Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Call for Papers


23rd Biennial Conference on 

Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore 


The 23rd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, May 2-4, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday). The conference will be sponsored by the South East European Studies Association (SEESA), the Department of Modern Languages and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. 


The deadline for the submission of abstracts is November 20, 2023.  


Papers should treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore or culture. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Donald Dyer at [] and be no more than one page in length, with a second optional page for data, graphics, bibliography and the like. A 12-point font and 1” margins should be used. The abstracts do not need to be anonymized. Notification of selection, as well as invitation letters, if needed, will be sent by December 11.  


Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are encouraged to apply for a SEESA Harrison Travel Grant to support their participation at the conference. More information on these grants is available at []. 


Conference presenters are encouraged to submit their papers in manuscript form for consideration of publication to Balkanistica []. the refereed interdisciplinary journal of Balkan studies, which is supported by SEESA. There is a possibility that a special volume of the journal will be dedicated to papers from the conference. 


Questions about the conference may be directed to the conference organizer, Donald Dyer, at []. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

SEESA Harrison Travel Grants 2024







To support graduate student scholarship and international participation in the field of Southeast European Studies, the Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA) has established the SEESA Harrison Travel Grants to subsidize travel costs for the presentation of papers at international, national, regional, or state conferences. In 2024, the grants will be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students for attendance and presentation at the 23rd Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore, which will take place at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, U.S.A., on May 2-4, 2024.


SEESA plans to fund, on a competitive basis, 3 awards of $750 each.


Applicants must be undergraduate students or graduate students at either the master's or doctoral level in any field of Southeast European Studies.


Students may only receive one SEESA Harrison Travel Grant over the course of their undergraduate or graduate studies.


Applicants should submit their conference paper abstract of no fewer than 500 words, proof that the abstract has been accepted, a C.V., a short bibliography of their paper and proof of student status as an email attachment to Bavjola Shatro []. Author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be written below the title of the paper.


The applications will be evaluated by SEESA’s Committee for the Harrison Travel Grants. Written quality of the abstract as well as its content will be considered.


Questions about the conference may be directed to Bavjola Shatro.

Application Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2024.

Acceptance Notification Date: February 15, 2024.

Thursday, April 6, 2023



Description: SEESA Website

We are pleased to announce that this year SEESA awarded three Travel Grants to support the work of three graduate students in the field of South East European Studies.
The awardees of SEESA TRAVEL GRANTS 2023 are:
Gina Scarpete Walters, Ph.D. student, Arizona State University, USA.
Maša Bešlin, Ph.D student, University of Maryland, USA.
Metodi Efremov, MA Student, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

We wish to thank the applicants, the Grant Committee, SEESA Executive Board and all our colleagues and scholars who supported us by circulating the Call for Applications and by encouraging the students to apply for the SEESA Travel Grants 2023.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Scholarship opportunities for intensive language study through Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute


Scholarship opportunities for intensive language study through Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute. 

In the summer of 2023, the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University will offer intensive training in 14 less-commonly-taught languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. 

Government agencies, businesses and humanitarian and development organizations with international missions, all value language skills and cross-cultural experience among employees.  Relevant language training also strengthens applications for Fulbright, Boren, and other fellowships for research or fieldwork support. 

Classes at ASU’s CLI meet for four hours a day, 5 days a week and students earn from 8 to 13 transferable credit hours. Experienced native-speaker faculty, small class sizes, and a focus on communication all play a role in fostering student success; OPI exit testing has demonstrated that participants make substantial gains in comprehension and fluency. 

Thanks to a range of financial awards including FLAS and Project GO scholarships, Title VIII fellowships, and private named scholarships, CLI makes intensive language study and study abroad accessible to participants of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In 2022, over 70% of CLI students received some level of need-based or merit-based funding. 

For more details or to apply, please visit  The site also includes information about upcoming presentations by CLI staff on the program.   

OR Scan the QR code to go directly to the Critical Languages Institute website.

851 S Cady Mall, Durham Hall #250 

PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ 85287-4202 

Tel.: 480-965-4188 Fax: 480-965-1700 |