Call for Papers: Czech Studies Workshop

The eighteenth annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at Columbia University in New York City on April 20-21, 2018, welcomes proposals for papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Since the year 2000, the Czech Studies Workshop has brought together scholars from the United States and abroad to explore Czech-themed topics from such diverse fields as anthropology, architecture and art history, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format, and junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Generous support from the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center at Columbia University will provide local accommodation and meals for all participants and should allow for reimbursement of travel costs for most participants. Senior faculty accepted to present at the Workshop are encouraged to cover their airfare to and from New York with funds from their own travel and research budgets.

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 8, 2018. Applications should be submitted by email to or by mail to

Christopher Harwood
Slavic Department – Columbia University
708 Hamilton Hall – MC 2839
1130 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10026

Applications should include:

  • applicant’s name
  • institutional affiliation
  • full mailing address
  • email address
  • daytime telephone
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement indicating in which years the applicant has previously submitted proposals to and/or participated in the Czech Studies Workshop
  • paper title
  • paper abstract of approximately 250 words

Any questions can be sent directly to Christopher Harwood at