Call for Papers: Summer Workshop on the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites paper submissions to a workshop on the economic history and historical political economy of Russia. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight recent research, build interdisciplinary ties and dialogue, and strengthen the community of scholars exploring related issues across neighboring disciplines.

We welcome proposals, regardless of discipline, addressing any topic related to the economic history and historical political economy of Russia. Young scholars, including those currently pursuing PhD degrees, are especially encouraged to apply.

The format of the workshop is designed to provide in-depth feedback to presenters and comprehensive discussion of selected topics. Each 50-minute session will be dedicated to a single paper, with a 5-minute presentation by the author followed by a 45-minute discussion. Participants are expected to read all conference papers in advance of the workshop. There is a strict limit of 20 pages (including tables and figures) for all workshop papers. Interested scholars are also encouraged to attend, even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters.

Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15, 2019. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

When: May 24-25, 2019

Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018