Call for Papers: "Overlapping Easts: from shared Neighbourhoods to Globalised Borderlands and Rethinking Revolution: 1917-2017"


Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Activities

Project Title: "EU-Russia, Connecting People and Ideas Revolution, Post-Soviet Space, Information"



Conference, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, ITALY

18-19 December 2017


The aim of the 2 days international conference is to stir a debate on the restructuring of the post-Soviet space and to rethink the heritage of the Russian Revolution especially in terms of political change. The first day conference will revolve around 4 topics:

  1. Overlapping institutions and projects in the Eurasian spaces
  2. Eastern Partnership and the European Neighbourhood Policy Review Process
  3. Post-Soviet as “Peripheries”, “Borderlands”, “Frontiers”
  4. Post-Soviet as the New Post-Colonial…?

The conference panels will be complemented by two interactive round-tables on searching and teaching on Post-Soviet space and Russia.

The second day of the conference will be devoted to discuss the Russian Revolution in its centenary. This will be the occasion to reflect on the heritage of the 1917 Russian Revolution while questioning what is the meaning of “revolution” in current politics. We seek papers that confront this topic from various perspectives: philosophy, art, history, political science, international relations, and sociology.

The conference will start on 18 December at 9.00 a.m. and close on 19 December at 16.30. The organizers will be able to provide accommodation for 1/2 nights. We would kindly ask you to make your own travel arrangements. We will reimburse your travel costs (fair fares according to the Financial Tables for Erasmus +) on presentation of original train tickets and boarding passes for all selected contributors.

Please send your abstracts (max.300 words) along with a brief one-page CV to by November 5. Decisions on accepted papers will be communicated by 15 November 2017.

Important dates

  • 5 November 2017 deadline for abstract submission (max 300 words)
  • 15 November 2017 notification of acceptance
  • 11 December 2017 deadline for full paper submission
  • 18-19 December 2017 Conference

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at:


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