Call for Papers, MWSC 2021

April 15-18, 2021 / ONLINE  CONFERENCE

The Midwest Slavic Association and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University announce the 2021 Midwest Slavic Conference. This year, the conference will be an online conference that will give participants the opportunity to present panels in live, virtual sessions or individual papers at virtual afternoon blogging/discussion sessions.

Proposals are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the Midwest, the U.S., or overseas. Panels and papers may be on any topic related to the Eastern European and Eurasian regions and from any discipline. Please note that CSEES will not be forming panels this year, participants must either create their own panel, or submit an individual paper!

Conference registration is required to participate as a presenter or attendee but is FREE.



Participants can propose a panel or roundtable that consists of 3-4 participants. Panels and roundtables will be held on Saturday, April 17 or Sunday, April 18 LIVE VIA ZOOM.

How to submit an abstract

Send a 1-page abstract that includes the name, honorific, and affiliation of each presenter, as well as a brief C.V., in a single PDF file to

Individual Papers

Participants who are not presenting as part of a panel can opt to participate in the Friday afternoon blogging/discussion session either by pre-recording themselves giving a 15-minute (MAXIMUM) video presentation, or submitting an 8-10 page conference paper. On Friday, April 16, from 1:00 — 5:00PM EDT, all conference attendees and participants will be invited to log-in to the conference webpage where pre-recorded presentations and papers will have been posted 1-week in advance. Presentations and papers will be grouped by subject area (linguistics, social sciences, history, and literature/film/cultural studies) and given a specific 1-hour timeslot that afternoon. All conference attendees and presenters will be able to review papers, presentations, and then interact with each other via a live blog and Zoom meeting room specific to each subject area. Moderators or discussants will not be present.

How to submit an abstract

Send a 1-paragraph abstract  with the name, honorific, and affiliation of the presenter, presentation format (pre-recorded presentation or paper), and a brief C.V. in a single PDF file to


February 1 — Abstracts due

February 19 — Notification of Acceptance

April 5 — Final papers and presentations due