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Slavic Studies - Russian Studies Guide: Associations/Organizations

Associations and Organizations

Below are the associations and organizations that would be of interest to those in the fields of Slavic Studies, Central and East European Studies, and Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies:

  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) : ASEEES, a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society, that is a leading private    organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union (including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe. The ASEEES supports teaching, research, and publication relating to the peoples and territories within this area.
  • American Association of Teacher of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) : AATSEEL advances the study and promotes the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures.
  • Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) : AWSS is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession of Slavic Studies. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. The organization is affiliated with ASEEES
  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASESS) : BASEES advances education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe.   
  • Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS) : CAS was founded in 1954 at the University of Manitoba. It is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and professionals whose interests focus on the social, economic and political life of the Slavic peoples, as well as their languages, diverse cultures and histories.
  • Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) : ESSA is a scholarly, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering closer worldwide communication among scholars interested in pre-eighteenth century Slavic studies; and to promoting the dissemination of scholarly information on early Slavic studies through the organization of meetings and conferences and through the Association's newsletter.
  • Slavic & East European Folklore Association (SEEFA) : SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among  scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore.
  • Slavic & East European Section of the American Library Association (SEES) : SEES represents nearly 300 librarians and specialists involved in Slavic and East European studies. In addition to Russia and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the section is concerned with those aspects of library service relating to the study of the Baltic, Central Asia and the Caucasus.