Welcome to

the Canadian Association of Slavists and Canadian Slavonic Papers

Welcome to

Canadian Association of Slavists


Canadian Slavonic

Welcome to the website of the Canadian Association of Slavists and Canadian Slavonic Papers

Our Association

The Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), founded in 1954 at the University of Manitoba, 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. 

There are more than 300 million people for whom a Slavic language is their mother tongue. They inhabit almost one quarter of the globe, from Central and Eastern Europe to Russia. The dramatic breakup of the USSR in 1991 affected not only its constituent republics, but also their neighbours in Europe and Eurasia. The changes that continue to transpire in these countries today deserve the attention of Canadians.

With our world becoming much more interdependent than it was even fifty years ago, we need to take every opportunity to promote the intercultural skills necessary to understand the complexity of Slavic societies and engage them in mutually beneficial dialogue. The CAS contributes toward these goals by disseminating knowledge about the past and present of the Slavic world through the publication of Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne des slavistes. Attracting an international readership, this refereed scholarly journal features articles and book reviews devoted to a broad spectrum of Slavic studies.

The CAS is one of over 80 learned societies that comprise the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Members of the CAS present and discuss their research at an annual scholarly conference, which is held in late May, in conjunction with the Federation’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The CAS welcomes all Slavists to become members. Canadian learned societies devoted to the study of specific Slavic disciplines are encouraged to become affiliated with the association.

Our Journal

Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes (CSP/RCS), founded in 1956, is a quarterly, interdisciplinary journal of the Canadian Association of Slavists, publishing in English and French.

CSP/RCS is devoted to problems of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines: language and linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts. This is the only interdisciplinary scholarly outlet for Slavists in Canada and one of the major journals in the field in North America. It has an international readership and subscribers.

In Clarivate’s 2023 Journal Citation Reports, CSP was awarded an impact factor of 1.317, making it the top-ranked journal among all Slavic area studies periodicals! It thereby testifies both to the importance of the research published in CSP, and to the journal’s attractiveness as a forum for the best work in the field.

All articles submitted to CSP/RCS are subject to blind refereeing. Only previously unpublished manuscripts that are not under consideration by another journal are considered.


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