Call for Papers: Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies


The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. As in previous years, the organizers expect the number of participants to reach or exceed 200.

The conference will begin with the evening session on Sunday, 10 June, and end in late afternoon on Tuesday, 12 June. The programme will include academic panels, roundtables focused on current issues and plenary sessions. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Grzegorz Ekiert, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University; and Catriona Kelly, Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy.

The organizers welcome individual paper submissions as well as proposals for full panels and roundtables. The Programme Committee will give careful and unbiased consideration to all proposals; however, panel proposals are particularly encouraged.

Application deadline is February 20.

For more detailed information about the call please visit UPTAKE homepage

The conference is arranged within the framework of UPTAKE project. UPTAKE is a consortium of three partners – the University of Tartu in Estonia, Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of Kent in the UK –  in the field of Russian and East European Studies. The consortium is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691818 (“Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent”).