Call for Papers: 2022 Midwest Slavic Conference

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) are pleased to announce the 2022 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, Ohio on April 1-3, 2022. The conference committee invites proposals for papers on all topics related to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian world, particularly those that explore issues surrounding climate change: the usage and depletion of natural resources, environmental changes, as well as issues surrounding the changing climates in politics, society, and culture (eco-criticism, eco-poetics, etc.). How has climate change affected the way we live today and our vision of humanity’s future, and how might these issues have inadvertently impacted other climates? The conference theme of climate change will naturally tie some conversations to the present and future, but we welcome investigations of the past as well, in addition to papers that do not align with the theme.

The conference will then open on Friday with a keynote address by Dr. Ian Helfant (Colgate U.). Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday and Sunday.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to by January 28. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Interdisciplinary work and pre-formed panels are encouraged. Proposals for individual papers will be accepted.


  • Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 28
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 14
  • Scheduling Conflicts Due: February 16
  • Panels Announced: February 18 
  • Final Papers to Chair: March 18 
  • Presenter Registration Deadline: March 18

Registration Fees

  • Student Presenters: $35
  • Faculty/Independent Scholars: $50
  • General Attendees: $25