Call for Papers: Disaster Studies in the USSR -- The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies


PhD Candidate Alexander Herbert of Brandeis University is seeking participants for an interdisciplinary panel for ASEEES 2022 devoted to disaster studies in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. So far, he will be presenting on the 1924 Leningrad Flood, and Luca Anceschi (Glasgow) will be presenting on disaster response in Central Asia and Uzbekistan in particular. 

Disaster studies is an emerging field within environmental history that aims to look at the ways disasters are constructed and used by states to make claims on legitimacy and power. We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract for consideration on any time period and place within the ASEEES realm. 

Contact Alexander Herbert at 

The ASEEES 2022 deadline for proposals is March 1. Read more about the conference here.