After each ICCEES World Congress, an important piece of follow-up work is the editing and publication of thematic volumes of collected papers. At Makuhari on 6 August 2015, at a preliminary meeting a number of themes were proposed and since then others have been added:
Raymond Taras (Tulane University) East Asian Perceptions, Images and Constructions of Russia in light of the Ukrainian Crisis Seongjin Kim (Duksung Women's University, South Korea) Migration Issues, Gender Migration R.J. Marsh (University of Bath) 20th-21st century Literature, Women and Gender Suchandana Chatterjee (M.A.K.Azad Institute of Asian Studies, India) Memory and History Writing in Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe Ildiko Asztalos Morell (Uppsala University), Yulia Gradskova (Stockholm University) Gender Issues in post/socialist contexts (Hungary, Serbia, Russia) David Wells (Curtin University, Australia) open literary theme, possible collaboration Georges Mink (CNRS-ISP, College of Europe, France) The Memory of Communism special issue of Nationalities Papers.
Further proposals are welcome. Anyone wishing to formulate a proposal may review the program panels, paper titles and abstracts, which will remain accessible on the Congress website (http://www.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/makuhari2015/program.html) until at least the end of October. All Congress volumes should mention that the
papers are from the ICCEES IX World Congress (Makuhari, 2015), and editors are asked to advise ICCEES once the volumes/special issues are published.
Contact person on Congress volumes: Prof. Andrii Krawchuk
ICCEES IX World Congress, Makuhari, Japan, 3-8 August 2015
Under the slogan “Makuhari – Where Many Wests Meet Many Easts”, the IX World Congress was held in very hot and humid weather. The Congress was a resounding success. There were 1310 delegates from 50 different countries attending 378 panels and roundtables. In terms of national representation, large numbers of delegates came from the immediate geographical region, and the Russian contingent, although reduced at the last minute by funding difficulties, was also substantial. The quality of papers and sessions was generally very high, with the lead being set by the opening session at which former prime ministers of Russia (Sergei Stepashin) and Japan (Yasuo Fukuda) and a former foreign minister of South Korea (Han Sung-Joo) shared candid really interesting thoughts on recent developments. Publication of a series of volumes of papers from the Congress is being organized by Professor Andrii Krawchuk.
This Congress was an exceptionally important one in ICCEES’ history: it was the first held outside Europe or North America, and it symbolizes the drive over the last five years to expand the organization’s scope throughout Asia. Sincere thanks is owed to our Japanese colleagues for organizing such a successful occasion, and we look forward to the next Congress to be held in Canada in 2020.
Prof. Graeme Gill, former ICCEES President
The Ninth World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari Successfully Closed
We are proud to announce that the Ninth World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari, Japan, completed its 6-day long program and successfully closed on August 8, 2015. Over 1,300 participants from more than 60 countries explored all the disciplines of Slavic and Eurasian studies in both social sciences and humanities.
We would like to thank all the organizations and individuals for their financial and moral support. Our special thanks also go to the congress helpers whose number reached more than 100 in total.
We hope all the participants will get home safe and sound with a lot of (hopefully good) impressions about Makuhari. Bon voyage! 一路平安！Cчастливого пути! See you all again in Montreal in 2020!
The Organizing Committee for the 9th World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari
For more informations, pictures and articles about the World Congress visit the website.
The Eastern Partnership under strain – time for a rethink?, Iaşi, Romania, 20-21 May, 2016
The 2016 EURINT international conference series reaches an important milestone, its 5th edition. In this regard, this anniversary edition aims at drawing some of most relevant scholars, researchers, experts, civil society activists into a constructive exchange of views on the effectiveness of the Eastern Partnership in the light of the events in Ukraine. EURINT 2016 seeks to be one of the most visible and relevant international events in the academic year 2015-2016 dealing with the EaP region.The conceptual framework of EURINT 2016 is centred on the EU ‘actorness’ topic. The ongoing turmoil from Ukraine is seriously testing the EU’s capacity to effectively stand up to these regional challenges. It is perhaps not surprising that in some circles the EU’s approach towards the EaP region is perceived today as being not entirely comprehensive. The EU seems not fully capable of delivering meaningful results which could negatively impact, on the long-run, the EU’s credentials in the region.
For more details please consider the following link.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 29 February 2016
AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Studies
Brief description: The University of Manchester is a member of the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Cultures (CEELBAS CDT). The Centre is led by University College London (UCL) and, alongside Manchester, also includes Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
In line with UK Research Council regulations, to be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must have: Settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay; Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the date of application for an award. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences); Not been residing in the UK during any part of that 3-year period wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.
Application deadline: March 1, 2016
For more informations please visit PECOB.
Evgeny Dobrenko, Mark Lipovetsky (eds.): Russian Literature since 1991, UK, 2015, 320pp. ISBN: 9781107068513
Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material - from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama. Written by an international team of leading experts on contemporary Russian literature and culture, it presents a broad panorama of genres in post-Soviet literature such as postmodernism, magical historicism, hyper-naturalism (in drama), and the new lyricism. At the same time, it offers close readings of the most prominent works published in Russia since the end of the Soviet regime and elimination of censorship. The collection highlights the interdisciplinary context of twenty-first-century Russian literature and can be widely used both for research and teaching by specialists in and beyond Russian studies, including those in post-Cold War and post-communist world history, literary theory, comparative literature and cultural studies.
For more informations please vist the website.