Time to CEE New Perspectives
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is among the most fascinating, diverse and complex regions in the world. It is also one of the most misunderstood and often overlooked. We seek to change that by enhancing understanding of and engagement with CEE, to raise the profile of the region and intensify and extend its links to other parts of Europe and the wider world. We go beyond the conventional spatial, temporal and social boundaries that too-often define the region as well as the lives and possibilities of people in it. We cross the borders of academia, journalism and social media and transgress disciplinary conventions to provide new perspectives on and in Central and Eastern Europe.
CEE New Perspectives is the companion blog of the academic journal New Perspectives which is published by the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague. Like the journal, the blog takes an interdisciplinary look at the politics, societies and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
However, while the journal is dedicated to publishing high-quality academic research, the blog provides a flexible and responsive, interactive platform for debate, discussion and dissemination of information, analysis and insight into CEE. We intend to become a key hub, agora and repository for everyone interested in the region.
We will publish original academically informed, yet accessible commentary and analysis of contemporary and historical issues relating to the region; high quality journalism and essays including long-reads; reviews and engagements with regional-relevant literature, visual art, architecture, urbanism, film, music and drama; photo and video essays, poetry and a variety of multi-media.
We will re-blog and re-post from elsewhere to build regional networks, but we prioritise original content and so WE WANT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. Read our contributor guidelines and submit your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org
And so we welcome you to CEE New Perspectives.