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 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. Professor Andrii Krawchuk (University of Sudbury) is CAS's current representative to ICCEES. The last ICCEES World Congress was held in Makuhari, Japan (2015), and the next congress will take place in Montreal in 2020. The Call for Panel and Paper Proposals will come in 2019. Check the ICCEES website for updates.
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 XVI th congress was held in Belgrade August 20-27, 2018.
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 60, Nos. 1-2 (March-June 2018).
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, Donets'k, and Yalta. The last congress was held June 25-28, 2018. The current president of
the IAUS is Michael Moser.
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.