Doctoral workshop: the State of Post-Socialist Studies

When: 01.03.2017, at 09:30-13:00
Place: Tallinn University, Room TBA

Call for abstracts (deadline 15 February 2017)

“Tensions” is an international PhD programme in post-Soviet affairs, and in particular post-Soviet tensions. The project aims at developing a team of early career researchers, who will become experts on the region. It offers a rigorous methodological training and three years experience of working in an international and intercultural environment.

The project involves junior and senior staff from six leading research centres (Dublin City University, University of Oslo, University of Warsaw, Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, University of St Andrews and Tallinn University). More information can be found at www.postsoviet.eu.

In the frame of our last meeting (see website: postsoviet.eu) we invite doctoral students (at any stage of their PhD studies, from beginners to first year or even recently defended) to join us and discuss their progress findings in a friendly setting. You will have the chance to receive constructive feedback and discuss your research with some of the leading specialists on the post-Soviet region, including:

  • Prof Rick Fawn (University of St Andrews)
  • Prof Pal Kolsto (University of Oslo)
  • Prof Donnacha O Beachain (Dublin City University)
  • Prof Heiko Pleines (Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen)

If interested, please send an abstract of your PhD research (up to 300 words) by February 15th 2017 to Abel Polese (ap....at....tlu.ee) and Emilia Pawłusz (emilia.pawlusz....at....tlu.ee) .

We have only space for 12 presentations and early application will be prioritised. We will give you the opportunity to present your research to an audience of leading specialists and interact with other scholars working on the region.

The event will be followed by a public dissemination event (screening of a movie, TBA)

We welcome PhD students from any of the social sciences and cognate disciplines. We will prioritise students from Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian universities but interested scholars from outside the Baltic region are also welcome. If accepted, you will be requested to prepare a 10-minute presentation.

Please note that we do not offer travel or accommodation support.

Lunch can be provided, if needed.