[URBANTH-L] Dissertation Workshop: Times of Trouble: Violence in Eurasia, From Past to Present

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sun Jan 6 14:36:26 EST 2008

Dissertation Development Workshop - Times of Trouble: Violence in Eurasia, 
from Past to Present

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate students at any stage of their 
dissertation process (from proposal to write-up) and from any disciplinary 
or interdisciplinary program in the humanities or social sciences are 
eligible. Applicant's projects must adress the theme of the workshop and 
relate as a whole or in part to one or more of these regions in their 
current or historical context: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

US Citizen/Permanent Resident Requirement: Yes

Non-monetary Fellowship Award: Workshop participants will be brought 
toegether with approximately 10 of their peers and 5 faculty members for 2-3 
days of intensive discussions; all participation costs will be covered.

Description: The Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Workshops bring 
together 10-12 doctoral students and 5-6 faculty participants for 2-3 days 
of intensive critical discussion of the students' dissertation projects as 
well as larger theoretical and methodological issues. These workshops serve 
as a valuable and effective way to strengthen expertise on Eurasia and help 
shape the field by promoting a sense of community among, and fostering 
intellectual exchanges between, students and scholars at different levels 
and from different disciplines. This multidisciplinarity allows for 
refreshing insights into their topics and encourages a wider discussion of 
the region as a whole. The following types of issues will shape this years 
discussions: Tsarist-era pogroms, the brutalities of the Stalinist period, 
the fame of the Russian mafia, contemporary human rights abuses in Central 
Asia, and ongoing conflicts across the Caucasus suggest only some of the 
best known concerns of the past 100 years. What kind of norms or values have 
governed the use of violence in the territory once covered by the Russian 
empire and the Soviet Union, now by the Russian Federation and other 
successor states? To what extent have scholars focused appropriately or at 
times excessively, on these most sensational aspects of former Soviet space? 
What have been the responses from individuals, groups, and states from 
within and outside the region to violence and repression?

Contact Information:
Hollly Danzeisen
810 Seventh Avenue
31st Floor
New York NY 10019
Email: eurasia at ssrc.org
URL http://http://programs.ssrc.org/eurasia/Title8_Dissertation_Workshops/ 

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