Call for Papers: Twenty-third Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop

Twenty-third Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop

February 23-24, 2024

The University of Texas at Austin

 The Twenty-third Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop, which will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on February 23-24, 2024, welcomes papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. Hotel accommodation will be provided for participants who are presenting at the workshop.

This year’s program will also include an invited lecture by Tara Zahra, Hanna Holborn Gray Professor of East European History and the College at the University of Chicago, and author, most recently, of Against the World: Anti-Globalism and Mass Politics Between the World Wars (New York: W.W. Norton, 2023).

The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, 2023. The steering committee will review the proposals the following week.


Applications should include:

  • Paper abstract of approximately 250 words that includes your name and a paper title
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Please also indicate whether or not you have attended a Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop in the past.
  • Application materials, as well as any questions, should be emailed to Zachary Doleshal at with the subject heading “Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop.”