The Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS) actively promotes scholarly
dialogue among fellow Slavists throughout the world. The CAS is currently
affiliated with three international organizations:
International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES),
which comprises a global network of research associations, institutes
and individual scholars active in the field of Russian, Central
and East European studies. Since its inception in 1974, the ICCEES
has organized quinquennial World Congresses. Professor Stanislav
J. Kirschbaum (York University), a member of the CAS, serves as
the current Secretary of the ICCEES. The
VII World Congress of the ICCEES will be held in Berlin, on 25-30
Professor Kirschbaum's brief history of the International Council
for Central and East European Studies
The International Committee of Slavists
(ICS), which consists of
the chairs of 39 constituent national committees (12 from Slavic
and 27 from non-Slavic countries). The ICS is responsible for the
Congress of Slavists, a gathering of approximately 700 scholars
in the humanities and social sciences from 40 countries worldwide.
The first such congress was held in 1929, in Prague. The XIII th
ICS was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 15-21 August 2003. The
Republic of Macedonia will host the
XIV th ICS to be held in 2008.
Note: The International Committee of Slavists
allows a quota of 10 Canadian delegates to make presentations at
its congresses. Canadian contributions are published on the eve of
each Congress in Canadian Slavonic Papers. For the most
recent issue devoted to the ICS, please see Volume 50, Nos. 1-2 (March-June 2008).
International Association for Ukrainian Studies / Mizhnarodna Asotsiatsiia
Ukraïnistiv (IAUS /MAU),
an interdisciplinary organization comprised of national committees
representing 22 countries worldwide, was founded on the eve of Ukraine's
declaration of independence. Its first congress was held in Kyiv,
in 1990. Subsequent congresses, held triennially, took place in L'viv,
Kharkiv, Odesa, Chernivtsi, and Donets'k. The VII th Congress of the IAUS will
be held in 2008, in the city of Yalta. The current president of
the IAUS is Mark
von Hagen ( Columbia University).
For the website of the IAUS, please click here:
CAS representative to the IAUS, is the president of the Canadian
Association for Ukrainian Studies (CAUS), an affiliate
Roman Senkus (University of Toronto) is the current president
of the CAUS.
The International Relations Committee (IRC) is
a standing committee of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS),
which acts as the national body representing Canadian Slavists within
the international organizations with which the CAS is affiliated.
The IRC makes recommendations to the CAS through the CAS executive
on any changes in its current relations and on the desirability of
affiliation with other organizations. The Chair of the IRC will be subject to election at the 2009 AGM (Carleton University, Ottawa, ON).