International conference “Post-socialism: Hybridity, Continuity and Change”, Novi Sad, Serbia

Event date
June 25-26, 2016
Novi Sad
Short description

Department of Sociology University of Zurich and the Centre for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe announce a call for papers for the international conference “Post-socialism: Hybridity, Continuity and Change”which will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia between June 25th and 26th, 2016. 


The conference is organized as part of the project Life-Strategies and Survival Strategies of Households and Individuals in South-East European Societies in the Times of Crisis”, carried out within the framework of the SCOPES program of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The main conference topics:

  1. The hybrid nature of post-socialist societies (ranging from the hybrid nature of theirsocial structure to the hybrid nature of the cultural practices within them);
  2. The different paths of post-socialist transformation in Central, East and South-East Europe;
  3. Survival strategies of households and individuals in post-socialist societies;
  4. The role of informal practices (institutions, structures) in the functioning of post-socialist societies and especially the difference in relation to their role in the socialist period;
  5. Culture, lifestyles and daily consumption in post-socialist societies;
  6. Social inequality, classification struggles, symbolic and social conflict in post-socialist societies.

The conference keynote speakers:

  • Alan Warde (University of Manchester),
  • Alena Ledeneva (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies),
  • Eric Gordy (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies),
  • Geoff Pugh (Centre for Applied Business Research, Staffordshire University) and
  • Vesna Vuk Godina (Center for the Study of Post-Socialist Societies, University of Maribor).

All those interested in taking part to send an abstract no longer than 300 words to the e-mail address of the organizers ( with “conference” in the subject line. Abstracts should include key words, names, contact details and short biographies of all authors. 

The working language of the conference will be English.

The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 7, 2016. Participants should prepare a 15 to 20 minute presentation, and while the submission of completed papers is welcome, it is not obligatory.

The conference will be held at the premises of the Faculty of Sports and Tourism, TIMS, Educons University, Radnička 30a, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia.

There is no conference fee. Conference participants will need to arrange travel and accommodation, while the organizers will provide refreshments during of the conference.

Contacts: Centre for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe (

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on April 18, 2016
Modified on April 18, 2016