IX World Congress of ICCEES
August 3-8, 2015 // Chiba, Japan.
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.
2015 — The Year of the ICCEES World Congress
During the last several years, Japanese specialists on Slavic and Eurasian studies worked hard for the World Congress of ICCEES (International Council for Central and East European Studies) to be held in Makuhari on August 3-8, 2015. For example, the 5th East Asian Conference on Slavic Eurasian studies held at Osaka University of Economics and Law (Yao Campus) on August 9-10, 2013 was a "general rehearsal" for the world congress. This event, thanks to the generous support by the university and its president, Professor Wakio Fujimoto, was a great success. It is worth mentioning that a number of ICCEES leaders from Europe and Oceania took part in the conference. The Osaka conference created an agora where “many Wests meets many Easts.”
In 2014, this assembly was multiplied by the active cooperation of Japanese and foreign specialists. As of today, 1,761 of our colleagues have registered as Congress participants and 450 panels and roundtables have been organized. Obviously, the World Congress in Makuhari will be one of the largest congresses in the history of ICCEES. During the months leading up to the congress, the Organizing Committee is working to bridge the academic and business worlds and involve the latter in the world congress. This endeavor will result in a significant increase of representatives from business circles among the congress participants. [...]
Vice-President of ICCEES
Secretary of the 9th World Congress of ICCEES
Call for Papers - BASEES 2016 Annual Conference - Cambridge, UK, April 2-4, 2016
The British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for its 2016 Annual Conference. The conference will be held 2-4 April and will be based at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The 2015 conference attracted more than 450 people.
Panels, roundtables and papers are welcome in the following areas: Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Economics. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and young scholars.
Deadline for submitting panel/roundtable proposals: October 2, 2015
Deadline for submitting individual paper proposals: September 18, 2015
For more informations please visit the website.
Job Announcement: Associate Director of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director. REEEC is a Title VI National Resource Center. The Associate Director will supervise and implement the Center's programs and projects; serve as the Co-PI for the Department of Education grant; and collaborate in establishing and reviewing policies of the Center.
A Master's degree, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously without supervision are required. Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with a concentration in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies preferred.
For full description and requirements, please see here.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 17 July 2015.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Andrea Pirro (ed.): The Populist Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe. deology, impact, and electoral performance, UK 2015, 222p. ISBN: 978-1-13-883987-8
Often neglected in the study of far right organisations, post-communist Europe recently witnessed the rise and fall of a number of populist radical right parties. The Populist Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe is the first comparative study to focus on the ideology, impact, and electoral performance of this party family in the region. The book advances a series of arguments concerning the context and text of these parties, and systematically analyses the supply-side and demand-side of populist radical right politics. Whilst populist radical right parties in Central and Eastern Europe maintain broad similarities with their West European counterparts, they come across as a distinct phenomenon worthy of study in their own right. Parties like Ataka (Bulgaria), Jobbik (Hungary), and the SNS (Slovakia) resort to historical legacies and contextual idiosyncrasies to frame their ideology; interact with other parties over a number of policy areas; and ultimately compete for public office on the basis of their nativist agenda.
The book provides a novel framework for the analysis of different aspects of populist radical right politics, notably enhancing the understanding of this phenomenon by means of primary data such as personal interviews with party leaders and original expert surveys. Using the ideological features of these parties as an overarching analytical tool, this book is essential reading for students and scholars researching the far right, post-communist issues and European politics in general.