2023 CALL FOR PAPERS North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES)


The North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Executive Board invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for the 44th annual NESEEES conference.

The conference will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University). Details on the conference format and procedures will be provided to registered participants. The registration fee is $40 ($25 for students). 

Scholarly papers and panels are welcome on any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Proposals for complete panels of thematically related papers are strongly encouraged. Recommendations for discussants and chairs are not required for panel proposals but are invited and will be taken into consideration.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Title and a one-paragraph abstract
  • Technology requirements
  • Presenter’s email address
  • Presenter’s institutional affiliation and professional status (professor, graduate student, etc.)
  • The name and contact information for the panel organizer, where applicable.

Proposals may be submitted directly by graduate students enrolled in related programs as well as by independent scholars with academic credentials and by faculty members of all ranks.  Proposals may be submitted on behalf of undergraduate students by faculty mentors supervising their projects. 

Please submit your proposals here: https://forms.gle/bbs85vTEpHFVUF458 no later than Friday, January 13, 2023.

We strongly urge professionals in the field to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants. Those wishing to volunteer may do so using the space provided on the proposal submission Form.

Graduate Student Essay Competition

NESEEES awards an annual prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference.  The selection committee may award a second-place prize when appropriate. 

Essays are judged based on the quality of the following elements:

  • A research question presenting the problem to be investigated
  • A methodological framework outlining the scholar’s approach to the topic
  • A clearly articulated argument
  • Evidence presented in support of the argument
  • Readiness for publication: English usage, readability and style
  • The importance of the research to the profession

Following the conference, a deadline will be announced by which graduate students should submit revised papers to the competition. Visual materials accompanying the presentation at the Conference may be submitted along with the written text. The papers must be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length. The first prize paper will be entered in the national ASEEES competition for the best graduate student paper presented at a regional affiliate conference.

Questions can be sent to: neseees@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the conference in April. 

Eliot Borenstein, President

Melissa Chakars, Treasurer