REECAS NW Past Conferences
REECAS NW 2020
REECAS Northwest 2020
The 26th Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference
An ASEEES Regional Conference
Owing to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the Ellison Center’s visiting speaker series marking the thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall served as the 2020 REECAS Northwest Conference.
Click below for recordings on Europe’s transformation after 1989 and emerging challenges for the REECAS region.
About REECAS Northwest
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 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.
Evgeniya Chirikova, Russian Environmental Activist
Dennis Deletant, Georgetown University – Ion Ratiu Visiting Professor of Romanian Studies
William Hill, Kennan Institute Global Fellow
Panel | The Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and Russia
Conor O’Dwyer, University of Florida