The family and household in East and Southeast Europe has increasingly been an object of anthropological and historical research in the last decades. John Hajnalís conclusion that marriage behaviour in Western Europe was principally different from that in the east has had tremendous impact in the historical studies of European marriage. In recent years, criticism of Hajnalís model has intensified, as the model is unable to account for the variations in nuptiality in all parts of Europe. While the research done on family and household west of Hajnalís line has been extensive, less attention has been paid to Eastern Europe. Most of the research here has been concentrated on rural areas.
Therefore, the aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars studying family and household in urban East and Southeast Europe during the 20th century. One concluding session will be dedicated to the discussion on Hajnalís line.
The workshop will focus on the following topics:
1. Marriage patterns
2. Residence patterns
3. Household size and structure
4. Divorce and remarriage
5. Religious, ethnic, economic and social factors influencing patterns of urban household formation
6. The impact of rural-urban migration on the family
Papers addressing the regional differences within a country or between different countries are especially welcome. The organisers are interested in both qualitative and quantitative analyses of family and household. Young scholars from East and Southeast Europe are strongly encouraged to apply.
The paper proposal should be sent to the workshop organisers by September 1, 2005. The proposal should include the paper title, a 200-250 word abstract as well as the author's name, institution, address, e-mail, and a brief academic C.V. The proposal should specify the technical equipment needed for an eventual presentation. The language of the workshop will be English.
- Siegfried Gruber (University of Graz)
- Gentiana Kera (Center for the Study of Balkan Societies and Cultures)
- Gijs Kessler (International Institute of Social History)
- Enriketa Papa (Center for the Study of Balkan Societies and Cultures)
Travel and Accommodation
There will be no registration fee for the participants. The organisers of the workshop will cover the accommodation costs of the participants. Efforts are being made to secure the funding of travel costs.
The paper proposals are to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Department for Southeast European History
University of Graz
8010 Graz - Austria
Phone: 0043-316-380-2372 (office)
Fax: 0043-316-380-9735 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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