Come take part in the the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), WASS’s host organization, is holding its convention in Reno, Nevada, April 14-17, 2010.
Proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable presentations in all areas of studies on Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Central Asia are welcome. The topics may include any aspect of economy, politics, and culture with a broad chronological span from the Middle Ages to present.
Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including (but not limited to): anthropology, archeology, architecture, arts, communication, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic and minority studies, film, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, Jewish studies, law, linguistics, literature, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, theatre, travel and tourism.
For more information regarding the conference site, registration and submitting a proposal, go to its website http://wssa.asu.edu/conferences and follow the link. Or, go to the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/organizations/wass.html
The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2009. Please include the following information:
Title of Presentation
Name, Affiliation, and Email Address
Abstract (not to exceed 200 words)
The WASS encourages graduate students to attend the conference. The best graduate paper presented will win a $100 prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by the AAASS.
Evguenia Davidova, Program Coordinator (2009-2010)
Portland State University,
University Studies Program,
Portland, OR 97207,
Tel: 503-725-8992; Fax: 503-725-5977