Summer Convention Call for Proposals

2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention, Lviv, Ukraine, 26 - 28 June 2016

Panel, roundtable and paper prooposals relating to any aspect of East-Central European and Eurasian Studies are welcome. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

Submissions of Pre-organized Panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some priority in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and selected papers will be assigned by the Program Committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

The deadline for submission of all proposals  is: 15 January 2016 [extended deadline].

Panel: Panels entail presentation of prepared papers (distributed in advance to a discussant) on a related topic or theme, followed by structured discussion of those papers. A complete panel must have: one Chair; 3 papers (NO MORE than 3); and at least one discussant, with a maximum of 2. NEW: While one role per participant is strongly preferred, the chair may serve also as a discussant or a paper presenter, if necessary.  However, a paper presenter cannot be a discussant on the same panel.

Roundtable: Roundtables entail structured discussion of a topic/theme, without the presentation of papers. Proposals for roundtables should be submitted only when the topic clearly justifies this format. Roundtables must have: a Chair; and minimum of 3 to maximum of 5 roundtable speakers. NEW: While one role per participant is strongly preferred, the chair may serve also as a roundtable speaker, if necessary, but in such a situation, there must be at least 4 roundtable speakers.  

Individual Paper Submissions: The Program Committee will consider proposals for individual papers that are not associated with a panel. Paper proposals will be reviewed and accepted only if it can be fit into a coherent panel, and if that panel is then approved by the Program Committee. Space constraints may also preclude our ability to accommodate all individual papers proposed. Acceptance rate for individual paper submissions is much lower than for panel submissions.  

Two-Session/One-Paper Rule: A conference participant may appear on the program in no more than two sessions (panels or roundtables) and may present only one paper during the convention. There can be no exceptions to this rule. Please Note: If you submit an Individual Paper proposal, it constitutes your one presentation. Being an organizer does not count as a "participant". You may organize as many panels/roundtables as you wish.

DO NOT SUBMIT AN INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSAL FOR A PAPER THAT IS ALREADY PART OF AN ORGANIZED PANEL, AND DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IF YOU ARE PRESENTING ANY PAPER ON ANY OTHER PROPOSED PANEL.

Special Consideration: Special consideration will be given to panels reporting on recent field or archival research, especially those that include presentations by junior faculty and/or advanced graduate students.

Disciplinary Diversity: Panels/roundtables that have more than one disciplinary representation are stongly encouraged.

Institutional Diversity: A panel/roundtable should not be made up of participants from only one institution. The presenters on a panel/roundtable must be from at least two different institutions.

Student Participation: As a rule of thumb, graduate student participants generally should be at the research-stage in their programs, and panels composed primarily of graduate students should include at least one member who has completed their terminal degree. A proposal made up only of students will most likely be rejected.

 

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