Effect of Perestroika: Regimes and Risks of Polyphonic Knowledge

European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) opens a call for papers for its annual student conference "Europe 2015. Effect of Perestroika: Regimes and Risks of Polyphonic Knowledge" that will take place on May 15-16, 2015 on the EHU campus in Vilnius.

The conference will feature several lectures, roundtable discussions, book presentations, and student research project presentations.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to submit abstracts. The conference languages: English, Belarusian, and Russian.

The following sections are planned as part of the conference:

  • Contemporary social theory: perspectives in the situation of conceptual polyphony,
  • History at the turn of epochs: challenges of the past / diversity of the future,
  • Gender turn in social knowledge: different research strategies and forms of interpreting the sociality,
  • Reconstructing the knowledge: big data, analytical platforms, visualization and other challenges of digital humanities,
  • Popularization of urbanism and new professional identities,
  • "Perestroika" and design: was there "perestroika" in design?
  • Processes of "perestroika" in political and economic relations in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic states,
  • Place of the historical heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in today’s Eastern Europe,
  • Results of public administration reforms and new challenges for effective implementation of public policy in countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic states,
  • Development perspectives of private law in the European Union and CIS countries,
  • Constitutionalism and legal instruments of human rights protection in Central and Eastern European states,
  • Right to oblivion: social and legal practices and mechanisms of constructing the post-Soviet rupture,
  • Religion and processes of modernization in Eastern Europe,
  • Practical psychology in post-Soviet region: peculiarities of genealogy and development perspectives,
  • Modes of working with heritage: shift of paradigms,
  • Social challenges of today’s biotechnologies,
  • Science and technology ± bright future,
  • Art before and after "perestroika",
  • Media culture: technological and social "perestroika",
  • Cinema in the context of digital culture: technology, esthetics and new receptive practices,
  • New look: vision as a cultural technology,
  • Soviet project between construction and reconstruction ("perestroika").

Participation in the conference is free of charge (no registration fee). Students requiring visa support are to indicate their passport data in the application form. Visas are issued free of charge. Accommodation is provided to all the participants free of charge for the period of the conference (May 15–16, 2015).

Please submit the online application no later than March 15, 2015. Participation in the conference is free of charge (no registration fee). Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected. Only selected applicants will be invited to participate. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 2, 2015.

For additional information, please, visit the official webpage, or email to: studentconference@ehu.lt

By Edu-active.com.