Open to: scholars based in post-Soviet countries.
Venue: 8-9 October 2015, University of Tartu (Estonia)
There is a wealth of research on Russians and/or Russian-speakers in the post-Soviet space. The existing literature has examined Russian(-speaking) identities, social integration, linguistic practices, and kin-state relations between Russia and ‘Russian compatriots’ within various national spaces. The bulk of this research, however, has largely focused on specific issues within a given state (most prominently Latvia and Estonia). While comparative research has often been carried out in the Baltic context, relatively little attention has been paid to comparative analysis across the broader confines of the post-Soviet space.
Paper proposals of no more than 350 words, and an accompanying short biography of no more than 200 words, should be sent to Dr Ammon Cheskin (University of Glasgow) and Dr Heiko Pääbo (University of Tartu) no later than Friday 3 July.
A limited number of travel grants are available, especially for scholars based in post-Soviet countries. The conference is supported by CRCEES, an inter-institutional Centre of Excellence in Russian, Central and East European Language-Based Area Studies, in conjunction with the University of Tartu and the University of Glasgow.