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.
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.
Timothy Havens, Anikó Imre, Katalin Lustyik (eds.): Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism, UK 2015, 286pp. ISBN: 978-1-13-889156-2
This collection of essays responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe. This is a region where television's transformation has been especially spectacular, shifting from a state-controlled broadcast system delivering national, regional, and heavily filtered Western programming to a deregulated, multi-platform, transnational system delivering predominantly American and Western European entertainment programming. Consequently, the nations of Eastern Europe provide opportunities to examine the complex interactions among economic and funding systems, regulatory policies, globalization, imperialism, popular culture, and cultural identity.This collection will be the first volume to gather the best writing, by scholars across and outside the region, on socialist and postsocialist entertainment television as a medium, technology, and institution.