Conference/CFP: Midwest Slavic Conference “Science & Fiction(s) (Ohio State University)

Event Date: April 3-5, 2020

Deadline for Papers: January 13, 2020

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference Science & Fiction(s) to be held at OSU in Columbus, Ohio on April 3-5, 2020. The conference committee invites proposals for papers on all topics related to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian world, particularly those that explore science and the history of science, science fiction in film, cartoons, art, music, and literary works, information science and disinformation. In a world where truth is often stranger than fiction—and harder to find—science fiction can be revelatory. As society grapples to answer questions about climate change, ecological justice, and environmental disasters, does the function and ethical responsibility of science fiction change? What is the relationship between science, fiction, and the arts? How do they illuminate, reinforce, and change each other? 

The conference will open at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Anindita Banerjee (Cornell U.). Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then be held on Saturday from 10:30AM-4:45PM and Sunday from 8:30AM-11:45AM. 

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to by January 13th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Interdisciplinary work and pre-formed panels are encouraged. Proposals for individual papers will be accepted. 

More information is available at the Conference website


Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 13
Notification of Acceptance: February 7
Scheduling Conflicts Due: February 11
Panels Announced: February 21
Final Papers to Chair: March 20
Presenter Registration Deadline: March 20

Students: $35
Faculty/Public: $50

General Attendees: $25

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Conference: Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (UCLA)

Event Date: November 15, 2019

The UCLA Dept. of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures and UCLA’s Program in Indo-European Studies are pleased to announce an international conference, “The Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov: Assessments, Reassessments, Reflections,” on the occasion of the 90th year of his birth and the second anniversary of his passing. The conference will take place November 15, 2019 at the Faculty Center, UCLA Campus. Morning sessions will be devoted to Vyacheslav Ivanov’s contributions to Indo-European studies and general linguistics, and afternoon sessions – his contributions to semiotics of culture and poetics. Guest speakers include:

•       H. Craig Melchert (UCLA),
•       Nikolai Kazansky (St. Petersburg University)
•       Anna Dybo (Moscow State University)
•       Ilya Yakubovich (Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Georges-Jean Pinault (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

•       Tatiana Tsivian (Moscow State University; Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Nataliya Zlydneva (Moscow State University; Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Mihhail Lotman (Tallinn University; University of Tartu)
•       Henryk Baran (SUNY Albany)
•       Yuri Tsivian (University of Chicago)
•       Barry P. Scherr (Dartmouth College)
•       Willem Weststeijn (University of Amsterdam)
•       Igor Pilshchikov (UCLA)

The full program may be accessed at:

CFP: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020, we will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium at Pitt. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Europe, Russia and/or Eurasia to discussants and an audience. Please encourage your outstanding undergraduate students to apply to participate in the Symposium. Limited travel grants are available to help defray expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. The application form and further information can be found at

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 15, 2020.
2) Selected students will be notified by February 2020.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 16, 2020.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on March 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Susan Dawkins at

CFP: Tolstoy and World Literature Conference (Russia)

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Tolstoy and World Literature Conference, August 11-15, 2020, at Iasnaia Poliana

On August 11-15, 2020 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host XII International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature, philosophy, and religion are to be discussed at the sessions of the Conference. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy’s personal library, which preserves the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published.

The registration fee is 50 euro (in Russian currency equivalent). The Museum covers all hotel, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Akademika Yangelya there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th  is the departure day.

The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2020. The application includes the information about the participant and the abstract of the paper. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Dr. Galina Alekseeva:  or

Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899

Conference: AATSEEL 2020 (San Diego)

Deadline: (for presenters) December 15, 2019; (to book room at conference rate) January 13, 2020

The program for the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) is now available

AATSEEL 2020 will be held February 6-9, 2020 at the Omni San Diego. Rooms at the Omni at the conference rate are $239/night. We have a room share board for attendees looking to share lodging. Please visit to book or to find more information. The deadline to book at the conference rate is 5pm PST, January 13, 2020. 

Anyone presenting at the conference is required to register by December 15, 2019. Presenters are also required to be current members (memberships expire on July 1 every calendar year) and AATSEEL members pay lower conference registration rates.

Memberships and registration can be purchased online at
Conference registration includes complimentary continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings of the conference and unlimited access to all panels, coffee breaks, the Presidential Reception and Awards Ceremony, film screenings, Advanced Seminars, workshops, and special events. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in San Diego in February! 
For questions about the content or schedule of the program, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Yuri Leving ( 
For questions about registration, lodging, and other conference logistics, please contact AATSEEL’s Conference Manager, Dr. Rachel Stauffer ( 

Conference: The Stalingrad Myth: Russian-German Comparative Perspectives (Berlin)

Event Date: November 7-9, 2019

International Conference
07–09 Nov 2019
The Stalingrad Myth. Russian-German Comparative Perspectives

Venue: German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Zwieseler Str. 4, 10318 Berlin, Germany

Organized by Claude Haas, Matthias Schwartz, in cooperation with the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst and the German War Graves Commission

With the capitulation of the 6th Army in Stalingrad in February 1943, the German war of aggression and annihilation in Eastern Europe took a decisive turn. While in German cultural memory the defeat at Stalingrad is thought of to this day as »synonym for apocalypse« (Jens Ebert), in post-soviet Russia their victory in this »battle of the century« (Vassili Chuikov) is still seen as a prime example of heroic fortitude in the ›Great Patriotic War‹. No other battle, no other locus for collective memory, has been charged with such contrasting meaning throughout subsequent decades as ‹Stalingrad›. In West Germany, ‹Stalingrad› served as the epitome of German victimhood in the collective imagination of the 1950s and 60s, excluding as far as possible the guilt of war crimes and genocide. In the USSR, by contrast, the cultural commemoration of the victims and heroes of World War II gradually became more important and even partially replaced the October Revolution as the founding myth of the socialist state, especially from the 1960s onwards.

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CFP: Bulgaria: Thirty Years After the Fall of Communism (Bulgarian Studies Association)

Deadline for abstracts: November 15, 2019

The Eleventh Conference of the Bulgarian Studies AssociationBulgaria: Thirty Years after the Fall of Communism
Library of Congress,
Washington DC, June 11-12, 2020.

The Bulgarian Studies Association welcomes abstracts from BSA members in good standing. Individuals wishing to submit an abstract who are not BSA members may register for membership at before submitting an abstract.

The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is November 15, 2019. Papers may be in any discipline and on any topic related to Bulgaria or the Bulgarian language. The abstract must not be longer than 300 words. It is to be submitted in PDF form, attached to a cover e-mail giving the abstract title and the applicant’s full name, institutional affiliation and email address.  The e-mail should be sent to Markus Wien, BSA President and Chair of the program committee at

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CFP/Conference: Televising the Socialist Body Projections of Health and Welfare on the Socialist and Post-Socialist Screen (Paris)

Deadline: December 20, 2019

International conference, Paris, 18-20 June 2020
ERC Program BodyCapital / Centre d’Études des monde russe et d’Europe centrale (EHESS)

Television prospered upon a tension between education and leisure, which was especially acute in a socialist context. Televisions began to appear in homes in Eastern Europe after its stabilization as a socialist “block” dominated by the USSR. However diverse by nature and history, all the socialist regimes shared common strategies of mass propaganda, i.e. the intensive use of media to convert people and transform collective/individual behaviours. Television was supposed to be a new tool allowing direct normative shaping of every citizen, but also blamed in some circles for stimulating the disarticulation of the class/work/political collective. Moreover, this tool was uneasy to master: the professionals trained to produce an efficient TV discourse mainly focused on socialist progress (i.e. omitting shortcomings and problems from the picture), andthe spectators learned to read it (i.e. to select the information) at the very same time. Finally, crossed communication around programs helped the citizens to identify themselves with a Soviet way-of-life more “normal” than in the past 40 years. 

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CFP: Association of Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Association of Central Eurasian Students at Indiana University is now requesting submissions for our annual conference. We are accepting abstracts for approximately 20-minute paper presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. There are no regional or temporal restrictions on topics, and papers from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

The primary goal of the conference will be to bring together a wide range of scholars who share an interest in Central Eurasia. Graduate students, professors, and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers covering any topic pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies.

Please see the below link to the Call for Papers for more details.,%202020%20CFP.pdf

CFP: Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, MO)

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Please find below the CFP for the Central Slavic Conference. Discerning eyes will note that it has been moved for this coming year to a new slot in the spring. Otherwise, its favored location (Missouri Athletic Club in STL) and its emphasis on serving not only “traditional” scholars, but also graduate students and independent scholars remains strong. We are also proud to provide 1-2 panels for undergraduate participation.

February 28th – March 1st, 2020

Missouri Athletic Club and Hotel

St. Louis, Missouri

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting at the historic Missouri Athletic Club and Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Friday, Feb. 28th-Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

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