Professional Associations

  • Albanian Institute for International Studies 
    Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) is an Albanian independent think-tank that is dedicated to analyses of contemporary issues and their political impact in Albania in particular and the South-East Europe region in general. You can browse most of our publications on-line, contact us, or you can go ahead and check some of our useful links.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
    The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe.
  • American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
    The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures.
  • American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) 
    AATT, founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. In 1993, the members voted to expand and include all languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects.
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
    American Councils is the worldwide leader in connecting people from the US, Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia to learning and to each other. How do we accomplish this? In many ways. We operate study-abroad programs for students, education professionals, independent travelers and local leaders. We perform research, publish books and develop Web sites. We serve an institutional role by holding conferences, administering standardized tests, managing information centers and acting as a consultant to governments. We run the professional society for Russian teachers. And, we develop and advocate policy on language education around the world.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 
    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. ACTFL also runs a job center for foreign language education.
  • Assembly of Turkish-American Associations
    A very informative website with current affairs and links to some 54 component organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Turkey. The founding principle of ATAA was the need to create cohesion and cooperation between the large numbers of social-cultural Turkish American organizations around the US. The Assembly’s main goal is to be a link between all communities, large or small, and pursue their interests in Washington and beyond.
  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies
    The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
    BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".
  • Beyondthefirstworld.com
    According to its editors, Beyondthefirstworld.com is a not-for profit web resource for "global news and best practices for managers of innovation and intellectual property".
  • Bulgarian Studies Association (BSA)
    The Bulgarian Studies Association is a non-profit scholarly organization which promotes the study of and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of Bulgaria and Bulgarians: language, literature, culture, history, politics, economics and international relations.
  • Canadian Association of Slavists
    The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies.
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
    Their primary focus is on new and original scholarship and research in English on Ukrainian history, language, literature, contemporary Ukraine, and Ukrainians in Canada.
  • Central Asia and the Caucasus Center for Social and Political Studies
    The basic purpose and objectives of the Center: to study and review the social and political situation in Central Asia and the Caucasus; intellectual support of the political and economic reforms in these countries, forming a positive perception of western liberal democratic values in Central Asia and the Caucasus; to encourage the formation of a civil society in the region; to create a data base and distribute information.
  • Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
    Multilingual website in 13 languages including Turkmen, provides comprehensive access to information on the scholarly field of Central Eurasian Studies for the benefit of students, scholars, and non-specialists.
  • Committee on College and Pre-College Russian
    The Committee for Russian Language Study, composed of representatives of AAASS, AATSEEL, and ACTR, is charged with studying, analyzing, and recommending ways to strengthen pre-college Russian programs and increase their enrollments. 
  • Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services
    The most important function of COSEELIS is to represent the interests of UK libraries and other information organizations offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies.
  • East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections
    The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections was established in 1993 to better coordinate activities among major Eurasian area studies collections in the Eastern United States. The Consortium presently numbers ten member institutions: Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, The New York Public Library, New York University, Princeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale.
  • Fasti_online
    FASTI_online provides a searchable database of archaeological excavations in Southeast Europe since the year 2000. Fasti_online has excavation reports on sites in Bulgaria, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Albania.
  • Foundation for Cultural Studies - Madara Bulgaria 
    Foundation MADARA BULGARIA is an independent, non-profit organization of academics, educators and students, for promotion of the culture of tolerance, peace and international communication.
  • Foundation for Hellenic Studies
    Operating under the auspices of American Hellenic Institute (AHI) the Foundation has as its main objective to provide support to qualified individuals, institutions, programs and projects advancing the study of Greece and Cyprus in the United States.
  • Idealist.org
    "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.
  • International Organization for Armenian Studies
    The International Association of Armenian Studies is a scholarly organization devoted to the promotion of Armenian studies at large.
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) 
    IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.
  • Kosciuszko Foundation
    An American Center for Polish Culture: Promoting educational and cultural exchanges between the US and Poland; Polish culture and history.
  • Middle East Studies Association
    MESA is a private nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. MESA is dedicated to promoting high standards of scholarship and instruction, to facilitating communication among scholars through annual meetings and publications, and to promoting cooperation among those who study the Middle East.
  • Modern Greek Studies Association 
    The Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), founded in 1968, is an American-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of modern Greek studies in the United States and Canada.
  • National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski"
    The National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" in Skopje was one of the first national institutions to be formed by the Parliament (ASNOM) of the young Macedonian state on the 23rd November, 1944.
  • North American Association of Belarusian Studies (NAABS)
    NAABS is a non-profit scholarly organization which seeks to promote research, study, and teaching in all aspects of Belarusian studies, including the fields of history, language and linguistics, literature and the arts, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, political science, economics, and international relations.
  • Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV)
    The Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) was formed to promote the development of Slavic Studies resources in this region of the United States and Canada. The services provided by the Consortium are for the use an d benefit of the faculty, students, and staff of its member institutions. 
  • Romanian National Library
    Direct link to Romanian National Library and its online resources.
  • Slavic and East European Folklore Association 
    SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology.
  • Slovenian Language Technologies Association
    The Slovenian Language Technologies Society, founded in 1998, joins people working on language technologies from the scientific, educational or user perspectives. The activities of the SDJT are aimed at promoting the development of language technologies for the Slovenian language.
  • SHERA is an association of academics, librarians, museum workers, independent scholars, students, and other individuals who share an interest in the art and visual culture of Russia, the nations of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. The Society seeks to improve research circumstances for scholars, connect members to necessary resources, provide a forum for ongoing conversations on areas of mutual interest, and foster contacts among members. SHERA runs a Web site and electronic listserv, and organizes sessions at scholarly conferences such as CAA and ASEEES. Subscribe to the SHERA listserv

  • Society for Armenian Studies
    The aims of the Society for Armenian Studies are to promote the study of Armenian culture and society, including history, language, literature, and social, political, and economic questions; to facilitate the exchange of scholarly information pertaining to Armenian studies around the world; and to sponsor panels and conferences on Armenian studies.