Call for Papers: International Scholarly Conference "Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History"
Organizer: International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russian Federation).
Our aim, at this conference, is to examine the legacies of these debates about photography and socialism as they developed from the late 1920s through to the collapse of the Soviet Union. We are particularly interested in regional and/or post-war interpretations of these debates. We invite creative responses to these issues and call on scholars from all disciplines to adapt and interpret the conference’s framework imaginatively and in terms of their own original research.
The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.
The deadline for submitting paper proposals (in English or in Russian) is 20 December 2016. Successful applications will be notified by 20 January 2017.
Submissions should include:
- the name of the applicant, institutional affiliation, postal and email addresses;
- a brief CV;
- a short statement explaining how the applicants research relates to the conference topic;
- an outline of the paper, no longer than one-page in length.
Proposals are invited in Russian or English.
Proposals and inquiries should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The organizers will assist international participants with obtaining visa invitations to Russia through the Higher School of Economics (for a “scientific-technical relations” visa). The conference organizers have limited funds to cover airfare and accommodation costs for the duration of the conference. We ask prospective participants who will need assistance with visa invitations, accommodation, or airfare to indicate this in their submissions. Accepted participants with access to other sources of funding are encouraged to appeal to those sources.
Angelina Lucento - Research Fellow, International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, email@example.com
Jessica Werneke - Research Fellow, International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org