Anthropology in/of Central-Eastern Europe


Anthropology in/of Central-Eastern Europe

A group for those interested in this part of the world and the situation of the discipline here.

Members: 178
Latest Activity: Apr 19

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Programme “Migration, Identity, and Citizenship”

Within the project “Social Sciences and Humanities in the Context of Globalized Evolution: Development and Implementation of Post-Doctoral Studies and Research Programme”, POSDRU 89/1.5/S/61104 the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (Cluj, Romania) launches a postdoctoral scholarships programme in migration, identity, and citizenship studies. The research and publication proposals can cover a wide variety of subjects, however we encourage proposals dealing with issues such as ethnic identity and citizenship. Furthermore, the programme is mainly designed to support publications and research projects dealing with Eastern Europe.

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Comment by alexandra balandina on November 17, 2009 at 1:13pm
Hi, I am ethnomusicologist-anthropologist with origins from Russia and former Yugoslavia (currently living in Greece) and am interested in furthering my research in this area. I am looking forward to be part of this group, get to know other people with similar interests and start receiving news and announcements related to current anthropologies in this region. Best, Alexandra.
Comment by Viorel Anastasoaie on February 26, 2010 at 1:43pm
Dear colleagues,

A last call for a panel I co-organise with Agnieszka Pasieka from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, at EASA conference in August this year. If you are still not decided to which panel to apply take a look. The DEADLINE is 1 of March, next Monday.

All the best,

EASA, 2010: Crisis and imagination.
Maynooth, 24-27.08.2010
Workshop113: Postsocialist Eastern Europe: social transformations and crises in personal biographies
Agnieszka Pasieka (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
Marian Viorel Anastasoaie (University College, London)

Last year’s anniversary of 20 years since the end of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe was unanimously celebrated as the triumph of liberty, of the peoples against oppression, of capitalism over communism. Still, 1989 constituted a watershed in the lives of millions of Eastern Europeans, a world event that induced major changes and had complex consequences for people's biographies. Rather than taking the triumphant perspective of the victory of democracy and capitalism, neither the opposite vision of the advancement of oppressive neo-liberalism, this panel proposes to analyze the 1989 change as a source of crises in personal lives of Eastern Europeans. We propose to see these crises as complex moments when larger economic, political and historical processes intertwine with personal trajectories, opening or closing the horizon of possibilities of shaping one's life. We invite contributions that explore ethnographically post-socialist transformations focusing on critical moments in personal lives, such as: changes in professional trajectories, loss/(re)gain of social and political status, religious conversion, accountability of one's participation in or collaboration with the communist regimes, and other critical experiences people were confronted with in their everyday lives.
Comment by Georgia Sarikoudi on August 20, 2010 at 3:10pm
Hello to all of you
my name is Georgia Sarikoudi and i m doing my fieldwork in Czech Republic; my subject is the Greeks who went in Czechoslovakia after the greek civil war. i will be in prague from september. i will be glad if i could meet some collegues from Czech Republic, so that we can discuss about anthropology and eastern europe and of course we can also hang out
Comment by Davide Torsello on September 7, 2010 at 10:56am
Hi all, it's so nice to see familiar faces and names. I am Davide, a social anthropologist living in Italy (Bergamo). I do research on trust, corruption and informal practices in Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. When I am tired of Central Europe I go to Japan, but then I get even more tired...
Comment by László Fosztó on September 7, 2010 at 11:07am
Benvenuto Davide!
Nice to "see" you around!
I hope everything is fine and you are not tired after the summer :-)
all the best,
Comment by László Fosztó on September 9, 2010 at 7:38am
Comment by Marie Aupourrain on March 2, 2011 at 12:23pm


Perhaps one of you will be interested... ? 

ERRC = European Roma Rights Center

The Gender Equality Research Fellowship will provide the opportunity for interested individual activists working at a local level to conduct research on gender equality issues.
The ERRC seeks applications from all European countries but priority will be given to proposals coming from the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2011
More details here :
Comment by Marie Aupourrain on March 2, 2011 at 12:31pm

I also forgot this usefull thing. 

Candidates should submit their documents by 31 March 2011 via email to Dora Eke at The message should be entitled:Research Fellowship.

Comment by Jah Paz on May 14, 2011 at 10:55pm

Hi all!


Hopefully one of you will know... 


For the last couple of months i've applied to different programs for MA in Anthropology in a couple of Universities in Europe. Since i'm an international students, I've searched for full scholarships as well. BUT

I haven't found yet exctly what I'm looking for. I'm trying to find an Ethnomusicology (Anthropology of music) program.

Is there anyone in this group who might know something about any MA programs in Europe (not necessarily in English, I'm open to learning new languages)? (starting not earlier then June 2011).


Would love any help,

Thank you!



Comment by Georgia Sarikoudi on May 14, 2011 at 11:05pm

this is what i know about mousic:

Centre for Music Studies, City University London
Three-year fully funded PhD Studentship to commence October 2011

Deadline for applications: Friday June 3rd 2011

As part of the expansion of its ethnomusicology research team, The Centre for Music Studies, City University London, is pleased to announce a three-year fully funded Doctoral Studentship in the broad area of urban ethnomusicology, to commence in October 2011.

The studentship is jointly funded by the AHRC and City University and applications will be considered from candidates wishing to pursue a research topic which explores one of the following areas: music and/of the city; music and urban geography; music in London's diaspora communities; music and urban change; or similar. The successful candidate will contribute to a growing team of researchers working in this area at City University.

The studentship includes an annual bursary (£15,000 in 2011/12) plus full tuition fee waiver. Each studentship will also be provided with £1,000, which may be used across the three-year period to cover the cost of conference attendance, equipment purchase or other activity in support of their research. The successful candidate may also be expected to undertake a small amount of teaching support activity in their second and third year of study.

For further information and application procedure, please contact:
Zazie Psotta
Quality and Doctoral Administrator,
Room D323, Social Sciences Building
City University London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
tel. +44 (0) 20 7040 8504


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