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Posted on Jun 17, 2015

Global, Glocal, & Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, May 26-28, 2016 The 2006 AABS conference will explore the independence, dependence, and interconnections of Baltic states, peoples, and communities across time and space in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. It will uncover the distinctive, hybrid, and globalized features of culture, politics, economics, history, language, and other aspects of life in the Baltic countries. The conference welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations in fields related to the Baltic region, its countries, and populations within those countries, including minorities. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to, the following: 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 welcome. We are also particularly interested in papers focused on Baltic Jewish studies. Graduate students, both Master and Ph.D., are encouraged to submit proposals. Paper and panel proposals must include an...

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Posted on Jun 7, 2015

Back to the Ivy League for 2016 AABS Conference

Following a successful joint conference with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies at Yale University in 2014, AABS will be going Ivy again at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2016. Look for a Call for Papers soon. The brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, UPenn claims status as the oldest university in the United States, but its pedigree includes Baltic studies as well. Among its many accomplished faculty is included Alfred Senn, who served as chair of the Department of Balto-Slavic Studies from 1947-1965 and is renowned for his work on Lithuania. The UPenn library contains a strong Baltic collection, especially regarding Lithuania and including items belonging to one of Lithuania’s founding fathers, Jurgis Šaulys. Notable alumni include recent AABS president Vejas Liulevicius, European MP from Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš, and the current president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Indeed, following our invitation, President Ilves has expressed strong interest in serving as the keynote speaker of the conference and we look forward to...

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Posted on Sep 1, 2014

Baltic Scholars Gathered at Yale in March

Many thanks to all the presenters and participants that helped make the Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies of 13-15 March 2014 a success! See the full program and list of presenters on the conference website:  ...

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Posted on Feb 2, 2014

Book AABS 2014 Conference Hotel by Feb 10

Reserve your hotel room for Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies! Information here: Limited number of rooms available at the lower Conference rate available until February...

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Posted on Jun 24, 2013

Baltic and Scandinavian Scholars Host Joint Conference in March 2014

The Second Joint Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) will be held at Yale University on March 13-15, 2014. The conference will feature concurrent panels interspersed with thematic lunches, concerts, tours, and more. Deadline for submitting proposals will be November 1, 2013. Conference registration will open November 1, 2013 with early bird registration ending on February 1, 2014. For detailed information, please visit the 2014 AABS-SASS conference...

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