International Young Researchers Conference

The Havighurst Center annually hosts the International Young Researchers’ Conference (YRC), which invites advanced graduate students and recent doctorate recipients from the U.S. and abroad to present their research on a specified topic within the region of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia.

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
Young Researchers Conference
June 5-9, 2023


Call for Papers

Ukraine: History, Culture, and Politics


The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University welcomes applications from advanced graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (ABD to 5 years beyond Ph.D.) for our annual international Young Researchers Conference. The conference will take place from June 5-9, 2023 at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy.

This call for papers aims for a broad range of proposals that explore research on Ukraine’s history, culture, society, and political system. Papers will be pre-circulated and read by the conference participants, Havighurst Center faculty, and keynote speakers. We particularly welcome proposals from junior scholars in Ukraine or those displaced by the war. This conference offers participants the opportunity to workshop their recent research.

 The Havighurst Center will cover room and board and the cost of an excursion in the area. Limited travel funds are available.

 The deadline for the submission of the proposals is December 1, 2022. Please send a one page abstract (no more than 500 words) and one-page CVs to the with the subject 2023YRCproposal.



 2023 YRC Conference Papers (requires password)