Armstrong to Host the 50th SCSS Annual Meeting


(March 28, 2012) The 50th Anniversary of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) Annual Meeting will be held at Armstrong on Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31, 2012. This will be the third SCSS meeting held in Savannah and hosted by Armstrong’s professor of history Olavi Arens, and Georgia Southern University will join Armstrong in support of the conference.

For the last 50 years, the SCSS has sponsored a conference, bringing together the finest scholars in the country in an intellectually challenging yet friendly atmosphere. A reception will be held Thursday evening and conference panels take place on Friday and Saturday at the DeSoto Hotel. To celebrate the 50th anniversary meeting, the conference will reminisce on the history of the SCSS.

“One of the attractions for someone coming to Armstrong to teach is the city of Savannah. It is gratifying to have one's professional colleagues confirm this,” Arens said. “I am happy to play the host for the association at its 50th anniversary and be able to socialize afterwards with them in downtown Savannah.”

The SCSS is the oldest and largest affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States. SCSS has over 350 members, and membership is open to all persons interested in furthering the organization’s goals.

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