Richmond, VA


After a two-year hiatus, the Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Omni Richmond ($135/night) in downtown Richmond, Virginia, February 24-26, 2022. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Richmond. 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, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals. 

In addition to Friday and Saturday panels, conference highlights will include a Thursday evening reception; a plenary session on diversity and inclusion; a banquet with keynote speaker Donald J. Raleigh (Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and recent winner of the ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award); and an optional excursion to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, home to one of the world’s largest Fabergé collections.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until December 1, 2021. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair, three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send all proposals for panels and/or papers to: Lee A. Farrow with “SCSS Proposal” in the subject heading.