Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

bear trackASEEES’s oldest and largest affiliate, SCSS’s purpose 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.”


Primary Contact: Sharon Kowalsky

  • President: Steven Barnes, George Mason University
    President-Elect: Yvonne Howell University of Richmond
    Secretary-Treasurer: Harold Goldberg, Sewanee
    Past-President: Elizabeth Skomp, Stetson University
  • Executive Council:
    • Steve Barnes, George Mason University
      Yvonne Howell, University of Richmond
      Kathleen Macfie, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
      Ron Bobroff, Bryant University
      Marjorie Hilton, Murray State University
      Andrew Drozd, University of Alabama
    • Colleen Moore, James Madison University
    • Brendan Mooney, University-Ohio

SCSS’s 2024 annual conference will be held March 14-17, 2024 at the AC Hotel by Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown. Refer to the SCSS website for more information about the 2024 SCSS conference as well as information about past meetings.

The Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, the oldest and largest affiliate of ASEEES, is proud to announce that its 60th annual meeting will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As the first conference of SCSS was held at UNC, it is fitting that our 60th anniversary meeting will return to Chapel Hill for a celebration of our significant contributions to slavic studies in its myriad manifestations (history, literature, language, linguistics, politics, philosophy, film, culture, religion, art, and more). Every SCSS meeting is the perfect synthesis of first-rate scholarship and long-lasting friendships.

While there are many academic meetings all over the world, there is only one that scholars will talk about years from now with nostalgia and fondness. Treat yourself to the best that our profession offers by organizing a panel or submitting a paper or just attending because it will be great. 


Dues for the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies for the calendar year (January-December) are:

  • Life Membership: $ 250
  • Annual Membership (income over $40,000): $ 30
  • Annual Membership (income under $40,000): $ 20
  • Student or Contingent Faculty Membership: $ 10

Please make your check payable to SCSS. Include regular mail, email, and phone contact information. Send to:

Harold J. Goldberg
Department of History
735 University Ave.
University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383