TC “Experience of the Great War” in Ukraine

Deadline: 11 April 2016
Open to: researchers from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to history, anthropology, geography, peace and conflict studies, literature, performing arts, media studies and related disciplines
Venue: 23 – 25 June 2016,  Lviv, Ukraine

Description

The training course: “Urban Experiences of the Great War in Eastern Europe” will take place at the Center for Urban History from 23 – 25 June, 2016.

This workshop will bring together multilingual and cross-disciplinary scholars to investigate the intertwined  of the Eastern front. The focus of the workshop is Eastern European cities and towns, where moving fronts and the blurred borders of empires consistently influenced city life, established new sets of rules and orders for inhabitants, and created a vibrant space for intercultural encounters, transfers, and interactions. The working language of the workshop is English.

The workshop will be organized around three main themes:

  • Encounters and interactions between soldiers and civilians, locals and POW’s, refugees, different social and national groups, urban and rural, etc.;
  • Transfers of people, ideas, culture, and goods within the home front, between the rear and the battlefields; beyond official borders of empires, states, etc.;
  • Transformation of urban spaces and landscapes.

Eligibility

  • Researchers from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to history, anthropology, geography, peace and conflict studies, literature, performing arts, media studies and related disciplines;
  • Advanced PhD students and young researchers from Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply and contribute.

Costs

The organizers will cover accommodation, meals in Lviv, and excursions within the program. There is limited funding for travel. Therefore you are asked to indicate if you need financial support, and when possible, to inquire about additional conference funding from your home institutions.

How to apply?

You are welcomed to apply with individual proposals and you need to include the following information:

  • Title;
  • Abstract (up to 500 words);
  • Short bio (up to 150 words);
  • Contact information.

The Deadline for proposals is 11 April, 2016 and for pre-circulated papers is 31 May, 2016.

Proposals should be sent to: [email protected] with the subject “The Great War Workshop”

For more information, please visit the official website.

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