Call for Papers

Note: The deadline for applications closed 16 August 2013

Old Rules & New Traditions:
Generational Divides in Central and Eastern Europe

13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

19-21 February 2014

Generational divides with regard to rules and traditions are a recurring theme in the past and present of Central and Eastern Europe. The region has been subject to great turmoil and has undergone a multitude of changes and transformations over time. While some traditions have survived, others have been overhauled. Rules have been broken or adapted; yet each generation has also attempted to make their own rules and created new traditions.

These phenomena can be observed and analysed from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, political, economic, social, and beyond. We look forward to submissions that are cross-cultural, cross-national, and multi-disciplinary. Topics can include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • national identity and nation building;
  • a clash of urban and rural ways of life;
  • insiders and outsiders;
  • economic or political reform;
  • religiosity and secularism;
  • modernisation.

We are particularly interested in papers addressing the conference theme but also welcome other research dealing with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and the former Soviet Union. We also encourage submissions that place these countries into an inter-regional comparative context.

The conference invites applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities. The language of the conference is English. A selection of papers will appear in a separate conference publication. We expect that there will be a limited number of bursaries available for travel expenses.

Downloadable copy of the call for papers in pdf format.

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