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SUMMER SCHOOL: Constructing Utopia / Eastern European Avant-Gardes and Their Legacy

Aimed at postgraduate students and art professionals interested in Eastern European art, the summer school offers courses on its museumisation, interpretation and presentation.
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Exporting Socialism, Making Business?

After WW II, architecture was used and misused as an ideological signifier for competing systems and for new national identities. Diverse actors and networks took part in architectural exchange within the blocks and beyond the Iron Curtain. 
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Forum for Doctoral Candidates in East European Art History

Doctoral candidates engaged in a topic of art history (or a neighboring discipline) of Eastern Europe are cordially invited– explicitly also those who have come to the Forum in Berlin in the previous years.
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Breaking Conventions: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Art History

In the context of the growing emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches across academic scholarship, this conference will consider the continuously evolving nature of art historical research.
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SHAPING IDENTITIES | CHALLENGING BORDERS

The conference aims at challenging established limits within histories of photography. It asks how local circumstances affected the production, dissemination and reception of photography in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, and how those interacted with trends and developments from abroad.
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Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia

The aim of this conference is to facilitate the continued development of this field by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations around these central themes.
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Radical Art in Transition

This panel seeks papers that address the intersections between visual culture and political protest in the Western Balkan space.
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Stepping Back in Time

In the field of history terms such as “living history,” “doing history” and "reenactment” have been established to characterize the experiential component of various practices of reviving, restaging and appropriating events from the past in the present.
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Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of alterity in Europe and worldwide.
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Photo-Performance, Performance Photography in Real Existing Socialisms

With the proposed special issue the contributors are posing the still urgent inquiry of what kind of methodology does a scholar of Eastern, Central and South East European performance history require to work on photo-performance and performance photography in times of ideological warfare? And, to put it more provocatively, if a different methodology is needed at all?
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The Student Milieu in the Soviet Bloc Countries 1945–1989

After the Second World War Communists took over the East Central Europe and the Soviet Union created its area of influence. The totalitarian authorities aspired to take power and dominate every aspect of people's life.
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The Aspect of Woman

The conference is an integral part of an ongoing project "Creativity of Women from the 19th Century to the Present Time" and is the first in line of the periodically scheduled events in the course of the following years, all interweaved around woman in visual culture throughout the past and present times and intense aims to evaluate and analyse their contributions in wider European space.
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Cinema &Visual Culture in Post-Communist Europe

Cinema and visual culture have always been part of the efforts to build Europe’s identity, and to define its national/cultural borders. At the same time, cinema and visual culture contribute to undermine these borders (through a wide circulation of works, open networks, common funding policies etc.) and equally to questions Europe’s identity especially now, during the present round of continental turmoil.
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Emerging Scholars of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art

Papers may discuss particular visual themes, sources, methodological perspectives, and/or historiographical issues related to the art and architecture of these regions from the Middle Ages to the present.
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Contested Spheres: Actually Existing Artworlds under Socialism

Proposals for conference papers are sought that examine how artists, curators or art historians, or even entire art scenes, responded to the demands of the socialist system, investigating, for example, prominent cases of refusal and resistance, the self-image and social role of official artists, as well as instances of disingenuousness, ambiguity and doublespeak in the machinations of late Socialist art worlds.
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Cold Atlantic Doctoral Seminar

The  seminar/workshop is aimed at doctoral students working on topics related to the conference and its four thematic axes. Based on the current research of the selected participants, the seminar-workshop will serve as a platform to discuss the transatlantic exchanges between North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America bringing into the fore other hubs of artistic exchange and influence, aiming not just to de-center the (still predominant) Paris-New York axis, but also to foster a discussion that gives a voice to cultural expressions that were generated outside the official power structures.
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Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones

The international conference Cold Atlantic seeks to highlight the transatlantic exchanges between North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America bringing into the fore other hubs of artistic exchange and influence, aiming not just to de- center the (still predominant) Paris-New York axis, but also to foster a discussion that gives a voice to cultural expressions that were generated outside the official power structures. 
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CEAD Conference: The Deep Flows of the Running Sea

The Deep Flows of the Running Sea conference initiates a cycle of regular interdisciplinary meetings focusing on the research of the socio-cultural environment within the Visegrad Region countries in the second half of the twentieth century. This intention derives from a long-term research interest of the curators of the Olomouc Museum of Art, in terms of exhibitions, acquisitions, and research activities of the Olomouc Central European Forum and the recently launched Central European Art Database. 
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Artistic Re-enactments as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern European Performance Art

This panel invites papers that discuss artistic re-enactments of performances from across the former communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe in recent artistic practice.
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Tallinn Summer School on Late Socialism (1956-1985)

The period is essentially seen as a milder continuation of Stalinism (e.g. in discussions of the nature of regime) or as a prelude to perestroika (e.g. in discussions of consumerism). The political climate in Eastern Europe and the opportunities of archival access have both favoured the study of the first half of the Soviet Union's existence over its second half. It is time to change that trend.
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Paris and the Polish Artists 1945-1989

Since the 50s Polish authorities, discreetly opposing political and cultural Soviet ideology of socialist realism (generally rejected by artistic circles in 1955) promoted modernity following the model of art developed in France – a country politically supporting Poland, where the left linked to the Communist Party of France had a strong position.
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Narratives on Totalitarianisms: Histories and Memories of Central and Eastern European Totalitarian

The 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Totalitarianism for PhD Students – “Narratives on Totalitarianisms: Histories and Memories of Central and Eastern European Totalitarian Regimes” addresses several questions regarding the narratives, the histories and the memories of the Central and Eastern European totalitarian regimes.
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Crossroads: East and West

The theme of the conference addresses regions of Europe and Middle East which, in Classical Antiquity, made part of both “East” and “West”. Exoticism has been a fundamental part of western perception of “East” from the time of Herodot who in the Histories, for example, depicts Scythians as bloodthirsty barbarians. This ambivalent relation towards foreign and exotic nations has persisted from the Classical Antiquity throughout Renaissance well into the Modern era.
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Conference on "Resistance and Identitiy"

The conference deals with different types of resistance, each with their own goals and methods (non-conformity, denial, protest and active resistance). Moreover, a focus will be on the effect of resistance on identity.
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Second International Forum for doctoral candidates in East European art history Berlin

With the first “International Forum for doctoral candidates of art history of Eastern Europe” in May 2014 we have initiated such a forum and provided a platform for presentations of current research projects. 
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