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Memory and the Present in Postsocialist Cultures
Portland, OR, February 2004

"Memory and the Present in Postsocialist Cultures"

Reed College, Portland, Oregon
February 13-14, 2004

SOYUZ invites paper submissions for its 2004 meeting. Presentations may be from any
discipline (anthropology, sociology, folklore, political science, history, literary
scholarship, etc.) and may focus on any aspect of social life - religion, politics,
economics and exchange, kinship and the family, gender, language, literature, the
arts - but papers must strive to creatively and successfully combine solid
ethnographic and/or empirical evidence with theory. We will be able to make travel
subsidies available for up to two foreign presenters (from the region).

SOYUZ is an interdisciplinary research network for postsocialist studies
( The symposium, held annually since 1992, is the site
of cutting edge presentations from some of the most exciting thinkers within the
subfield, and at the same time an intimate forum where scholars can exchange ideas
and engage in dialogue.

Please send an abstract (no longer than 500 words) and a brief CV to Marko Zivkovic,
Department of Anthropology, Reed College ( by November 1,