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Posted on Apr 30, 2012

The Global Baltics: The Next 20 Years — This Month in Chicago!

AABS invites you to participate in our 23rd conference — The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years — which will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 26-28, 2012. Program, registration, accommodation and conference site information can be found on the 2012 AABS Conference website. You can download the conference program and maps of the conference venues. Visit the 2012 AABS Conference Abstracts website to read about all the panel presentations. Confirmed Conference Plenary Session Speakers: * Ambassadors to the United States, Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), Žygimantas Pavilionis (Lithuania) and Andrejs Pildegovičs (Latvia) have accepted the invitation to participate in a roundtable plenary session discussion about globalization and the Baltic countries in the next 20 years. * Dr. Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis, an economist and a member of Latvia’s Parliament, will address the topic of the current economic crisis in the Baltic countries. * Linguist and translator, Università di Pisa professor, Dr. Pietro U. Dini, will discuss how Renaissance Europe looked at Baltic languages and the Baltic peoples...

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Posted on Apr 14, 2012

Call for Papers for the 16th AABS Australasian Conference

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies invites submissions for the upcoming 16th semi-annual conference on Baltic Studies in Australasia. The conference will be held on 29 September 2012. We welcome papers related to the Baltic region, its countries, and its populations both within those countries and their diasporas. 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 particularly welcome. Please send proposals (250 words) by 1 May to Delaney Skerrett, Chapter President and Conference Convenor at AABS gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the School of Languages and Linguistics of the University of...

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