CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTH EAST SLAVIC, EAST EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN CONFERENCE
I invite you to submit a proposal for an individual paper or for a complete panel for the 37th annual Conference of the Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES, a regional affiliate of ASEEES). The Conference will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
19 University Place, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
Yanni Kotsonis, Director of the Jordan Center, will be the President of the 2016 Conference.
Scholarly papers and panels are welcome on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Complete panels will receive preference over individual paper submissions. Proposals must include the following:
1. Title and a one-paragraph abstract
2. Any requests for technical support (very important!)
3. Presenter’s email and surface mail addresses
4. Presenter’s institutional affiliation and professional status (professor, graduate student, etc.)
5. The name and contact information for the panel organizer, where applicable.
Undergraduate students under the guidance of a faculty mentor may present a paper at the Conference if the faculty mentor submits the information listed above.
Please send your proposals via electronic format to NESEEES@gmail.com not later than January 15, 2016.
As always, we strongly urge professionals in the field to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants. Much of the benefit of the Conference depends on active participation and informed commentary by participants. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Two juried awards of $200 for first prize and $150 for second prize are made annually for the best graduate papers presented at the NESEEES Conference judged according to the following criteria:
- clarity of main research question outlining the scholar’s approach to the topic
- importance of the research to the profession
- amount of support for the argument
- use of primary sources
- adequate and interesting content
- readiness for publication: use of English, readability and style
Following the Conference, graduate students may submit revised papers to the competition for review. Visual materials accompanying the presentation at the Conference should be submitted along with the written text for evaluation. The first prize paper will be entered in the national ASEEES competition.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at the Conference in April.
Susan Smith-Peter, Executive Secretary, NESEEES
Department of History
College of Staten Island/ CUNY