Announcements
11.03.2021 - 13.03.2021 Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les champs culturels en Amérique latine (CRICCAL)

vvLe colloque L’usage des cartes. Cartographier en Amérique latine (XIXème – XXIème siècles) s’inscrit dans un souci de convergence de nos pratiques disciplinaires. Littéraires et historiens peuvent collaborer à cette réflexion : les premiers comme praticiens de la lecture et du déchiffrement, les historiens dans leur approche des cartes comme productions sociales, discursives et épistémiques.

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Reviews
Rev. by Sabine v. Löwis, Research Area ‘Conflict Dynamics and Border Regions’, Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin

Both these books are very timely analyses of the processes in (emerging) de facto states in the post-Soviet space and of possible future scenarios they may face. Even though both works investigate dynamics of the emergence, sustainability and demise of these states, they will be discussed separately here because of two reasons.

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Journals

Commodity Frontiers aims to provide robust and freely accessible
content on the past, present, and future of commodity frontiers, from diverse perspectives and positionalities. We strive for “real-time” reports and reflections on contemporary issues and events, as well as contributions that link the past and present of capitalism and the countryside, providing longer historical viewpoints on problems that are often assumed to be modern.

Contributions in this issue take up the commodity frontier lens in various ways.

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Articles
By Elkhan Nuriyev

Introduction
The last two decades have seen the emergence of new regional cooperation initiatives, which include the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) [1], the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP)[2] and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).[3] Although they all are at various phases of their implementation, each one of them seems to entail bigger geopolitical visions promoting competing ideas of regionalisms.

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Conference Reports
17.10.2019 - 18.10.2019 Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale
By Irene Gaddo, University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy)

What do we make of 1989 thirty years after? How do personal experiences shape memories and relate to more detached and professional investigations? These were some of the key issues Edoardo Tortarolo (University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli) put on the floor of the workshop he organized on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The first session was started by GUIDO FRANZINETTI (University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli).

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