CFP: Graduate Conference on the Late Soviet Union

Deadline: February 19, 2021

Event Date:
April 30, 2021
9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST (virtual)

We invite paper proposals from graduate students (PhD, MA) at any stage working on a topic related to the history of the late Soviet Union (1953–1991). This conference allows graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment, and to receive feedback from peers and experts within the field. We also extend an invitation to undergraduate students who have begun rigorous independent research related to the late Soviet Union.

Proposals may include topics related to the political, cultural, social, environmental, or economic history of the Soviet Union between 1953-1991.

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CFP: Central Slavic Virtual Conference

Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars from all
disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to
submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its
annual meeting from March 11-13, 2021. Sessions will be held on Thursday
afternoon, Friday afternoon and Saturday.

In a departure from past practice, this conference will be entirely
virtual and will not take place at the Missouri Athletic Club and Hotel
in St. Louis, as happened in recent years. We will leverage the virtual
platform with the aim of generating dynamic exchanges in new and
exciting ways.

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CFP/Conference: Socialist Culture Recycled (Eastern Europe: from Disillusions to Nostalgia and Beyond) (St. Petersburg)

Deadline: January 20, 2021

June 25–27, 2021, St. Petersburg, The Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House)

Moved from June 2020, due to COVID-19.

The popularity of Soviet ‘retro-culture’ in post-Soviet society is a passionately debated topic in current studies addressing the situation in Russia of the 1990s – 2010s. But equally impressive is the fact that a comparable fascination with the socialist past is observed even in those European countries that had the socialist order imposed upon them immediately before or after World War II.

In the specialist literature, which grows ever larger, such admiration is typically interpreted in terms of revanchism, trauma or nostalgia. We believe, however, that these well-established approaches are not able to exhaust the problem. Indeed, their very familiarity can produce predictable outcomes.

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Conference/CFP: Midwest Slavic Conference (Ohio State University, online)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

April 15-18, 2021 / ONLINE  CONFERENCE

The Midwest Slavic Association and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University announce the 2021 Midwest Slavic Conference. This year, the conference will be an online conference that will give participants the opportunity to present panels in live, virtual sessions or individual papers at virtual afternoon blogging/discussion sessions.

Proposals are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the Midwest, the U.S., or overseas. Panels and papers may be on any topic related to the Eastern European and Eurasian regions and from any discipline. Please note that CSEES will not be forming panels this year, participants must either create their own panel, or submit an individual paper!

Conference registration is required to participate as a presenter or attendee but is FREE.

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

Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from undergraduate students for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Research Symposium in European and Eurasian Studies to be held online from May 11-13, 2021.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is usually held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

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Conference: 7th International Conference on Language Documentation (online, University of Hawai’i)

Event Date: March 4-7, 2021

Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Recognizing Relationships, to be held virtually March 4-7, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there.

Information about pricing, payment, and deadlines for registration can be found at: 

To get in the ICLDC spirit, check out our Redbubble store to see our ICLDC 7 merchandise at!

CFP: 20th Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop

Deadline: December 15, 2020

March 18-21, 2021

The Twentieth Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop will be held virtually at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18-21, 2021. The program committee welcomes proposals for papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. In the past, the areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater.

The Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop aims to bring together researchers, scientists, faculty members and advanced graduate students to exchange their experiences, research results, and ideas. New work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Each speaker is typically allotted a 50-minute slot divided between a presentation and active discussion.

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Pre-ASEEES Conference Workshop: Shredding the Map: Poetic Geographies of Revolutionary Russia (1914-1922)

Event Date: November 5, 2020

Digital Humanities in the Slavic Field is pleased to present the ASEEES 2020 pre-conference workshop:

Shredding the Map: Poetic Geographies of Revolutionary Russia (1914-1922)

Thursday, Nov 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. EST
Virtual Convention Platform, Room 1 (link available via ASEEES program or see below)

Edith W. Clowes, Anna Gomboeva, Aaron Thomas (Slavic, U. Virginia)

Cynthia Girard, Susanna Klosko, Worthy Martin (IATH, U. Virginia)

What do you imagine when you think of “home” and “homeland?” Join us to learn how our new website investigates Russian writers’ “mapping” of their war-time homeland. Around 1917, as Russia itself crumbled, older ways of thinking about the country gave way to fresh, more vibrant images and feelings of place. “Poetic Geographies” is creating a literary topography of Russia during the years of war and revolution, based on an innovative concept of place and grounded in our expanding database of more than 600 works by writers, both famous and unknown, who lived and wrote in these tumultuous years.

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CFP: Texas Linguistic Society Conference (UT Austin)

Deadline: November, 15, 2020

The Twentieth Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society will take place February 19–20, 2021. The conference will be hosted virtually by the University of Texas at Austin and will feature a special session on the role of language in perpetuating and dismantling social inequality.

This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations from:

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CFP: Collecting Orthodoxy in the West: A History and a Look Towards the Future

Deadline: November 9, 2020

In a 1947 article titled “Byzantine Art and Scholarship in America,” Kurt Weitzmann examined the history of collecting Byzantine art in the United States. “…The combination of formal beauty and material splendor, coupled with great technical perfection and an aristocratic spirit which gives to even the smallest object a rare distinction…” renders these works particularly attractive to private collectors, wrote Weitzmann. Our conference takes this statement as a starting point and focuses on the history of collecting Christian Orthodox objects in the West from the nineteenth century to the present: a topic replete with spectacular objects, profound questions and captivating narratives. This international conference, organized and sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (USA), considers why, how, where, and by whom these objects have been and continue to be acquired. Once obtained, how are they classified, conserved, displayed, and described? How and by whom is their value, whether symbolic or monetary, determined? What is the relationship between their original purpose and the newfound one? From Marjorie Merriweather Post and Henry Walters to modern day collectors such as Gordon Lankton, small private museums to major public institutions, there has been a sustained interest in owning architectural remnants, manuscripts, liturgical objects, enkolpia and, of course, icons. 

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