2014 Convention in San Antonio, TX
The 46th Annual ASEEES Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
The theme of the convention is "25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall:
Historical Legacies and New Beginnings."
2014 Convention Proposal Deadlines
Individual paper submissions must be received by December 20, 2013. The online submission closes as 12:01 am PT on Dec. 21, 2013.
Submissions for panels, roundtables and meetings must be received by January 15, 2014. The online submission closes at 12:01 am PT on Jan. 16, 2014.
IMPORTANT: Before you start your submission process:
- Read the general rules for convention participation.
- If you are a individual paper submitter or a session organizer, renew your ASEEES membership first - you must be a member to submit.
- Ask all session participants to create a profile and update their "My Information" section in the ASEEES Member Site;
- Ask all session participants to enter their cv information in the "CV Information" box under the "View/Edit Information" tab NOW. This information will be used in the online submission process. It is essential that they enter the CV information at least 24 hours before you submit the proposal as the data is synced once a day. This is essential. Do not wait until just before the submission deadline.
- Ask all session participants for their exact name as they appear in the ASEEES Member directory.
- Be sure to gather all required information first.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions about proposal submissions.
Go to Online Submission Site (You will be prompted to log in first)
While online submission of proposals is strongly encouraged, we do accept proposals in Word as E-mail attachments. Please complete these forms and send as e-mail attachments to Wendy Walker at email@example.com:
- Individual Paper Submission Form (MS Word)
- Panel Proposal Submission Form (MS Word)
- Roundtable Proposal Submission Form (MS Word)
- Affiliate Group Meeting Request Form (MS Word)
- Arts/Film/Electronic Media
- Comparative Politics
- Economic History/Transition Issues/Emerging Markets
- Gender studies
- Early Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, to 1800
- History: Central and Southeast Europe, 1800-1918
- History: Central and Southeast Europe, Since 1918
- History: Russian and Eurasian, 1800-1924
- History: Russian and Eurasian, since 1924
- Interdisciplinary Panels
- International Relations/Security Studies/Foreign Policy
- Jewish studies
- Library/Information Sciences
- Linguistics/Language Pedagogy
- Literature: Comparative
- Literature: Central and Southeast Europe
- Literature: Russian and Eurasian
- Professional Development
Do you have an idea for a panel that you would like to organize and are you looking for paper presenter(s), a chair or discussant(s)?
Do you have a paper topic proposal and are you looking to join a panel?
ASEEES again offers a dedicated space for Annual Convention attendees to find others to form panels:
- Fill out the form to share your panel or paper idea.
- View the response list to find other panelists.
While ASEEES provides this board as a service to Annual Convention attendees, it is attendees' own responsibility to contact and make appropriate arrangements with potential panelists and to submit the complete panel proposals by the deadline. This is only a message board for sharing ideas among potential collaborators; ASEEES does not review proposals sent to this message board. To submit a proposal for consideration by the committee, see the section "Proposal Submission Process", above.
If you have a question about an individual posting, please contact the individual responsible. If you have a question or concern about the Papers/Panels Wanted Board, please contact the ASEEES office at firstname.lastname@example.org; for other Convention questions, please contact Convention Coordinator Wendy Walker at email@example.com.
Rule 1: Participation Rules, Guidelines, and Limitation
Panel: Panels entail presentation of prepared papers (distributed in advance to a discussant) on a related topic or theme, followed by structured discussion of those papers. A complete panel must have: one Chair; 3 papers (NO MORE than 3); and at least one discussant, with a maximum of 2.
Roundtable: Roundtables entail structured discussion of a topic/theme, without the presentation of papers. Proposals for roundtables should be submitted only when the topic clearly justifies this format. Roundtables must have: a Chair; and minimum of 3 to maximum of 5 participants.
One-Role Rule: Each participant may have only one role on a panel or roundtable. For example, the chair of a panel cannot present a paper or serve as discussant on that panel. Being an organizer does not count as a "participant".
Two-Appearance/One-Paper Rule: A conference participant may appear on the program no more than twice, and may present only one paper as one of their two appearances. There can be no exceptions to this rule. Please Note: If you submit an Individual Paper proposal, it constitutes your one presentation. Being an organizer does not count as a "participant". You may organize as many panels/roundtables as you wish.
DO NOT SUBMIT AN INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSAL FOR A PAPER THAT IS ALREADY PART OF AN ORGANIZED PANEL, AND DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IF YOU ARE PRESENTING ANY PAPER ON ANY OTHER PROPOSED PANEL.
Special Consideration: Special consideration will be given to panels reporting on recent field or archival research, especially those that include presentations by junior faculty and/or advanced graduate students.
Disciplinary Diversity: Panels/roundtables that have more than one disciplinary representation are strongly encouraged.
Institutional Diversity: A panel/roundtable should not be made up of participants from only one institution. The presenters on a panel/roundtable must be from at least two different institutions.
Student Participation: As a rule of thumb, graduate student participants generally should be at the research-stage in their programs, and panels composed primarily of graduate students should include at least one member who has completed their terminal degree. A proposal made up only of students will most likely be rejected.
NEW Rules on Discussants: Panel discussants should ideally be at the post-doctoral level. If a graduate student is designated as discussant on a panel, a second discussant at the post-doctoral level should be added to the panel. If a professor is serving as a discussant on a panel with her or his current graduate students, ideally a second discussant should be added to the panel.
Affiliate Organization Sponsorship: Affiliate organizations of the ASEEES are each allowed to sponsor ONE panel or roundtable, which must be specified on the proposal form. Each affiliate-sponsored panel/roundtable will be screened in the usual manner by the Program Committee; we will not accept unscreened proposals.
Rule 2: Membership
All participants must have their individual profile, including their cv/bio information, in the ASEEES members site. Non-members can create a profile; one does not need to become a member in order to create a profile. If an individual has attended an ASEEES convention in the last seven years, they should already have a profile in our database. If unsure, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Membership Requirement for Convention Participation:
WHO NEEDS TO BE A MEMBER:
- By Dec. 20, 2013: Individual paper submitter in the U.S. or abroad must be a current member of ASEEES in order to submit an individual paper proposal.
- By Jan. 15, 2014: All session organizers must be a current member of ASEEES in order to submit a proposal for the convention.
- By March 31, 2014: All roundtable and panel participants who are in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies in the U.S. or abroad must be ASEEES members upon receiving notification of proposal acceptance, which should be announced in late March. This includes representatives of institutional members; institutional membership does not flow down to individual representatives.
WHO DOES NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER:
- Only scholars and specialists outside the field of Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies do not need to become members. They must still register for the convention as non-members (Registration Exception: Exhibitors with exhibitor badges who are also participating in sessions do not need to register separately for the convention, though they should notify the office so that they can be recorded correctly.)
Organizers are responsible for letting panelists know about registration fees and membership rules. (Learn more about membership in ASEEES)
Rule 3: Scheduling
If you agree to participate in the ASEEES Convention, you are agreeing to be scheduled during any of the planned sessions. We will honor specific scheduling requests only for religious reasons. (Read Mike Hickey's article in the May 2008 issue of NewsNet: "The Five Obstructions" or "Why somebody's panel has to meet on Sunday morning".)
Rule 4: Preregistration
All participants on panels/roundtables, members and non-members, must preregister by the deadline and pay the registration fee. Failure to preregister will lead to the participant's name being removed from the Index of Participants in the convention program. See Convention Registration for more information.