CFP: Ukrainian Studies Graduate Student Conference (U. of Kansas)

Deadline for Submissions: February 24, 2017


On April 22, 2017 the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas will host Platforma, the first annual Ukrainian Studies Graduate Student Conference. This inaugural conference aims to facilitate meetings, collaborations, and the exploration of new ideas among graduate students working on Ukraine from any discipline. Regardless of topic or time period, we want this conference to explore the rich tapestry and exciting new frontiers of Ukrainian Studies.

We would like to invite all interested graduate students to submit an abstract. We are accepting proposals for paper presentations, roundtables, and discussion panels through February 24, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by an organizational committee with an eye for highlighting the interdisciplinary diversity within Ukrainian Studies. Please visit for submission instructions.

We are working with East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies to publish a special issue that will feature selected papers presented at the conference.

Platforma will also feature remarks from our keynote speaker, Mark von Hagen, professor of history at Arizona State University, former president of ASEEES, and a recognized leading scholar of Ukrainian Studies.

To register to attend and for further information, including directions and lodging, visit the conference website, If you have any questions, please contact conference organizer Nathan Pickett (

Please feel free to distribute this announcement and call for papers! A PDF flyer is attached.