Aleksanteri Conference 2009
We want to thank you for your valuable contribution in the Aleksanteri Conference 2009. We may have done the practical work of organizing the event, but it is you, the paper presenters, chairs and discussants, who made the conference as interesting and informative as it turned out to be. We look forward to seeing you in future Aleksanteri conferences!
- The Organising Committee
The 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall provides us with an ideal opportunity to look back at the Cold War era and reassess it from a modern day perspective. Two decades after the Cold War was said to have ended, the concept of a Cold War has once again reappeared in the rhetoric of world politics. Therefore, one cannot argue that the Cold War was merely a process of the past with minor relevance to the present. The 9th Aleksanteri Conference “Cold War Interactions Reconsidered”, will be hosted by the Aleksanteri Institute and will take place at the University of Helsinki on 29–31 October, 2009.
Aims of the Conference
The conference wishes to promote critical self-evaluation and a theoretical discussion on disciplines that are not so obviously connected with traditional Cold War studies. We encourage scholars to evaluate the current state of the area studies and to discuss how the Cold War influenced and perhaps still influences our thinking, identities, communication and culture. The conference will also encourage discussion on the manifold ways of coming to terms with the past.
The conference will emphasise a multidisciplinary approach, in the belief that it will greatly enrich the discussion and bring forth new interpretations. Besides historians, we hope to gather a broad array of scholars from the social and political sciences, cultural studies, the arts and humanities, law and economics. The conference will cover the whole of the Cold War period and the post-Cold War period up to the present day.
Themes of the conference
Conference Schedule and Deadlines:
This call for papers is an open invitation for panels, papers and presentations from scholars and advanced postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.
All submissions should be in the working language of the conference, English. Unfortunately no translation can be provided.
Proposals for panels (approx. 500 words): March 15, 2009
For further assistance, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Riikka Nisonen-Trnka, or the Conference Secretary, Eeva Korteniemi, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aleksanteri Conference is an annual, multidisciplinary, international conference organised by the Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, affiliated with the University of Helsinki. Aleksanteri Conferences have attracted broad interest among researchers and policy-makers in a wide variety of disciplines, both in Finland and abroad, interested in the development of post-socialist countries.