The Annual Conference of the CAS

About the Conference

The annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists will take place in virtual format in May 2022.

The CAS Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2022 Congress is “Transitions.” More information is available here: Congress 2022 | FHSS (

The CAS conference usually overlaps with the annual meetings of a number of associations, including: Canadian Historical Association (CHA), Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) / Association canadienne d’ethnologie et de folklore (ACEF). Please consult the Congress 2022 website Congress 2022 | FHSS (

Proposals for interdisciplinary panels with other associations are very welcome. They are always a highlight at the CAS conference. Additional funding from the Federation is available for such panels.

Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, and roundtable discussions. Complete panels are preferred.

The conference welcomes papers from the wide range of disciplines devoted to the study of central and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Eurasia, Russia, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space. In the past, this has included panels on (in alphabetical order):

  • Cinema
  • Folklore and Ethnographies
  • History
  • Linguistics(comparative and Slavic)
  • Literatures and Cultures
  • Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition(teaching of individual skills; curriculum design, presentation of new teaching materials; use of technology in language teaching; study abroad; etc.).
  • Politics, Policy and Governance
  • Religion

The meeting of the Canadian Association of Ukrainian Studies (CAUS) is traditionally part of the CAS conference and therefore Ukrainian Studies are always very prominently represented at the CAS Annual Meeting, including panels on, for example, Ukrainian folklore and ethnography; diaspora studies; Ukrainian Canadian literature; museum studies; Holodomor studies; Ukrainian history, literature, politics, and culture.

Call for Submissions

The official Call for Submissions is available here.

  1. Panel Proposal form (Word format)/ Panel Proposal form (Pdf format)
  2. Individual Paper Proposal form (Word format) / Individual Paper Proposal form (Pdf format)
  3. Roundtable Proposal form (Word format) / Roundtable Proposal form (Pdf format)

The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday, January 14, 2022.


For any further questions, suggestions or concerns please contact: · Lyudmila Parts, CAS 2022 Program Chair,

Travel Grant

The deadline for submitting the application is 1 May 2022. Given the virtual format of the conference this year, the “travel” grant may be used to cover registration costs. This also means that there are no limitations based on location. Graduate students located in any province or outside of Canada are eligible to apply this year.