Dr. Nives Rumenjak at the ASEEES Convention in Boston, December 6-9, 2018

Dr. Nives Rumenjak For the last ten years, Dr. Nives Rumenjak has been travelling every late fall to one of the U.S. cities, to enjoy scholarly exchange and numerous panel discussions at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). This year was jubilant – in addition to celebration of the 70th anniversary, the ASEEES assembled its 50th Convention in Boston, 6-9 December 2018, under the theme ‘Performance.’

As a historian who is heading the International Relations Department at Webster Leiden, Dr. Rumenjak was intrigued with a noticeable program’s shift at the Boston Convention – the presented topics moved from humanities towards International Relations (IR) field. Dr. Rumenjak’s own interdisciplinary research is mingling variety of historical and IR approaches, as showed in her paper “Democracy and the Performance of Power in the Croatian Diet:” 1868-1918,” presented at the Friday panel “Censorship, Caricature, and the Power of the Press in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires: 1868-1918.”Dr. Rumenjak was delighted to be among a few recipients of the new ASEEES Convention Opportunity Travel Grant this year, which made her participation at the Boston Convention exceptionally festive.