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49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

November 9-12, 2017, the 49th Annual ASEEES Convention was held in the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel on Michigan Avenue. The convention theme “Transgressions” was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

As usual, one had to weigh the merits of the panels and roundtables in each session, considering both the known and unknown participants, the provocative titles that may or may not live up to their titles, and the wide array of fascinating topics before making one’s selection of which panels and/or individual papers to attend.

Two medieval Slavic-themed panels were scheduled during the opening session on Thursday afternoon (1pm-2:45pm) as was the first Slavic librarian panel:

Session 1-36: Transgressions in Translation Panel 1: Transgressive Translations in the Slavic Middle Ages – “Navy Pier” Room, 10th floor
Chair: David J. Birnbaum, U of Pittsburgh
Papers: Robert Romanchuk, Florida State U, “The Slavic Digenis Akritis: Translation out of Greek vs. Translation into Slavic”;
Moshe Taube, Hebrew U of Jerusalem (Israel), “Subversive Translations from Hebrew in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and in Muscovy”;
Discussant: Julia Verkholantsev, U of Pennsylvania.

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CFP: Eighth Annual Romanian Studies Conference

CFP: Eighth Annual Romanian Studies Conference

March 27-28, 2015
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 15, 2015

The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 8th Annual International Romanian Conference, taking place on March 27th-28th, on the Bloomington campus. Proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs on any topic related to Romania, Moldova, or the Romanian diaspora, in any discipline or methodology are welcomed. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged but papers from historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, linguists, literary critics, and musicologists are regularly accepted.

This year, the keynote lecture “Multimedia in the Secret Police Archives: A Film, 2 Photo Albums, and 27 Files,” will be delivered by Dr. Cristina Vatulescu, associate professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, to Elena Popa at by February 15th, 2015. Please submit abstracts in .doc file format rather than .docx or .pdf.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 25th.

Any inquiries about the conference or the program may be directed to Elena Popa at


Source of text: Listserv of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University, 1/12/2015

2014 Byzantine Studies Conference, Vancouver, Canada


This year’s Byzantine Studies Conference will be held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, November 6-9, 2014.

Final version of the Abstracts of Papers

See the Draft of the conference program below:


Thursday, November 6, 2014


Registration, Reception, and Welcome
Founders Hall – Segal Building, 500 Granville Street
6:30-8:30 First Board Meeting

Friday, November 7, 2014

8:30 AM Welcome
Segal Building, 500 Granville Street
Dimitris Krallis, Simon Fraser University

9:00-11:30 Session 1
1A Session in honor of Erica Cruikshank Dodd: The visual culture of Byzantium in a Mediterranean context

Chair: Lesley Jessop, University of Victoria, B.C

  • “Visual Theology in Early Byzantine and Islamic Art”
    Rico Franses, American University of Beirut
  • “Three Women and their Icons in the Context of the Crusades”
    Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University
  • “Two 13th Century Icons from the Monastery of St. Catherine: Byzantine or Crusader”
    Jaroslav Folda, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • “The Silks of Palermo in Philagathos’ Ekphrasis and the Byzantine Textile Industry of the Twelfth Century”
    Evanthia Baboula, University of Victoria

Respondent: Anthony Cutler, Pennsylvania State University

1B The Self in Byzantine Poetry

Chair: Derek Krueger

  • “Autobiography or Autography: Seeking the True Self in Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poemata de seipso”
    Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Ithaca, NY
  • “Ephrem’s Economic ‘I’ and the Problem of Early Byzantine Authorship” Jeffrey Wickes, Saint Louis University
  • “Blindness and Self-Recognition in Nonnos of Panopolis’ Metaphrasis of John 9”
    Scott F. Johnson, Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks
  • “Social and Personal Self in Tzetzes’ Chiliades”
    Aglae Pizzone, University of Geneva
  • “Depictions of the Self in the Poems of Manuel Philes”
    Marina Bazzani, University of Oxford

11:30-11:45 AM-Coffee Break

11:45AM-1:15PM-Session 2
2A The Emperor and the Church, Part One


  • “Theodosius II and the First Council of Ephesus”
    George Bevan, Queen’s University
  • “When the Emperor Changed his Mind”
    Patrick Gray, York University
  • “Victory Over the Enemy of the Church: The Empire, the Church and the Council of Nicaea”
    Edward Mason, University of Kentucky
2B Byzantine Monumental Art


