ASEEES COVID-19 Updates

Publishing Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed in a short time the way we work, teach, learn, research, and communicate. We at ASEEES are working to provide relevant information and support to our members as COVID-19 impacts our field. 

This page will provide updates and changes to ASEEES' operations and activities as well as other relevant information as they arise.


Posted on March 30
The 10th ICCEES World Congress has been postponed until August 3-8, 2021, and will be held at Concordia University in Montreal. More information about the Congress can be found on their event website. Due to the postponement, ASEEES has rescinded the travel grant program for the World Congress. We will conduct the competition again in early spring of 2021.

Posted on March 26
The following regional affiliates have postponed or cancelled their conferences, the Midwest Slavic Assocation, Northeat Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Northwest Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. The Western Slavic and Eurasian Association will be held in a virtual setting. Find more about the conferences here.

Posted on March 24
ASEEES signed a statement by the American Sociological Association calling on the higher education administrators to consider appropriate temporary adjustments to their faculty review and reappointment processes for tenure line and contingent faculty during the COVID-19 crisis.

Posted on March 23
Deadlines for Film Submissions for the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC has been extended to April 15. Learn about film submissions here.

Posted on March 20
Deadlines for April 1 applications and nominations are extended to April 15. This includes the ASEEES Summer Dissertation Writing Grant, ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant, Understanding Modern Russia Research Grant, ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award, Self-Nominations for ASEEES Board Candidacy, and Book Prizes.

Programming for the 2020 Annual Convention in November in Washington, DC, is on schedule, and we expect to send out acceptance notifications by no later than mid-April. We are mindful of the contingencies as we move forward.