CFP Conference: “Myths, Memories, and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformation in Comparison (Warsaw, October 28-29, 2019)
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity and Institute of Sociology at Warsaw invite applications for a conference “Myths, Memories, and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformations in Comparison” to be held in Warsaw from October 28 to October 30, 2019.
The year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of political changes in former state socialist countries of Eastern Europe in 1989. Together with the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of socialist and communist states in Latin America, Africa, and Asia also began to move away from socialist forms of political organization. The early 1990s then witnessed some of the most wide-reaching, ambitious, and at times abrupt economic transformations from planned economies to free market systems in the 20th century.
This conference aims to explore the still ongoing and dynamic process of memory sedimentation of the economic transformations, as well as their contradictory valences ranging from unlimited opportunities to traumatic failure. The conference seeks to explore the role that memory plays in this process, particularly at a time when this period has already produced its own popular mythology.
More information can be found here.