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Posted on Jun 17, 2015

Global, Glocal, and Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, May 26-28, 2016 The 2006 AABS conference will explore the independence, dependence, and interconnections of Baltic states, peoples, and communities across time and space in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. It will uncover the distinctive, hybrid, and globalized features of culture, politics, economics, history, language, and other aspects of life in the Baltic countries. The conference welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations in fields related to the Baltic region, its countries, and populations within those countries, including minorities. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to, the following: anthropology, architecture, business, communication and media, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, and advancing Baltic studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative work is welcome. We are also particularly interested in papers focused on Baltic Jewish studies. Graduate students, both Master and Ph.D., are encouraged to submit proposals. Paper and panel proposals must include an...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2012

CFP: Turning Points in Baltic and Central East European Food History

CALL FOR PAPERS: Turning Points in Baltic and Central East European Food History – Knowledge, Consumption, and Production in Changing Environments Tallinn, Estonia, 29-31 August 2012 The deadline for applications is April 15, 2012. Together with global changes (climate change, colonialism, industrialisation etc.), the conference will focus in particular on the specific regional characteristics of the Baltic countries and Central East Europe. This is all the more necessary since, despite the complex inter-ethnic composition, class structures and trade relations in the Baltic area and Poland, there have only been a few comparative studies made of the historical and trans-cultural food culture of the region which draw upon the latest research in this field. The main focus of this international and interdisciplinary conference will be upon the continuities and discontinuities in Baltic food history and in contemporary Baltic food studies. This conference constitutes the first in a small series of conferences on environmental history which are being organised in cooperation with the Herder Institute in Marburg and the Institute of...

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Posted on May 31, 2011

CFP: AABS 2012 Conference in Chicago

The 23rd AABS Conference — The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years — will be held in Chicago, 26-28 April 2012. Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2011 Keep up-to-date with conference plans by joining the 2012 AABS Conference group on Facebook. AABS welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations in fields related to the Baltic region, its countries, and populations within those countries, including minorities. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to, the following: anthropology, architecture, business, communication and media, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, and advancing Baltic studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative work is welcome. Graduate students, both Master and Ph.D., are encouraged to submit proposal. Paper and panel proposals must include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a one- to two-page curriculum vitae. These materials should be sent to the appropriate divisional chair. For additional information, please download the...

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