CONF./CFP- 8th ICCEES World Congress, Stockholm, 26-31 July 2010
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The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and
East European Studies will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-31
July 2010. The theme of the Congress is: "Eurasia: Prospects for Wider
Cooperation". The academic hosts are Stockholm University, Södertörn
University College and Stockholm School of Economics. The Congress
will be held at Stockholm City Conference Centre located in the very
centre of the City. The local organiser of the Congress is the
Sällskapet för studier av Ryssland, Central- och Östeuropa samt
Centralasien (The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and
Eastern Europe and Central Asia). You are invited to attend the
Congress, participate in its panels and roundtables and enjoy the
abundant cultural program on offer in the city of Stockholm.
Call for Proposals
The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern
Europe and Central Asia, the organizer of the VIII ICCEES World
Congress, invites all interested scholars to submit proposals for
panels, papers and round-table discussions.
These proposals should reflect the results of new research in the
study of developments in the cultural, political, social and economic
processes underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Initially dedicated to the problems of studying the USSR and the
Soviet bloc during the Cold War, ICCEES Congresses have since the fall
of the Soviet Union become multidisciplinary scholarly forums to
deepen and broaden understanding of the cultures and societies of this
immense region. The VI and VII world congresses (in 2000 and 2005
respectively) focused upon questions of European integration and the
post-Soviet transformation of Eastern and Central Europe. While
acknowledging the ongoing European integration processes, the VIII
World Congress is convened at a time when the international situation
poses new security challenges, requiring the elaboration of new
strategies. The Congress seeks to organize a wide scholarly discussion
of these developments with the overriding theme
Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation.
2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Mikhail Gorbachev's appointment to
the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union. The Congress therefore considers it to be an opportune time to
revisit Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika, his attempt
to establish a new global order on the basis of the principles of
openness and democracy, and the dramatic events that caused a radical
restructuring of the world. The congress recognizes the role of these
events and ideas in opening up new possibilities for developing
scholarly methods and finding new sources.
Of special interest for the Congress are the cultural transformations
that occur at times of intense political and economic change. The
processes of European integration and wider cooperation across Eurasia
not only impact upon geographical spaces but also leave their mark
upon cultural spaces. These processes make communication between
languages, histories, religions, traditions, legacies and memories
more complex. Humanities and social science scholars are therefore
invited to reflect on how local cultural contexts react to, engage in,
or resist globalization.
These are the general issues that should be kept in mind when
proposals are prepared. This does not exclude any topic or field of
research which traditionally has had its place at the ICCEES congresses.
We also invite book publishers and editorial boards of academic
journals and cultural magazines to suggest topics for discussion at
roundtables and panels.
Guidelines for Proposals
1. All proposals have to be scholarly in nature.
2. All proposals will have to be approved by the International
Academic Committee. Only approved proposals will be included in the
3. Proposals for panels normally include a chair, up to three speakers
and a discussant.
4. Panels must be international in composition. Panels with
participants from only one country will not be accepted.
5. The allotted time for a panel is 90 minutes. It is highly
recommended that each speaker be allowed no more than 15 minutes for
her or his presentation.
6. The consent of all panel participants should be obtained before a
panel is proposed. No one may be proposed without his or her knowledge
7. No person may propose more than one panel. No person may
participate in more than two panels.
8. Proposals for individual papers - not included in a proposal for a
panel - may be included in the Congress programme by the decision of
the International Academic Committee. Such papers may be presented in
special sessions or included in other panels.
9. The International Academic Committee has the right to add papers to
other panels. The chair will allow such contributors to speak from the
floor for 5 minutes.
10. The official Congress languages are English, Russian, German and
French. All program activities must be carried out in one of these
languages. The Congress organisation will not provide interpreting
services (except for the opening and closing ceremonies where
simultaneous interpretation between English and Russian will be available).
11. The language of the Congress administration is English. All
correspondence, proposals, abstracts, etc. have to be in English.
Procedures for Proposals
1. Only proposals submitted electronically will be considered for
inclusion in the Congress. Proposals must be submitted in English -
irrespective of the language to be used by the panelists at the
Congress. Proposals should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The deadline for proposals is 28 February 2009. The International
Academic Committee encourages proposals to be sent as early as possible.
3. The International Academic Committee will meet in the spring 2009
to make a decision on the composition of the final Congress programme.
4. The International Academic Committee will send all scholars whose
proposals have been accepted, an official letter of invitation, which
can be used to apply for funding and/or obtaining a visa, by 1 July 2009.
5. Once a proposal for a panel/paper has been accepted, a half-page
abstract in English should be submitted through an on-line abstract
system at www.iccees2010.se, no later than 30 October 2009. A paper
without an abstract will not be included in the program.
6. Please note that the abstracts will be published without editing.
The authors therefore have to ensure that they are satisfied with
7. Each abstract must indicate the language in which the paper will be
8. Each abstract has to include contact details, at least an e-mail address.
Please note: All participants are expected to register. All
participants will be expected to cover the following costs themselves:
registration fee, travel expenses, accommodation and meals. The
registration fees are listed below. The congress organiser will try to
obtain a limited number of travel grants for participants from Eastern
European and Central Asian countries. Those interested in applying for
such grants should click the respective box in the electronic
registration form when registering. Information about the availability
of any such grants will only become available in late 2009.
Tours will be offered at a reasonable price for the days before and
after the Congress. The Congress program will list these tours and
their prices. The tours are not part of the Congress.
Registration Fees (preliminary):
Registration by 31 December 2009
- Registration fee - 290 euro
- Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states - 230 euro
- Students - 125 euro
Registration after 1 January 2010 -
- Registration fee - 350 euro
- Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states - 290 euro
- Students - 150 euro
On-Site Registration -
- Registration fee - 375 euro
- Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states - 300 euro
- Students - 160 euro
One-Day Admission - 55 euro
One-Day Admission for Students - 25 euro
The registration fee (except for one-day admission) includes:
admission; participation in all the panels, roundtables and lectures
at the Congress (a limitation may be made for technical reasons, such
as the capacity of lecture halls); and a conference bag containing
Please note: Participants should make certain that their payment
covers their registration fees in the full amount of euros indicated,
so as not to cause any additional banking costs for the Congress organisers.
Congress Information in Brief
Congress dates and location: 26-31 July 2010, Stockholm, Sweden
Theme: "Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation"
Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2009
Address for proposals: email@example.com
Abstract submission: 1 March - 30 October 2009
Registration: Beginning 1 July 2009
Address for abstracts and registration: www.iccees2010.se
Useful Congress Addresses
All questions regarding accommodation, registration and tours should
be directed to the congress organisation agency:
SE-102 39 Stockholm
fax: +46-8-5465 1599
For questions regarding scholarly aspects of the congress, please contact:
Prof. Irina Sandomirskaja
President of Sällskapet
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