XVII International Congress of Slavists

The XVIIth International Congress of Slavists will be held in Paris, France on August 28–September 1, 2023.

Click here for the official website of the XVIIth International Congress, in French and Russian.

At the International Congresses, papers are presented in a variety of formats in a series of simultaneous morning and afternoon sessions, each session moderated by a chair.

The International Congress of Slavists has five formats in which contributions are presented: (1) plenary papers, (2) session papers, (3) block papers, (4) round table presentations, and (5) written submissions (scripta).

  • Plenary papers are typically longer contributions presented in plenary sessions by a small number of eminent specialists selected by the Presidium following nominations from the chairs of the various national committees. Plenary speakers are given 40 minutes each.
  • Session papers are single papers grouped into sessions by the host committee according to broad theme. Speakers are given 20 minutes each.
  • Thematic block papers are single papers grouped into a thematically linked block panel, all coordinated by a single individual. A thematic block should consist of 3–8 participants, including the chair, who typically functions as moderator. The presentations may be in any languages, but there may not be more than 2 participants from the same country in a single thematic block. Thematic blocks consist of an opening 20-minute presentation, followed by 15-minute presentations.
  • Round table presentations are shorter reports on a narrowly construed theme with considerable audience participation anticipated. They are coordinated by a single individual. Speakers are given 10 minutes each. The Composition of a round table panel must also be international, representing at least four countries. The participants on a round table do not count against the quota of any member country. Accordingly, the number of round tables allowed at the Congress is limited.
  • Written submissions are individual papers published along with those of the active delegates of a particular national delegation, but not presented orally at the Congress because the author has alternate rather than delegate status.