About AABS

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.

What We Do

The primary function of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) is to provide an open forum where scholars can present their views on all facets of inquiry connected to Baltic Studies. The association may partner with other learned societies and with universities on specific projects such as conferences and the furthering of education in relevant areas. The AABS does not advocate on matters of public policy or issue public statements. 


Founded on December 1, 1968, at the first conference on Baltic Studies at the University of Maryland, the AABS is an international educational and scholarly non-profit organization. Since 1991, it has been a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies .


Membership in the AABS is open to anyone wishing to support the scholarly purposes of the Association. AABS members receive a subscription to the quarterly Journal of Baltic Studies, reduced registration fees at AABS and CBSE conferences, and an annual report of the association’s activities.

Governing Documents

The association is governed by its constitution, adopted in 1970, and bylaws. 

Books & Conference Proceedings

The AABS has supported the publication of several books on Baltic Studies. The association has also published proceedings of its biennial conferences.

Contact AABS

For information about AABS, contact the Administrative Executive Director at the Executive Office:

University of Washington
Box 353420
Seattle WA 98195-3420
[email protected]