CFP: 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

Deadline for Submissions:April 30, 2016

Conference: June 26-28 2016

ASEEES is delighted to announce its second biennial summer 2016 convention (June 26-28), co-organized with the International Association for the Humanities (MAG).

Panel, roundtable and paper proposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.
The deadline for submission of all proposals is: 6 January 2016.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit here

The program will feature approximately 80-100 panels including about 300 presentations, and there will also be a supplementary program including a plenary, reception, cultural program, and a keynote speaker.The ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

The conference program will begin in early afternoon of Sun, June 26 and continue through the evening of Tue, June 28; you may arrive on Sat, June 25; we plan to schedule a city tour on the morning of Sun, June 26.

Participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel to and stay in Lviv.

The summer convention’s theme is “Images of the Other” – construction and definition of the ‘Other’, instrumental use and abuse of the ‘Other’ in politics, cultural and social practices; the role of ethnic, cultural, social and gender stereotypes; representations of the ‘Other’ in memory politics, art, public discourse and media; and scholarship regarding the ‘Other’ as a social construct. ASEEES and MAG invite papers; and panel proposals, related to the theme, understood in the broadest possible sense. Note: Proposals on the theme are encouraged but not required. See the call for proposals for more information.

The International Association for the Humanities was founded in 2007 with the help of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Council of Learned Societies as an independent association of humanities scholars primarily in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. IAH/MAG publishes a newsletter “The Bridge-MOCT”.

The Ukrainian Catholic University is a private institution for education and research, founded in 2002 by the St. Clement Foundation, whose elected head is Patriarch Lubomyr (Husar), the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Program Committee:
  • Andrzej Tymowski, Chair (ACLS, University of Warsaw)
  • Olga Bukhina (MAG)
  • Tamara Hundorova (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
  • Boris Kolonitskii (European University at St. Petersburg)
  • Joanna Nizynska (Indiana University)\
  • Lynda Park (ASEEES)
  • Bill Rosenberg (University of Michigan)
  • John Schoeberlein (Nazarbayev University)
  • Tatiana Shchyttsova (European Humanities University Minsk/Vilnius)
  • Oleh Turiy (Ukrainian Catholic University)
  • Mark von Hagen (Arizona State University)

Please send summer convention-related inquiries to: or .

The inaugural ASEEES summer convention in the region, co-sponsored by the Central Eurasian Studies Society, was hosted by Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, May 22-24, 2014. The 2018 summer convention is tentatively scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia.