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Midwest Historians of East Central Europe Workshop, University of Illinois, Chicago, 27-28 October 2011‏


University of Illinois at Chicago
October 27-28, 2011

Polish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago announces a fall workshop for historians of East Central Europe. The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students alike and will be based around pre-circulated papers, chapters, article drafts, etc. Participants are welcome to attend either as paper presenters or as members of the active audience. The program begins the evening of Thursday, October 27 with a State of the Field lecture delivered by Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor of History at West Virginia University, followed by a reception for all conference participants. Papers will be discussed during panel sessions throughout the day on Friday, October 28.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce scholars working in related areas to one another, to showcase work in progress, and generally to facilitate a sense of community among historians of East Central Europe with easy access to Chicago. Doctoral students are especially encouraged to share completed dissertation chapters. Registration for the workshop is free. The Hejna Endowment at the University of Illinois will support the cost of accommodations for a limited number of graduate student and faculty participants. Doctoral students seeking assistance with housing should provide a brief letter of reference from their dissertation advisors.

Please contact Keely Stauter-Halsted at if you are interested in attending the workshop. Indicate in your e-mail if you would like to circulate a paper for discussion (and a short synopsis of its content) and whether you will require accommodations. Pre-circulated papers should be limited to 25 pages in length. The deadline for proposing a paper topic is September 1. Participants should register for the workshop by October 1 to guarantee a spot. Completed papers must be submitted electronically by October 14. They will be made available on-line to all registered participants.