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It’s that time of year! Renew your membership for 2016-2017 online or by mail.  Details are available on our membership page. Not a member? Now is a great time to join!

Sept 1 Deadline | Australasian Conference

The AABS Australasian chapter presents its biennal conference at the University of Melbourne on October 15, 2016. Paper proposals are due September 1. More details here.

New AABS Admin Executive Director


In July 2016, AABS said “farewell” to Irena Blekys and “welcome” to Amanda Jeanne Swain as new Administrative Executive Director. You can still reach us at, but please be patient as we go through this period of transition.

Irena (l) and Amanda (r) at the University of Washington

Irena (l) and Amanda (r) at the University of Washington

Most recent articles

Building Bridges Within the Latvian Diaspora

Posted on Sep 9, 2011

Ilze Garoza, recipient of the 2009 Grundmanis Fellowship, gives AABS an update on her research in this post. As a Grundmanis Fellow, my graduate studies were in Comparative and International Development Education Program in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota. Due to the complexity of my master’s thesis project, I am actually still working on my thesis writing. I currently hold a Graduate Fellow position at the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota. The Grundmanis Fellowship allowed me to pursue and advance my graduate studies and conduct research focusing on the Latvian diaspora in the United States. Titled “Building bridges between two immigrant...

2010-2011 AABS Book Prize Recipients

Posted on Jul 1, 2011

Andres Kasekamps A History of the Baltic States (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010) Andrejs Plakans A Concise History of the Baltic States (Cambridge University Press,...