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Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009
From: Larysa Iarovenko <larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca>
Subject: Graduate Student Symposium on Ukraine, January 21-23, 2010

Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, at the University of Toronto
January 21-23, 2010
International Graduate Student Symposium
New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture

The University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the fourth biannual graduate student symposium “New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture” to be held in Toronto on January 21-23, 2010. This interdisciplinary Symposium will bring together aspiring young scholars for three days of presentations and intensive discussions on the study of contemporary Ukraine.

The goal of the Symposium is to present new research and innovative thinking that explores the political, socioeconomic, and cultural dynamics in Ukrainian society. The Symposium seeks to integrate and draw on a wide range of theories and new scholarly research by applying them to Ukraine as a case study.

The Symposium is open to graduate students and recent PhD holders from North America and Europe. Proposals involving cross-national comparisons in the wider context of the post-communist space are encouraged. Submissions can focus on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Political and Economic Developments;
Identity and Regionalism;
Foreign Relations and National Security;
Literature, Film and Media in Ukraine;

New Approaches to Ukrainian History and the Politics of Memory.

Please submit an abstract (maximum 750 words) and curriculum vitae by Monday, November 16th 2009. The abstract should include a statement of objectives, methods, expected results and conclusions. Submissions must be made via email to ukrainian.gradsymposium@utoronto.ca

Authors whose papers are selected will be notified by Tuesday, December 1st 2009. Presenters should seek external funding. Limited grants for travel and accommodation may be available for participants who cannot obtain full external funding.

Previous Symposiums have seen a wide range of participants from: Canada, the United States, England, Holland, Ukraine, Germany, Poland and more. Emerging international scholars from these countries are provided with a diverse, professional, and open environment that allows for constructive dialogue among their peers.

Participants are also provided the opportunity to approach academics working in similar fields. Previous attendees and guest lecturers include: Dominique Arel, Paul D’Anieri, Marta Dyczok, Taras Koznarsky, Alexander J. Motyl, Mykola Riabchuk, Peter Solomon, Maxim Tarnawsky, and Lucan A. Way,

In addition, a workshop aimed at the development of academic and professional skills will be held, where young scholars will be able to gain practical knowledge applicable to their careers. Previous workshops have covered topics dealing with: Publishing Academic Work, and Conducting Fieldwork in Eastern Europe. This year’s workshop will deal specifically with “Making Career Choices.” The workshop will be led by recent graduates now working in the private, public and non-governmental sectors.

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

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