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Posted on Jul 7, 2016

Building Bridges – Australasian 2016 Conference

The 2016 Australasian AABS conference – Baltic Studies: Building Bridges – will be held at the University of Melbourne on 15 October 2016. Proposals are due by 1 September. Download the call for proposals. The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies invites submissions for the upcoming 18th biannual conference on Baltic Studies in Australasia. 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: 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 September to Delaney Skerrett, Chapter President and Conference Convenor at delaney.skerrett@uqconnect.edu.au AABS gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the School of Languages and Linguistics of the University of...

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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 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 11, 2016

Foreign Policy Research Institute’s new Baltic Bulletin

Interested in contemporary politics in the Baltic states? Come to Friday’s luncheon at the AABS conference to learn more about The Baltic Bulletin, a new publication from the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The Baltic Bulletin publishes articles written by scholars and experts on the Baltic region who are interested in reaching a broader audience.  Hosted by FPRI, the lunch is free but available first come, first served. For conference details, download the program in the left column of the AABS website’s home page. Download FPRI’s Baltic Bulletin information...

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