This is a final reminder that the deadline for receipt of abstracts for the Ninth Joint Meeting of North American and Bulgarian Scholars (BSA-BAN conference), which will be held at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA, May 31-June 2, 2012, is **SEPTEMBER 15, 2011**. The deadline will not be extended.
Both members in good standing of the Bulgarian Studies Association (BSA), and any other scholars who join the BSA at this time, are invited to submit individual abstracts for consideration for the conference, which is held in the US every 8 years. Individuals wishing to submit an abstract who are not BSA members at this time may register for membership at http://foreninger.uio.no/bsa/applicat.htm before submitting an abstract. Membership dues may be paid by PayPal at the website.
Papers may be in any discipline and on any topic related to Bulgaria. The abstract must not be longer than 300 words, and must not include the applicant's name or otherwise clearly identify the applicant. The abstract is to be submitted in PDF form, attached to a cover e-mail giving the abstract title and the applicant's full name and email address. The e-mail should be sent to the program committee
c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their submissions once they are received and will be informed of the decisions of their abstracts by early November.
A refereed web-published conference proceedings volume is being planned.
Conference activities will include a welcoming reception and a farewell dinner, both with music, and an optional excursion on June 2 to Crater Lake or the Pacific Coast. The amount of conference registration fee will be announced at the BSA website
(http://logos.uoregon.edu/bulgarian/home/index.php) in early October, when the abstract decisions are announced.
For further information on the conference, which will be updated as it comes in, see http://logos.uoregon.edu/bulgarian/home/index.php. Please address any questions to BSA president Cynthia Vakareliyska at email@example.com.