After a successful start in early 2021, hps.cesee: History of Science in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe is proud to organise the second Flying Colloquium for the history of science in CESEE, a series of informal seminars where we plan to discuss ongoing work in our field. We invite scholars who would like to discuss their work in progress -- PhD fragments, article drafts, book chapters, project proposals, or forthcoming important presentations -- with a group of peers and invited experts in a safe environment.
Our intention is to create an "invisible college" concerned with the history of science and scholarship (i.e. natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, technology and medicine). We encourage proposals that explore the vast regions that may be called Central, Eastern or Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and aim at widening this understanding further through (pre/post-)imperial, (pre/post-)colonial, (pre/post-)Soviet mobilities, exchanges, discursive links etc. – from the Middle Ages to contemporary history.
We want to share our interest and expertise in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The call is directed at scholars at all career stages, though preference will be given to PhD students and early-career researchers. The colloquium responds not just to the limitation of travelling options during the ongoing pandemic, but more generally to the lack of fora for discussion of projects in the histories of sciences and humanities in the region. It also aims to strengthen global exchange on this topic.
Applicants can propose:
- A pre-circulated paper of up to 10.000 words (article draft, dissertation chapter, research project proposal, etc.), in which case we will invite a commentator and dedicate a full session to discussion of the paper;
- A short project presentation which is not pre-circulated, in which case we will allocate 45 minutes for the presentation and discussion.
We would like to set up a limited group that meets every second Tuesday starting February 8th at 18:00 CET (20:00 MSK / 12:00 EST) until early May 2022, where we will create a constructive, inclusive and safe atmosphere for productive discussions. If you would like to take part in the colloquium by presenting a piece of your own work and/or discussing the work of others, please fill out the form here https://forms.gle/wLKam3Znuk197Rq96 by January 15, 2022.
Friedrich Cain, Evangelia Chordaki, Adela Hincu, Johanna Hügel, Sandra Klos, Katalin Straner, Jan Surman
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