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Cfp: The American Research Center in Sophia Conference.

The ARCS organizing committee seeks papers from across the humanities and social sciences that address this theme globally or locally, synchronically or diachronically. The conference seeks papers studying the history of Southeastern Europe broadly: from the earliest times to the present.  As
such, the conference asks scholars of the modern era in the Balkans to approach the story of "Living after the Fall" from an archeological perspective: charting and analyzing the remnants of lost (and not so lost) societies. It invites those studying earlier eras to think about the ways those past civilizations speak in the present in modes of living, official and unofficial narratives, and in public commemoration and silences.

The broad temporal disciplinary range of the conference reflects the mission of ARCS to embrace, promote and investigate the history and culture of Bulgaria and the Balkans over time. It provides a venue for scholars who may not normally have the opportunity to meet and exchange approaches and
methods. Papers may address any aspect of Living after the Fall in Southeastern Europe, including but not limited to:

O Memory and commemoration
O Collapse and transition
O The role of public scholarship
O Public Space and Subjectivity

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words in English to:

*Cristofer Scarboro*, King's College and the American Research Center in Sofia

Abstract deadline is *April 18, 2014* with notification of a decision shortly thereafter. The conference is open to senior and junior scholars, including Ph.D. students.


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