The Slovak Studies Association promotes interdisciplinary scholarly research, publication, and teaching related to the Slovak experience the world over.
The Slovak Studies Association works because members keep one another informed. We invite–in fact we need–your contributions. We encourage everyone to submit information and articles for possible inclusion on the association’s website and in its newsletter. Please review our Statement of Purpose and send materials or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the most current news and announcements from the Slovak Studies Association, please visit our Facebook Page and Blog Posts
Announcement: Owen V. Johnson
The SSA is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Owen V. Johnson last weekend. He was a seminal scholar in our field and one who touched many of our lives as an advisor and mentor but also as a friend. His advice was always practical and was usually accompanied by a humorous story about his adventures as an American scholar of Slovakia and Czechoslovakia. Zbohom, Owen. You are dearly missed! https://www.facebook.com/groups/slovakstudies/permalink/5310037665758129/
SSA Statement on Invasion of Ukraine
The Slovak Studies Association, which unites scholars specializing in Slovak affairs in North America and throughout the world, unequivocally condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Despite the spurious claims of the Kremlin about the Ukraine, the country’s government and members of its parliament are responsible elected representatives of the Ukrainian, Russian, Rusyn, Romanian, and other ethnic groups of the country. Russia has waged an unprovoked war on a peaceful country that has advanced in building its democratic institutions. The board of the Slovak Studies Association calls on Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine and to restore its borders. Especially because Slovakia is now mobilizing to support refugees, the Slovak Studies Association also appeals to the members of the Slovak Studies Association to assist humanitarian relief for Ukraine by donating to such organizations as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or other established refugee and relief organizations. Please explore the list of charities that New Eastern Europe has compiled as well as the specifically-Slovak aid organizations listed by Ambrela.
For the Ukrainian and Russian translations of this statement, please see our Blog Posts page.