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

Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2016

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 to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 21-23, 2016.

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.

A section of the conference will be devoted to marking the 60thanniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and we are pleased to announce the conference keynote address:

Hungary,1956: Revolution or Counterrevolution?  The Continuing Relevance of the Debate”
Nyirkos Tamas, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer atCentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2016.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
  • For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

For the first time ever, the CSC will dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations.  Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this new section of the conference.   Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with travel stipends. 

Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium
Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the memory and scholarly interests of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier atCentralSlavic@outlook.com.

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize
Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Professor Timberlake as a teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.

CSC registration and hotel reservation information will be available on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.