BearTracks is the official newsletter of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies.The Southern Conference on Slavic Studies is the oldest and largest affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies). The purpose of SCSS is clear: to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States.
Every year for more than 50 years SCSS has sponsored a conference, bringing together the finest scholars in the country in an intellectually challenging yet friendly atmosphere. We encourage new faculty members and graduate students to participate in our meetings every spring. SCSS has over 350 members. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.
OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN SAVANNAH FROM MARCH 29-APRIL 1, 2012.
FOR 2015, SEE YOU IN LEXINGTON, KY MARCH 5-7
GO TO: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LEXDTHF-SLAVIC-20150304/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
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LEXINGTON REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
The Conference Online Registration Link is up and ready now:
The SCSS coincides with the Association for Women in Slavic Studies Conference on Gender and Transnationalism (March 4-6) -- so there are two conferences for the price of one! For a tentative AWSS Program see
We have lots of exciting events planned including:
Thursday March 5th – 4 PM AWSS Keynote address by Beth Holmgren
Thursday March 5th – 6 PM Opening Reception
For the banquet on Friday evening March 6, with keynote speaker Julie Buckler, we will be working with one of the best caterers in town to bring you a Kentucky Proud locally-accented dinner.
Join our special VIP Tour of Keeneland Race Course and Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour on Saturday afternoon March 7!
Now, as you may know, Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the few American cities without even a river -- so our beach party on Saturday night March 7 is quite land-locked.
As a result, we have arranged a program entitled Beach Blanket Bulgakov. You are all invited to dinner and a staged reading of Bulgakov's Dreams, an original play by Herman Farrell about Bulgakov's writings in the 1920s and the staging of The Days of the Turbins. This event will take place at Natasha's Cafe and Restaurant. You can come for dinner at 6 before the play (to get a great seat) or arrive at 8 to watch the play only. We do hope you will all stay for the beach party!!!!
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CALL FOR PAPERS
53rd Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Lexington, KY March 5-7, 2015
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2015
The Fifty-Third Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Lexington, KY, March 6-7, 2015. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Eastern Kentucky University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.
Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Papers and panels on all topics will be considered. The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2015. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel or paper proposals should indicate so when submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your proposals to Alice Pate at email@example.com, or send it by conventional post to:
Alice K. Pate
Chair and Professor of History
Department of History and Philosophy
Kennesaw State University
402 Bartow Avenue MD 2206
Kennesaw, GA 30144
For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Dr. Karen Petrone firstname.lastname@example.org The conference hotel can be booked online at:http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LEXDTHF-SLAVIC-20150304/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
For questions, proposals or other information regarding the program, please contact Alice Pate at email@example.com or by telephone at 470-578-3288.
w Note : SCSS is a 501(c)-3 organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS Law.