Call for Papers!

December 4, 2012

A Long Way from Home: The Baltic People in the United Kingdom

University of Glasgow, CEES, February 7-8, 2013

The main purpose of this academic event is to bring together researchers who are involved in studying the Baltic diaspora and Baltic migration with specialists from other related fields to promote this field of academic research. In addition to facilitating the establishment of links between scholars and enabling contacts to be made with experts and specialists on migration and diaspora studies at universities and research institution in the UK and abroad, the purpose of this event is to lay the foundations for a future network of Baltic diaspora studies in the UK.

In tandem with the 2-day academic conference, a cultural event and a reception will be organised. This is to be open to the public, and is intended for all Balts and other interested parties living locally to establish closer contacts with local diaspora members for both academic and non-academic purposes.

Abstracts for papers (150 words) are invited in the following areas:
– Historical contacts between the UK and the Baltic states
– The history of Baltic migration in the UK
– Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the UK after WWII
– A8 migration from the three Baltic states
– Diaspora life and famous members of the Baltic diaspora
– Belonging, identity, social and cultural integration of Baltic people in the UK

Please email Lea Kreinin for a registration form:

Abstracts must be submitted by 10 January, 2013.
The conference also welcomes proposals for posters. Please submit your poster electronically as an attachment to the email address above.