We are planning a major international conference of social movement scholars to celebrate twenty-five years of publication for Mobilization on June 12-13, 2020. Previous conferences confirm the utility of smaller, collegial gatherings of 120-140 presenters. This time we are aiming for 200 to celebrate Mobilization's birthday and its contributions to our field of research. We will ponder where we have come from and where we are headed, theoretically and methodologically. We invite everyone to attend, from established scholars to our field's newest innovators and thinkers. The theme is protest and resistance in contemporary democracies—a topic broad enough that a place for your current research awaits. Please plan to join us next year for a collegial and engaging gathering, plus a celebration of Mobilization's silver anniversary.
Solidarity's Place in History: An Evaluation after 40 Years — Call for Papers
Mobilization's European office is assisting the sponsorship of a conference on Solidarity's legacy at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland,
June 4-5, 2020. Solidarity's nonviolent challenge to Soviet-style communism was mass-based, strategic, and enduring. It was the key link in the
chain of events that ended Europe's post-war division. We call for papers that analyze Solidarity's historical, cultural, social, theoretical, and
spiritual legacies. Accepted papers will be organized according to three themes: Solidarity's place in the Cold War, its place in the social sciences,
and its ideological heritage. Send abstracts and 100-word bio to the coordinator, Krzysztof.Brzechczyn@ipn.gov.pl by March 31.
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