendas in relation to Crimea and Crimean Tatars in Ukrainian and Russian schools of history not only in post-Soviet period, but also Imperial and the Soviet.  

  1. Nationalities of the USSR in the Crucible of World War II.

This article has to address the Soviet nationalities policies up until 1944 and provide a glimpse of interethnic relations in Crimea before 1944. It should also build a background of political context that led to the Deportation of Crimean Tatars.

  1. The Deportation of Crimean Tatars and Its Aftermath

This article shall examine the historical events around the Deportation of Crimean Tatars and events that followed. The situation in Crimea, colonization, property confiscations, and life of Crimean Tatars at locations of deportation immediately after the deportation are issues to be addressed.

  1. Mapping ethnicity and projecting demographics in  Crimea

The article is expected to address ethnic structure, demographic changes and trends in Crimea. Particular attention shall be placed on the 20th century developments. The author is also expected to provide a view of contemporary trends, particularly of those in post-2014 period.