Dear colleagues – members of MAG and future members of MAG!
I write to urge you to apply for the ASEEES-MAG convention at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, June 26-28, 2016. It is expected that about 300 participants from North America, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia as well as from other countries of Eastern Europe will present their research at approximately 80 panel sessions. The working languages of the convention are English, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Russian.
This is a historic meeting. It is the first event at which the academic communities represented by ASEEES and MAG can cooperate on an equal basis, exchanging ideas and establishing future cooperation. I would like to make sure that MAG actual and future members are well represented. I invite you to send in your applications!
There is no need to explain to anyone that the tense geopolitical situation in the region makes the convention in Lviv all the more important. There is a clear symbolism for dialogue and mutual understanding in the fact that so many world-class experts on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies will gather in the historical region of Ukraine, in ancient Lviv. Scholars from the region and beyond have excellent opportunity to demonstrate the highest standards of open, professional, respectful dialogue.
It you wish to attend, you need to submit a simple online application on the ASEEES website which includes title of your paper and an abstract. www.aseees.org/summer-convention.
The deadline for convention applications is January 6, 2016. The deadline is firm, so please apply early.
Anyone from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine as well as citizens of the other post-Soviet countries (apart from those who joined the EU) are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The MAG will provide grants on the basis of essays competition. The essay should not exceed 6000 – 8000 characters.
If you wish to apply for MAG assistance, you must apply both online at the ASEEES website AND send an essay to the MAG competition. thebridge-moct.org
January 11, 2016 is the deadline for MAG support.
I look forward to seeing you in Lviv, June 2016!
До зустрічі у Львові!
Да сустрэчыў Львове!
До встречи во Львове!