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CFP: "Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts" / Issue 18 (Autumn 2017)
The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (Pipss.org) is an online international social sciences journal devoted to the armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. The journal's focus is the comparative and multi-disciplinary study of the structures and forces that make up the security systems, administrations and institutions employing armed personnel in all the Republics of the Former Soviet Union.
Editorial Board: Eden Cole (UK), Anna Colin Lebedev (FR), Natalya Danilova (UK), Françoise Daucé (FR), Gilles Favarel-Garrigues (FR), Anne Le Huérou (FR), Erica Marat (USA), Amandine Regamey (FR), Brandon Schetchter (USA), Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (FR - Founder & Chief Editor), Gavin Slade (Germany).
Call for contributors - Issue 18 (Autumn 2017) - "Defining & Defending Borders in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts"
Issue Editors: Anna Colin Lebedev, Ioulia Shukan, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Borders remain today a crucial issue across the post-Soviet space in debate over both contemporary geopolitics and historical legacies, as Russia's seizure of Crimea and the war in Ukraine's East have shown.
Over the last several centuries, an inhabitant of Eastern Europe could be born in one country, grow up in another, die in a third, and yet never leave home. Shifting borders shaped not only place names, but also everyday lives and practices. Establishing, challenging, and guarding borders was inseparable from war, population exchanges, deportations, confinement, imprisonment.
New borders appeared as the collapse of the Soviet Union turned administrative borders into the national borders of new states. Some of these borders have been immediately challenged by separatist and/or nationalist movements, as in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia or Chechnya. Today, migration, displacement, and minorities also pose new challenges to states and societies in the expanded European Union. A number of institutions are today involved in the borders’ enforcement and management: national force ministries, international agencies, border assistance programs. The attention paid to borders in security, economic and identity policies make these peripheral territories increasingly central.
The issue will focus on borders and conflict in Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet contexts.
Topics of investigation could include:
Borders as object and result of power relations and international order
Nationalism, separatism and new states
State borders vs. Imperial borders vs. regional borders
Borders and armed conflicts
Gendered practices of border enforcements
Governmentality of territorial limits
Actors of border control
Crossing and transgressing borders
International cooperation and transborder policies
Economy of border enforcement
Borders and political communities
Imagined borders, remembered and forgotten borders and their effects
Defining citizenships, shaping citizens
Asylum seekers and refugees on borders
Schengen Area and “Fortress Europe”
Externalization of EU migration policy
Guidelines for submission
The journal will be published in three languages (French, English and Russian with a 100-word abstract in English), as a result of which most authors will be able to write in their native language. But we would like to draw your attention to the fact that articles in English will reach a much broader audience. The articles (30 000 to 50 000 characters) submitted topipss.org for publication should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication. Each article will be submitted to double-anonymous peer review; final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.
If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the Chief Editor (email@example.com) and send a 100-word abstract in English. For details about the guidelines for article submission please checkhttp://pipss.revues.org/169.
The deadline for article submission is end of December 2016 with publication in Autumn 2017.
We welcome also shorter research notes (15 000 signs), interviews as well as presentation of unpublished documents. For details contact 18th issue editors firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power institutions in the CIS, as well as book review proposals are also welcome.
Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send review copies to: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, CERSIPS c/° CERCEC, 190-198 av. de France 75244 Paris cedex 13.
Scientific Board: Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia), Frédéric Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper (UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti (UK), Boris Gladarev (Russia), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dmitry Gorenburg (USA), Dale Herspring (USA), Jacob Kipp (USA), Matthew Light (Canada), Philippe Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK), Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin (Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France), Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA), Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena Zdravomyslova (Russia).
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
A Century of Movement: Russian
Culture and Global Community Since 1917 CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017 October
12-13, 2017 http://centuryofmovement.web.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keynote Speakers: Katerina
Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker Conference Organizers: Jamie
Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser The
cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and
uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and
social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security.
This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the
transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an
examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without
will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the
patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s
CALL FOR PAPERS Accelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern Europe Ghent University September 29 – October 1, 2017 http://www.slavistiek.ugent.be/Accelerateddevelopment). In 1964 the Bulgarian-Belarusian-Russian scholar Georgii Gachev coined the term ‘uskorennoe razvitie’ or ‘accelerated development’ in his 1964 monograph Accelerated Development of Literature: On the Basis of the Bulgarian Literature of the First Half of the 19thCentury. The term describes what happened to Bulgarian literature during Ottoman rule. Being a ‘young’ and ‘peripheral’ literature, having started to develop only recently at the time, Bulgarian literature ‘had to’ go through the whole evolution of European literature at a high pace in order to catch up with the latter. One of the side effects of this accelerated development was that characteristics of different style periods could even co-occur. Gachev’s thought-provoking idea has never really received a l…