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Posted on Jan 17, 2016

JBS, Volume 46, Issue 4, 2015

The most recent issue of the Journal of Baltic Studies features the following articles: “Baltic Refugees and Policy Formation in Sweden 1940–1950” by Anu Mai Kõll “Soviet Refugees to Sweden 1941–1947 and the Raoul Wallenberg Case” by Johan Matz “Leaving the ESSR: Sweden’s Attempts at Repatriating the Estonian-Swedes from Soviet-Controlled Estonia, 1940–1941” by Glenn Eric Kranking “The Paradox of National Language Acquisition: Russian Speakers’ Labor Market Positions in Estonia” by Marianne Leppik & Triin Vihalemm “Kalevipoeg: Aspects of Genre and Authorship” by Arne Merilai “Home Environments, Memories, and Life Stories: Preservation of Estonian National Identity” by Jaak...

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Posted on Dec 30, 2015

Register for AABS 2016 in Philadelphia!

Global, Glocal, and Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, May 26-28, 2016 This conference will explore the independence, dependence, and interconnections of Baltic states, peoples, and communities across time and space in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. It will uncover the distinctive, hybrid, and globalized features of culture, politics, economics, history, language, and other aspects of life in the Baltic countries. Conference registration is now open. February 22 is the deadline for early-bird registration and hotel reservations. To stay in the dorm, follow the links in the registration prompts. To stay in the hotel, follow the link on the first page to the...

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Posted on Oct 7, 2015

Imagining A Place for Jews in Interwar Lithuania

  Michael Casper, a doctoral candidate in History at the University of California, Los Angeles, received a 2015 Dissertation grant from AABS. Michael’s dissertation explores how Jews negotiated the demands of citizenship and national belonging in the interwar Republic of Lithuania. I am interested in how Jewish and Lithuanian thinkers imagined the Jewish place in the new democratic state and, after 1926, under the authoritarian regime. With the generous assistance of the AABS Dissertation Grant I was able to conduct extensive research in Vilnius this summer. I worked at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library, Vilnius University Library and the Lithuanian Central State Archive...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2015

JBS, Vol. 46, Issue 3, 2015

  Journal of Baltic Studies Special Issues: Food Culture in the Baltic States Exploring Modern Foodways: History, Nature, and Culture in the Baltic States by Diana Mincytė and Ulrike Plath Good, Clean, Fair… and Illegal: Paradoxes of Food Ethics in Post-Socialist Latvia by Guntra A. Aistara Geographies of Reconnection at the Marketplace by Renata Blumberg Changing Values of Wild Berries in Estonian Households: Recollections from an Ethnographic Archive by Ester Bardone and Piret Pungas-Kohv “Is that Hunger Haunting the Stove?” Thematization of Food in the Deportation Narratives of Baltic Women by Leena Kurvet-Käosaar The Evolution of Household Foodscapes over Two Decades of Transition in Latvia by Lani Tranouth and Talis Tisenkopfs The Making of the Consumer? Risk and Consumption in Europeanized Lithuania by Ida Harboe Knudsen Atlantic Herring in Estonia: In the Transverse Waves of International Economy and National Ideology by Kadri Tüür and Karl...

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