CFP: Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe after 1991

The European Humanities University (EHU), and its Center for Advanced Studies and Education, welcome submissions for our international conference – Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe after 1991 –  to be held in Vilnius,14-16 June 2011.

The conference will be a consolidated reflection on the development of social sciences, humanities and education over twenty years in Eastern Europe. The dramatic events of 1989-1991, coinciding with substantial social changes in the world as a whole, forced the Eastern European intellectual community to respond to a number of urgent challenges. The conditions of survival of fragments of the formerly monolithic and unified system of science and education were significantly different, which inevitably led to different strategies of adaptation. The goal of the conference is not merely the reconstruction of the general picture of this era of change, but rather to provide a critical analysis of transformation processes and to attempt to sketch in possible trends in future development.

Suggested panels:

  • The languages of social sciences and humanities: a regional context to the European outlook
  • Codes of interdisciplinarity: views on cooperation between the social sciences and humanities
  • Language, identity and education in Eastern Europe after 1991:  (re)constructing of national identity
  • Higher education and the knowledge society: practices of transformation under conditions of uncertainty
  • Network universities in the context of the new agenda of the knowledge society: the case of EHU
  • After the Academy (of Science): the destinies of learned institutions in post-soviet Eastern Europe


Researchers and educators from Eastern Europe, as well as Western specialists concerned with current transformations in social sciences and humanities.

Conference language: English

Application submission

Conference participants should send the application form, an abstract of 250 words and a CV to

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 11, 2011.

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