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CfP: The 2024 Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

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Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 February 2024

The 2024 Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies will investigate ageing today and the historical dimensions of this process from multiple perspectives. We seek to highlight the economic, social, and political aspects while also inviting contributions that address future scenarios. The conference aims at cross-disciplinary dialogue. We therefore invite proposals from different social sciences, including history, economics, social anthropology, political science, public health, and sociology, that address the central questions of the conference. While we want to focus on East and Southeast Europe, we also encourage comparative and transregional perspectives. We also want to explore the impact of the international level on the region.

11th IOS Annual Conference
Date: 27–29 June 2024
Place: Regensburg (Germany)

We invite contributions applying qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Paper proposals should address any of the follow themes:
  • Public perceptions of and discourses about ageing, including the production of expert knowledge
  • Economic consequences of ageing at the micro- and macrolevel
  • Policy responses and political attitudes
  • Social consequences of ageing, including relations between generations
  • Old people as agents of change
  • Care practices and institutional responses, including questions of the built environment
Keynote speakers:
  • Alissa Klots (University of Pittsburgh, Department of History),
  • Eduard Jongstra (UNFPA, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia)

Ulf Brunnbauer, Vladimir Kozlov, Kathleen Beger

The conference takes place in cooperation with the research project “Transforming Anxieties of Ageing in Southeastern Europe” (funded by the VolkswagenStiftung) and the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Europe and America in the Modern World.”

The deadline for paper proposals is 15 February 2024. Applications should be sent to in one PDF file. The file name should include the name of the author. The application must include:

  • an abstract (max. 300 words) and
  • a short CV (max. 2 pages) including your institutional affiliation, contact details and most important publications.
Important dates:
  • 15 February 2024: Deadline for paper proposal submissions
  • Early March 2024: Notification of acceptance
  • 10 June 2024: Deadline for full paper submissions

The conference language is English. IOS Regensburg will cover accommodation costs of presenters and support their travel costs (in case of co-authored papers of one speaker).


Download the full CfA here.