University Will Organize International Conference on Transformations in the Late 20th Century


The Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy at VMU invites graduate and postgraduate students to an international interdisciplinary scientific conference "Social and Intellectual Transformations at the end of 20th Century: The Young Generation’s Approach", which will take place on May 11-12. The focus of the conference will be the last decade of the 20th century, when Central and Eastern Europe underwent significant transformations brought about by democracy and liberalization.

Young scientists, including graduate and postgraduate students, usually have a different relation to social, political and cultural changes than their senior colleagues who have directly participated and witnessed them. Lacking emotional attachment, the young generation is able to provide a more precise identification of the ongoing social tensions and collisions that started at the end of the 20th century.

The aim of the conference is to encourage young researchers to re-evaluate political, economic, social and cultural changes in Central and Eastern Europe at the end of the 20th century and share their approach with senior colleagues. Conference organizers welcome original insights about the period which was crucial in setting up the principles of today’s democratic society. 

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be sent by e-mail to the organizational committee ( until April 20.

After the conference, selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed publication.

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