Monday, September 20, 2010

From REEI: Calls for Papers and Out-of-State Conferences

Call for Proposals: Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference
Deadline for proposals: October 23, 2010
March 23-26, 2011, University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
The 33 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) are pleased to announce the Call For Proposals  (CFP) - papers, sessions and workshops - at the 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference to be hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER in Charleston, South Carolina, March 23-26, 2011.
The theme for this year’s conference is:  BRINGING LANGUAGES AND BUSINESS TOGETHER: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR A CRITICAL NEED, and calls for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how foreign language educators can best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of leaders in global business and the professions.
The link to the CIBER Business Language Conference CFP webpage is:
All proposals are to be submitted in PDF format as per instructions on the CFP to T. Bruce Fryer at no later than October 23, 2010.
The registration website for the conference to be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites will become “live” in October 2010 and will be able to be accessed via the same CFP website above. Please check back to the website in October to register for the conference and to make your on-line reservations at the conference venue.
Call for papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 49th Annual Meeting
Deadline for submission of proposals: January 14, 2011
April 7-9, 2011, Alexandria, Virginia
The 49th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will take place in “Old Town” Alexandria, Virginia, April 7-9, 2011, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. The conference is being hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Eurasian Studies.  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.  Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR.  Papers and panels on all topics are welcome, but the conference will have two special themes: “Twenty Years After the
Collapse,” to mark the anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union, and “Vasily Aksenov, His Work and Times,” to mark the recent passing of a man who was one of the most important literary and cultural figures of post-Stalin Russia/Soviet Union and also a distinguished professor of Russian literature and culture at George Mason University from 1987-2004. 

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 14, 2011. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.  If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel and paper proposals should indicate so.  Email (preferably) your proposal to Sharon Kowalsky at, or send it by conventional post to:

Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department of History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. Alexandria and the Westin Hotel are close to Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is only five miles away and thus feasible by taxi. It also is only two stops from National Airport on the Metro to King Street station near the hotel.  For conference information other than the program please contact Rex Wade ( or 703-323-6939). For program information or proposals please contact Sharon Kowalsky (

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