International Graduate Student Symposium

An International Graduate Student Symposium

Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto

March 17–19, 2006

New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture

The University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the International Graduate Student Symposium “New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine: Politics, History, and Culture” to be held in Toronto on March 17–19, 2006. This interdisciplinary Symposium will bring together aspiring young scholars for three days of presentations and intensive discussions centred around new perspectives on the study of contemporary Ukraine.

The Orange Revolution took many observers by surprise and captivated the world. In its aftermath, scholars are busy examining both its sources and its ramifications. New questions have emerged on the research agenda and new methodological tools have become available to explore the dynamics of political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in Ukrainian society. Share your research and ideas at our forum!

The Symposium is open to graduate students and recent PhD holders (those who have graduated within the past three years) from North America and Europe. Proposals involving cross-national comparisons in the wider context of the post-communist space are encouraged. Submissions can focus on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

To be considered as a candidate, please submit a one-page abstract and curriculum vitae by December 15, 2005. The abstract should include a statement of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Submissions must be made via email to

Authors whose papers are selected will be notified by December 23, 2005. Presenters should seek external funding. Limited grants for travel and accommodation may be available for participants who cannot obtain full external funding. Further details about the conference may be found online at