2024 Convention

One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall in a different city in North America, this international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field.


2024 ASEEES President: Vitaly Chernetsky, University of Kansas

Building on the productive discussions stimulated by the 2023 theme, decolonization, we offer liberation as the 2024 focus. Dictionary definitions of liberation’s spectrum of meanings include “being set free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression,” “the achievement of equal rights and status,” “being freed from domination by a foreign power,” and “release from social stereotyping.” It can refer both to the act of liberating or the state of being liberated. Human history offers us multiple examples of movements advocating social change that use this term, including women’s liberation, Black liberation, gay liberation, and many others. The term gave us a different way of approaching spirituality, by focusing, in liberation theology, on the perspective of the poor and the oppressed. In his book Decolonizing the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o proposes as a decolonizing goal the “search for a liberating perspective within which to see ourselves clearly in relationship to ourselves and other selves in the universe.”

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The deadline to submit film screening proposals and meeting room requests is April 1.

Apply for Travel Grants

ASEEES offers four travel grants and a childcare grant to support convention attendees.

Hotel & Travel

ASEEES is pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Convention rates are available until October 28. Room share options and student room rates are also available.

Important Dates

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Convention Proposal Acceptance Notification

April 30

Convention proposal acceptance and rejection notifications are expected to be sent out in late April.

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Convention Participant Membership Deadline

May 15

Upon notification of panel acceptance, all participants must become ASEEES members.

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Graduate Student Travel Grant Application Deadline

May 20

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

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Advertising, Exhibits, and Sponsors

The ASEEES Annual Convention is the world’s largest gathering of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies scholars from around the world and regularly attracts over 2800 attendees. Become a partner as a sponsor, an exhibitor, or an advertiser to support the field and to promote your organization, services, and programs.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

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