Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hot and Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense -- An upcoming public art project in Romania

Anna Harsanyi   <>  writes: 

I am an independent curator co-organizing Hot and Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, a public art project in Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca, Romania that will take place in December during the 25th anniversary of the Revolution that ended Communism. The interactive artworks in Hot and Cold will bring together diverse audiences to discuss themes of democracy, civic participation and urban life in Romania today.

On September 3rd we'll be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Tilt, and I wanted to ask if you would spread the word to your network. Each person who donates will receive a link to a website we've created that collects experiences from people all over the world about 1989 and the end of Communist governments in Eastern and Central Europe. Our campaign is a community effort and a way for people to connect and engage with themes of democracy and civic action at this historic time.

We would love to have the participation of you and your colleagues at the Southeast European Studies Association of America in this endeavor, and I hope that you will help us get the word out about our campaign.

Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

Anna Harsanyi

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Call for Papers

Association for the Study of
Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC)
Call for Papers
Sixth Biennial Conference
Rhodes College
September 18-19, 2015
(pre-conference reception on the evening of September 17)

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for individual papers and panels for its biennial conference, to be held at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee and The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel.  Scholars from the U.S. and around the world are welcome.  All participants must be members of ASEC.

Proposals for individual papers and panels should be submitted by email to Dr. Randall Poole, Acting Vice President of ASEC ( no later than December 1, 2014.  All proposals should include:
--Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information                                  
 --For individual papers:  title and brief description (50-75 words)                             
--For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable).

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.  General information regarding the hotel and meeting, and the conference registration form, will be available after October 1, 2014 on the following website of Rhodes College: