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International Forum for Young Scholars of Soviet and Post-Soviet History and Culture: The Forum’s Third Session Offers a New Opportunity for Research Presentations and Discussion. AN OPEN CALL

*recommended age

The deadline for submission 1 September 2021.

The Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies / International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Third session of the International Forum for Young Scholars of Soviet and Post-Soviet History and Culture. This new academic convention the first two sessions of which took place in Moscow in 2017 and 2018 is open to Ph.D. students and young scholars who have completed their Ph.D.’s within the past three years. Applicants from all countries are welcome.

The third session of the International Forum is to be held at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, on 9-10 December 2021. Due the pandemic-related travel restrictions, the Forum will take place in a virtual format(on the Zoom).

This forum is intended to allow young scholars the opportunity for interdisciplinary cross-fertilization with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars. We invite candidates from all sub-disciplines of history who are interested in presenting scholarly papers on Soviet and post-Soviet history and culture. Candidates from the disciplines of cultural studies, anthropology, Slavic studies, art history, literary, and cinema studies are also welcome.

The forum has a scholarly committee consisting of senior scholars who review applications. We plan that the committee members and some other distinguished scholars will participate in the forum’s sessions. The following senior scholars participate in the committee:

Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University, Washington – HSE University (Committee Chair)

Seth Bernstein, University of Florida

Oleg Budnitskii, HSE University

Marc Elie, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris

Gennady Estraikh, New York University – HSE University

Oleg Khlevniuk, HSE University

Stephen Lovell, King’s College London

Tanja Penter, Heidelberg University

Vera Tolz, University of Manchester

Lynne Viola, University of Toronto – HSE University

We expect that the forum will have about fifteen participants. The participants will be chosen by the review committee based on their paper proposals. Applications can be submitted in Russian or English and must include:

1. A cover letter with exact contact details

2. An updated CV

3. List of publications

4. Paper proposal (no more than 250 words)

5. One recommendation letter (to be sent directly to worldwar2@hse.ru)

All application materials should be received no later than 1 September 2021. Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision by 15 September 2021. Please send all applications materials to the following address: worldwar2@hse.ru

Working languages of the Forum will be Russian and English.

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