ASEEES Webinars and Workshops

Working with our committees, members, and other organizations, ASEEES offers webinars and workshops throughout the year to help members engage in professional development by providing information on research methodologies and sources, teaching methods and resources, publishing, funding, and careers in and outside academia.

Announcing the ASEEES Demystifying the Academic Job Market Webinar & Workshop Series

Are you applying for academic jobs or preparing to go on the job market in the near future? Join ASEEES for a two-part webinar and workshop series led by Professors Alison K. Smith (U of Toronto) and Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt (Cleveland State U) as they offer advice for navigating the overall process and developing your application package. 

The webinar is open to current ASEEES members and the workshop is open to current members who are graduate students or have graduated in the last five years.
Please register through the
members’ site.

Webinar: Demystifying the Academic Job Market Process
Friday, September 10, 2021      12:00-1:30PM ET (including Q&A)
Description: Navigating the academic job market can feel complicated, confusing, and stressful. In this webinar, attendees will learn how (and when) to start thinking about their job searches, how to manage the process, and how to evaluate offers. 
Alison K. Smith is Professor and Chair of History at the University of Toronto, who has published widely in the cultural and social history of tsarist Russia

Interactive Virtual Workshop: Demystifying and Personalizing the Teaching Statement
Tuesday, September 28, 2021     12:00-2:00PM ET
Description: This workshop will discuss the landscape of higher ed pedagogy, how to be sure your teaching statement considers audience, and how to adapt the statement to specific experiences. Participants are encouraged to come with specific questions about their teaching statements, as they will be guided through a series of steps and reflections designed to help them give voice to what is distinctive about their teaching philosophy and experience.
Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt is Professor of History and Dean of the Mandel Honors College at Cleveland State University (CSU). She served as chair of the History Department at CSU for five years. She is also a former Vice President of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association. Her work on pedagogy and faculty development in higher ed has appeared in Inside Higher Ed and Times Higher Education. Her most recent work has included an exploration of how we define and develop the campus as a meaningful and supportive space for all students.


Webinar Archive

•   September 10, 2021 Demystifying the Academic Job Market Process

•   June 17, 2021 Practical Applications of Digital Archival Collections: The Blavatnik Archive

•   Spring 2021: The ASEEES Exploring Career Diversity ZOOM Conversation Series: A Spring 2021 Pilot Program

•   July 20, 2020: 1:00PM EST Fieldwork interruptus? Research in the Time of COVID”

•   April 15-20 Virtual Conference/Webinar Series "The Political Police and the Soviet System: Insights from Newly Opened KGB Archives in the Former Soviet States"

Webinar I: Culture, Non-Conformism, Normativity Apr 15, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

Webinar II: Entering and Exiting the Gulag April 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT 

Webinar III: Identifying Enemies: Surveillance, Classification, and Information Apr 17, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

Webinar IV: The Secret Police as an Institution: Internal History and Practices Apr 17, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Webinar V: Operations Abroad and Foreign Intelligence  April 20, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

  • February 26, 2020: 12EST  "Considerations for US Scholars Conducting Research in Russia," presented by Dan Davidson and Graham Hettlinger, American Councils for International Education

  • October 16, 2019: 12EST "Publishing an Article in Slavic Review," presented by Harriet Murav (Editor)

  • September 11, 2019: 12EST “How to Get your Paper Published in EEPS or other International Journals”

  • September 25, 2018: Shifting Borders, Spaces of Power: How to Analyze Maps and Representations of Space

  • March 7, 2018: Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships

  • February 7, 2018: German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions beyond Universities

  • August 24, 2017: Using ASEEES Commons to Prepare for the Convention

  • February 23, 2017: Structuring Your Grant Proposal. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain 

  • February 16, 2017: Finding Grants for Your Research Project. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain

  • January 19, 2017: Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It. Presented by Susana Aho and Nicky Agate

  • May 18, 2016: Getting Published in Slavic & Eurasian Studies: Do's and Don'ts of Academic Journal Publishing. Presented by Robert Orttunng, Eve Levin and Anna Paretskaya

  • April 20, 2016: Your Academic Job Search: Drafting the Cover Letter. Presented by Diane P. Koenker, Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • January 20, 2016: Publishing Your First Book. Presented by Linda Manning, of Northern Illinois University Press 

  • October 15, 2015: Resources for Eastern European Jewish Studies: Repositories, Collections, Databases. Presented by Zachary M. Baker, Stanford University Libraries

  • September 17, 2015: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • June 25, 2015: Publishing Your First Book.  Presented by Linda Manning, Northern Illinois University Press

  • April 22, 2015: The World of Libguides -- Thinking Beyond Your University.  Presented by ASEEES CLIR

  • March 27, 2014: Services available to scholars from the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service. Presented by SRS Interim Manager Joe Lenkart.

  • April 24, 2014: Embracing Change: Marketing Yourself for Employment Outside of the University Setting. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • May 22, 2014: Impact Factors, Journal Quality, and Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented by National Communication Association Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles. 

  • August 27, 2014: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • October 29, 2014:  Navigating Academia:  Networking. Presented by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

These webinars can be found on ASEEES Member Site

If you have ideas for a webinar or would like to present content, please contact: Mary Arnstein, ASEEES Communications Coordinator