Undergraduate and Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association, ASEEES)

Deadline: May 1, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

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CFP: Belarusian Visual Culture in the 21st Century

Deadline: June 1, 2024

We are inviting essay submissions for an edited volume on contemporary visual culture of Belarus. The volume is projected to have 12-14 chapters (5000-6000 words each) on Belarusian visual culture divided in three parts: early 2000s, 2010s, and post-2020 visual culture. The volume is expected to have color illustrations and to feature interviews with contemporary artists, filmmakers, and cultural figures.

Submissions on all aspects of Belarusian visual culture are encouraged, including, but not limited to: art history; all aspects of visual arts and art spaces; photography; visual aspects of social media; television and media studies; theatre and cinema studies; dance studies; street art and folk art; protest visual culture and visual art as testimony; independent and official art. 

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CFP: “Defining Soviet Antisemitism: Everyday Jewish Experiences in the USSR”

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Call for Papers for an Edited Volume

Edited by Paula Chan (All Souls College, University of Oxford) and Irina Rebrova (Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin)

Antisemitism was a thread that ran through the entire fabric of the Soviet Union. During the interwar period, Bolshevik ideology condemned the persecution of Jews as an evil relic of Imperial Russian rule. Meanwhile, Westerners as prominent as Henry Ford accused the USSR of being a Jewish institution, and Adolf Hitler’s opposition to “Judeo-Bolshevism” drove his vision for a new order in Europe. Upon the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, local antisemitism collided with hostility toward Stalin’s regime, with catastrophic consequences for Jews on Soviet territory. After the end of World War II, the USSR was the first country to recognize the state of Israel. Yet in the years that followed, Soviet leaders embraced discrimination against Jews like never before, even as they insisted that the USSR remained a bastion of anti-antisemitism. Scholars have grappled with the contradictions that surround antisemitism in the Soviet context in different ways. Events such as the prosecution of members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and the Doctor’s Plot have loomed especially large, as have sweeping statements on Soviet responses to what we now call the Holocaust. Much of the literature tends to take Soviet antisemitism for granted – when the victim is Jewish, the repression is antisemitic. Intellectual siloing of Jewish, Soviet, and post-Soviet national studies perpetuate existing gaps in knowledge.

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Call For Proposals: 2025 International Research Workshops (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize international research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2025. Proposals are due Monday, April 1, 2024.

The Mandel Center’s Division of International Academic Programs promotes the vitality of research in the field of Holocaust studies around the world through the Moskowitz/Rafalowicz International Research Workshop and the Jacob and Yetta Gelman International Research Workshop. Our workshops seed research networks and produce new scholarship. We welcome proposals for workshop themes from scholars at universities and research institutions in all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, genocide studies, and law.

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Call for Papers! NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction

Deadline: Ongoing

Novel: A Forum on Fiction is accepting submissions. Founded in 1967 at Brown
University, Novel is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the best new
criticism and theory in novel studies. After several decades under the editorship of Nancy
Armstrong, Kevin McLaughlin took over as the chief editor in Summer 2023.
Novel holds to these general principles:

  1. as long as there have been novels, there has been a need for critical
    scholarship to explain how novels should and do make and evaluate the
    foundational categories of modern life.
  2. so long as novels continue to be written, literate populations will continue
    to dwell within categories inaugurated by its forms.
    We welcome submissions that address one or more of these concerns and use a
    novel or group of novels to do so. The essays we favor are relatively self-
    conscious about the theoretical and historical framework that informs
    their critical
    argument, so long as that argument uses fiction to challenge the historical
    narrative or theoretical assumptions that are brought to bear on it.
    Submissions should be between 7000-9000 words (inclusive of footnotes but
    excluding works cited), in accordance with MLA style (9th ed.).
    Please send submissions and inquiries to novel_forum@brown.edu.

Book Prize: Humanities and Social Sciences re: Slovakia

Deadline: May 1, 2024

At its annual November meeting, during the 2024 ASEEES conference, the Slovak Studies Association will award a prize for the best book in the humanities and social sciences about Slovakia published in 2022 or later.  Submissions must be in English, but they may be published anywhere in the world.  The authors must be members in good standing of the SSA.

Authors may submit articles, chapters, and graduate papers as hard copies or in electronic form (PDF).  However, submissions for the Best Book Award must be in hard copy, unless they are only published electronically, in which case a PDF may be emailed to the chair of the prize committee.  The review committee will not return any submitted items. The deadline for postmarking submissions for the Best Book Prize is 1 May 2024.  

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CFP: Pushkin and Ukraine (Pushkin Review)

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The peer-reviewed journal Pushkin Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to Pushkin and Ukraine.  Potential contributors should send a draft title and abstract (200 words max) to the Guest Editor of the special issue, Valeria Sobol (vsobol@illinois.edu), by March 1, 2024.  With the aim of fostering open scholarly discussion of difficult and fraught issues, we seek to publish adventurous new work on Pushkin in Ukraine and Ukraine in Pushkin.  Topics and approaches might include:

– perception and reception of Pushkin in Ukraine;
– Pushkin’s notions, depictions and uses of Ukraine and Ukrainian language and culture;
– Pushkin as a Soviet institution in Ukraine;
– the “Pushkinopad” phenomenon;
– Ukrainian contemporaries of Pushkin;
– Pushkin, colonization and decolonization;
– political and military uses of Pushkin’s image and myth in Ukrainian-Russian relations and the current war;
– Pushkin and propaganda;
– Pushkin and race in the Ukrainian context;
– Pushkin’s milieu and Ukraine;
– oral history of the Ukrainian experience of Pushkin.

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Prize for a published article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation is offering a $10,000 prize for a published article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This dreadful conflict has divided the world including those of us on the left. We therefore welcome entries that help us think about the war’s broad issues.

Topics may include self-determination for Ukraine; changes to the global and regional power balance; the effects of the fighting on the lives of both Ukrainians and Russians; how the war is reshaping both governments; how the war may limit or expand post-war possibilities for working people in both Ukraine and Russia, and the conditions of a just peace ending the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Daniel Singer was an idealistic socialist with a courageous respect for the facts on the ground. His journalism was descriptive, analytical and elegant. These are the qualities The Daniel Singer Foundation hopes to honor with the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize.

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CFP: TROIKA Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2024

TROIKA publishes academic writing, artwork, photography, creative writing, translations, opinion columns, etc. This year we do not have a theme, and we will consider all work! 

If any of your students are interested in submitting work to the magazine for consideration, please have them email submissions or questions to troikaberkeley@gmail.com. The deadline is February 15, 2024. 

Submission Criteria: 

 1. Undergraduate work or art concerning Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies  2. MLA formatting for academic papers 

 3. No more than 10 pages double-spaced (longer papers may be considered but will likely be abridged)  4. .doc/.docx file format 

 5. JPG/PNG formatting for images 

Past editions can be seen on our website:   


Call for Proposals – Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)

Deadline: July 1, 2024


The Editorial Board of the Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) is planning to publish an anniversary issue dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Russian-American relations focusing on the year 1945.  This year, of course, marks the end of World War II / Great Patriotic War.  We are inviting scholars to contribute articles to be included in this anniversary issue that will be published in Summer 2025.  The specific theme of the article is up to the author, but it needs to focus on Russian-American relations in the year 1945 – (both broadly speaking).  The deadline for submitting proposals/abstracts is July 1, 2024.  In this part of the process, please submit a proposal or abstract of 100 words that describes your article.  In addition, please submit a c.v.  Both of these documents should be in Word or PDF form and as attachments to the following email address:  jras1807@gmail.com

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