As a grad student in East European Studies in the Midwest, I had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Slavic Conference. I recently received the latest call for papers in my e-mail, and thought I would pass the information along–I found the conference to be a fun and supportive forum (and the cookies were good! Always an important factor.) Here is the official information:

Midwest Slavic Conference Flyer2012 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 30 – April 1, 2012

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are proud to announce the 2012 Midwest Slavic Conference, to be held at OSU March 30 – April 1, 2012.

Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The conference will open with a keynote address and a reception on March 30th, followed by two days of panels. If you would like to participate, please send a one-paragraph abstract and brief C.V. to by January 7, 2012. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations. Limited funding will be available to subsidize student lodging.

Application Deadline: January 7
Notification of Acceptance: February 1
Panels Announced: March 1
C.V. and Paper Submission Deadline: March 15

CSEES would also like to announce the Midwest Slavic K-12 Teacher Workshop: “Islam Outside the Middle East.” This workshop will take place on Saturday, March 31st and is open to all current and pre-service K-12 teachers of all subjects and grade levels. For more information on the workshop, please contact Ms. Jordan Peters at

For more information…
Center for Slavic and East European Studies at OSU
303 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-8770 ~