2019 Convention Special Events

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    • With an addition designed in 1998 by Daniel Libeskind, the Contemporary Jewish Museum serves as a lively center that focuses on the celebratory nature of the Jewish experience through shared experiences with the arts. 

    • Below are some of the exhibits that will be open during the Convention

    • Daria Martin: Tonight the World

    • Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

    • Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle

    • Convention attendees will receive a discounted rate of $11 to visit the museum which is conveniently located next to the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

  • Museum of Russian Culture 2450 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    • Established by individuals fleeing the 1917 Revolution, the Museum of Russian Culture focuses its attentions on the pre-revolutionary Russia. Hours are limited so we recommend you check the website before visiting.


  • ASEEES Slavic Digital Humanities Pre-Conference Workshop 8:30am-11:40am Foothill G1 & G2

    • The founders and leaders of Prozhito will showcase their digital repository of Russian- and Ukrainian- language diaries previously unknown and unpublished. It will convene with a panel discussion of Prozhito and how it can aid researches in the field. This event will explore Prozhito's options for recruitment and expansion with North American and European volunteers. 

  • Central Asian, Russian and East European Writing Workshop 9:30am-11:30am Pacific C

    • Through one on one mentoring, early career scholars have the opportunity to be guided on their papers by experienced academic editors from academic institutions, the publishing industry and academic journal editors. The papers will be chosen by original research and critical thinking in advance of the workshop. 


  • Involvement in Regional Affiliate Activites: Learn about New Opportunities 6:00pm-8:30pm Nob Hill C

    • ASEEES Regional affiliates provide a local support system for scholars of all levels and provide a way of promoting collegiality through annual conferences where academics can network and present ideas. To highlight these and other benefits of the ASEEES Regional Affiliates, join them at this event where you can learn how you can be more involved in upcoming events.

  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies Awards Reception 6:30pm-9:30pm Foothill C

  • Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Reading 7:00pm-8:30pm Salon 6

  • "Dirty Dances" of Comrades: Choreography and Discipline in the USSR (1920s to the 1960s) 7:00pm-8:30pm Foothill B

  • Welcome Reception (sponsored by the Fund for EUSP) 8:00pm-10:30pm Salon 8

  • Join members seasoned and new at this opening night Welcome Reception. Complimentary desserst will be offered along with a cash bar. 


  • ASEEES Annual Meeting of the Members 6:15pm-6:45pm Salon 7

  • Contemporary Russian Queer Literature Reading 6:45pm-8:15pm Willow

  • Memorial for Sasha Novozhenova 6:45pm-8:30pm Pacific A

  • Working Group on Russophone Literature 7:00pm-9:00pm Foothill B

  • ASEEES President's Reception (by invitation only) 7:00pm-8:30pm SOMA

  • Indiana University Alumni Reception 8:00pm-10:00pm Pacific B


  • ASEEES Book Awards Pre-Reception 5:30pm-6:30pm Exhibit Hall Salon 9

  • ASEEES Book Award Presentations 6:30pm-8:00pm Salon 8

  • Giving Thanks Dance Party 8:30pm-11:00pm Salon 9