Call for Papers

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.

How to submit a proposal

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or panels in the following thematic streams:


Politics, International Relations, Security

Language, Culture, Media

Society (Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Gender studies, etc.)

Migration and Minorities

Sustainability (e.g. cultural heritage, urban planning, “green” management, higher education policy)

Proposals for papers, panels, and writing workshop participation are to be submitted electronically using the online form (link below).

The deadline for submissions was 30 September 2020.

AABS Travel Grant Recipients Share Their Experiences of CBSE 2021, Part 3

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is happy to bring you stories and experiences from its 2021 student travel grant recipients who attended the 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (September 1–4, 2021, Uppsala, Sweden).