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Application period successfully closed (15 May 2018)

We are very pleased to announce that the application period has finished last week with very encouraging results. We received 63 promising titles that will have to go through a comprehensive evaluation process as we build our program structure based on eighteen speakers divided into seven panels. Our final results will be distributed to all applicants by the end of June.


Both keynote speakers are confirmed (28 March 2018)

János Kovács is from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, a well-established scholar of the history of economic thought in Eastern Europe, editor and co-author of several books and edited volumes on socialist and post-socialist economies. At present he is working on the project Between Bukharin and Balcerowicz: A Comparative History of Economic Thought under Communism;

Silvio Pons is currently a professor of Eastern European history at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and director of the Gramsci Institute Foundation in Rome. Throughout his career he has published widely on the topics of the history of the Soviet Union, Cold War and International Communism Movement.