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Posted on May 24, 2016

Featured Exhibit: Latvians Abroad

Latviešu Pasaulē (Latvians Abroad) will be on display at the AABS conference in Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit proposes that the Displaced Persons camps in Germany had a far-reaching and positive effect on the subsequent émigré life of the refugees in their host countries because the camps gave people time to recover from the trauma of war and loss and to start to develop an ideology and build institutions....

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Posted on May 22, 2016

Featured Exhibit: The First Wave

Pirmoji Banga (The First Wave) will be on exhibition in Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, during the 2016 AABS conference. In the nineteenth century, for economic and political reasons, the first wave of Lithuanian emigrants came to the United States. The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania created this display to show the activities of Lithuanian-American organizations in that time period through a look at their published books, newspapers, stamps, photos and...

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Posted on May 21, 2016

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors!

We greatly appreciate the support of the following sponsors in making the 2016 conference in Philadelphia a sucess. Platinum Supporters Foreign Policy Research Institute Vladas Kaupas John J. Medveckis, Honorary Consul of Latvia in Philadelphia Philadelphia Society of Free Letts University of Pennsylvania Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Pennsylvania Perry World House University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Yale University   Gold Supporters Olavi Arens   Silver Supporters Vija Celmins Maksiminas Karaska Sigrid Maldonado Yards Brewing Co. Parkhurst Dining Services at Gwynedd Mercy University   Bronze Supporters Andrejs & Dzintra Baidins Irena Blekys Janis Gramatins Ain Haas Maija Hinkle Laura Losciale Guna Mundheim Rosario Napolitano Janis Penikis University of Pennsylvania Program in Comparative Literature and Literature Theory Maruta Z. Vitols   Supporters Anzelika Berke-Berga Elena  Bradunas-Aglinskas Janis Chakars Irena Chambers Eriks and Sandra Jansons Kestutis A. Keblys Lembit Lilleleht Danute Petrauskaite Marju Rink-Abel Linda Zalite...

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Posted on May 20, 2016

Giedrius Subacius, Incoming AABS President

Incoming AABS president Giedrius Subačius (University of Illinois, Chicago) will talk about what’s next for AABS at the conference luncheon. Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, May 28, 12:00-1:30 pm. Pre-registration...

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Posted on May 16, 2016

Writing about the Baltic at the Wiki Cafe

Drop in at the Wiki Café on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, 12:00-3:00pm in Houston Hall. Mike Lyons (Saint Joseph’s University) will offer assistance on writing about Baltic-related topics on Wikipedia — a great opportunity to contribute to Baltic studies and to engage in public...

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