CFP: Central Eurasian Studies Society 23th Annual Conference

Deadline: March 1, 2023

We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for CESS 2023 is now open. Proposal submissions may be made until March 1, 2023.

Central Eurasian Studies Society 23th Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2023
Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA

About the Annual Conference

CESS Conferences have been held at universities around North America and Central Eurasia since 2000 alongside our concurrently offering up to 70 panels and attracting around 300 participants from all over the world. For CESS 2023, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.
In addition, we invite proposals from CESS members to design and facilitate pre-conference workshops. The pre-conference workshops will be held on the morning of October 19 ahead of the conference opening that afternoon.
We encourage in-person participation but the conference will be fully hybrid, so proposals are welcome from those who will be unable to attend.

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CFP: Non-Tenure Track Virtual Conference 

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Please consider submitting a proposal to Hills and Hollers: The Challenges and Kinship of Academic Life off the Tenure Track. This inaugural conference for non-tenure track faculty in higher education will take place virtually on June 29 & 30, 2023.  Our goal in organizing this event is to facilitate connections among non-tenure track faculty and to highlight the innovative work of various people and institutions. 

We welcome submissions on topics such as workload, pay equity, professional development, advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice on the non-tenure track, and many others (see CFP). 

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Conference: Provincializing Russian (Justus Liebig University, Germany)

Event Date: January 20-21, 2023

    We are pleased to announce the international conference “Provincializing Russian” that will be held at Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany) on January 20-21, 2023.

    Organizers: Tamara Hundorova (Kyiv/Giessen), Dirk Uffelmann (Giessen) 

    In his seminal monograph “Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference” (2000), Dipesh Chakrabarty invited to decolonize the historical narrative produced by the West because, as he stated, all national histories were traditionally considered variations of the main narrative of the history of Europe.

    The Kenyan scholar Simon Gikandi reformulated Chakrabarty’s decolonial thesis of the provincialization of Europe, bringing up the task of “provincializing English” (2014). He questions his belonging to such a postcolonial intellectual community, calls himself a “child of empire,” and speaks of the necessity of “constantly rethink[ing]” his ambivalent relation with the English language, “a language that is both mine and someone else’s, one that I am simultaneously inside and outside.” Is “creative writing, seen as the most immediate form of self-assertion, possible in the language of the colonizers?”–he asks. 

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    CFP: Migration Narratives and Border Studies (University of Gdansk)

    Deadline: March 1, 2023

    The Border Studies Group (BSG) and the International Border Studies Center (IBSC) at the University of Gdansk welcome proposals for the Border Seminar 2023 on the theme of “Migration Narratives”, as well as the wider field of Border Studies, especially as it relates to accounts of migration experience and the emerging interdisciplinary field of border aesthetics.

    The Border Seminar is an interdisciplinary conference organized at the University of Gdańsk by the BSG, an international team of literary/cultural scholars, linguists, historians, sociologists, artists, and educators interested in research and pedagogy centered on the notion of the border. 

    Johan Schimanski and Jopi Nyman (2021) argue that migration is the “master narrative” underlying the conceptual metaphors and concrete images of “the path, the bridge, the door (and implicitly the threshold) and the window,” which Georg Simmel, in his pioneering work on “border aesthetics,” proposed as “the central figurations of the divisions and joinings between different spaces”. Schimanski and Nyman apply Simmel’s concepts to explain that “migrants follow routes (paths), they pass through crossing points (bridges), they are excluded and have to wait outside selective barriers in order to enter (doors), and they can see a better life on the other side of the border (windows)” (Schimanski and Nyman). In other words, border aesthetics can be thought of as imaginings of migration or movement articulated as border-crossings and bordering processes. 

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    CFP: SlavX #Connexions Conference (UT Austin)

    Deadline: February 24, 2023

    SlavX invites you to the #Connexions Conference at The University of Texas at Austin, April 9-12, 2023. Creating an international space for discourse on global media in diplomacy and foreign policy, #Connexions will bring together multidisciplinary scholars, policy experts, and media practitioners to share current research, experience, and expertise on the highly complex and hostile media landscape in order to make informed policy recommendations for a more effectual U.S. communications strategy in regions of social and political upheaval. 

