UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central & Eastern Europe

19 February 2014–21 February 2014, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

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UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street London

From  Feb 19-21 2014

Old Rules & New Traditions: Generational Divides in Central & Eastern Europe

Generational divides with regard to rules and traditions are a recurring theme in the past and present of Central and Eastern Europe. The region has been subject to great turmoil and has undergone a multitude of changes and transformations over time.

While some traditions have survived, others have been overhauled. Rules have been broken or adapted; yet each generation has also attempted to make their own rules and created new traditions.

These phenomena can be observed and analysed from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, political, economic, social, and beyond. We look forward to submissions that are cross-cultural, cross-national, and multi-disciplinary. Topics can include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • national identity and nation building;
  • a clash of urban and rural ways of life;
  • insiders and outsiders;
  • economic or political reform;
  • religiosity and secularism;
  • modernisation.

We are particularly interested in papers addressing the conference theme but also welcome other research dealing with the countries of:

  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • South-East Europe
  • Former Soviet Union

We also encourage submissions that place these countries into an inter-regional comparative context.

The conference invites applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Abstracts of up to 300 words and a CV with full contact information should be sent to postgradconference2014@gmail.com.

The language of the conference is English. A selection of papers will appear in a separate conference publication.

We expect that there will be a limited number of bursaries available for travel expenses.

Deadline for submissions: 16 August 2013


From 9am daily


19 February  - 6pm - 8pm
21 February 6pm - 8pm

Conference Committee:
Philipp Köker, Natasha Wunsch, Zora Kostadinova, Liam Campbell, Bartley Rock, Eleanor Janega, Valerie Pacer, Veronika Pehe, Ivor Sokolic, Sigrid Kleiva-Gramstad, Julia Halej.