[H-verkko] CFP: Writing Central Eastern Europe

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Writing Central Eastern Europe


Writing Central Eastern Europe

In his inspiring and provoking book, Larry Wolff analyses the
invention of Eastern Europe in the time of the Enlightenment. The
question is whether Eastern Europe as a concept existed earlier? What
about the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first centuries? In what
way can we perceive Eastern, versus Central Europe, versus Europe
over time in history and where are their borders?

The Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University will host a
conference devoted to travel writing on Central, Central Eastern and
Eastern Europe. We are interested in papers on travel accounts,
diaries, letters, travel journals and alike presenting the
confrontation of travellers with the Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
and Baltic peoples and their territories throughout history. Since we
do not define and do not want to define borders, papers on
neighbouring regions (Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro) or indeed
transregional travel accounts will also be considered.

Please send 300 word proposals of 20 minute presentations, with a
short cv, to  prof. Jakub Basista at basista at chello.pl by 15 January
2010. The selection and draft programme will be made by 31 January

The conference will be held at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
on 11-12 June 2010. Language of the conference will be English and
there will be a conference fee of approximately 400 PLN (at present
about 90 Euros). Regretfully, the organizers cannot provide
assistance with travel expenses, although modest accommodation (three
nights 10-13.06) and meals will be provided for speakers.

The organizers plan to publish a selection of conference papers.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.01.2010
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