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New Perspectives in Czech and Slovak Studies
Washington, August 2000


CALL FOR PAPERS:

NEW PERSPECTIVES IN CZECH AND SLOVAK STUDIES
	a series of special sessions at the
20th WORLD CONGRESS of the
CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
	9-13 August 2000
	American University, Washington, DC


Founded in 1958 by Czech and Slovak intellectuals living in exile, the
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (Spolecnost pro vedy a
umení-SVU) remains the only international association devoted to Czech and
Slovak studies across the disciplines.  As part of its efforts to support
the work of young scholars, SVU will organize a special series of panels
as part of its 20th World Congress in August 2000 in Washington, DC.  The
series of meetings will allow young scholars in different disciplines,
from the United States and Canada as well as the Czech and Slovak
republics, to discuss their research and exchange ideas on the current
issues in the field.  For those graduate students or junior scholars
starting an academic career in Czech and Slovak studies, the event will be
an opportunity to hear the views of, and establish contacts with,
colleagues from North America and Europe who will contribute to the field
for years to come.  Recent Ph.D.'s and graduate students in the humanities
and social sciences are invited to submit proposals for papers. Panels
will include presenters from different disciplines and different
countries.

Themes of the panels will include:
Ethnic Relations and Nationalism
Social and Cultural Consequences of Transition
Czechs, Slovaks, and Europe: Past and Present
Modernism in Czechoslovakia
Creating Democracy: Institutions and Attitudes
Views of the "Former Regime"
Ingredients in Czech and Slovak Identity


Please send a one-page proposal of a paper and a short vita, by 13 March 2000,
to:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
106 Lippincott
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
USA
Or, send proposals via e-mail to crees@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu