Conference/CFP: 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference (Columbus, OH)

Deadline for abstracts: January 13

2020 Midwest Slavic Conference
Science (&) Fiction(s)
April 3-5, 2020
Columbus, OH

The 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference Science (&) Fiction(s) will be held at The Ohio State University 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 on Friday, April 3 at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Anindita Banerjee (Cornell U.). Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel will follow on the morning of Saturday, April 4. Panels by conference participants will then be held on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30AM-4:45PM and Sunday, April 5 from 8:30AM-11:45AM. 

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

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CFP: 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference

Deadline: January 13, 2020

The 2020 Midwest Slavic Conference Science (&) Fiction(s) will be held at The Ohio State University 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 on Friday, April 3 at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Anindita Banerjee (Cornell U.). Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel will follow on the morning of Saturday, April 4. Panels by conference participants will then be held on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30AM-4:45PM and Sunday, April 5 from 8:30AM-11:45AM. 

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to csees@osu.edu by Monday, January 13. 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 on the Conference website. The Midwest Slavic Conference is organized by the Midwest Slavic Association and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State.

DEADLINES

  • 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

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Student Presenters: $35
  • Faculty/Independent Scholars: $50
  • All attendees (those not presenting): $25

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email us at csees@osu.edu or call us at (614) 292-8770.

CFP: NESEEES Annual Conference (NYC, April 4th, 2020)

Deadline: January 6, 2020

The North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Executive Board invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for the 41st annual NESEEES conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.  Scholarly papers and panels are welcome on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Proposals for complete panels of thematically related papers are strongly encouraged.  Recommendations for discussants and chairs are not required for panel proposals but are invited and will be taken into consideration.

Proposals may be submitted directly by graduate students enrolled in related programs as well as by independent scholars with academic credentials and by faculty members of all ranks.  Proposals may be submitted on behalf of undergraduate students by faculty mentors supervising their projects.  Scholars wishing to volunteer their services as chairs or discussants may do so using the space provided on the proposal submission form.

Please submit your proposals to: https://forms.gle/hneRX3J6AwMzaonG6 no later than Monday, January 6th, 2020.

NESEEES awards an annual prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference.  The selection committee may award a second-place prize when appropriate.  Following the conference, a deadline will be announced by which graduate students should submit revised papers to the competition. Visual materials accompanying the presentation at the Conference may be submitted along with the written text. The papers must be between 6,000 and 12,500 words in length. The first prize paper will be entered in the national ASEEES competition for the best graduate student paper presented at a regional affiliate conference.

Questions can be sent to: neseees@gmail.com

CFP: 22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore (Arizona State)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, from Thursday, April 2, to Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture.

Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to the conference email address bssc2020@asu.edu.

Abstracts should be up to 250 words, including examples and bibliography, 12-point font, at least 1″ margins, and should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s).  Abstracts should also include a title, and up to five keywords.

The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email.

If you have not done so already, please send submissions by October 15, 2019.  Notification of selection, and invitation letters if needed, will be sent by November 4, 2019.

More information about travel arrangements, hotels, and area attractions (Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone, etc.) will be sent out later in the year. Tempe is part of greater Phoenix, and is approximately a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The conference is hosted by the Melikian Center at ASU, in collaboration with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona (U of A). Additional support is provided by ASU’s  School of International Letters and Cultures, the Mary Choncoff Fund, and the Stephen and Sandra Batalden Fund.

Questions about the conference may be directed to the ASU and U of A conference organizers, Keith Brown and Grace Fielder, either directly or via the conference email address.

CFP: 12 Annual Romanian Studies Conference (Indiana University-Bloomington)

Deadline: December 31, 2019

The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Romanian Studies Conference, taking place April 10-12 2020, on the Bloomington campus.

The keynote address, titled “The Bucharest Underground,” will be delivered by Dr. Bruce O’Neill, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University. His current project, The Bucharest Underground, is an ethnography of subterranean Bucharest and examines the way post-socialist urban life unfolds beneath the sidewalk down inside Metro stations, basements, and cemeteries, for example. Professor O’Neill’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays and the Fulbright programs. 

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf document to Leah Valtin-Erwin at romso@indiana.edu by December 31, 2019. We will send notifications of acceptance by January 30, 2020. 


Any inquiries about the conference or the program may be directed to Leah Valtin-Erwin at romso@indiana.edu. Please forward this request for proposals to anyone who might be interested.

To find out more about our event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/725405251264698/ 

CFP: Central Association of Russian Teachers of America Conference (Washington, DC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF RUSSIAN TEACHERS OF AMERICA
Twenty-Second Annual Conference
3-5 April 2020
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

 Call for Papers

Send proposals for individual papers, complete panels, poster presentations, and roundtables on Russian language, literature, history, social sciences, culture, language pedagogy, and related topics no later than January 15, 2020. Proposals may be mailed or sent electronically.

Please encourage your students who are conducting research to present their research topic, objectives, and findings in a well-organized poster.

The conference will be held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.        

Rooms have been pre-booked at the special rate of $194, single or double occupancy. Make your reservations no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020, by calling the hotel at +1 (202) 483-3000 and identifying yourself as a CARTA conference participant. Use Group Code RTA. You can also book the hotel room online with this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/russianteachersofamerica

For more information  call Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 559-5293, or e-mail msukholu@ecok.edu.  Visit CARTA website site:  http://cartaws.wix.com/online

CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Clemson University)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 
58th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 
Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2020

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, March 12-14, 2020. The meeting will be hosted by Clemson University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Professor Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His talk is provisionally titled “GenSec:  The Brezhnev You May not Know.”  Raleigh has authored, translated, and edited numerous books on modern Russian history including Revolution on the Volga (1986), Experiencing Russia’s Civil War (2002), Russia’s Sputnik Generation (2006), and Soviet Baby Boomers (2012), a Russian-language edition of which was published in 2015. The book was short listed for the Pushkin House Prize in Great Britain and won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Prize. His current book project, a biography of Soviet leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, has taken the author to archives in Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

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Conference: The 5th Annual CLIC Conference: Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender

Deadline: (submissions) December 1, 2019
Event Date: April 17-29, 2020

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University would like to invite you to the 5th CLIC Conference “Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, Culture, and Gender” that will be held in April 17-19, 2020

The 5th Annual CLIC Conference focuses on analysis of a multidimensional definition of language and language acquisition shaped by the diversity of social settings in which language is used. It further focuses on the various aspects of diversity prompted by bilingual, multilingual and translingual interactions happening in a variety of environments such as: classroom and study abroad educational settings, workplace and office communication, personal interactions and internet-based communication through social media and related technologies.

Your submission should be sent to CLIC-conferences@rice.edu as an email attachment by December 1, 2019.

More details and call for papers can be found at the following link http://languagediversity.rice.edu/

If you happen to be in Houston this semester, we also offer CLIC Research Workshops that a leading to the 5th CLIC Conference. 

Conference/CFP/Funding: Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias + Travel Grants Available for Researchers from the Global South (University of Iceland)

Deadline: October 21, 2019

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22-24, 2020  

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Council for European Studies, we reflect on the various ways in which Europe as a place, an idea, a people, an Empire, a utopia, and a dystopia has manifested itself. 

Iceland marks the ideal spot for this reflection, given its centrality to trans-Atlantic space, a core concept to the founders of CES. Iceland also represents the utopia of the European social model, and, at the same time, it was at the dystopian heart of the financial crisis. Finally, Iceland sits precariously at the juncture of tectonic plates, perhaps a geological metaphor for ongoing shifts, slides, clashes, and ruptures in the deep structure of Europe. 

The year 2020 marks the moment for this reflection, given recent and ongoing changes in the boundaries of European citizenship, the fragile institutional arrangements of the European social model, the postcolonial analysis of Europe in the world, the population dynamics that define who is European, Europe’s changing relationships with other regions and parts of world society, including the Global South, and the configuration of global hegemony. Having supported fifty years of research, CES is poised to advance these debates in various ways through cross-disciplinary global scholarship that deals with Europe in a comparative perspective.

CES thus invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers on the study of Europe, including its various expansions and contractions over CES’ fifty-year history. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and particularly welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, genders, scholarly career stages, and other pertinent identities. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, CES is committed to engaging participants from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, particularly from the Global South, by awarding a limited number of travel grants covering airfare and accommodation (in full or in part) to researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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CFP: Western Slavic and Eurasian Association Annual Conference

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Call for Papers and registration are now open for the annual conference of the Western Slavic and Eurasian Association (WSEA) to be held from 1-4 April 2020, in Portland, OR at the Marriot Downtown Waterfront.  

WSEA holds its 62nd annual conference as part of the Western Social Science Association. To submit a proposal for a paper or panel, please register on the Western Social Science Association website:  http://www.WSSAweb.com/sections

WSEA encourages participation of graduate students.  The best graduate paper wins a prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by the ASEEES.

Please follow the instructions for submissions under the “Slavic and Eurasian Studies” section.  Deadline for submission is 1 December 2019.  

Papers from any academic discipline covering the range of Slavic and Eurasian Studies will be accepted.

For questions, please see http://www.wssaweb.com/upcoming-conference.html
or contact Evguenia Davidova email evguenia@pdx.edu 
or patrickpatterson@ucsd.edu