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40th IARCEES Annual and International Conference, ‘Individuals and Institutions in Europe and Eurasia ’, Maynooth University, 6-8 May, 2016

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This conference was organised by Dr John Paul Newman, Dr Elzbieta Drazkiewicz, Mr Hassan Ould Moctar and was another very successful conference. Following the keynote given by Dr Mark Cornwall, University of Southampton, Honorary Life Membership was conferred in a special presentation on Prof. Stephen White of Glasgow University for his services to the development of Slavonic Studies in the UK and Ireland.

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39th IARCEES Annual Conference: 'Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe', Trinity College Dublin, 7-10 May, 2015

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The conference was organized by Balázs Apor, Conny Opitz and Aneta Stępień of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies and the Center for European Studies. The keynote was given by Polly Jones (Oxford) on ‘The Many Uses of the Usable Past: Rethinking Revolution(s) in Late Socialism’. The programme featured 60 papers across 12 panels delivered by Irish and international delegates, and a well-attended pub night.

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The organisers would like to thank the students who helped during the running of the conference: Anna Tebbenhoff, Liath Gleeson, Vanda Jericevic, David Gaughran and Nicole Wyrick.

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Members who haven't claimed their copy of Irish Slavonic Studies, Vols. 24 and 25, at the conference, please contact Jonathan Murphy. We also offer Irish Slavonic Studies, Vol. 22, 'Stalin: His Times and Ours' (2005, ed. Geoff Roberts) at a special price of €10 plus postage (discount for multiple copies). Please order from the editor.


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38th Annual Conference: 'The Great War in Central and Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture and Society', UCD, 9-10 May 2014

This very successful conference was organised by Judith Devlin and Suzanne Darcy of the School of History and Archives and Centre for War Studies at UCD.


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37th Annual Conference: 'Communism and Post-Communism: Transition, Transformation, Stagnation, Regression', DCU, 15-16 March 2013

The conference was organised by Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin and featured 19 panels and a round table on "Informal economies in post-socialism: actors and dynamics" (convened by Abel Polese (Tallinn University) and Jeremy Morris (University of Birmingham)).

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The annual conference was a great success. We'd like to thank Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin and his team for a job well done. Members who attended the conference were able to pick up their copy of ISS24 (2012); others can collect their copy from TCD, or have it posted - please contact Balazs Apor with your preference. Presenters and members of the association are invited to submit papers for volume 26 of Irish Slavonic Studies.


'Russian-East European Relations: From Tsarism to Gazprom', UCC, 4-5 May 2012

The annual conference was organised by Jonathan Murphy, Richard McMahon and Geoff Roberts. The guest lecture was given by Peter Duncan of UCL on ‘Moscow and the Changing “Eastern Europe”, from Gorbachev to Putin: Withdrawal and Resurgence?’.

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'The collapse of the Soviet Union: 20 years on', TCD, 14-17 April 2011

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The conference was organised back-to-back with the 'Relocating cultures' conference (Sarah Smyth, "Our languages") held 13-15 April 2011, and started with a public lecture/conversation between Professor Kuvaldin (Moscow State University) and Professor Ron Hill (Trinity College Dublin).

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'Private Lives, Public Personas: Memoirs, Diaries, Biography, and Personal Narrative under Communism', UCD, 23-24 April 2010

The conference was organised by Susan Grant, James Ryan and Judith Devlin.

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A representative selection of photographs taken at the conference can be viewed here.


'1989 - 20 Years on', CSWE, NUIM, 8th-9th May 2009

The conference was organised by Christian Noack and John O'Brennan.

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'70 Years After: The Impact of Munich 1938 on Central and Eastern Europe', TCD, 9th-10th May 2008

The conference was organised by Justin Doherty and Guido Hausmann.

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Annual Conference, UL, 18th-19th May 2007

The conference was organised by Neil Robinson.

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'1956: De-Stalinisation and Revolt in Popular Memory', UCD, 11th-12th May 2006

The conference was organised by Judith Devlin and Derek Hutcheson.

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Annual Conference, NUI Galway, May 2005

The conference was organised by Ros Dixon.


'The implications of EU Enlargement', TCD, 14th-16th May 2004

The conference was organised by Dmitri Tsiskarashvili and Patrick O'Meara.

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'Stalin His Times and Ours', UCC, 9th-11th May 2003

The conference was organised by Geoff Roberts.

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Annual Conference/Platonov Symposium, Magee College, 16th-19th May 2002

The conference was organised by Ayleen Teskey.

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