Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

SCSS

OUR NEXT CONFERENCE--MOBILE, AL -- MARCH 14-17, 2019

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS NOW JANUARY 15, 2019!!

RENAISSANCE BATTLE HOUSE HOTEL AND SPA

 

What this site is about -

  BearTracks is the official newsletter of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. The Southern Conference on Slavic Studies is the oldest and largest affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies). The purpose of SCSS is clear: to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States. 

Beartracks is now distributed by email to all members to facilitate a faster exchange of important information.

Every year for more than 50 years SCSS has sponsored a conference, bringing together the finest scholars in the country in an intellectually challenging yet friendly atmosphere. We encourage new faculty members and graduate students to participate in our meetings every spring. SCSS has over 350 members. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

In order to join SCSS, see this website for Dues and Membership information.
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SCSS Dues

Colleagues:

The PayPal default for contributions is $100. Needless to say SCSS is pleased to accept donations of larger or smaller amounts.

A check made out to SCSS may be sent any time to: Harold Goldberg, 735 University Ave, University of the South, Sewanee, TN 37383.

THANK YOU!

w Note : SCSS is a 501(c)-3 organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS Law.

For additional information, contact Harold Goldberg:


hgoldber@sewanee.edu
931-598-1566

MOBILE, AL 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS 
57thAnnual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 

Mobile, AL

March 14-17, 2019
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2019

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, March 14-17, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of South Alabama. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.  

 

The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Dr Brown is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed monographs, including A Biography of No Place(2004), Plutopia(2013), and Dispatches from Dystopia(2015).  Her banquet talk, derived from her forthcoming book, is titled “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.”

 

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions. 

 

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2019. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.  If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted.  AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Email your proposals to Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com. 

 

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Mara Kozelsky at mkozelsky@southalabama.comor Nicholas Gossett at ngossett@southalabama.edu. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com.