    Through panels, talks, and moderated discussions, established and emerging experts will take a multi-pronged approach to modern communications, highlighting the inestimable power of media as not only a tool for persuasion, education, nation-building, and mass mobilization, but also as a weapon. Panels will feature the work of current media organizations abroad; delve into the history of media diplomacy and propaganda efforts, particularly during the twentieth century; and lay bare the many information challenges today, particularly in countries like China, Russia, and Afghanistan, and in the Middle East region as well. Furthermore, with disinformation as an added aspect of modern warfare, UT Austin’s Global Disinformation Lab will be a featured research partner, presenting recent findings, policy recommendations, and solutions for the convoluted “post-truth” world. 

    This event will take place both in-person and virtually to enable global participation. Registration for in-person attendance opens January 17, 2023. Our CALL FOR PAPERS is open now! 

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    CFP: Wisconsin Slavic Conference

    Deadline: February 19, 2023

    Wisconsin Slavic Conference 

    March 24-25, 2023

    University of Wisconsin-Madison 

    Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film, music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic Conference. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held in-person at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, 2023.  

    Recent conference programs are available on the Wisconsin Slavic Conference website at

    This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Yuliya Ilchuk (Stanford University).

    To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by February 19, 2023

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    CFP: Trusting and Distrusting the Digital World in Imaginative Literature

    Deadline: February, 13, 2023

    University College Dublin, Ireland
    7-9 June 2023

    Keynote Speakers:

    Prof. William Davies (Goldsmiths, University of London)

    Prof. Ellen Rutten (University of Amsterdam)

    This conference aims to connect two prominent scholarly conversations of the contemporary moment: concerning, on the one hand, the ways in which the digital age has shaped (and been shaped by) human trust relations; and on the other, how digital technologies have intersected with the traditions and practices of imaginative literature. We seek to bring together scholars interested in either or both of these fields of inquiry for an interdisciplinary dialogue on trust, the digital, and the literary.

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    Call for Proposals: 2023 REECAS Northwest Conference

    Deadline: February 20, 2023

    April 20-22 at the University of Washington

    REECAS Northwest, the annual ASEEES northwest regional conference for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) will take place April 20 – 22, 2023 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
    The REECAS Northwest Conference welcomes students, faculty, independent scholars, and language educators from the United States and abroad. Proposals on all topics connected to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian world are encouraged. The conference hosts panels on a variety of topics and disciplines including political science, history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, culture, migration studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, film studies and more.

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    CFP: The 29th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students

    Deadline: December 31, 2022

    February 25, 2023
    In-Person and Online

    Call for Papers
    Deadline Extended

    New Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022

    The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University
    is requesting submissions for our annual conference. We are accepting abstracts
    for 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. We welcome
    proposals from all disciplinary backgrounds, as well as from any regional or
    historical focus. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, topics in Iranian
    (Afghan, Persian, Tajik), Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, Turkic, and Uralic
    (Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, etc.) studies.
    Our mission at ACES is to bring together emerging scholars in the field of Central
    Eurasian studies to exchange ideas and refine their research with feedback from
    their peers. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent
    scholars are all invited to submit.
    Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will be tentatively held in
    a hybrid format, both in-person in Bloomington, Indiana and virtually via Zoom,
    on February 25, 2023. We welcome submissions from any part of the globe, so long
    as presenters are able to participate online. Those who wish to present in-person
    will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. Accepted panelists should
    be prepared to give their presentation during normal business hours (9:00 A.M.-
    5:00 P.M.) in U.S. Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5:00). All presentations will be
    given in English.

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    CFP: Graduate Student Conference on Central Asia (Harvard University)

    Deadline: December 31, 2022

    The Davis Center’s Program on Central Asia is organizing a graduate student conference on Central Asia in April 2023. Please see the call for papers below; submissions are due on December 31, 2022. I’d be grateful if you could share this information with your graduate students.

    With thanks,



    Graduate Student Conference on Сentral Asia

    Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA

    April 21-22, 2023 (in-person)

    The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Davis Center) at Harvard is planning a graduate student conference devoted to Central Asia in April 2023. We invite paper proposals from graduate students at any stage, including master’s students, working on a topic related to Central Asia within any discipline. The conference will allow U.S.-based graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment and to receive feedback from peers and experts within the field. 

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