МАГ/The International Association for the Humanities     ЖУРНАЛ МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АССОЦИАЦИИ ГУМАНИТАРИЕВ

ASEEES 46th Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas, on November 20-23, 2014

20-23 ноября 2013 г. в Сан Антонио (США) состоится ежегодная Конвенция ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies – formerly the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies), одно из самых важных событий в сфере гуманитаристики, социальных наук и славянских/восточноевропейских исследований. Этот раздел журнала “The Bridge-MOCT” освещает предстоящее событие. Мы публикуем информацию о метроприятиях членов МАГ на Конвенции и список лауретов различных премий ассоциации.

6wzqwws0The 46th annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) will be held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on November 20-23, 2014.  Featuring 430 roundtables and panels on a wide spectrum of topics, along with the new Visual Anthropology film series, the convention will draw approx. 1,800 scholars, students, publishers and other specialists in Eurasian and Eastern European studies from around the world to the beautiful San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter for lively discussions of the latest research and trends in the field. You can view the convention program online.

With the convention theme being “25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Historical Legacies and New Beginnings,” many sessions are slated to address the development in our field and the region in the last 25 years including issues relevant to current events and conflicts. The presidential plenary on the theme will feature Professors Valerie Bunce (Cornell U), Vladimir Tismaneanu (U of Maryland), and Vladislav Zubok (LSE) and will be chaired by Stephen Hanson (College of William and Mary), ASEEES president.  Hanson will also provide the President’s Address, “East European and Eurasian Studies 25 Years After 1989: In Defense of Regional Knowledge in a Globalized World.” During the convention, the 2014 ASEEES prize winners will be recognized at the annual award ceremony. Professor Victor Friedman (U of Chicago) will receive the 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award, our lifetime achievement award.

If you have attended the ASEEES convention in the past, you already know that it provides an exceptional opportunity for networking with a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars in the field.  Beyond the panels, you can also participate in the meetings for affiliate organizations such as the Association for Women in Slavic Studies and interest groups such as the Working Group on Cinema and Television that assemble during the convention. Another important venue is the Exhibit Hall, where you can speak with representatives of leading publishers and academic programs in our field.  You can also interact with your colleagues online by joining the convention Facebook group or tweeting using #aseees14.

For those unfamiliar with ASEEES, you can read more about our history on our website. Founded in 1948, ASEEES is a leading international scholarly society for East European and Eurasia studies.  Currently we have approximately 3,000 members predominantly from the US but also including a significant contingent from Canada, Europe, Australia, and East Asia.  ASEEES membership offers much more than the opportunity to participate in the annual convention.  Our members receive copies of the ASEEES newsletter and Slavic Review, the premier journal in the field, and can take part in a variety of programs, such as the mentoring program, professional development webinars, and the travel grant programs.  I suggest that you peruse our member spotlight section to see why our members value their participation in ASEEES.  Reduced membership fees for students and scholars in Eurasia and Eastern Europe are available.

While we are busy getting ready for the convention in San Antonio next week, the planning for the 47th convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 19-22, 2015, is well under way.  If you are interested in participating, please make note of the proposal deadlines: for individual paper submissions: January 15, 2015; panel/roundtable proposal submissions: February 15, 2015.  The 2015 convention theme is “Fact”.

We hope to see you in San Antonio this year and then in Philadelphia next year!


Lynda Park, Executive Director, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies