Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) and Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
Renaissance Battle House and Spa
~Historic Hotel in the center of Downtown~
Book here to reserve at the conference rate of $139
call Marriott Reservations at 1-866-316-5957
Key Note: Professor Kate Brown
Friday, March 15, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pontoon boat tour of the Mobile delta
1.5 hour tour aboard handicap accessible, fully enclosed (seasonal) vessel with cushioned seats, a PA System, and restrooms.
Saturday, March 16
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Conference Registration Click Here to Register
Faculty/Employed persons Early-bird Conference Registration (before February 15, 2019): $95
Faculty/Employed persons Regular conference registration (after before February 15, 2019): $105
Retiree/Graduate student early-bird conference registration (before February 15, 2019): $35
Retiree/Graduate student regular conference registration before February 15, 2019): $40
Undergraduate conference registration: $10
Friday-Night Banquet [with an option to check for Brined and Grilled Bone-in Pork Chop, Frenched Chicken Breast, or Cannellini Bean Ragout (vegetarian)]: $55
Executive Council Lunch: $35
Saturday Night “Beach Party”: $35
SCSS Membership (required for non-members)
Life membership: $250
Annual membership, income over $40,000: $30
Annual membership, income under $40,000: $20
Student/contingent faculty annual membership: $10
CALL FOR PAPERS
57th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
March 14-17, 2019
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO: January 25, 2019
The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, March 14-17, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of South Alabama. 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.
The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Dr Brown is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed monographs, including A Biography of No Place (2004), Plutopia (2013), and Dispatches from Dystopia (2015). Her banquet talk, derived from her forthcoming book, is titled “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.”
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 January 25, 2019. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and 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. Email your proposals to Emily Baran firstname.lastname@example.org.
For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Mara Kozelsky at email@example.com or Nicholas Gossett at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at email@example.com.
The Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) will be hosting its 9th Biennial Conference in conjunction with SCSS on Thursday, March 14, 2019, and participants are invited to attend both conferences for the same registration fee. The AWSS conference theme is “Crossing Borders in Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies” and the Keynote Speaker will be Tricia Starks, Associate Professor of History, University of Arkansas. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers and in any discipline of Slavic and East European Studies are welcome by December 15, 2018 to Paula Michaels, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the AWSS conference should be directed to Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu.
Travel and Things to Do
The hotel is a 20-40 minute taxi ride from Mobile Regional Airport, a 1 hr drive from Pensacola International Airport, and 2.5 hour drive from New Orleans.
Things To Do
Located on five rivers in the heart of the delta, Mobile is the original home of Mardis Gras and a vibrant, historical city. While here, sample delta-gulf cuisine in the evenings. Or visit local breweries, now flourishing thanks to Alabama's Free the Hops movement. After the conference, take our riverboat tour and spend time in local museums. Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Mardis Gras style parade during the weekend or the world famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile and Point Clear. Art lovers should make time for the 67th annual Fairhope Art festival, a juried show that brings in artists from across the nation. The Alabama Gulf Coast offers a vacation destination with something for everyone.