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Posted on May 7, 2020

The 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) to be held from June 3-5, 2021 in Uppsala

Uppsala University Main Building. Photo by David Naylor.

The 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE)

“Rights and Recognition in the Baltic Context”

June 3–5, 2021, Uppsala University, Sweden

In 2021, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will mark 100 years of international recognition de jure as modern independent states, and 30 years of recognition of their reestablishment as independent democracies following a half century of Soviet domination. At the same time, it will be 300 years since the Treaty of Nystad ended Swedish rule in the Baltic territories, resulting in the creation of provinces of the Russian Empire with their own particular system of rights and regulations. Similar to today, however, these rights were not applied evenly across society. Then as now, some voices are suppressed, and some groups struggle for recognition. Thus, the main theme of the CBSE Uppsala in 2021 will be to look at aspects of rights and recognition in their broader meanings, as they pertain to the societies of the eastern Baltic littoral.

The conference is organized by the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University. The Call for Papers is expected to be published in late May 2020.

Due to the cancellation of the AABS 2020 Conference in Charlotte, NC, AABS and CBSE invite all scheduled participants of the AABS 2020 Conference to attend the CBSE 2021 Conference at Uppsala University. The CBSE 2021 program committee, led by Matthew Kott, has agreed to incorporate into its program all papers, panels, and roundtables scheduled to take place at AABS 2020 if the authors of these submissions wish to do so. AABS 2020 participants who wish to transfer their submissions to CBSE 2021 must submit a short online form indicating their preferences. The deadline for submitting the form is June 1, 2020.

Questions? Please email IRES at Uppsala University at cbse2021-ires@uu.se.