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Posted on Mar 28, 2017

15 October CFP Deadline for AABS Conference

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence for the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The three-day program, to be held on the Stanford University campus on June 1–3, 2018, will feature panels, roundtable discussions and workshops on 16 broad topics. The conference will also include numerous additional events, such as keynote talks by leading Baltic scholars, film screenings, exhibits, and tours of Stanford’s Baltic collections. The conference is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the Stanford University Libraries (SUL). AABS is the world’s premier scholarly society for research on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Its global membership includes scholars and supporters from North America, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, Israel, Japan, and elsewhere. The Stanford University Libraries is considered one of the top academic libraries in the United States...

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Posted on Jul 16, 2016

FPRI Report on Baltic States in European Security

The Foreign Policy Research Institute presented a roundtable discussion on the Baltic States in European Security at the 25th Biennial Meeting of the American Association of Baltic Studies in Philadelphia.  Read the report online or download a PDF...

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Posted on May 21, 2016

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors!

We greatly appreciate the support of the following sponsors in making the 2016 conference in Philadelphia a sucess. Platinum Supporters Foreign Policy Research Institute Vladas Kaupas John J. Medveckis, Honorary Consul of Latvia in Philadelphia Philadelphia Society of Free Letts University of Pennsylvania Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Pennsylvania Perry World House University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Yale University   Gold Supporters Olavi Arens   Silver Supporters Vija Celmins Maksiminas Karaska Sigrid Maldonado Yards Brewing Co. Parkhurst Dining Services at Gwynedd Mercy University   Bronze Supporters Andrejs & Dzintra Baidins Irena Blekys Janis Gramatins Ain Haas Maija Hinkle Laura Losciale Guna Mundheim Rosario Napolitano Janis Penikis University of Pennsylvania Program in Comparative Literature and Literature Theory Maruta Z. Vitols   Supporters Anzelika Berke-Berga Elena  Bradunas-Aglinskas Janis Chakars Irena Chambers Eriks and Sandra Jansons Kestutis A. Keblys Lembit Lilleleht Danute Petrauskaite Marju Rink-Abel Linda Zalite...

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Posted on May 14, 2016

Baltic Literature Hour at AABS Conference

AABS presents readings by four writers on Thursday, May 26, as part of the 2016 conference in Philadelphia. Jocelyn Bartkevicius is the editor of The Florida Review and director of the MFA program in creative writing. She studied literary fiction and nonfiction writing at The University of Iowa, nonfiction writing at the Bennington Writing Seminars, and completed a doctoral dissertation on the essays of Virginia Woolf. Her stories and essays have appeared in anthologies and such journals as The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, The Bellingham Review, Fourth Genre, The Hudson Review, Gulf Coast, and TriQuarterly Online. She continues to publish studies of Virginia Woolf as well as book reviews and interviews. She is completing a memoir, The Emerald Room. Birute Putrius is a Lithuanian-American author who was born in a displaced person’s camp in Germany, grew up in Chicago and now lives in California. She has published short stories and poetry in numerous literary journals and anthologies. “Lucy in the Sky” was highlighted by Publisher’s Weekly “for its...

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Posted on May 12, 2016

Pedejais Vilciens will perform at AABS conference dinner

The AABS conference dinner – Polka Party – will be held at the Philadelphia Society of Free Letts (531 N. 7th St, Philadelphia) on Friday, May 27. Join us for a traditional Latvian Cold Dinner Buffet by the Amber Table and music by “Pedejais Vilciens”. The party will be from 7pm to 12am – music, dinner and dessert are included. Beverages will be available at the onsite bar. A shuttle will be operating in an ongoing loop from the Sheraton at University City to the Society of Free Letts from 6:30pm until...

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Posted on May 9, 2016

AABS Conference Keynote by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will give the keynote address “International Order Under Strain: Implications for the Baltic Sea Region” at the AABS conference on Thursday, May 26. The keynote will be followed by a reception in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. For conference details, download the preliminary program in the left hand column on the AABS website’s home page....

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