Call for Papers: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism

Call for Papers
Conference: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 1–2 July 2021

Deadline: 16 April 2021


This conference focuses on the relationship between temporality and material culture in twentieth-century socialist regimes. We are primarily interested in looking at case studies from the USSR and Europe, but also from other geographical contexts such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa, especially from a comparative perspective.

Call for Papers: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism

Call for Papers
Conference: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 1–2 July 2021

Deadline: 16 April 2021


This conference focuses on the relationship between temporality and material culture in twentieth-century socialist regimes. We are primarily interested in looking at case studies from the USSR and Europe, but also from other geographical contexts such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa, especially from a comparative perspective.

Want to research science during state socialism?

Are you interested in science and expertise in state socialist countries? Do you have a Ph.D. in history or a related discipline? Do you speak either German, Polish, or Hungarian? Then find out more at https://ExpertTurn.fss.muni.cz

We will be looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Katerina Liskova

CfP The Lefts and Nationalisms - ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Prague, 25-28 May 2021

At a time of resurgent minority nationalism in some European regions, many of them clearly leaning towards the left, and when radical right and populist parties are successfully attracting working-class support on the basis of welfare chauvinist proposals that pit natives against immigrants and globalisation in defence of the ‘national welfare state’, the study of the (often-troubled) relationship between the Left and the national issue acquires renewed relevance for both academic and practical purposes. 

Re: Scanlon on Riedel, 'Beirut 1958: How America's Wars in the Middle East Began'

I would like to point out, with relation to the third paragraph, that the simmering tensions were not merely religious in nature. The Muslim population was leaning heavily in favor of Nasser and that the Nasser movement was heavily Arab Socialist, but Socialist nonetheless, and that the election was about the fate of the country being taken into Socialist circles and ultimately Communism as Syria and Iraq had gone or whether Lebanon would remain free and capitalist.

New book: The Things of Life: Materiality in Late Soviet Russia by Alexey Golubev

The Things of Life represents a new perspective on material culture in the fomer Second World through a social and cultural history of material objects and spaces during the late socialist era. It traces the biographies of Soviet things, examining how the material world of the late Soviet period influenced Soviet people's gender roles, habitual choices, social trajectories, and imaginary aspirations.

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