[EN] До 15 февраля принимаются заявки на участие в конференции «Конструируя “Советское”. Политическое сознание, повседневные практики, новые идентичности»

Европейский Университет в Санкт-Петербурге, 18–19 апреля 2014 года.

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The Conference «Constructing the “Soviet”? Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices, New Identities» has been held by student initiative at the European University at Saint Petersburg annually since 2007.

Our aim is to launch an international discussion on issues of Soviet history among PhD students and undergraduates, to create connections between scholars and to find new research methods and approaches. This conference gives young scholars from Russia and abroad a chance to discuss different aspects of Soviet everyday life, politics, economics and the arts. Participants will be able to attend lectures of well-known experts in such fields as Anthropology, History, Sociology and Philology and to receive their commentary and critique.

The following topics, among others, will be discussed at the 2014 conference:

— The Language of Official Soviet Art: from Socialist Realism to Deideologization; Soviet Mainstream and Elite Culture;

— Soviet Childhood: Utopia and Reality. Teaching Methods and Theories. Toys and Games.

— Social, Political and Cultural Borders: the History of Soviet Concepts and Practices,

— Myth of Utopias: Contradictory Treatments of post-Revolutionary Patterns of Life and Thought,

— Soviet War: Army, Technology, Power and Society in Conflicts of the XXth century;

— «Alternative» Economy in the USSR: Profiteering, Underground Enterprise, Consumption Under Deficit;

— Physical education and sport in the USSR;

— The Soviet Citizen: Subjectivity and Identities, Construction of “Self”;

— The Soviet Tourist in the Motherland and Abroad;

— Public Soviet History: Practice Oriented Approach to Soviet History.

If you are an undergraduate or PhD student studying humanities and social sciences, and want to take part in our conference, please, send us your short papers. No remote participation is possible. Conference working languages are Russian and English.

A book of chosen papers both in Russian and in English will be published by the beginning of the conference. Programs and papers of previous years are available at: www.eu.spb.ru/history/projects/constructing-the-soviet

Short papers requirements: 15 000 characters max. (including spaces and footnotes); MS Word (versions 1997 – to 2003), automatic footnotes. Please, also include your contact information, name of your university and department, and year of study.

We accept abstracts until February 15, 2014 at: constructing2014@gmail.com

European University at St. Petersburg can pay travel and accommodation costs for only some of the participants. We ask those who wish to apply for funding to send a brief explanation of their need for funding and an outline of foreseen travel and accommodation expenses to attend the conference.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/constructing