  • “The Economy of Salvation at the Red Monastery Church, Upper Egypt”
    Elizabeth Bolman, Temple University
  • “Painting and Ideology in 14th-Century Mistras: The Iconographic Program of the Gallery in the Virgin Hodegetria”
    Nektarios Zarras, The University of the Aegean
  • “The Protevangelium of James and the wall mosaics in the (Justinianic?) Eufrasiana”
    Thomas E Schweigert, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

1:15-2:15 P.M.- Lunch

2:15-3:45 P.M.-Session 3
3A Erōs and Logos: Sexual Desire in Byzantine Literature

Chair: Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks

  • “What Love Is This?: Divine Fantasy in Symeon the New Theologian’s Erotes”
    Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • “Inventive Logos, Coercive Erōs: The Poetics of Passion in Eustathios Makrembolites’ Hysmine and Hysminias”
    Christina Christoforatou, Baruch College, CUNY
  • “Furtive Eros, Thieving Aphrodite: Transgressive Desire in the Cycle of Agathias”
    Steven D. Smith, Hofstra University
3B Two Columns and a Stylite

Chair: Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Johns Hopkins University

  • “The Narrative Reconfiguration of an Imperial Monument: How the Bronze Horseman Became Heraclius”
    Elena N. Boeck, DePaul University
  • “Pillars of the Community: Stylites as Architecture”
    Shannon Steiner, Bryn Mawr College

3:45-4:00 P.M.- Coffee Break

4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M- Session 4
4A Byzantine Women

Chair: Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks

  • “Early Byzantine Sarcophagi and the Iconography of Educated Susanna”
    Catherine C. Taylor, Brigham Young University
  • “East and West Marry: Considering Translatio as Women’s Work in Bridging Mediterranean Empire”
    Megan Moore, University of Missouri
  • “From the Imperial Palace to the Province: The Early Formation of Byzantine Marriage Ritual”
    Gabriel Radle, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Dumbarton Oaks
  • “Motherhood in Late Byzantium: Blessing, purification and penitential rites pertaining to childbirth and child loss”
    Nina Glibetic, Yale University
4B Objects in Context: Material Spatiality and Byzantine Textiles
Sponsored by The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

Co-chairs: Jennifer Ball, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Gudrun Buehl, Dumbarton Oaks; and Elizabeth Williams, Dumbarton Oaks

  • “‘Numerous Escort’: Liturgical Objects in Concert during the Late Byzantine Great Entrance”
    Tera Lee Hedrick, Northwestern University
  • “Shaping Experience: Curtains and Veils in Middle and Late Byzantium”
    Maria G. Parani, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
  • “Furnishing the Household Memory Theater in Late Antiquity”
    Thelma K. Thomas, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • “Woven Architecture and the Early Byzantine Sense of Human Space”
    Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Johns Hopkins University

6:10-7:30 Reception (co-sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture)

7:30-9:00 Keynote Speech
Segal Building, 500 Granville Street

Saturday, November 8, 2014

9:00AM-11:00 AM Session 5
5A Byzantines and Latins

Chair: Teresa Shawcross, Princeton University

  • “Greek Scripts and Latin Elites: (Re)Presenting Byzantine Lordship in Pre-Norman Southern Italy”
    Norman Underwood, University of California-Berkeley
  • “Symbiosis: The Survival of Greek Christianity in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily”
    Frank McGough, The Ohio State University
  • “Socio-Economic Continuity and Political Unity in Frankish Achaea, 1204-1259”
    Kevin Bloomfield, The Ohio State University
  • “Fleeing the Image Breakers: Ecclesiastical Refugees in Italy”
    Joseph Western, Saint Louis University
5B Byzantine Art

Chair: Anthony Cutler, Pennsylvania State University

  • “Divinely-Mandated Regime Change: Elijah and “Macedonian” Dynastic Ideology in the Paris Gregory”
    Christopher Timm, Florida State University
  • “They Who First Are Granted the Divine Enlightenment: Angels, Translucency, and Light in Byzantine Art”
    Magdalene Bethge Breidenthal, Yale University
  • “Epigrams and the Presentation of Relics in the Middle Byzantine Period”
    Brad Hostetler, Florida State University
  • “A Reinterpretation of Silk in the Middle Byzantine Period”
    Julia Galliker, University of Birmingam, UK

