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Conference «Constructing the Soviet» (Saint-Petersburg, April 20 -21, 2018)

Dear colleagues, friends, comrades and all sympathizers of the «Constructing the Soviet»!
Despite all troubles with European University we could proudly announce that conference will be held this year!
Conference will take place at April 20 -21, 2018 at European University.
Please notice that we moved deadline to December 1, 2017!
For the call for papers scroll down:
April 20-21, 2018
12th Annual Conference
Constructing the “Soviet”!?
Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities
The undergraduate- and graduate-student conference “Constructing the ‘Soviet’? Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities” has been held at the European University at Saint Petersburg annually since 2007. Our aim is to contribute to and stimulate an international discussion among students of Soviet history, to create connections between scholars, and to find new research methods and approaches to the study of Soviet history. The conference offers young scholars from Russia and abroad a chance to discuss different aspects of Soviet everyday life, politics, economy, and the arts. Conference participants will have an opportunity to discuss their papers with the faculty of European University at Saint-Petersburg and other academic institutions. Apart from panel discussions, keynote presentations by prominent scholars working on Soviet history will be organized.
We invite papers on the following topics (the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):

— The gender dimension of the Soviet Union
— Idea, practice and ethics of a labour
— Soviet heritage in museums, memory and public discussions
— Deconstruction of the Soviet: the transformation of regime, society, ideology
— Religious identities, institutions, practices in the USSR
— Perceptions of Death in Soviet society
— Archives as a personal and state project[s]
— Soviet or non-Soviet culture? The limits of ideological control
— Social and cultural dimension of disability in the USSR
— Soviet transportation networks and their users
— Sound and visual spaces of the Soviet
— Debating October: controversial issues, new approaches and interpretations
— Soviet romanticism: between art and reality?

Participation is open to undergraduate or PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. No remote participation is possible. The conference working languages are Russian and English. To apply please send a short paper* and CV to the following e-mail address: constructing2018@gmail.com
Deadline for papers: December 1, 2017.
A collection of selected papers will be published by the beginning of the conference. Participants which were selected for the conference should edit their papers in December 2017 – January 2018 for the publishing in the collection of papers.
Previous conference programs and collections of papers are available: https://eu.spb.ru/h…/scientific-life/constructing-the-soviet
The European University at St. Petersburg sponsors limited number of grants to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
*Paper Requirements:
— 15,000 characters max. (including spaces and footnotes);
— MS Word;
— Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space, automatic footnotes.
Please use the previous volumes of conference papers as an example: http://www.eupress.ru/books/index/view/series/15.
For more information: constructing2018@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/constructing & http://vk.com/club59115149.

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