What this site is about

BearTracks is the official newsletter of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. The Southern Conference on Slavic Studies is the oldest and largest affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies). The purpose of SCSS is clear: to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States.

Beartracks is now distributed by email to all members to facilitate a faster exchange of important information.

Every year for nearly 60 years SCSS has sponsored a conference, bringing together the finest scholars in the country in an intellectually challenging yet friendly atmosphere. We encourage new faculty members and graduate students to participate in our meetings every spring. SCSS has over 350 members. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.


Upcoming Comference

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Greenville, SC; March 12-14, 2020
Deadline for Proposals now January 15, 2019
Hosted By: Clemson University
Steve Marks will serve as local arrangements organizer
Hotel Information: Westin Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, S.C.

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In order to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States...
The Conference is affiliated with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS)

Curtiss Lectures

John Shelton Curtiss (1899-1983) was a professor of Russian history at Duke University for over 20 years (1947-1969) and a founding member of SCSS. During World War II he published one of the first books that challenged the authenticity of the infamous work The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and successfully encouraged other scholars to cosign his work. Among his publications: Church and State in Russia; Russian Army Under Nicholas I; Russia's Crimean War; and many others.

Annual Student Essay Contest

Prize: $300
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15
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Past Conferences

2019-Mobile, AL (University of South Alabama)
2018-Charlotte, NC (UNC-Charlotte)...

Dues and Membership Information

SCSS Dues