IX World Congress of ICCEES
August 3-8, 2015 // Chiba, Japan
Panel, paper, and roundtable proposals for this congress are being accepted at http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/iccees2015/index.html. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2014.
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.
Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia: Zones of Collaboration, Competition and Conflict (19-21 September, 2014 — Durham, UK)
International conference, funded by Durham University's Faculty of Arts & Humanities and its School of Modern Languages and Cultures, taking place in Durham on 19-21 September 2014 at the Institute of Advanced Study.
Professions and sciences form a complex, highly differentiated yet closely interconnected, field of expert knowledge and labour, vital to all modern states and societies. The focus of this conference will be on the dynamics of this field in Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The conference will re-examine the history of Russian professions and sciences from a new vantage point – that of interprofessional and interdisciplinary relations. This is a neglected aspect of this history, yet vital to understanding how Russian professions and sciences created, defined and legitimised their work, expertise and jurisdictions. The topic is particularly timely given the importance currently accorded to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration in matters of academic and technological innovation, and the purported potential that this has for solving complex challenges, including those relating to the environment, healthcare, changing demographics, and the way new technologies affect society.
For further details see the conference website.
International Summer School 2014: 'Societies in Transition. Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation' (22-28 August, 2014 — Jena, Germany)
The transformation processes that began in the 1980s in the Soviet Union and East Central Europe changed the political and social landscape, raising different questions about conflict and reconciliation. In the attempt to come to terms with past injustices debates and crises within the respective societies occurred, persisting until today and obstructing the growing together of a peaceful Europe. Those debates include issues such as how to deal with ethnical, religious and national rights, claims of sovereignty, minorities, political repression and collective or individual experiences of violence. The historical backgrounds of the different countries shape the way in which transformation has taken and takes place, what kind of conflicts may or may not appear and if and how reconciliation is possible.
Taking place from 22 - 28 August in Jena, Germany, the Summer School will be held by the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) in cooperation with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association, the Geschichtswerkstatt Jena e.V. and the Collegium Europaeum Jenense (CEJ).
Please find the CfA here: H-Soz-u-Kult
Andrii Krawchuk, Thomas Bremer (eds.): Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness. Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan 2014, 380 pp., ISBN: 978-1-137-38284-9.
From diverse international and multi-disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this volume analyze the experiences, challenges and responses of Orthodox churches to the foundational transformations associated with the dissolution of the USSR. Those transformations heightened the urgency of questions about Orthodox identity and relations with the world - states, societies, and the religious and cultural other.
The volume focuses on six distinct concepts: Orthodox identity, perceptions of the 'other,' critiques of the West, European values, interreligious progress, and new and uncharted challenges that have arisen with the expansion of Russian Orthodox activity.