11:00-11:15 A.M.-Coffee Break

11:15 A.M.- 1:15- Session 6
6A Byzantine Texts and Textuality

Chair: Stephen Reinert, Rutgers University

  • “Praise of a Teacher or Periautology?: Theodore II Laskaris’ Self-Representation in the Encomium of George Akropolites”
    Aleksandar Jovanović, Simon Fraser University
  • “Teaching Methods and Educational Practice in the Eleventh Century” Sergei Mariev, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • “Byzantinophilia in the Letters of Grigor Magistros Pahwaluni?”
    Anna Linden Weller, Rutgers University
  • “Rethinking the biography of Anna Komnene”
    Leonora Neville, University of Wisconsin Madison
6B The Eloquence of Art: Session Dedicated to Henry Maguire

Chair: Rossitza B. Schroeder, Graduate Theological Union

  • “King David Narratives in the Dura-Europos Synagogue”
    Kära L. Schenk, Austin, TX
  • “New Evidence for Middle-Byzantine Court Dress: The Clasp from Tahancha”
    Warren T. Woodfin, Queens College, CUNY
  • “The Kanon for “He who is at the Point of Death” and its Iconography in Leimonos MS 295”
    Vasileios Marinis, Yale University
  • “A Byzantine Cameo and the Rhetoric of Paradise”
    James A. Magruder, III, Johns Hopkins University

1:15-3:15 P.M. Business Lunch

3:15-4:45 Session 7
7A Audience and Intent: Patrons and Innovation in Church Fresco Iconography

Chair: Erica Cruikshank Dodd

  • “Jaroslav I’s Political Ideology in the Northern Chapels of Saint Sophia, Kiev”
    Sarah C. Simmons, Florida State University
  • “And their eyes were opened: the perceptions of Christ’s Miracle Cycle in the early Palaiologan period”
    Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • “Antiquarianism in Late Byzantine Mystras”
    Andrea Mattiello, University of Birmingham, UK
7B The Emperor and the Church, Part Two


  • “What Was the Council in Trullo?”
    David Olster, University of Kentucky
  • “Bishop and Imperial Court, 350-430 CE: Tracing Patterns of Social Interaction across Multiple Letter Collections”
    Adam M. Schor, University of South Carolina
  • “Emperor and Church Politics, 484-518: The Eastern Reception of Papal Primacy Claims”
    Dana Iuliana Viezure, Seton Hall University

4:45-5:00 P.M. – Coffee Break

5:00-7:00 P.M.-Session 8
8A. Cultural Exchange in the Frankish Levant (Sponsored by the International Center for Medieval Art –ICMA)

Chair: Cecily Hilsdale, McGill University

  • “Spaces of Encounter and Plurality: Architectural Transformation at the Sanctuary of St. George in Lydda”
    Heather A. Badamo, University of Chicago
  • “The Authority of Place and the Church of the Nativity”
    Lisa Mahoney, DePaul University
  • “Jerusalem as ‘Middle Ground’: Eastern Christian Art and Identity in the Crusader Period”
    Glenn Peers, University of Texas at Austin
  • “‘Lest some discord arise’:The Resafa Heraldry Cup at the Siege of Acre” Richard A. Leson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
8B Byzantine Theology and Worship

Chair: Geoffrey Greatrex, University of Ottawa

  • “Ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite’s Festival Rhetoric: Theoria at the Dormition”
    Byron MacDougall, Brown University
  • “Repentant Demons in Medieval Syrian Orthodox Thought”
    Elizabeth Anderson, Yale University
  • “Bishops Behaving Badly: The Life and Times of Theophilus of Alexandria”
    Young Richard Kim, Calvin College
  • “Polemics and Emperors in Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History”
    Joseph J Reidy, Saint Louis University
  • “Pulcheria Redivivus: The Cult of the Virgin and the Nestorian Controversy”
    Stephen J. Shoemaker, University of Oregon

