Old Rules & New Traditions:

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, crossnational, 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;
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. Abstracts of up to 300 words and a CV with full contact information should be sent to postgradconference2014@gmail.com. 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. Further information can be found on the following website: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/postgradconf2014.htm
Deadline for submissions: 16 August 2013