ASEEES Webinars

Working with our committees, members and other organizations, ASEEES offers webinars throughout the year to help members engage in professional development by providing information on research methodologies and sources, teaching methods and resources, publishing, funding, and careers in and outside academia.

2018 Webinar Series

During the Fall of 2018, we will continue to host professional development webinars offered by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education and research? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research. This series is sponsored by ASEEES, EUSA, the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies and the ESC.

September 25, 12pm EST "Shifting Borders, Spaces of Power: How to Analyze Maps and Representations of Space"

The webinar explores the changing representations of borders in early modern and modern times. Based of Brian Harley's approach of critical cartography, participants will learn to analyze the arrangements of power and knowledge in visual sources using examples from the Baltic Sea provinces and the Habsburg Empire and her successor states. After examining printed maps, the participants will learn about digital maps, including the challenges of digital humanities and how GIS-data transform our understanding of borders in European history.

Speakers' bios: Peter Haslinger, who will present the first three webinars in the series, is full professor for the history of East Central Europa at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and director of the Herder-Institute in Marburg, a non-university institute in the realm of the Leibniz Association that specializes in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. He is also Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at Giessen University. Moreover, he functions as a spokesperson for the Herder-Institute Research Academy which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states (19th and 20th centuries), he has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. He is also is the spokesperson of the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is also involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level (e.g. as a member of the HERA board).

Christian Lotz teaches modern history at the Universities in Giessen and Marburg (Germany) and is head of the Herder Institute's map collection. His work focuses on historical geography, environmental history and the history of international organizations (18th-20th c.).


Upcoming webinars

December 3: How to Work in Archives in Eastern Europe and in Germany

mid-January: Strategies for Career Building and Publishing in Eastern European Studies: the EU versus the US


 Webinar Archive

  • March 7, 2018: Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships
  • February 7, 2018: German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions beyond Universities

  • August 24, 2017: Using ASEEES Commons to Prepare for the Convention

  • February 23, 2017: Structuring Your Grant Proposal. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain 

  • February 16, 2017: Finding Grants for Your Research Project. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain

  • January 19, 2017: Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It. Presented by Susana Aho and Nicky Agate

  • May 18, 2016: Getting Published in Slavic & Eurasian Studies: Do's and Don'ts of Academic Journal Publishing. Presented by Robert Orttunng, Eve Levin and Anna Paretskaya

  • April 20, 2016: Your Academic Job Search: Drafting the Cover Letter. Presented by Diane P. Koenker, Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • January 20, 2016: Publishing Your First Book. Presented by Linda Manning, of Northern Illinois University Press 

  • October 15, 2015: Resources for Eastern European Jewish Studies: Repositories, Collections, Databases. Presented by Zachary M. Baker, Stanford University Libraries

  • September 17, 2015: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • June 25, 2015: Publishing Your First Book.  Presented by Linda Manning, Northern Illinois University Press

  • April 22, 2015: The World of Libguides -- Thinking Beyond Your University.  Presented by ASEEES CLIR

  • March 27, 2014: Services available to scholars from the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service. Presented by SRS Interim Manager Joe Lenkart.

  • April 24, 2014: Embracing Change: Marketing Yourself for Employment Outside of the University Setting. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • May 22, 2014: Impact Factors, Journal Quality, and Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented by National Communication Association Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles. 

  • August 27, 2014: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • October 29, 2014:  Navigating Academia:  Networking. Presented by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

These webinars can be found on ASEEES Member Site

If you have ideas for a webinar or would like to present content, please contact: Mary Arnstein, ASEEES Communications Coordinator