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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 aabs2020@wingate.edu. 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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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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