11th Open Academic Paper Competition for Students and Doctoral Candidates in 2018 under the title ‘Contemporary Academic Topics’ in memory of Oleg Ken
The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, together with the Polish Institute in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of History and Political Science of the University of Bialystok and the "New Eastern Europe" journal we are happy to invite you to take part in the 11th Open Academic Paper Competition for Students and Doctoral Candidates in 2018 under the title ‘Contemporary Academic Topics’ in memory of Oleg Ken.
- The Soviet Union, Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe (hereinafter: ‘CEE’) in the system of international relations during the interwar period;
- The Soviet Union and Poland (Russia and Poland) in the 20th century: key issues in mutual relations;
- Historical processes reflected in the culture of the Soviet Union (Russia), Poland and other CEE countries in the 20th century.
- Students, doctoral candidates and applicants from the Russian Federation (‘RF’), the Republic of Poland (‘RP’) and other countries, taking part in a study programme or in work on a research area, or those independently studying the history of the Soviet Union (Russia), Poland and other CEE countries in the global politics of the 20th century.
- The topic of the paper should fall within one of the three research areas of the competition
- Volume: from 0.5 to 1 editorial sheet (one editorial sheet equals 40,000 characters with spaces)
- Language: Russian or Polish, or (for non-speakers of Russian or Polish) English
- Genre: no specific requirements (a research paper, an essay, etc., exceptions: no literature reviews or publications of archival documents are accepted). Please note that excerpts from term papers, theses and chapters of doctoral dissertations that do not exceed the pre-defined volume are accepted
- The work should be submitted electronically to email@example.com no later than on 31 October 2018
- At the time of submission and until the decision of the Expert Council has been adopted, the papers should remain unpublished (online publications are not permitted, either). The first publication of the winner’s paper will be in the volume of collected competition papers, and any subsequent publications must contain a reference to the first publication
- Citations: a) citation boundaries must be clearly marked, and b) references to printed and electronic sources of cited works must be provided
- Authors are encouraged to demonstrate their familiarity with Oleg Ken’s research, with archival documents published and analysed by Oleg Ken, and they are also encouraged to develop his ideas (including polemics)
- top three prizes: cash prizes, tickets, accommodation and visa assistance in order to travel to the award ceremony in St. Petersburg, publication in a dedicated volume, opportunity to participate in the Polish-Russian Summer School held in Poland by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding
- four certificates of appreciation: publication in a dedicated volume
- one special prize from the “World Club of Petersburgers”
The work should be submitted no later than on 31 October 2018
Vera Dmitrieva Ken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed rules and regulation of the competition can be found HERE.