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The Hellenic Foundation and the National Research University Higher School of Economics are proposing to organize a conference on “The Russian Empire and the Mediterranean in the Age of Global Revolutions.” The conference, to be held in Moscow in February 2021, is intended to commemorate the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution. The organizers invite potential contributors to submit proposals for papers that discuss the Greek revolution through the Russian and Eurasian perspectives and place it in the context of the “connected world of Empires.” The specific themes to be covered include, but are not limited to the Mediterranean ambitions of Russia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and their impact on the lives of Greek-speaking communities; Russian attitudes and policies toward Mediterranean polities, such as Venice and Ionian Islands, Great Britain’s Mediterranean possessions of Minorca and Malta, Spanish and Portugal Empires, Ottoman Empire, and especially Lebanon and Egypt; the place of the Greek revolution in the shaping of Europe in the course of the 19th century, and the role of boundaries in this processes.

The conference is to be held in English. The Hellenic Foundation intends to cover the costs of attendance of the conference for a limited number of participants.

Paper proposals in English (300 words maximum) and CV are to be send to the Program Committee at ifedyukin[at]hse.ru by September 1, 2019; decisions will be made by October 1, 2019.