Professional Associations & Institutes

  • 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 their publications on-line, contact them, or explore their useful links.
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASSEES)
    The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASSEES) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading international 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) 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.
  • 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 and literatures of the Turks.
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
    The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) was founded in 1974 as an association of language and area professionals involved with Russian language, literature and linguistics. Membership is open to all persons with an interest in the study and teaching of the Russian language.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 
    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is 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 12,500 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
    Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is an independent, membership based and democratically elected umbrella organization that pursues the interests of Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey and supports strong relations between the United States and Turkey..
  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies
    The Association for Women in Slavic Studies sponsors research and teaching for scholars interested in women's and gender studies in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Committed to the study of this region across disciplines, AWSS welcomes members from all areas of the humanities and social sciences. AWSS serves as a networking resource for those concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the academic and related professions.
  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
    BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former soviet union. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, held normally in Cambridge in spring, with over 400 participants drawn from the UK but with many others from continental Europe and North America as well as Russia and Eastern Europe. BASEES is active on behalf of its members in dealings with government, with other associations and with individual universities.
  • 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 (CAS) is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and professionals whose interests focus on the social, economic and political life of the Slavic peoples, as well as their languages, diverse cultures and histories.
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
    Founded in 1976, following joint efforts by Ukrainian community leaders and academics, to provide an institutional home for Ukrainian scholarship in Canada, CIUS is dedicated to the development of Ukrainian studies in Canada and supports such studies internationally. In addition to its main office at the University of Alberta, CIUS maintains a branch office at the University of Toronto.
  • 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)
    The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) seeks to promote high standards of research and teaching, to foster communication among scholars of Central Eurasia through meetings, publications, and networking, and to facilitate interaction among scholars at different stages in their career and in different places around the world.
  • 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 organisations offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies. Group interests are furthered through publications, co-operative activities, collective representation, and the exchange of views and ideas at conferences.
  • East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections
    Established in 1993, the East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections (ECC) helps to coordinate the activities of Eurasian area studies library collections located in the eastern United States and Canada. Currently, the ECC consists of twelve member institutions and includes ten universities and two research libraries.
  • 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
    The American Hellenic Institute Foundation, Inc. (AHIF), established in 1975, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational and research organization and is the first “think tank” devoted exclusively to the study of the issues confronting the Greek American community. Through the years, AHIF has grown into one of the key Greek American membership organizations and together with its affiliates, AHI, AHIPAC and AHI Business Network they strengthened relations between the U.S., Greece and Cyprus and within the Greek American community.
  • 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
    The Kosciuszko Foundation is dedicated to promote educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland and to increase American understanding of Polish culture and history.
  • Middle East Studies Association
    The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. MESA is primarily concerned with the area encompassing Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the seventh century to modern times.
  • Modern Greek Studies Association 
    The Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) is an American-based, non-profit academic organization, dedicated to the promotion of Modern Greek Studies in the United States and Canada and conversant internationally on all issues, historical and contemporary, which pertain to Greek matters.
  • National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski"
    The National and University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” collects, processes, protects and preserves Macedonia's cultural heritage for future generations.
  • North American Association of Belarusian Studies (NAABS)
    The North American Association for Belarusian Studies (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 scholarly, non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian folklore. In particular, SEEFA shall seek to promote instruction in American colleges and universities, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, to organize panels on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian folklore at national and international conferences, to support exchange and summer programs, and to foster research in related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology.
  • Slovenian Language Technologies Society
    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 Founded in 1995, the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, from ancient times to the present day.
  • 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.