CfP deadline: Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies

The Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies will take place on 10-12 June 2018 at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and related disciplines, are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the Third Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies. The deadline for abstracts is 20 February 2018.

The year 2018 marks a century since the introduction of nation-statehood as the main frame for political, cultural and economic life for the peoples of Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. While the discursive and cultural roots of nationhood go back at least another one hundred years, until the First World War the region was dominated by three multi-ethnic empires. Their collapse was a decisive moment which established popular sovereignty as the key organizing principle. Its implementation, however, took decades and, in more than one sense, is still incomplete. While remaining the principal foundation for democracy, nation-statehood continues to present a broad range of intellectual challenges until this day. Reflecting on the evolution of nation-statehood allows us to shed new light on many of the challenges the region faces today.

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