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Posted on Jun 7, 2015

2015 BSCE – Preliminary Program

2015 Baltic Studies Conference in Europe – Preliminary Program Available Baltic Studies “Traditions, Transitions, Transfers” 11th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, September 6-10, 2015 in Marburg Additional information is available on the conference...

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Posted on Jan 15, 2014

Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia

The Aina Birnitis Scholarship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.  The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend for one year plus $1,000 for university fees.  The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D.  Applicants should be prepared to complete their dissertation within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than fifteen months following the initial disbursement of funds unless an extension has been granted by the AABS.  The fellowship is supported by a bequest of Aina Birnitis, a librarian by profession living in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The applications deadline for the 2014-2015 fellowship is 15 February 2014.  Award notifications will be made by mid-May 2014.  Application materials are...

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Posted on Jan 15, 2014

Baltic Immigrants included in NEH Summer Institute at Columbia University

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College & University Teachers on “America’s East Central Europeans: Migration & Memory” at Columbia University, East Central European Center, June 8-29, 2014. This NEH Summer Institute looks at 20th century Baltic, Western Slavic, South Slavic, Hungarian, as well as Jewish immigration to the United States from East Central Europe. Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will come together on the campus of Columbia University with some fifty master teachers and community representatives to address three core questions: First, what are some of the methodological and conceptual issues we should consider in the study of the East Central European emigrations? Second, how can we define the particular characteristics, motivations, and experiences of these immigrants? Finally, can we create a narrative synthesis of the “East Central European Experience” in America that could be integrated into broader courses on politics and immigration, sociology, and ethnic studies? College teachers, independent scholars, museum curators, librarians and advanced graduate students are encouraged to apply for this competitive program. The...

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Posted on Jan 10, 2014

Follow AABS on Twitter

AABS is now on Twitter! @balticstudies Follow us and get the latest news on Baltic Studies and the Baltic countries.

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Posted on Dec 4, 2013

Cultures, Crisis, Consolidations – 2014 BSCE in Tallinn

The theme “Cultures, Crises, Consolidations in the Baltic World” brought together 243 participants from 19 countries for the 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe held in Tallinn from 16-19June 2013. On the first day of the conference, the opening ceremony featured speeches by Katrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research of Tallinn University, and Anu-Mai Kõll from Södertörn University who presented her already almost historical personal experience with more than thirty years of organising international Baltic conferences in Sweden and Europe. The first day ended with a reception given by Tiit Land, rector of Tallinn University. Traditionally, the European conferences attract many participants from the Baltic States, especially if they are held in one of the university cities in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. This was also the case at CBSE 2013. Thus the Tallinn conference, held in the beautiful new buildings of the university, became the exciting forum for mostly younger scholars in the fields of humanities and social sciences concerned with Baltic issues it was supposed to be. Thanks...

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