H-EarlySlavic is a forum for the discussion of Slavic history, literature, and culture before 1725. It is focused primarily on East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian) regions, though West and South Slavic areas will also be considered.

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Call for Papers: Byzantine heritage of Rus’-Ukraine (10th– 17th centuries)

Dear colleagues,

The Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Center for studies in Byzantine history and civilization (Centre d’histoire et civilisation de Byzance, UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée / Monde byzantin – Paris) and the periodical Scrinium. Revue de patrologie, d'hagiographie critique et d'histoire ecclésiastique (Saint Petersburg) are pleased to invite you to attend an international conference which will take place on June 19–20, 2014, in Kyiv, in the Institute of History of Ukraine.

New H-Net Group: Balkan Studies Network

I received preapproval to move forward with a new H-Net group, “Balkan Studies Network.” Would anyone from the Early Slavic group be interested in serving as an editor, reviewer, or other capacity? Pasted below is the group’s proposed mission statement:
The mission of the Balkans Studies Network is to promote the
historical, cultural, political, and sociological uniqueness of the
region. The objectives of the network are to connect with scholars of

Call for Papers: Knowing Nature in the Medieval & Early Modern Worlds

Dear Early Slavic Scholars,

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at University of Maryland, College Park -- an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students -- is excited to announce its call for this year's conference:

Knowing Nature in the Medieval & Early Modern Worlds

Oct. 24-25, 2014