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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 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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Posted on Mar 30, 2016

Applications for New Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects due 1 May 2016

AABS announces a new grant award to support creative projects such as books, films, or exhibits that promote Baltic studies, with a preference for pan-Baltic or comparative topics. The Baumanis Grant is an award made to honor Velta Marija Baumanis of Mount Brydges, Ontario, who left a generous bequest to AABS at the end of her career as an architect.  Proposals for the 2016 award of up to $5,000 are due 1 May 2016.  Application instructions are available...

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Posted on Mar 14, 2016

AABS Announces 2016 Award Recipients

AABS is thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2016 awards!   Emerging Scholar Award Pauli Heikkila, University of Tartu, Asta Zelenkauskaite, Drexel University   Dissertation Grants for Graduate Students: Indra Ekmanis, U of Washington Feliks Gornischeff, U of Tartu   Saltups Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Fellowships Alise Vītola, Riga Technical University   Birnītis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia Baiba Kačanova, University of...

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