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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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Posted on May 10, 2019

Australasian Chapter’s 19th Conference: 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

AABS Australasia Committee: Dr. D. Skerrett (Brisbane), Dr. U. Ozloiņš (Melbourne), Dr. E. Reilly (Geelong) Fifteen delegates and another six attendees – including four delegates from Estonia and India – gathered at the Waterfront Campus of Deakin University, Geelong, on a clear and warm weekend Saturday 13 October – Sunday 14 October 2018. Renowned historian, Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick of Sydney University, gave the plenary address on the story of Latvian displaced persons in Europe. She is the author of Mischka’s War, On Stalin’s Team, The Russian Revolution, and other books on the 20th-century Russia. A diaspora studies panel featured Eve Wicks-Puodžiūnaitė’s presentation on her memorial project, In Sunshine and Shadow, a publication resulting from her doctoral research. Independent scholars, Marija Perejma and Ilse Matthews, focused on Latvian post-war experience in Adelaide. A panel on contemporary politics included Dr. Uldis Ozoliņš, University of Western Sydney, who spoke to the timely topic, “Is Latvia the weak link?”, analyzing the results and reporting of the previous weekend’s elections in Latvia. Dr. Skerrett,...

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Posted on May 9, 2019

CBSE Early Career Researchers Writing Workshop

To mark its 50th anniversary, Journal of Baltic Studies, in association with Routledge, Taylor & Francis, will be holding a writing workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the 2019 Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE). This three-hour workshop is primarily intended to benefit early-to-mid-career scholars working in the field of Baltic studies at any global academic institution. Authors should submit their application and a first draft of their paper by 17th May 2019. See below for further details. Aims of the Workshop The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for ECRs to interact with established scholars drawn from key academic institutions, the Journal of Baltic Studies Editorial Board, the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the publishing industry. It is intended as a platform for capacity development in our discipline. It seeks to contribute to the development of a cadre of scholars who will be actively involved in writing and publishing, and in progressing the field. It will use a small group mentoring approach...

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Posted on Nov 25, 2018

CFP: Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe in Gdansk, 26-29 June 2019

See the full Call for Proposals on the conference website or download the PDF. First, the CBSE organizers invite to plan a stream to take place at CBSE 2019. Streams are linked panels of conference papers, forums, discussion panels, or other presentations scheduled to occur within the sessions of the overall conference. Stream organizers should propose a stream topic, advertise it through the conference website and through other networking, and then appraise and select together with the conference organizers presentation proposals that are submitted as part of the stream. Streams enhance the quality and cohesiveness of the conference and may lead to edited volumes, special issues of journals, or other scholarly products. If you are interested in proposing a stream, please write a brief description and proposed announcement and submit these with your 1 page CV to the CBSE organizers at cbse2019@ug.edu.pl . Due date for Stream proposals: 21 December 2018. The selected streams will be announced on 15 January 2019, afterwards we will accept panel, workshop and roundtable...

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Posted on May 28, 2018

CFP: Australasia Conference | October 2018

The Australasian Chapter of AABS will present its 19th conference, “The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence,” at Deakin University on Saturday, 13 October, to Sunday, 14 October 2018. Keynote Speaker Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick FAHA, The University of Sydney, Author of Mischka’s War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s We welcome papers related to the Baltic region, its countries, and its populations both within those countries and their diasporas. Download the call for proposals here. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including: anthropology, architecture, business, communication and media, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, and advancing Baltic studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative work is particularly welcome. Please send proposals (250 words) by 1 July to Dr. Delaney Skerrett, Chapter President and Conference Convener at...

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