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.
XVI International Congress of Slavists, late summer 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia
The International Congress of Slavists will be held in late summer 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The general plan will contain a day of arrival (August 19), a day of departure (August 27), and six working days for the Congress split into 3-day segments separated by a free day (August 23) for excursions organized by the host Serbian Committee of Slavists.
During the six working days, papers are presented in a variety of formats in a series of simultaneous morning and afternoon sessions, each session moderated by a chair.
The International Congress of Slavists has five formats in which contributions are presented: (1) plenary papers, (2) session papers, (3) block papers, (4) round table presentations, and (5) written submissions (scripta).
For more informations pleas visit the website.
Call for Application: Davis Center Fellows for Russian and Eurasian Studies Postdoctoral and Regional Fellowships
The application period for 2016–2017 fellowships runs from October 1, 2015–January 7, 2016. The Fellows Program Committee is interested in applications from scholars currently working on the 2016–2017 theme, "Ideas, Ideologies, and Power: Eurasia Past and Present," or equally, those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring the theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)Application Deadline: January 7, 2016.
For more informations please visit the website.
Konrad Jajecznik, Karl Cordell (eds.): The Transformation of Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe: Ideas and Structures, Warsaw, 2015, 213pp. ISBN: 978-83-63183-81-3
Over a quarter of a century has passed since the initiation of political transition in Central and Eastern Europe. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the area was a veritable kaleidoscope of peoples, with the politics of nationalism being both virulent and dominant in this part of the continent. One of the most significant components of the contemporary transformation process is nationalist revitalisation throughout the continent, not least in the countries covered in this volume. The result of this experience and more importantly the memory of this experience, is that it has become commonplace to assert that in post-communist Europe, questions surrounding the idea of nation and state and minority protection are more germane to everyday discourse than are similar questions in Western Europe. The lessons drawn from the case studies presented in the volume are intended to provide valuable lessons for those engaged in the study of nationalism in the central and eastern part of the continent.
For more informations please visit PECOB.