Call for papers

The Second Annual RUCARR Conference will be held at Malmo University, Sweden, on November 22-23, 2017.

The research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research’ (RUCARR) is an intellectual hub for scholars at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University. Established as late as in 2016, RUCARR builds on an established and well-recognized area studies tradition at the University which connects with an extensive research networks nationally and internationally.

As the name of the platform, suggests, Russia and the Caucasus are the geographical areas of primary concern. RUCARR’s research focus is on political, social, cultural, economic and other dynamics and processes of significance within its geographical delimitations. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, contemporary politics, history and nationalism, ethnic and national identity, security issues, democracy and civil society development, authoritarianism and post-authoritarian transition and transformations.

This year’s conference will have its specific focus on ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism issues. On this topic, we are very happy to greet as a keynote speaker Dr. Paul Goode, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath. For the paper sessions contributions all across RUCARR’s sphere of activities are warmly welcome.

Abstract submission

Please, submit an abstract of no more than 400 words (word count not including references) by email. Include a title, authors, affiliations and contact email addresses and submit the abstract to both as a Word document (Unicode fonts) and a pdf file. Language: English.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2017
Outcome of reviewing process by: October 15, 2017.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee.

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