A New Research Agenda on Eastern Europe
The Launch Conference of the recently founded Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) focused on new research perspectives on Eastern Europe.
ZOiS researchers, guest speakers, and young scholars supported by ZOiS presented their current research. The talks and discussions were linked to the ZOiS research priorities "Stability and Change of Political Regimes", "The Dynamics of Conflict", and "Migration". There was also a roundtable discussion on the future of Area Studies. An exhibition of work by the photographer Mark Neville added an artistic perspective to the ZOiS research on political identities shaped by the war in Ukraine.
Welcome and Opening Statement by Gwendolyn Sasse
Panel 2: Politics from Below
Different Perspectives on Migration in/from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Room 2: Literature and Cultural Studies
The Study of Authoritarian Regimes: Methodological Challenges and Innovations
The presenters are recipients of ZOiS dissertation completion grants 2016-2017
Room 1: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes from within
Room 2: How to Study Economic Policy in Russia?
Roundtable: Quo Vadis Area Studies?
The Displaced Ukrainians: Discussion with Artist Mark Neville
Based on Mark Neville’s ZOiS project
From 7.30 pm
Exhibition opening and reception