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Statement of Purpose of the Slovak Studies Association

The Slovak Studies Association (SSA) was founded in 1977 and in 1983 was incorporated as a scholarly not-for-profit organization [501 (c) (3)] in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The primary goals* of the SSA remain:

  • To promote interdisciplinary scholarly research, publication, and teaching related to the Slovak experience the world over
  • To help scholars interested in Slovak studies remain in contact
  • To sponsor panels and sessions on Slovak themes at scholarly conferences
  • To act as a clearinghouse for information concerning Slovak studies
  • To issue a newsletter for its members annually
  • To conduct all its activities in accordance with absolute academic freedom and completely devoid of partiality to any particular philosophical, political, or religious orientation.

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 (see above) and send materials or inquiries to slovakstudies@gmail.com. We also gladly consider publishing non-academic information and materials as long as it relates directly to the field of Slovak studies and our Statement of Purpose.

Please send materials or inquiries to slovakstudies@gmail.com.

See our associated pages for more information:

*(This statement of purpose based on Article II -“Purposes” of the 1984 revised bylaws of the Slovak Studies Association).


Co-Signer of AHA Statement ‘Ransacking Democracy’

The Slovak Studies Association, as well as our affiliate organization ASEEES (the Association for Slavic, E. European and Eurasian Studies), support the American Historical Association in their statement regarding the events of January 6, 2021 on Capitol Hill.

From the American Historical Association website: The AHA issued a statement condemning “the actions of those who, on January 6, stormed the United States Capitol, the seat of the nation’s legislature, the heart of its democratic form of governance.” The AHA deplores the “inflammatory rhetoric of all the political leaders who have refused to accept the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 election and thereby incited the mob.”

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