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Posted on Mar 23, 2020

AABS 2020 Conference in Charlotte, NC has been cancelled

Given widespread travel restrictions and other measures that have been set by state and local authorities in response to the spread of COVID-19, the AABS Board of Directors regretfully announces that the AABS 2020 Conference, scheduled to take place from May 28–30, 2020 in Charlotte, NC, has been cancelled. We realize that many AABS members had already made travel plans to attend the conference and had paid a registration fee. The conference organizers have worked with the host university and conference hotel to ensure that the process of receiving a refund for conference registration and cancelling accommodation will be as seamless as possible. Registration fees AABS will refund all registration fees in full. Conference participants who had already paid a registration fee should expect to receive a refund in March 2020. They do not need to contact AABS to initiate the reimbursement process. Hotel reservations The conference hotel, Hampton Inn/Hilton Garden will cancel all room reservations associated with AABS 2020 and will not charge cancellation fees from those who...

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Posted on Feb 14, 2020

AABS 2020 Conference Student Travel Grants

AABS is accepting applications for 2020 Conference Student Travel Grants. Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students who have been accepted to present at the 2020 AABS Conference at Charlotte, NC are eligible to apply for a travel grant. Award amount will depend on the number of applications received and travel distance of recipient. Application deadline is February 29, 2020. Award notifications will be made in March 2020 and the awards will be paid out in June, after the 2020 AABS Conference. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM Questions should be addressed to AABS Student Representative Kristo Nurmis and sent electronically to...

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Posted on Nov 14, 2019

Update on the AABS 2020 Conference in Charlotte, NC

  AABS 2020 Call for Proposals recently concluded. We were delighted to see the variety that comprised our proposals. Over 240 paper and panel proposals were received from 10 countries. Our most popular divisions included Baltic History, Politics and Foreign Policy, and Anthropology and Sociology. All divisions received 10 proposals or more, which will make for an intellectually diverse and enriching conference. Over thirty-five graduate students submitted proposals for the conference as well. At our board meeting in October, several important details were confirmed. 1) AABS has allotted travel grants for graduate students with accepted papers. These grants will help to offset costs incurred by students.; 2) AABS will sponsor a Q&A with former US Ambassador to Estonia Jim Melville, as well as provide for a closing reception with dinner; 3) A conference rate of $150 was set by the Vice President for conferences. This rate includes entrance to the conference, three keynote lunches, an opening reception, and closing dinner. AABS is delighted to announce the attendance of Ambassadors...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2019

AABS 2020 CFP Deadline is Approaching – October 15, 2019

  You are invited to AABS 2020 hosted at Queens University in Charlotte on May 28-30, 2020! We are accepting proposals for panels, workshops, posters, and individual papers in the fields of history, politics, social sciences, culture, economics, education and pedagogy, digital humanities, libraries, literature, film, language, the Baltic diaspora, media studies, and the arts. Proposal abstracts can be emailed as an attachment to Proposals will be accepted through October 15th. Can’t wait to see you in the Queen City!   Joseph Ellis VP Conferences The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

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Posted on Jun 27, 2019

CfP: AABS 2020 in Charlotte

Joseph M. Ellis Associate Professor of Political Science Vice-President of Conferences, AABS The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) conference will be held May 28th-30th 2020, in Charlotte, NC (USA) at Queens University. The conference theme is “New Directions in Baltic Studies.” We encourage papers which explore new directions in the field: new and innovative research methods, case studies, pedagogy, and research areas. Paper proposals will be accepted from faculty, other scholars and independent researchers, and advanced graduate students. Proposals from undergraduates or first-year graduate students require lead authors to be full-time faculty members. We are accepting proposals for panels, workshops, posters, and individual papers in the fields of history, politics, social sciences, culture, economics, education and pedagogy, digital humanities, libraries, literature, film, language, the Baltic diaspora, and the arts. (Proposals in other disciplines will also be considered on a case by case basis). Proposal abstracts of 250 words or less, with name, email, and institutional affiliation, can be emailed as an attachment to Proposals will...

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Posted on May 10, 2019

Looking Back at the 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford

Liisi Esse, Ph.D. Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies, Stanford Libraries 2016-2018 AABS VP for Conferences The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence, held on 1–3 June, celebrated two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and the 100th anniversary of independence for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The three-day program also highlighted the breadth and depth of Baltic Studies today, featuring 124 panels, roundtable discussions, and workshops—as well as keynote talks, evening receptions, film screenings, literary readings, and exhibits. In total, 473 presenters, including 125 students, and over 200 members of the general public attended the conference. The keynote lectures by leading historians and policy analysts provided historical and contemporary contexts of the Baltic countries and Baltic studies. The conference’s first keynote talk, “Russian and East European Studies and Baltic Studies: A Historical Exploration,” was delivered by renowned Stanford historian Dr. Norman Naimark. The opening keynote was followed by a roundtable...

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