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Conference at Princeton-Source: Professor Serguei Oushakine, Princeton.

Program in Law and Public Affairs; Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies C O M P L A I N T S: CULTURES OF GRIEVANCE IN EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA March 8-9, 2013 Princeton University Complaints are one way that the powerless and the dispossessed communicate their disagreement, dissatisfaction, and resentment to the powerful and the dominant.  As a legal genre, a communication tool, and a narrative structure, complaints have a long history in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, from the peasants’ petitions to the Russian tsar to the dissidents’ letters to the party committees and from the complaint books in Soviet grocery stores to denunciation reports to the secret police. This conference plans to examine the genre of complaints in the public culture of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Among the questions we ask are:   To whom are grievances addressed?  Against what do people complain?   Do grievances turn into formalized complaints in law or do p…

Cfp: Центр гуманитарных исследований Российской академии народного хозяйства и государственной службы при Президенте России

Центр гуманитарных исследований Российской академии народного хозяйства и государственной службы при Президенте России

приглашает принять участие в международной конференции:

«Локальные политики большой науки: человек и социальные порядки производства знания в позднем СССР»

4-6 июля 2013
срок подачи заявок – 10 марта 2013 года

Советский Союз как уникальное образование в рамках мировой системы модерных цивилизаций предложил специфический вариант развития научного знания и выработал свои практики создания техногенной среды. Сегодня результаты прорыва СССР к «большой науке» в свете постигших его катастроф можно интерпретировать по-разному. Вместе с тем, наша страна не только обнаружила потенциал к изобретению атомных технологий, но и прославилась как мировая лаборатория по испытанию общественных устройств.

Коллектив Центра гуманитарных исследований РАНХ и ГС приглашает к участию в итоговой конференции трехлетнего цикла проектов, направленных на осмысление идеологии и практики со…

The Einstein Fellowship 2014

The Einstein Fellowship 2014awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summer house in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

Cfp : Britishness in the 21st Century

One day Conference on:

Britishness in the 21st Century

To be held at Keele University
on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Deadline for abstract submissions: 1st April 2013

Deadline for paper submissions: 1st June 2013

What do assertions of ‘Britishness’ mean today? Confronted with varying cultural associations ranging from Shakespeare, The Beatles, Winston Churchill and the rule of law, responsibility and fairness, for years left-leaning

Russkii Arkhiv Online-Русский архив. Историко-литературный сборник

RUNIVERSE portal now allows its reader to download and read the full-text of Russian historical journal "Russkii Arkhiv." This journal was published from 1863 until 1917. The issues of this journal can be read as these are in either PDF or DejaVu formats. The journal's bibliographic record can be accessed here.

Socialist Realism in Eastern and Central European Literatures: Origins, Institutions, Discourses An International Conference at the University of Sheffield (15-16 March 2013)

Socialist Realism in Eastern and Central European Literatures: Origins, Institutions, Discourses
An International Conference at the University of Sheffield (15-16 March 2013)


The unification of Eastern Bloc cultures was intertwined with major shifts in institutional structures and the corresponding introduction of socialist realism in each state. This conference will comparatively examine processes related to the institutionalization of the production and consumption of literature, cultural policies and aesthetic discourses in post-WWII East and Central Europe.

Today, when nearly all major cultural and political projects have an international character, it is all the more vital to examine past attempts at the creation of a unified cultural and political sphere. The expansion of socialist rule into Eastern and Central Europe after the Second World War was not exclusively a political enterprise; to no less of an exte…


National and Transnational Perspectives Since the 1950s International interdisciplinary conference at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg December 5-7, 2013
The rise of television as a mass medium in the 1950s and 1960s took place in many European countries, East and West, at approximately the same time. The changes television brought were not only technological, but also societal, affecting most people’s daily lives. These changes included a rearrangement of living rooms placing the television set in the center and a corresponding readjustment and re-evaluation of public and private spheres. The parallels within Europe and across the Iron Curtain regarding the rapid spread of television towers and TV sets, program development, and other related aspects are at least as striking as the more familiar political and ideological differences. Enthusiasm and anxieties in the face of the new mass medium could be found in…