7:30-10:00 Reception at The Bill Reid Gallery 8:30 Second Board Meeting

Sunday, November 9, 2014

9:00 A.M-12:00 P.M. Session 9
9A Byzantine Monks and Saints

Chair: Alexander Angelov, College of William and Mary

  • “Monks, Monasteries and Holy Mountains: the Monastic Topography of Byzantine Thrace (10th-14th centuries)”
    George Makris, University of Birmingham
  • “Picnics, Processions, and Panegyreis in The Miracles of Thekla”
    Linda Honey, Millarville, Alberta CA
  • “Nature and Conflict in Byzantine Lakonia”
    Alexander Olson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Theodoros Balsamon’s Monks: Byzantine Monasticism in the Commentaries on the Canons”
    Hannah Ewing, Rollins College
9B Byzantine Archaeology and Numismatics

Chair: Kostis Kourelis, Franklin & Marshall College

  • “Constantinople’s Gate to the Mediterranean World: An Archaeological Study of the Harbor of Theodosius in Yenikapı”
    Ayşe Ercan, Columbia University
  • “Transition or Decline? Hierapytna and Crete in the Seventh Century A.D.”
    Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • “The Imperial Image Imprinted: Circulation, Materiality, and Translation in Kievan Coinage, c. 988-1240”
    Alexandra Kelebay, McGill University
  • “A Matter of Degree: A Re-Assessment of the Evidence for Urban Continuity Despite Disruption in Seventh-Century Byzantium”
    Daniel J. E. Kelly, St. John’s University
9C Byzance après Byzance: Byzantine Hues in the Cultural and Historical Canvas of the Modern Balkans

Chairs: Dimitris Krallis, Simon Fraser University, and Thomas Kuehn, Simon Fraser University

  • “Resurrecting the (Byzantine?) Law: State Formation and Legal Debates in Nineteenth Century Greece”
    Evdoxios Doxiadis, Simon Fraser University
  • “Between Culture and Politics: Identity, the Balkan Enlightenment, and the Greek War of Independence”
    Alex Tipei, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • “Resisting the West, Excluding the Byzantine: The Heritage of Turkey’s Heritage Institutions”
    Daniel David Shoup, Oakland, California

CFP: ASEC 2015 at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Leaf from a Hilandar Monastery Slavic Manuscript

Leaf from a Hilandar Monastery Slavic Manuscript 71

Association for the Study of
Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC)
Call for Papers
Sixth Biennial Conference
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
September 18-19, 2015
(Pre-conference reception on the evening of September 17)
The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for individual papers and panels for its biennial conference, to be held at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, and The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel.Scholars from the U.S.and around the world are welcome.All participants must be members of ASEC.
Proposals for individual papers and panels should be submitted by email to Dr. Randall Poole, Acting Vice President of ASEC ( no later than December 1, 2014.All proposals should include:
–Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information                                  
–For individual papers:title and brief description (50-75 words)                            
–For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable).
Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.  General information regarding the hotel and meeting, and the conference registration form, will be available after October 1, 2014, on the following website of Rhodes College:
Image Source: Hilandar Research Library slide from Hilandar Monastery Slavic Manuscript 71
Text Source: ASEC listserv, moderated by ASEC Secretary, Eugene Clay

Workshop on Women and Holiness in the Slavic Middle Ages


Today, at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, a workshop was held on “Productive Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies of Women and Holiness in the Slavic Middle Ages.” The conference is dedicated to the 160 anniversary of the death of Elena Muteva (1829-1854), a Bulgarian poet, translator, and folklorist, and is sponsored by the “Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Saints and Holy Places in Bulgaria” project, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” and Manchester University in the UK.

Iskra Khristova-Shomova opened the conference, which consists of nine panels, where each speaker is given 10 minutes. The closing remarks were moderated by Maria Yovcheva.

