Call for Papers: 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce that the 2016 Midwest Slavic Conference will be held April 8-10, 2016, on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, Ohio..

Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. The conference will open Friday, April 8, with a keynote address by Dr. Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) on Ukraine’s current crisis in historical perspective, followed by two days of panels.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in PDF format to by Jan. 15. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Limited funding is available for undergraduate and graduate student lodging with preference given to out-of-state participants.


Abstract and C.V. Deadline: Jan. 15

Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 5

Panels Announced, Scheduling Conflicts and Housing Requests Due: Feb. 12     

Registration Deadline and Paper Submission: March 25  

Registration Fees

Undergraduate: $10

Graduate: $20

Faculty/Public: $35                 

Participants can elect to have their abstract, paper and presentation included in the conference’s Knowledge Bank community. Knowledge Bank is a digital archive that is part of Ohio State’s University Libraries. CSEES maintains a community within Knowledge Bank for the Midwest Slavic Conference to increase the dissemination of knowledge produced at the conference. Items included in the community are freely available to be viewed and downloaded by the public and are searchable. Please consider having your abstract, paper and PowerPoint included in Knowledge Bank this year.