Graduate Student Conferences
Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA)
Annual (late February) meeting at the University of Pittsburgh. Predominantly social science, but with significant culture and literature. University of Pittsburgh faculty serve as chairs and discussants. Proposals (with abstracts) usually due on December 1. GOSECA Web site
Free registration. No travel or hotel. Lots of participation from our Department.
Why not attend
There is no reason not to attend the GOSECA conference.
University of Chicago Graduate Student Slavic Forum
Annual (April) graduate-student conference organized by the graduate students at the Univerity of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Presentations include literature, culture, and linguistics. Application to participate requires submitting a brief abstract by early February for the meeting the following April. University of Chicago Web site
High-quality graduate-student conference with University of Chicago faculty as discussants and keynote speakers. “Free crash space” is often available.
Why not attend
Graduate-student conferences are a good choice for first papers (and even beyond) and the Chicago Forum is of very high quality, but as you move forward in your career, you should probably aim to begin participating in general (not primarily graduate-student) professional conferences, which will provide better expose to faculty scholarship at other institutions.