Below is a list of the participants and their presentation titles. Click on this link for the abstracts of the talks in English.

photo of one of the buildings of the university, a side view taken from a major thoroughfare; there are trees in the from of the building and on the street light pole is a sign advertising "Dunkin Donuts"

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Tsvetelin Stepanov, “The Sanctity and the Capital: Trajectories of Women’s Protection”
Catherine Pancheva-Dikova, “How to Translate ‘Pokrov bogorodichen'”
Ana Stoykova, “‘Why have you come here? There are monks here, and you are a woman!’ (Women and Mount Athos in Byzantine and Slavonic Sources)”
Margaret Dimitrova, “Childbirth, Mothers and the Church: What Can We Learn from Medieval Euchologia?”
Julia Zlatkova, “Gender Specifics of Female Patronage and Charity in Late Antiquity”
Diana Atanasova-Pencheva, “The Betrothed and the Bride: Female Martyrdom as a Transformation of Social Roles”
Anisava Miltenova, “The Texts about Evil Women: Deviations of Biblical Stories”
Biliana Kourtasheva, “The Rehabilitation of the Stepmother”
Maya Petrova-Taneva, “Theodora the Queen of Tŭrnovo, Byzantine Empress Theophano, and the Bdinski Zbornik
Elka Bakalova, “Women Intellectuals in Byzantium: St. Catherine of Alexandria”
Dilyana Radoslavova, “The Semantics of Book Compilation or Topics as a Key in Composing Calendar-Oriented Collections”
Iliana Chekova, “The Repertoire and the Topoi of Women’s Holiness”
Adelina Angusheva-Tihanov, “The Rhetoric of Womanhood: Women in Hagiographical and Medical Discourse in the Slavic Orthodox Middle Ages”
Maria Yovcheva, “Abbas Zosimas from the Vita of St. Mary of Egypt”
Maria Schnitter, “The Specifics of Women’s Holiness in the Orthodox Tradition: The Question of the Saint-Prostitute”
Radoslava Stankova, “The History of the Cult of St. Petka of Tŭrnovo (Paraskeva of Epivat) according to South Slavic Written Sources”
Evelina Mineva, “Byzantine Hymnographic Works of St. Paraskeva of Epivat and their Slavonic Translation”
Desislava Lilova, “Secular and Church Geography in the Imagination of the Period of the Bulgarian Revival”
Vladimir Dimitrov, “Identity Transformations of the Women Saints in Bulgarian Lands at the Time of the Late Revival Period”
Katya Staneva
, “Reception and Ideology: the ‘Turkish Tales’ in Bulgarian Booklets (Bŭlgarski knizhnitsi)”
Olga Todorova, “Maiden in Prison: Women’s Martyrdom in the Time of the Ottoman Rule – the Historical Realia and the Literary Folk Fictions”


Midwest Slavic Conference, March 28-30, 2014, Ohio State campus


The Midwest Slavic Conference begins Friday, March 28th, at 5:30 pm with a keynote lecture by Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University): “A Theft So Nice, They Did it Twice: Fleecing Local Populations and Foreign Investors in Central Asia” in Page Hall, Room 10, followed at 6:45 pm by a reception on the first floor landing of Page Hall.

Panels will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday, March 30th from 8:30 am to 1 pm in Mendenhall Laboratory, which is located on the Oval.

outline of states that comprise the "Midwest Slavic Association" with a sepia photo of red square in the centerThe Midwest Slavic Conference this year coincides with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University. Professor Todd Armstrong (Grinnell College), alumnus of Ohio State’s Slavic Department, will give the 50th Anniversary lecture, “Russian Mad Men: Valery Todorovsky’s Teleserial Ottepel’ as a Window on Russian Culture,” on Saturday, March 29th, from 12:15 to 1:45 in Mendenhall Laboratory 100.

View the Conference program.

Source: Website of the Ohio State Center for Slavic and East European Studies

CFP: Seminar on the Turkish Straits


Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul

“The Straits – Inquiries into a Crossroad” Seminar at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, November 1-7, 2014

