12 March 2010

Call for papers: Contemporary Russian Nationalism

"Contemporary Russian Nationalism, and Its Historical Roots"

A special issue of Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte [Forum for the Ideas and Contemporary History of Eastern Europe]

Deadline for submission of English or German papers: 1 August 2010.

ZIMOS, the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies in Upper Bavaria, invites English- and German-language research papers for a 2010 special issue of volume 14 of its biannual Germany-based print-journal Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte [Forum for the Ideas and Contemporary History of Eastern Europe]. Since 1997, the Forum has been published twice per year by Böhlau Press (Vienna, Cologne and Weimar).

Since 2004, it has been supplemented by ZIMOS's interdisciplinary Russian-language web journal Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры [Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture], where currently a similar Russian-language multi-issue project on post-Soviet anti-Westernism and its historical roots is being implemented.

We are looking for properly footnoted, scholarly researched, well-structured, and thoroughly edited English- or German-language investigations into the political ideas, world views, intellectual biographies, societal impact and various activities of contemporary Russian representatives of nationalism and their sources in the history of Russia and other countries.

Submitted texts should have a length of approximately 4,000 to 7,000 words, and be based on primary as well as secondary sources fully listed and properly described, in the footnotes. Papers may be submitted and will be printed in English or German. In the case the author submits not in her or his mother tongue, the text should be thoroughly copy-edited by a native speaker. The paper should not have been published before, in the language in which it is submitted to the Forum. If it has been published in another language before, authors are required to provide proof of reprint permission, by the copyright holder of the original version of the article. The editors of the Forum will not take responsibility for any violations of copyright.

Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in case of a proper adaptation of its linguistic quality and formal style (footnotes, headings, references, citations etc.) to the standards of the Forum by the author/s, by 1 August 2010. Model articles showing the formal style required of the final editions of the papers to be prepared by the author/s may be found at the following sites:

Two German-language model articles:

An English-language model article:

All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents using Word's footnote function.

So far, the following authors have agreed to submit texts with the following working titles:

Kaarina Aitamurto (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki), “Reviving the Native Faith: The Nationalism of Contemporary Slavic Paganism and Russian ‘Rodnoverie’”

Rosalind Marsh (University of Bath, UK), “The ‘New Political Novel’ by Right-Wing Writers in Post-Soviet Russia”

Denis Jdanoff (Berlin), "Die historischen Wurzeln des heutigen russischen Faschismus: Nationalsozialistische Gruppierungen der russischen Emigration im Dritten Reich"

Mikhail D. Suslov (European University Institute, Florence), “Between Nationalism and Imperialism: Pan-Slavism in Modern Russia”

Andreas Umland (The Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt), "Zhirinovskii as a Fascist: Palingenetic Ultra-Nationalism in Early Documents of the LDPR, 1992-1993"

In the future, it is planned to re-publish some of these papers within a collected volume of the book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society”.

Please, submit your text as soon as possible, but not later than 1 August 2010 to:


or as a hard copy to:

Redaktion des Forums
Ostenstr. 27
D-85072 Eichstaett

We look forward to receiving your proposal or paper!

Thank you.

The Forum's Editors
Prof. Leonid Luks and Dr. Andreas Umland

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