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Posted on Aug 24, 2016

2017 Baltic Studies Conference in Riga

The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 19-21 June, 2017 The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) aims to reflect on the past, present and future of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 99 years after their declarations of independence. The conference will discuss achievements such as the battles for independence, the reconstruction of war-torn economies, the flourishing of cultural life and the swift ‘return to Europe’ as well as low points, for example, the dislocations caused by the two world wars, German and Soviet occupations as well contemporary economic development, innovation systems, social inequality and a pervading disenchantment with political life. Proposals can be submitted until 15th January 2017.  CBSE welcomes proposals for papers, panels and roundtable discussions in all academic fields related to Baltic studies. Paper, panel and roundtable proposals must include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a 1-2 page CV emailed to the conference contact: Results will be announced on...

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Posted on Jun 16, 2016

Global, Glocal & Local | AABS 2016 Conference

Global, Glocal, and Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States The 2016 AABS conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, on May 26-28, 2016. The conference explored the independence, dependence, and interconnections of Baltic states, peoples, and communities across time and space in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective.  Download the final program...

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Posted on Sep 27, 2015

Baltic Scholars Discuss “Traditions, Transitions, Transfers” in Marburg

The eleventh Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe took place in Marburg, Germany, from September 7-10, 2015. The host, the Herder Institute, and its partners, the Justus Liebig University of Gießen and the Philipps University of Marburg, welcomed 195 participants from seventeen countries to discuss “Traditions, Transitions, Transfers.” The opening event took place in the magnificent ballroom of the Landgraves castle, which sits on top of the mountain overlooking the medieval city and the valley of the Lahn River. The series of welcome addresses by Peter Haslinger, the director of the Herder Institute, Egon Vaupel, the mayor of Marburg, Benedikt Stuchtey, the dean of the Faculty of History at Marburg University, and Joybarto Mukherjee, the president of Gießen University, was interspersed with musical deliberations by Aivars Kalejs (piano) and the most delightful Martina Doehring (soprano) introducing and singing pieces by the composer of Baltic descent Ella von Schultz-Adaïewsky (1846-1926). Theodore Weeks of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale lifted spirits with his highly enjoyable keynote speech “On the Edge: The...

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Posted on Jun 7, 2015

2015 BSCE – Preliminary Program

2015 Baltic Studies Conference in Europe – Preliminary Program Available Baltic Studies “Traditions, Transitions, Transfers” 11th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, September 6-10, 2015 in Marburg Additional information is available on the conference...

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Posted on Dec 4, 2013

Cultures, Crisis, Consolidations – 2014 BSCE in Tallinn

The theme “Cultures, Crises, Consolidations in the Baltic World” brought together 243 participants from 19 countries for the 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe held in Tallinn from 16-19June 2013. On the first day of the conference, the opening ceremony featured speeches by Katrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research of Tallinn University, and Anu-Mai Kõll from Södertörn University who presented her already almost historical personal experience with more than thirty years of organising international Baltic conferences in Sweden and Europe. The first day ended with a reception given by Tiit Land, rector of Tallinn University. Traditionally, the European conferences attract many participants from the Baltic States, especially if they are held in one of the university cities in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. This was also the case at CBSE 2013. Thus the Tallinn conference, held in the beautiful new buildings of the university, became the exciting forum for mostly younger scholars in the fields of humanities and social sciences concerned with Baltic issues it was supposed to be. Thanks...

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