European Congress 2013: 'Europe: Crisis and Renewal' April 5 – 8,

2013, Cambridge, UK

The processes of political, economic, and cultural change in Europe

have had a particularly strong impact upon the countries of Eastern

Europe and their neighbours in the east. It is timely to reflect on

and debate the ways in which Europe and the former Soviet Union has

experienced and coped with crisis in all its forms, past and present.

The process of change in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism at

the end of the 1980s, the accession of 10 Eastern European states to

the EU and the continuing work of European integration in the former

Yugoslavia make this an appropriate time to reflect on the experience

of Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union. The congress

theme 'Europe: Crisis and Renewal' provides a focus to allow

reflection on contemporary challenges – political, economic and social

– as well as on the history of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and

the former Soviet Union.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Jö rg Baberowski (Humboldt-Universitä t Berlin, Germany)

Professor Richard Sakwa (University of Kent, United Kingdom)

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals on the congress theme and on

other topics in Central and East European and Slavonic Studies are

welcomed (we encourage proposals for full panels/roundtables).

The deadline for panel/roundtable proposals is 1 October 2012, and 14

September 2012 for individual paper proposals.

Panels, roundtables and papers are welcome in the areas of Politics;

History; Economics and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and

Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Sociology. The congress

especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students

and by young scholars.

Full details and panel/paper proposal forms are available at: