45th ABDOS Conference 2016 in Herne

Invitation and Call for Papers

From the 2nd to the 4th May this year the 45th ABDOS Conference entitled “Migration instead of stagnation? – Infrastructures for research on Eastern and Southeastern Europe in times of profound changes” will take place in the Northrhine-Westphalian city of Herne. The conference will be jointly organized by ABDOS, the Martin Opitz Library Herne and the Southeast Europe Association Munich.  Until the 19th February 2016 we kindly ask for proposals for papers and presentations on the following topics:

1. Migration, flight and expulsion creating new tasks and challenges
for information and knowledge providers
2. The new Fachinformationsdienste (Subject Information Services) and their consequences for Slavic and East European Studies
3. New rules, new catalogs, new offerings = new users?
4. Digitization, Open Access, Open Data and the tiresome topic
of copyright
5. Research and teaching on East, Central and Southeastern Europe
6. Libraries as competence and cooperation partnerns for East,
Southeastern und East Central European studies in and outside
of universities
7. Free topics

You are welcome to give either papers (20 minutes of speaking time + 10 minutes discussion) or short papers (10 minutes speaking time + 5 minutes discussion). The conference languages are German, English and Russian – no simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Commercial partners are kindly invited to attend the conference and to provide company presentations. Booths can also be provided. Please send your suggestions until the 19th February to 2016 Jürgen Warmbrunn (juergen.warmbrunn@herder-institut.de). And some more information on the conference venue:

Herne is located in the center of the Ruhr Area, Germany’s largest agglomeration as far as industry, population, cultural institutions and sporting facilities are concerned. Herne is close to the ICE train station Bochum and can be reached on the metro or by regional and suburban trains from Herne Station several times per hour. More information can be found on the homepage of the Martin Opitz Library .  A walk from the train station requires about 10 minutes, from the nearby metro stations about 5 minutes. In addition to the Ruhr cities destinations such as Münster, Düsseldorf, Neuss and Cologne can also easily be reached with regional transport. Further information can be found at http://www.vrr.de   . The airports Düsseldorf and Dortmund (Wizzair) are within easy reach, but also Cologne and Weeze and possibly even Münster can be used by attendants arriving by air.

Dr. Jürgen Warmbrunn


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