Enlightened Russian Conference – Call for papers 31 Aug – 1 Sept 2012 Coinciding with the 2012 Catherine the Great Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, which will feature exhibits from the collection of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, this 3-day conference will revolve around the socio-cultural shifts in the Russian language brought about by exposure to Enlightenment thinking. Papers may cover a range of themes and methodologies; the closing date for submitting abstracts is 15 May 2012. Call for papers: themes, contact information and deadlines About us: Founded in 2010, the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre builds on a long history of academic contacts and exchange of ideas between Scotland and Russia. http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/dashkova/research-resources/current-research