Friday, January 23, 2009

CONF.- National Identity in Eurasia, New College, Oxford, 22-24 March 2009

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CONF.- National Identity in Eurasia, New College, Oxford, 22-24 March 2009

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National Identity in Eurasia: Identities & Traditions
22-24 March 2009
New College, University of Oxford

Convenor: Professor Catriona Kelly

Deadline for registration: 10 March 2009


The conference explores the institutions, ideologies, and practices
that have shaped identity in the countries that once formed part of
the Soviet Union and in the states and cultures that border the former
superstate. It traces the history of 'Eurasia' as a concept, and
analyses the role of political interest groups, religious beliefs,
museums, education, and everyday experience (whether under direct
state control or governed by what are believed to be autonomous
'traditions' in evolving concepts of ethnic, national, and
transnational culture). Gathering together anthropologists,
historians, political scientists, sociologists, and specialists in
cultural studies from the Caucasus and Central Asia, Belorussia,
France, Germany, and Russia as well as the UK and the USA, it presents
a uniquely wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary forum for informed
discussion of issues that are of enormous topical significance.

We are pleased to announce that the conference registration is now
open. Please note that the number of places is limited. We anticipate
a high demand and you are advised to register as early as possible.
Conference participants will be registered strictly on a
first-come-first-served basis, without exceptions.

To register, please follow the instructions on the conference website
registration pages:

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