CFP: 2024 Midwest Slavic Conference (The Ohio State University)

Deadline: January 26, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Conference

April 5-7, 2024

Columbus, OH

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) are pleased to announce the 2024 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, OH on April 5-7, 2024. The conference committee invites proposals for papers on all topics related to the Slavic, East European and Eurasian world, particularly those related to the theme of Cold Wars past and present. The impact of Cold War-era tensions can still be felt in many parts of Eastern Europe and Eurasia and the effects continue to shape political and social landscapes. We welcome papers that will examine the ways in which the Cold War has influenced political ideologies, relationships with the West, and ongoing conflicts and pressures in the region. The conference theme will provide students and scholars with the opportunity to discuss these complex political and social dynamics.

The conference will open at 5:30PM on Friday with a keynote address by Dr. Richard Herrmann (Ohio State 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 submit a one-paragraph abstract and C.V. in a combined, single PDF file using our new submission portal by 11:59 PM EST January 26th. Undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate. Interdisciplinary work and pre-formed panels are encouraged. Proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Have questions? Please send all inquiries to

More information is available on the Conference website. The Midwest Slavic Conference is organized by the Midwest Slavic Association and the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at Ohio State.


Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 26                                           

Notification of Acceptance: February 19                                          

Scheduling Conflicts Due: February 21                                                                   

Panels Announced: February 23                                                    

 Final Papers to Chair: March 22

Presenter Registration Deadline: April 1

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

*Donated Registrations for Young Scholars of Slavic Studies

Want to support up and coming scholars in our field? We have created an option for faculty and independent scholars to donate conference registration(s) for undergraduate and graduate students who are participating as presenters or general attendees. This will allow students to enjoy the conference to the fullest extent. More details will be available when registration opens in 2024.

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