CfP: Memory of the Communist Past

International Conference Memory of the Communist Past (14 – 16 October 2020, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

International conference organizers: the research team of the project APVV 16 0345 Current Images of Socialism, Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

The Communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe fell 30 years ago. A variety of designs, attitudes and methodological approaches have developed which have resulted in projects that are focused on the way the “Communist past” is represented and communicated in these societies today. The main aim of our conference MEMORY OF THE COMMUNIST PAST is to bring together experts from the area of social sciences and the humanities. We offer a forum for presentation and the exchange of the experiences and knowledge they gained in their research. We invite analytic, theoretical papers, as well as research reports, essays and discussions on the qualitative research of the Communist past in Central and Eastern Europe.

The contributions should focus on such topics as:

We would like to invite colleagues to share their expertise as well as present the possible questions or challenges of their work. Submission deadline: 31st March 2020. Each paper proposal should include a title and abstract (up to 300 words) and short c.v. (max. 300 words). All proposals should be submitted by email (

Applicants will be informed by end of April 2020 regarding inclusion in the conference program. Chosen conference papers will be published in a monothematic volume of Slovak Ethnology 1/2021, in English and in the Journal of Nationalism, Memory and Language Politics 1/2021, in English. The final date for papers: 15th October 2020

The preparatory committee:
dr. Monika Vrzgulova (IoESA SAS);
dr. Ľubica Voľanska (IoESA SAS);
dr. Petra Schindler-Wisten (OH Center, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences)

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