Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee met on 20-21 June in the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, with all members present except for Professor Irina Sandomirskaja who sent her apologies. The most important issues discussed were: (i) Potential membership and leadership changes to the composition of the executive from 2015. (ii) The state of ICCEES finances. These were judged to be adequate in light of potential demands in the foreseeable future, although continued care would be needed to ensure that the balance did not run down excessively. The accounts had been audited, and were found to be in satisfactory order. (iii) A report was received about the forthcoming IX World Congress to be held in Makuhari, Japan, 3-8 August 2015. Preparations are proceeding on schedule, and the number of papers and panels submitted is higher than in recent congresses, with a very good international spread. The Japanese organising committee was to be congratulated on their work thus far. (iv) The Committee discussed preparations for the publication of papers from the IX Congress, and agreed that this would be pursued with vigour. (v) There was some discussion of the possible accession to ICCEES of organisations from countries that are not yet members, with the final decision on the application from one new potential member going before the Council meeting at the time of the Congress next year. (vi) There was some discussion of the site for the 2020 Congress. This decision must be finally made by the Council next year.
Graeme Gill,ICCEES President
IX World Congress of ICCEES
August 3-8, 2015 // Chiba, Japan (extended deadline for proposal submissions until June 15 (Sunday), 12 p.m. (Japan time)).
Panel, paper, and roundtable proposals for this congress are being accepted at http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/iccees2015/index.html.
As the deadline of proposal submission for the Ninth ICCEES World Congress (May 31) is coming closer, we are witnessing a real peak of submissions. Some of the prospective participants have requested the extension of the deadline because they could not submit their proposals in time for technical reasons.
Considering these circumstances, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline for proposal submissions until June 15 (Sunday), 12 p.m. (Japan time). No submissions will be accepted after this date.
Colleagues and friends! Do not miss this opportunity to visit Japan and participate in the ICCEES World Congress in August 2015! We look forward to welcoming you at the Congress next year.
The International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) is the global alliance of national associations of Slavic and Eurasian studies, composed of the ASEEES (United States), CAS (Canada), BASEES (Britain), DGO / SOG (Germany), FAREES (Finland), ANZSA (Australia), CAREECAS (China), JCREES (Japan), KASS (Korea), and MACEES (Mongolia), and other respectable organizations. The ICCEES was created in 1974 and holds a world congress once every five years. The next world congress will be held in Makuhari (30 minutes from the heart of Tokyo), Japan, on August 3-8, 2015. The official languages of the congress are English, Russian, French, and German.
BASEES Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 28-30 March 2015
The BASEES 2015 Annual Conference will be held 28-30 March in 2015 and will be based as usual at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Building upon the increasing successes of past BASEES conferences the BASEES Annual Conference continues to attract scholars of Slavonic and East European Studies from a wide range of disciplines from across the world. The 2014 conference attracted more than 430 people and over 380 papers in Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Economics.
Registration for the conference is now open
For program informations please visit the website.
PhD - AHRC funding for PhDs in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture - Cambridge / Manchester / Oxford
The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) invites applications for postgraduate research studentships available through its AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture.
The CEELBAS CDT is a consortium of four universities with extensive expertise in and resources for the study of the languages, literatures, cultures and history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia: UCL (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies), the University of Cambridge (Department of Slavonic Studies), the University of Manchester (Department of Russian and East European Studies) and the University of Oxford (Sub-Faculty of Russian & Slavonic Languages). External training partners of the consortium include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Library, openDemocracy and Pushkin House.
Application deadline: March 2, 2015
For more informations please visit the website.
Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke, Evert van der Zweerde (eds.): Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus, 2014, 280pp, ISBN: 978-1-13-802290-4
This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia – focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close geographical interlacement, common historical memories and inherited structures, the three countries have deep differences; and it discusses how development in all three nations has differed significantly from the countries’ declared commitments to democratic orientation and European norms and values. The book also considers how external factors and international relations continue to impact on the three countries.
For more informations please visit the website.