Thinking beyond “the national” is here to stay. Though recent events in Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space have brought the continued relevance of borders into stark relief, we are more than ever in need of a toolkit that makes sense of processes, events and patterns occurring and recurring beyond the nation-state. At the same time, when dealing with the already-ambiguous and contested limits of “Central Europe”, “Eastern Europe”, “the Balkans”, or “the Caucasus”, thinking transnationally may also transform previous notions of “region”. As such, the overarching aim of our conference is to debate both the concrete and the theoretical issues that stem from de-centring and re-contextualising both the nation-state, and other sub-ordinate and super-ordinate levels of analysis.
The conference invites applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Please send a 250-word abstract and an academic CV to email@example.com by 9 December 2015. The language of the conference is English. We invite submissions of papers of no more than
20 minutes in length. Please contact us should you wish to propose a fully-formed three-speaker panel, attaching the relevant documents for all participants. Successful applicants will be noti ed by 18 December 2015. Some travel expenses may be covered for non-UK applicants, but please seek alternate sources of funding beforehand.