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The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

The AABS promotes research and education in Baltic Studies by sponsoring meetings and conferences, supporting publications, sustaining a program of scholarships, grants, and prizes, and disseminating news of current interest in Baltic Studies.

AABS Board of Directors Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine; Hosts Panels Featuring Ukrainian Scholars

The Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and calls on President Putin to immediately withdraw all Russian forces from Ukraine.


Board of Directors, The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

February 25, 2022

Since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine, AABS has hosted three panels featuring Ukrainian scholars and their research. Each was recorded and is available for viewing on our YouTube channel. Find all Ukraine-related content here.

Upcoming Conference

CBSE 2023

The 15th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE)

“Turning Points: Values and Conflicting Futures in the Baltics”

15-17 June 2023

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Latest Conference News

Recap: AABS Australasian Chapter 20th Conference

AABS is pleased to bring you a recap of the 20th Conference of AABS's Australasian Chapter, held on 8 October 2022 in Melbourne, Australia, at RMIT University. The conference broke new ground by...

Sophie Peng: Life Stories Linked by Lace

Hundreds of people from all walks of life, attended the AABS 2022 conference in Seattle. Sophie Peng was one of them, attending her second AABS conference and, like all of us, her first in four...


Journal of Baltic Studies 53/4 Now Available Online

Journal of Baltic Studies 53/4 Now Available Online

The fourth 2022 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 53, Issue 4) is now available online. The issue contains two standalone articles, on the Baltic Russian-speaking communities' responses to crisis and on the historical photography of disability in Latvia, and a...

Sami Siva: Baltic Borders Grant Report

Sami Siva: Baltic Borders Grant Report

AABS is pleased to recognize Sami Siva for his completion of the project "Baltic Borders," for which he received the Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies. “Baltic Borders” documents the stories of people living along the border regions of Estonia and...

CFA: AABS 2023 Grants and Fellowships

CFA: AABS 2023 Grants and Fellowships

Call for Applications   AABS 2023-2024 Grants and Fellowships   Research Grants for Emerging Scholars The Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Fellowships Jānis Grundmanis Fellowships for...

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