As part of our continuing effort to expand the membership of the Early Slavic Studies Association to include more non-Russianists, we are giving preference again this year to ESSA-sponsored panel proposals for the 2022 ASEEES convention that focus on or include medieval Slavic-speaking countries or cultures other than Russia. The panel papers may be in any discipline, and the panelists do not need to be ESSA members to be considered by the ESSA. They can appear in the virtual or in-person conference.

If you would like your proposed ASEEES panel to be considered for ESSA sponsorship, please send your panel proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, February 25. Please make sure to specify whether you want the panel to be scheduled for the in-person or the virtual convention.

The decision will be announced before the ESSA sends the winning panel proposal to ASEEES by the submission deadline of March 1. Information on the deadlines, themes, and panel proposal rules for the 2021 ASEEES conference are at

Only one panel can be sponsored by each ASEEES affiliate organization. ESSA Sponsorship will guarantee acceptance of the panel by the ASEEES. We look forward to receiving your proposals. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this call.