Call for Papers Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) Portland, Oregon April 8-11, 2015 The 57th annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference will be [...]
Call for Papers
Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS)
Portland, Oregon April 8-11, 2015
The 57th annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference will be hosted by the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) in Portland, Oregon on April 8-11, 2015.
The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2014.Please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals are invited 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. 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. Graduate student proposals will also be considered.
For more information regarding the conference site, registration and submitting a proposal, go to the website: http://www.wssaweb.com/conferences.html
For Papers: Please include the following:
Title of Presentation/Panel
Name, Affiliation, and Email Address
Other Authors and contact information
Abstract (not to exceed 200 words)
For Panels: Submit the title of each paper. If you do not have a chair or discussant, we will work with you to find one.
Please indicate if you would like to serve as discussant.
The WASS encourages graduate student participation. The best graduate paper presented will win a $100 prize and will be eligible for the graduate student paper prize sponsored by the ASEEES.
(Monday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am
Administration Building Gallery East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd St Bellevue, WA 98005 November 22, 2014 – January 29, 2015 Opening Reception Saturday, December 6, 1-4pm Curated by Dávid Koronthály, [...]
Administration Building Gallery
East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd St
Bellevue, WA 98005
November 22, 2014 – January 29, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, December 6, 1-4pm
Curated by Dávid Koronthály, this exciting exhibit brings a mix of exquisite works by well-known photographers Ľubo Stacho, Jozef Sedlák and Boris Németh as well as emerging new talents to the Seattle area.
Open Monday – Friday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. Holiday hours may vary.
December 1 (Monday) 9:00 am - January 29 (Thursday) 1:00 am
East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd St Bellevue, WA 98005
Dr. Tom Taylor, Seattle University; Dr. James Felak, UW; Steve Pfaff, UW; Frank Wendler, UW; Tina Gourd, UW Center for West European Studies & the Center for Russian, East European, and [...]
Dr. Tom Taylor, Seattle University; Dr. James Felak, UW; Steve Pfaff, UW; Frank Wendler, UW; Tina Gourd, UW
Center for West European Studies & the Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies
Please join us for a two-part fall master teacher workshop on “Europe’s Transformative 20th Century” for K-14 educators!
Timed to coincide with the anniversaries of the start of World War I and fall of the Berlin Wall, this workshop will explore how Europe transformed from a continent of warring nations to one of peaceful unification and cooperation between 1914 and 1989.
K-14 participants who attend both the 11/18 and 12/2 sessions will receive six clock hours. The cost is $30 and includes clock hours, dinner, parking, and materials. Fees are non-refundable. Space is limited and priority goes to full-time teachers.
Register here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/cwes/249957
For more information, please email the Center for West European Studies at email@example.com.
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Center for West European Studies & the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies
With classes almost done for the quarter, all JSIS students, staff, faculty and [...]
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UW Seattle Campus
Parrington Hall Commons (3rd Floor)
Jackson School of International Studies
Fly east of the Danube to a land dominated by the gods of the Rus, where fairies dance in the age of dreams and mankind has not yet awoken. This [...]
Fly east of the Danube to a land dominated by the gods of the Rus, where fairies dance in the age of dreams and mankind has not yet awoken. This is the land of the great tree, created by Svarog and lorded over by his son Svarzovitch.
In the land of the Rus, audiences will witness the creation of humankind from mud and clay and their encounter with the gods of the forest and the sky. Watch as Miera, a young Slavic girl, encounters the playful house spirit Domovoi, mother earth Mati Zemlya, bathhouse spirit Bannik, god of darkness Chernobog and his opponent Byelebog god of light, Alkonost the beautiful firebird, and other characters. Audiences will delight as these ancient tales come to life via contemporary and folkloric dance and aerial artistry on silks, hoop, aerial chain and dance trapeze.
Journey into the realm of spirits, magic and mystery as we celebrate the Carpathian dawn! This production can also include a discussion about Slavic mythology and/or a workshop exploring the themes and characters depicted in the production.
Tickets are now on sale for Carpathian Dawn, a collection of Slavic tales featuring Radost Folk Ensemble and the acrobats and aerialists of The Cabiri.
The third and final production of The Cabiri’s most successful year to date, Carpathian Dawn follows the sold out eighth annual Halloween cabaret, Ghost Game: 13 Witches. This unique performance promises to be a delightful and exciting addition to your holiday season.
4 (Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7 (Sunday) 10:00 pm
674 S Orcas Street Seattle, WA 98108
The Cabiri & Center for Czech Education and Culture
Ambassador Thomas Graham, prolific author and an American diplomat whose career included significant contributions to most of the enduring Arms Control Treaties and Agreements of our time, will address the [...]
Ambassador Thomas Graham, prolific author and an American diplomat whose career included significant contributions to most of the enduring Arms Control Treaties and Agreements of our time, will address the Jackson School class on Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards on 5 Dec 14, 13:30, PACCAR 291. The Ambassador will speak regarding his experiences in Arms Control, with specific content on the linkage between the CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) and the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty), and in particular the potential future of the latter, which is once again up for review in 2015. Along with this, Ambassador Graham will make pertinent comments about the current NPT “hard cases”, specifically the DPRK and Iran, in the news again today. Please join us for this capstone activity on our last day of class in Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards.
(Friday) 1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists in the study of the countries of this region and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom. Faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions throughout the U.S. are invited to apply for a course development stipend. Awards will be from $1,000-$3,000. All full-time, regular part-time, and adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply. Applicants can propose to redesign an existing course or to develop a new course including at least 25% content on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Please see below for a complete list of countries that would be relevant. Funds will be made available to awardees in the form of a stipend and/or for purchase of curriculum materials, research related travel (including conference attendance), or consultation with a faculty member from a participating NRC. Awardees can also access the library of one participating NRC during the funding period.
Application Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014. Please email completed applications to Eileen Kunkler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Award notifications will be sent out by early January 2015.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Russia (including Tatarstan)
Indiana U., Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana U., Russian & East European Institute
Ohio State University, Center for Slavic & East European Studies
U. of California, Berkeley, Institute of Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
U. of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian & East European Studies
U. of Washington, Ellison Center for Russian, East European, & Central Asian Studies
For more information or questions, please contact Eileen Kunkler, the assistant director at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State, at email@example.com.
(Monday) 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University