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Call for Papers: 8th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

Conference venue: Ottawa, Canada
Period: Nov. 1-3, 2012
Deadline for submitting paper proposals: Jun. 28, 2012

Description of the Conference

A call for papers has been announced for a research seminar on contemporary Ukraine to be held at the University of Ottawa in November 2012.
The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, is organizing its 8th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar and its central theme will be issues in political science, history, anthropology (ethnology), sociology and other issues of contemporary Ukraine. The Seminar will feature research papers, related to Ukraine, from a range of disciplines that could also include law, religious studies, demography, economics, geography, literature, cinema, folklore and other fields of social science and humanities.

Eligible topics for the conference

Paper proposals can address the study of the law in contemporary Ukraine or in the history of Ukraine. More specifically, topics of interest include the rule of law in independent Ukraine (particularly under Yushchenko and/or Yanukovych), the process of law-making, sociology and anthropology of the law, the higher Courts, the Procuracy, judicial reform, international assistance and/or NGO engagement in rule of law programs, corruption, law enforcement, penal institutions, human and civil rights, legal culture, international law, the Venice Commission, political trials, war crimes trials and related topics.
Additional sections of the Research Seminar on contemporary Ukraine could also be organized to include papers on education; foreign policy;  memory & history; politics & society; religion.

Guidelines for submission

Paper proposals from scholars and doctoral students must be submitted by email attachment to Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at darel@uottawa.ca and chairukr@gmail.com. There is a 1000 word limit for paper proposals and applicants should also enclose a 250 word biographical statement and full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone), the most recent publication (or, in the case of doctoral applicants, the year when you entered a doctoral program, the [provisional] title of your dissertation and year of expected completion).

Paper proposals must be sent by June 28, 2012 and they must not have been accepted for publication by the time of the Seminar. The Chair will cover the expenses of applicants whose proposal is accepted by the Seminar. After an international selection committee reviews the proposals, applicants will be notified about the results in July 2012.

Successful applicants who are enrolled in a doctoral program or have post-doctoral status  (defined as up to six years after the completion of a PhD) will be eligible for the Danyliw Seminar Emerging Scholar Award, which comes with a monetary prize. The first award was given in 2011 to Serhiy Kudelia for his paper “The Impact of Collectivization on Insurgency Mobilization in Western Ukraine after World War II”.

Organizer

Information & contacts

Dominique Arel
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa
address: 559 King Edward Ave. Ottawa , Ontario
Canada  K1N 6N5
e-mail: darel@uottawa.ca

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