Call for Papers
1st International Conference on
The Black Sea Region Studies: Past, Present and Future
The Black Sea is a landlocked sea situated between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. Due to its unique geographical location, the region around the Black Sea has always played a vital role in connecting the trade routes, integrating diverse cultures and interacting the world’s civilization in the perspective of global history. Now it has emerged as a crucial region for the geopolitical and economic cooperation along the Belt and Road initiative. Therefore, seen, both from a Chinese, but also a global perspective, it is of great academic value and practical significance to study a region that important for civilization interactions, imperial heritage and strategic competition of the great powers.
For the purpose of implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, promoting the international academic exchanges and enhancing the discipline construction, the Black Sea Region Research Centre, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, is pleased to invite scholars to apply for the 1st Black Sea Region Studies Conference. The event is organized by the Belt and Road Cultural Institution of Shaanxi Normal University, hosted by the Black Sea Region Research Centre and the South Caucasus Research Center of Shaanxi Normal University and co-organized by the School of History and Civilization and the Center for Turkish Studies of Shaanxi Normal University.
I.Scale and Format of the Conference：
In compliance with the national protocols of Covid-19 pandemic prevention, the size of the meeting will be limited to around 50 participants, and it will be held in hybrid form, that is both online and in-person.
II. Time and Topic Areas：
The conference is scheduled to be held at Shaanxi Normal University on December 11-12, 2021.The theme is “The Black Sea Region: Past, Present and Future”. It is an attempt for scholars from both the East and the West to exchange ideas and open a dialogue between the two edges of the world regarding the Black Sea and its surrounding area. All interested scholars are warmly encouraged to propose papers, but not limited to, in one of the following topic areas:
1. The civilization exchanges in the ancient Black Sea region
2. Imperial legacy, great power game and internationalization of the Black Sea issues
3. Study on the historical changes of the three countries in the South Caucasus
4. History and selections of the development path of Black Sea region countries
5. The Belt and Road Initiative and win-win results between China and countries around the Black Sea
6. Theories and methods of national and regional studies and the talent cultivation in the field
III. Contact persons and their Cells:
Jiang Liu (18351432749); Ge Xiao (18700807862); Houqin Zhou (13689656623)
IV. Paper Requirements:
Chinese or English submissions are both welcomed for this conference. If agreed, please return the enclosed receipt to the conference email address (email@example.com) before October 18, 2021. The Conference committee will announce its decision regarding the accepted papers in a follow-up email. There is no registration fee for the conference, but the participants should pay themselves their travel and accommodation during the conference.