Association News

We have exciting news: we have a new call for papers for our Spring 2018 Conference, held in San Antonio.

Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS)

San Antonio, TX, April 4-7, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Plan to join us for the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies

(WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social

Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

We invite proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable presentations in all areas of studies concerning Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Central Asia. Topics related to our conference may include any aspect of culture, economics, history, literature, or politics 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, environmental studies, ethnic and minority studies, film, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, Jewish studies, law, linguistics, literature, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, theatre, and travel.

The Western Association for Slavic Studies is a regional affiliate of the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the principal scholarly organization in the world for these areas of interest.  The Western Association for Slavic Studies encourages not only leading academics in the field, but especially graduate students to attend the conference.  The WASS offers a $100 prize for the best graduate paper presented at the conference, and are also eligible the ASEEES’s and the WSSA’s graduate student paper prizes.

For more information regarding proposal submissions, the conference site and registration go to the WSSA website:

The deadline for paper or panel submission is December 1, 2017

Please include the following information in your proposal:
Title of Presentation
Name, Affiliation, and Email Address
Other Authors
Abstract (not to exceed 200 words)

AV needs: VCR/TV LCD Projector (quantity limited)
NOTE on Audio-Visual Equipment: If participants on a panel wish to display outlines or images of their presentations, they may arrange with section coordinators to use the new LCD projectors that the WSSA has purchased. We will have 10 available.

Panelists may (a) save their presentation as “pictures”; (b) number the slides “01, 02, 03, . . .”; (c) load their presentation onto a thumb drive; and (d) load the thumb drive into the LCD projector, advancing one slide at a time. The presentations cannot be saved as PPT. Overhead slides and slide projectors will no longer be available.

Please feel free to forward this Call to individuals, institutions, or other organizations that may be interested in the conference.


Mark A. Cichock, Program Coordinator

Department of Political Science

P.O. Box 19539

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX  76019

Tel: 817-272-2388