Conference: Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (UCLA)

Event Date: November 15, 2019

The UCLA Dept. of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures and UCLA’s Program in Indo-European Studies are pleased to announce an international conference, “The Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov: Assessments, Reassessments, Reflections,” on the occasion of the 90th year of his birth and the second anniversary of his passing. The conference will take place November 15, 2019 at the Faculty Center, UCLA Campus. Morning sessions will be devoted to Vyacheslav Ivanov’s contributions to Indo-European studies and general linguistics, and afternoon sessions – his contributions to semiotics of culture and poetics. Guest speakers include:

•       H. Craig Melchert (UCLA),
•       Nikolai Kazansky (St. Petersburg University)
•       Anna Dybo (Moscow State University)
•       Ilya Yakubovich (Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Georges-Jean Pinault (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

•       Tatiana Tsivian (Moscow State University; Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Nataliya Zlydneva (Moscow State University; Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
•       Mihhail Lotman (Tallinn University; University of Tartu)
•       Henryk Baran (SUNY Albany)
•       Yuri Tsivian (University of Chicago)
•       Barry P. Scherr (Dartmouth College)
•       Willem Weststeijn (University of Amsterdam)
•       Igor Pilshchikov (UCLA)

The full program may be accessed at:

CFP: Tolstoy and World Literature Conference (Russia)

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Tolstoy and World Literature Conference, August 11-15, 2020, at Iasnaia Poliana

On August 11-15, 2020 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana is going to host XII International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature, philosophy, and religion are to be discussed at the sessions of the Conference. Traditionally the Conference is organised on the basis of Tolstoy’s personal library, which preserves the books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The Book of Proceedings will be published.

The registration fee is 50 euro (in Russian currency equivalent). The Museum covers all hotel, meals, and cultural programme expenses.

On August 11th, at 3 pm, at the metro station Akademika Yangelya there will be a bus to Yasnaya Polyana for the participants. August 15th  is the departure day.

The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2020. The application includes the information about the participant and the abstract of the paper. For those who need an invitation for visa, the following information is to be sent before February 15th: the copy of the front passport page, institution, address, telephone, place of issuing visa. Please forward your application to Dr. Galina Alekseeva:  or

Telephones: (48751)76-1-41, +7-910-944-5899

Conference: AATSEEL 2020 (San Diego)

Deadline: (for presenters) December 15, 2019; (to book room at conference rate) January 13, 2020

The program for the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) is now available

AATSEEL 2020 will be held February 6-9, 2020 at the Omni San Diego. Rooms at the Omni at the conference rate are $239/night. We have a room share board for attendees looking to share lodging. Please visit to book or to find more information. The deadline to book at the conference rate is 5pm PST, January 13, 2020. 

Anyone presenting at the conference is required to register by December 15, 2019. Presenters are also required to be current members (memberships expire on July 1 every calendar year) and AATSEEL members pay lower conference registration rates.

Memberships and registration can be purchased online at
Conference registration includes complimentary continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings of the conference and unlimited access to all panels, coffee breaks, the Presidential Reception and Awards Ceremony, film screenings, Advanced Seminars, workshops, and special events. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in San Diego in February! 
For questions about the content or schedule of the program, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Yuri Leving ( 
For questions about registration, lodging, and other conference logistics, please contact AATSEEL’s Conference Manager, Dr. Rachel Stauffer ( 

Conference: The Stalingrad Myth: Russian-German Comparative Perspectives (Berlin)

Event Date: November 7-9, 2019

International Conference
07–09 Nov 2019
The Stalingrad Myth. Russian-German Comparative Perspectives

Venue: German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Zwieseler Str. 4, 10318 Berlin, Germany

Organized by Claude Haas, Matthias Schwartz, in cooperation with the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst and the German War Graves Commission

With the capitulation of the 6th Army in Stalingrad in February 1943, the German war of aggression and annihilation in Eastern Europe took a decisive turn. While in German cultural memory the defeat at Stalingrad is thought of to this day as »synonym for apocalypse« (Jens Ebert), in post-soviet Russia their victory in this »battle of the century« (Vassili Chuikov) is still seen as a prime example of heroic fortitude in the ›Great Patriotic War‹. No other battle, no other locus for collective memory, has been charged with such contrasting meaning throughout subsequent decades as ‹Stalingrad›. In West Germany, ‹Stalingrad› served as the epitome of German victimhood in the collective imagination of the 1950s and 60s, excluding as far as possible the guilt of war crimes and genocide. In the USSR, by contrast, the cultural commemoration of the victims and heroes of World War II gradually became more important and even partially replaced the October Revolution as the founding myth of the socialist state, especially from the 1960s onwards.

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CFP: Bulgaria: Thirty Years After the Fall of Communism (Bulgarian Studies Association)

Deadline for abstracts: November 15, 2019

The Eleventh Conference of the Bulgarian Studies AssociationBulgaria: Thirty Years after the Fall of Communism
Library of Congress,
Washington DC, June 11-12, 2020.

The Bulgarian Studies Association welcomes abstracts from BSA members in good standing. Individuals wishing to submit an abstract who are not BSA members may register for membership at before submitting an abstract.

The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is November 15, 2019. Papers may be in any discipline and on any topic related to Bulgaria or the Bulgarian language. The abstract must not be longer than 300 words. It is to be submitted in PDF form, attached to a cover e-mail giving the abstract title and the applicant’s full name, institutional affiliation and email address.  The e-mail should be sent to Markus Wien, BSA President and Chair of the program committee at

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CFP/Conference: Televising the Socialist Body Projections of Health and Welfare on the Socialist and Post-Socialist Screen (Paris)

Deadline: December 20, 2019

International conference, Paris, 18-20 June 2020
ERC Program BodyCapital / Centre d’Études des monde russe et d’Europe centrale (EHESS)

Television prospered upon a tension between education and leisure, which was especially acute in a socialist context. Televisions began to appear in homes in Eastern Europe after its stabilization as a socialist “block” dominated by the USSR. However diverse by nature and history, all the socialist regimes shared common strategies of mass propaganda, i.e. the intensive use of media to convert people and transform collective/individual behaviours. Television was supposed to be a new tool allowing direct normative shaping of every citizen, but also blamed in some circles for stimulating the disarticulation of the class/work/political collective. Moreover, this tool was uneasy to master: the professionals trained to produce an efficient TV discourse mainly focused on socialist progress (i.e. omitting shortcomings and problems from the picture), andthe spectators learned to read it (i.e. to select the information) at the very same time. Finally, crossed communication around programs helped the citizens to identify themselves with a Soviet way-of-life more “normal” than in the past 40 years. 

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

Deadline: January 15, 2020

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:

For more information  call Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 559-5293, or e-mail  Visit CARTA website site:

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 as an email attachment by December 1, 2019.

More details and call for papers can be found at the following link

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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Conference: Central Eurasian Studies Society (Washington, DC)

Deadline: October 10, 2019

Our 20th Annual Conference, CESS 2019, will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from October 10-13, 2019.

One of the core functions of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to organize conferences that bring together the Central Eurasian scholarly community. CESS has held an annual conference hosted by universities across North America since 2000. The Annual Conference regularly features up to 70 panels and attracts approximately 300 scholars from around the globe.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Central Asia Program, at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The Elliott School prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. The School’s faculty conducts research, produces scholarship and contributes to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions. The School is located just steps from some of the most influential U.S., international and nongovernmental organizations in the world. This singular position in the heart of the District of Columbia enriches the School teaching and research by giving students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through our doors on a regular basis.

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