Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted on Jun 7, 2015

Daunis Auers on Political History of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

A new book by Daunis Auers, former AABS board member, “provides an accessible, comprehensive and balanced comparative analysis of the political development and reinvention of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since seizing independence from a disintegrating Soviet Union in August 1991.” Comparative Politics and Government of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 21st century explores the political history of the three countries with a focus on constitutional and institutional choices of the 1990s as the three countries re-established...

Read More

Posted on Dec 8, 2014

Study Estonian, Latvian and Lithuania at BALSSI 2015

The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute proudly hosts The Baltic Studies Summer Institute June 8 – July 17, 2015 Beginning and intermediate Estonian Beginning and intermediate Latvian Beginning and intermediate Lithuanian 6-week, 6-credit classes cover an academic year’s worth of study Generous scholarships available; FLAS eligible Classes held at University of Pittsburgh...

Read More

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

Joseph P. Kazickas Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale for citizens of Lithuania

Yale University’s Program in Baltic Studies invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship of variable duration (four to nine months during the 2015-2016 academic year) in the following fields: law, economics, business and finance, environmental policy, political science, international relations, and history. Only citizens of Lithuania may apply. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. before September 2015 and at the time of application must be working in, or affiliated with, a university or research institute in Lithuania. After completion of the fellowship the recipient will be expected to return to work in Lithuania for at least two years. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence in New Haven, to participate in the activities of the Yale Baltic Studies Program, and to make at least one public presentation at Yale during the period of the fellowship. The stipend for 2015-2016 is expected to be approximately $3,385 per month, plus fringe benefits such as medical insurance. The review of applications will begin on 15 January 2015. Only on-line submissions will...

Read More

Posted on Aug 30, 2014

Memories and Facades: Award-winning Books Look at Baltic Region

The recipients of the biennial AABS Book Prize and the annual Vilis Vitols Award for Best Article were announced at the Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies. Two authors split the book award: Ellen Cassedy for We are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust (University of Nebraska Press) and Aldis Purs for Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania since 1945 (Reaktion Books—Contemporary Worlds.)   Epp Annus received the Vilis Vitols Award for 2012. Her article, “The Problem of Soviet Colonialism,” appeared in the Journal of Baltic Studies, issue 43.1. The 2013 award went to Kersti Lust for “The Impact of Baltic Emancipation Reforms on Peasant-Landlord Relations: A Historiographical Survey,” published in the Journal of Baltic Studies, issue...

Read More

Posted on Jun 4, 2011

Exploring Non-conventional Food Networks in LT and LV

Since 2008, both Vilnius and Riga have witnessed a growth in farmers’ markets and other alternative systems of food provision. Consumers and farmers are experimenting with non-conventional food supply chains, for example, by adapting models of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to local conditions. Renata Blumberg, a PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota, is conducting research on these networks between producers and consumers in both Latvia and Lithuania. Renata uses quantitative and qualitative research methods and her project examines both the impact that participation in these networks has on farmer livelihoods and consumer practices. Localized food supply chains have emerged as a recent academic and political focus of the sustainable food movement because scholars claim that they unite consumers and producers in a manner that contributes to sustainable rural development. However, little empirical evidence outside of Western Europe and the USA exists to support this claim. Renata’s research is designed to redress this gap. An AABS dissertation research grant allowed Renata to conduct a...

Read More