Lectures & Conferences

The Melikian Center is proud to host and support a number of lectures, conferences, and cultural events.


22nd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

[Submission deadline extended*.]

The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be held at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday April 2 - Saturday April 4, 2020.  

The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture. 

Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to the conference email address  bssc2020@asu.edu .

Abstracts should be up to 250 words, including examples and bibliography, 12-point font, at least 1" margins, and should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s).  Abstracts should also include a title, and up to five keywords.

The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email.

Please send submissions by October 15, 2019*. Notification of selection, and invitation letters if needed, will be sent by November 4, 2019..

More information about travel arrangements, hotels, and area attractions (Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone, etc) will be sent out later in the year. Tempe is part of greater Phoenix, and is approximately 15 minutes drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 

The conference is hosted by the Melikian Center at ASU, in collaboration with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona. Additional support is provided by ASU's  School of International Letters and Cultures, the Mary Choncoff Fund, and the Stephen and Sandra Batalden Fund. 

Questions about the conference may be directed to the ASU and University of Arizona conference organizers, Keith Brown and Grace Fielder, either directly or via the conference email address.