Call for Papers – The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe

November 1, 2016

The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) takes place at the University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia) June 19-21, 2017 and is titled “The Baltic states at 99: Past, Present and Future”. The conference aims to reflect on the past, present and future of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 99 years after their declarations of independence. The conference will discuss achievements such as the battles for independence, the reconstruction of war-torn economies, the flourishing of cultural life and the swift ‘return to Europe’ as well as low points, for example, the dislocations caused by the two world wars, German and Soviet occupations as well contemporary economic development, innovation systems, social inequality and a pervading disenchantment with political life.

CBSE welcomes proposals for papers, panels and round table discussions in all academic fields related to Baltic studies. Contributions from the following disciplines, including interdisciplinary research, are particularly encouraged:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication, media, film and information studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Demography
  • Economics and Business
  • Education
  • Geography and environmental studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics and philology
  • Literature
  • Politics, international relations and public administration
  • Sociology

Paper, panel and round-table proposals must include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a 1-2 page CV emailed to the conference contact:


Proposals can be submitted until 15th January 2017. Results will be announced on 1st of February.
From the 1st of March the registration will be open.

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