Call For Papers: 2023 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 2023 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, Ohio on March 24-26, 2023. The conference committee invites proposals for papers on all topics related to the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian world, particularly those related to the theme of displacement and diaspora. As war and other disasters continue in these regions, this theme will explore how war has displaced and damaged cultures, cultural artifacts, and cultural production. It will also provide students and scholars with the opportunity to think about how these horrors prompt cultures, societies, and languages to flourish and thrive while also creating new centers and pulls across the globe when citizens are forced to flee.

The conference will open on Friday with a reception by Dr. Valeria Sobol (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel will follow on Saturday morning Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s conference will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society for Slovene Studies.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to by Friday, January 27Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Interdisciplinary work and pre-formed panels are encouraged. Proposals for individual papers will be accepted.

More information is available on the Conference website. The Midwest Slavic Conference is organized by the Midwest Slavic Association and the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at Ohio State.