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.
Call for Papers - Europe, Nations, and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities, Kaunas, Lithuania, June 30-July 2, 2016
Vytautas Magnus University in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) is pleased to announce the joint conference "Europe, Nations, and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities". The Conference will be held on 30 June – 2 July 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The panels of the conference will embrace a wide range of topics related to the political and economic situation in all regions of Europe. A serious consideration will be given not only to the persistent problem of state aggression and ethnic conflicts, but also to the newly emerging threats, challenges, and insecurities. These new uncertainties create serious threats for world stability and over the past years have become the only certainty in the modern world. Due attention will also be given to contested and challenged identities, ranging from Baltic, Nordic Eastern, Central and other European to all world’s regions and nationalities, be these identities state-controlled and manipulated or sporadically emerging and self-asserting. Programmatic themes encompass Nationalism Studies, Memory and Culture Studies, Migration and Diasporas, History, Politics, Gender Studies, Ethnicity and Violence, Minority Rights, Energy Security, Language, Literature and Education, Public Diplomacy, etc.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 30, 2015
For more informations please visit the website.
Call for Application: 2 fellowships for visiting scholars "Institute for East and Southeast European Studies"
Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Regensburg (IOS), Regensburg, 01.01.2016-31.12.2016
Program for visiting scholars at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)
Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, IOS encourages applications from historians and economists or scholars of cognate disciplines. The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct research relevant to the research profile of the institute.
First Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg (2016)
Application deadline is 31.08.2015
Please find detailed descriptions at IOS.
Soeren Keil, Bernhard Stahl (eds.):The Foreign Policies of Post-Yugoslav States. From Yugoslavia to Europe, UK 2015, 262pp. ISBN: 1137384123
The post-Yugoslav states have developed very differently since Yugoslavia dissolved in the early 1990s. This collection analyzes the foreign policies of the post-Yugoslav states focusing on the main goals, actors, decision-making processes and influences on the foreign policies of these countries. It demonstrates how internal and external developments help to explain why their foreign policy, and with it EU integration, have proceeded so differently. Country experts analyze the seven states that emerged from the former Yugoslavia and point towards unique developments in these countries that have had a profound impact on their foreign policy. From Kosovo's struggle for recognition to Macedonia's name dispute with Greece, this volume discusses foreign policy from a unique insider perspective, thereby offering an original analysis of decision-making processes and foreign policy instruments in the post-Yugoslav states.
For more informations please visit the website.