Deadline to submit abstract: May 15, 2014

The Turkish Straits between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea are often described as a symbolic dividing line between Europe and Asia, but historically their function has been uniting and not separating. At the crossroads of land routes between the Balkans and Anatolia, and the sea route between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, they have constituted a natural meeting place for peoples and cultures since ancient times. Two world empires, the Byzantine and the Ottoman, were ruled from the straits and left their marks on the two main world religions of Christianity and Islam. Greeks, Slavs, Scandinavians, Italians, Turks and Englishmen have tried to gain control over the Straits and sometimes succeeded; but the prize has remained contested and been a recurrent source of dispute. As such, the straits have also been at the core of Eastern and Western political discourses at least since the accession of the Persian king Xerxes 2500 years ago, and their significance to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 has come to the foreground in recent years. To mark these historical convergences, and to initiate an interdisciplinary platform for future research about the history of the Straits, we invite junior (pre-doc and post-doc) scholars to present their own research and exchange perspectives on the topic during a one-week seminar with excursions at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, November 1-7, 2014. We welcome submissions from different areas of research, such as the Ancient, Byzantine and Ottoman eras, art history, archaeology and memory studies, studies in the religious, cultural and political relations, as well as the topography, landscape and environment history of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Applicants should submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to no later than Friday, May 15, 2014, together with a CV and a few lines about their interest in the topic, from a subject specific as well as from an interdisciplinary point of view. For those who are accepted, the stay in Istanbul, the excursions and most meals will be arranged and paid for by the seminar. In addition to this, we may consider reimbursing the cost of travel to and from Istanbul for a strictly limited number of applicants (those who wish to be considered for such travel funding should specify it in their application and explain why other sources are not available).

Olof Heilo, Lund / Vienna

Tonje Haugland, Sørensen / Bergen

Monica White, Nottingham

Alexandros Tsakos, Bergen / Berlin

Source of announcement: M. White, Early Slavic Listserv

50th Anniversary of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University


Founded in 1964, Ohio State’s Department of Slavic & East European Languages & Cultures is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a slate of lectures and presentations.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, March 24

  • Public Roundtable on Polish-Jewish Studies at 5:30 p.m. Location: Page Hall 0020
  • Slavic Dinner with special presentation on Russian slang by Marina Pashkova at 6:30 p.m. Location: Jennings Hall 60

Thursday, March 27

  • Kapustnik – 7:15 p.m. in Hagerty Hall 180

Friday March 28

  • Video Conference with Murmansk, Russia at 8:00 a.m. in Hagerty Hall 145
  • Midwest Slavic Conference Keynote address by Eric McGlinchey (George Mason University) followed by reception in Page Hall.

Saturday, March 29

  • Midwest Slavic Conference, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Mendenhall Laboratory
  • George Kalbouss presenting the history of the Department
  • Luncheon Speech by Todd Armstrong

Sunday, March 30

  • Midwest Slavic Conference, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Mendenhall Laboratory

CFP: Textual Heritage and Information Technologies El’Manuscript-2014

Textual Heritage and Information Technologies


Varna, Bulgaria

15-20 September 2014


Izhevsk State Technical University and the Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2014 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, processing, description, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern hand-written and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or analysis of these resources is welcome to participate.

El’Manucsript-2014 is the fifth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” ( The program of the conference traditionally includes tutorials, lectures, and computer classes for young scholars and students. The working languages of the 2014 conference are English, Bulgarian and Russian, and papers presented at the Conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the website. Selected papers in English will be published in a special issue of the Digital Medievalist Journal ( and, if written in Bulgarian, English or Russian, Palaeobulgarica.

The fifth conference is a joint event of the Textual Heritage and Digital Medievalist scholarly communities. It is co-organized by Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia) and the Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and supported by the Sustainable Development of Bulgaria Foundation.

Source of announcement: Textual Heritage website, via Olga Mladenova


CFP: Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies






June 4-6, 2014


The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference “Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies” (GranaSlavic2014), which will be held in June 4-6, 2014 at the University of Granada. This event is organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Department Section of Slavic Studies at the University of Granada.

The goal of the Conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in the field of Slavic Studies, and bring together scholars who are interested in the different topics of the Conference :

  1. Learning and Teaching of Slavic Languages and Cultures
  2. Slavic Literatures and Cultural Expressions
  3. Media, Political Discourse and International Relations
  4. History, Culture and World View
  5. Linguistic  Studies
  6. Translation to and from Slavic Languages

The official conference languages are any Slavic language, Spanish, and English.

Abstract   (300-350   words,   not    including    references)    must    be    submitted    online    via  http://linguist   by March 3, 2014.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: March 3, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2014

After acceptance of your abstract:

  • Registration deadline: April 18, 2014.
  • Program Announcement: May 20, 2014.
  • Conference dates: June 4-6, 2014.
  • Paper submission to be published in the book “Trends in Slavic Studies” (Editorial URSS): June 16, 2014. Further details about paper publication requirements will be posted at the conference URL:

For more information, see cfp_GranaSlavic


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