The Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) is an international inter-disciplinary academic organization founded in 1973 to promote professional study, criticism, and research on all aspects of Romanian culture and civilization, particularly concerning the countries of Romania and Moldova. The society holds annual meetings to promote Romanian studies, generally in conjunction with the meetings of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, publishes a NEWSLETTER to keep its membership informed, and carries out other activities designed to foster advancement of the field.
In addition, the SRS sponsors a periodic International Congress on Romanian Studies. The first of these was held at the Sorbonne in Paris (1986), the second at the University of Iaşi (1993), the third at the University of Cluj (1997), the fourth at the University of Suceava (2001), and the fifth at Ovidius University in Constanța (2007). Our next congress will be in 2012.
The SRS is generally recognized as the major US-based professional organization for scholars concerned with Romania and Moldova. It is affiliated with the South East European Studies Association (SEESA); the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES-- formerly known as the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies or AAASS); the American Political Science Association (APSA); and the American Historical Association (AHA).