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.
Call for Papers - Twenty Five Years Later. History and Memory of Communism, Bucharest, Romania, November 20-21, 2014
25 years after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, its history and memory are still controversial. On the one hand, the scholars of the region are still denouncing communist crimes. Their research is mainly concerned with repressive aspects of the communist period. On the other hand, in some left wing circles, researchers aim at studying the „modernity” of communism.
The memory of communism is even more divided than its history. Nostalgia is haunting society as well as irony and dennouciation. For instance, recent polls on the memory of communism show that the former regime kept a rather positive image among Romanians. Furthermore, young people born after 1989 consider communism a period of security and steadiness. Reflecting a postmemorial turn in remembering communism in Romania, this approach might be encountered in other countries of the region.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: September 1, 2014
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Sabrina P. Ramet (ed.): Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe, Challenges since 1989, 2014, 360pp ISBN: 9781137330710
Since the crash of communism in Central and Southeastern Europe in 1989, almost everything in the region has changed – from politics to economics to popular culture to religion. There have been new challenges to confront and new dilemmas. This volume examines the political engagement of religious associations in the post-socialist countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, with a focus on disputes about property restitution, revelations about the collaboration of clergy with the communist-era secret police, intolerance, and controversies about the inclusion of religious instruction in the schools. Each of the countries in the region is analyzed with research grounded in on-site interviews, as well as extensive use of literature in local and Western languages.
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