New materials in the archives of Central and Eastern Europe, unavailable from archives in Asia or Russia, provide an exciting opportunity to shed new light on the Cold War in Asia. Scholars from any discipline working on any subject related to the Cold War in Asia through the lens of Central and Eastern European primary sources are encouraged to apply to present a paper. Proposals from graduate students are particularly welcome. Priority will be given to those scholars working directly with Central and Eastern European archives. Individual paper proposals will be grouped into panels by the conference organizers. Each panel will feature one or more scholars serving as discussants.

If you are interested in presenting a paper (20-30 pages), please submit a 2-page proposal no later than March 28, 2003. Proposals should discuss both the importance of the subject as well as the sources being used. Conference participants will receive a briefing book of important new materials translated into English from regional archives. We encourage participants to contribute documents to this briefing book or to append some translated documents to their papers. In your proposal, please describe the types of documents you could contribute.

Individuals will be notified by May 1 about whether their proposal has been accepted. Papers will be due by October 15.

In addition to a summary of key topics, questions to be addressed and sources to be utilized, proposals should include name, address and email, and affiliation. Proposals should be sent to

James M. Goldgeier, Director,
Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies,
George Washington University,
2013 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

or emailed to IERES

Some funding is available to assist participants who will be attending the conference, but participants will be expected to apply first to their home institution for support.

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