REECAS Northwest Conference

REECAS Northwest, the annual ASEEES Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, welcomes students, faculty, independent scholars, and language educators from the United States and abroad.

REECAS Northwest, the annual ASEEES Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, welcomes students, faculty, independent scholars, and language educators from the United States and abroad.

REECAS Northwest

The 28th Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference

An ASEEES Regional Conference

April 7 – 9, 2022   

University of Washington

Seattle, WA USA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

ALL CONFERENCE TIMES ARE IN PACIFIC TIME (SEATTLE/LOS ANGELES)

About the Conference

Ellison Center Director Scott Radnitz introducing Russian historian Glennys Young as the REECAS Northwest Keynote Speaker.

REECAS Northwest, the annual ASEEES Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, welcomes students, faculty, independent scholars, and language educators from the United States and abroad. Established in 1994, REECAS Northwest is an important annual event for scholars and students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, with participant and partner universities from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The interdisciplinary conference is organized by the University of Washington’s Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, which seeks to promote in-depth study of the many post-communist European and Eurasian sub-regions. Sometimes abbreviated as “REECAS NW”, the conference was recognized as an official ASEEES regional conference by the ASEEES Board of Directors in 2017.

The University of Washington’s soaring Suzzallo Library

The conference hosts many panels on a variety of topics from a wide diversity of disciplines including political science, history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, culture, migration studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, film studies and more.

Papers on Russia and all the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are welcome, including the Uyghur region in China (Xinxiang and elsewhere).

There are no registration fees for REECAS Northwest conference participants or attendees.

 

Conference Program

Please click below for the 2021 conference program.

REECAS Northwest Conference Program

 

Audience Member Registration (Non-Presenter):

Non-presenting conference attendees (audience members) should use this below linked form to register for REECAS Northwest. (Panelists are automatically registered with their paper submission.)

Audience registration has not opened yet. Please return in March 2022. 

Audience Member Registration (Non-Presenter)

 

Conference Highlights

2022 REECAS Northwest Conference Keynote Speaker: Elliot Borenstein

Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University.

In addition to his recent book, Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism, he has three books forthcoming: Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (Cornell, 2022), Meanwhile, in Russia…: Russian Internet Memes and Viral Video (Bloomsbury, 2022),  Soviet-Self-Hatred: The Secret Identities of Postsocialism (Cornell, 2023). He is now writing HBO’s The Leftovers: Mourning and Melancholy on Premium Cable and Unstuck in Time: On the Post-Soviet Uncanny.

  

Please return in March 2022 for more conference highlight information.

Key Dates and Deadlines:

  • Presentation Proposal (abstracts) Priority Deadline: TBA
  • Papers Due for Subsequent Distribution to Panel Chairs: TBA

Call for Paper Proposals (Abstracts):

Please see the conference paper and presentation guidelines.

Presenters: To submit your paper proposal, please complete the below linked form, which requires a maximum 300 word paper abstract. Your proposal submission serves as your conference registration, so there is no need to fill out an additional conference registration form. If you are requesting to be part of a pre-assembled panel, please indicate that in the form. 

The 2022 Call for Paper Proposals (abstracts) is not yet open for submissions.

 

International Visas

Please return in fall 2021 for information on obtaining a letter for an international visa. 

Questions?

If you have questions not answered by this webpage, please contact reecasnw@uw.edu.