The 2017 Midwest Slavic Conference will take place on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the country will be presenting papers covering many different topics related to the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Please visit the conference's webpage for more details and check back frequently as we will be adding more information. Registration will open for the conference in February 2017.
Anne Garrels, author and former NPR correspondent, will deliver the keynote address based on her most recent book Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia. Over her 40+ year career, Garrels has devoted much of her time to reporting on the former Soviet Union, Russia, and other countries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Putin Country is based on Garrels' fieldwork in Chelyabinsk, Russia over a period of 20 years, experiencing and noting firsthand the changes in Russia politically, socially, and culturally. This keynote address is open to the public, free of charge. Anne Garrels will be on hand after the keynote address for a book signing. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the keynote address.