[H-verkko] CFP: 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, extended deadline

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Ti Helmi 5 09:48:35 EET 2013

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10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, extended deadline
Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in
Europe "Cultures, Crises, Consolidations in the Baltic World“.

June 16-19, 2013
 Tallinn University, Estonia.

The Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) aims to bring together
representatives of academic communities who share an interest in exploring the
Baltic region from multiple perspectives. Baltic region studies provide a
particular historical, political, linguistic, social, cultural and ideological
contact zone where the meanings of identities, languages and relationships are

The CBSE started in Scandinavia at the beginning of the 1970s and became regular
in the 1980s, inviting more than a hundred representatives of scientific
communities from Europe, North America and Australia. Since the middle of the
1980s scientists from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have also been able to
participate. As a result of political change in the middle of the 1990s it
became possible to organize the conference for the first time in the independent
Baltic States (Riga/Latvia 1995); since then the CBSE traditionally takes place
every second year.

The forthcoming conference "Cultures, Crises, Consolidations in the Baltic
World“ in Tallinn is grounded in the realm of the Baltic countries and people
who have experienced periods of crises throughout their history: wars and
revolutions, plagues and famine, economic and demographic decline. Often enough,
periods of consolidation have been followed by just another form of crisis.
Therefore it is important to analyse strategies of adaptation to and
representation and remembering of changes throughout the history of the Baltic
countries. As a specific focus the conference looks at post-socialist cultural
changes and the emergence of new identities in the Baltic communities at home
and abroad, particularly the transformation of everyday life in consumer society
and the migration experiences.

In addition to the historical view we call for particularizing current
challenges including democratic changes, international security concerns (energy
and cyber security topics) and changes in environmental aspects like climate,
land use or water resources of Baltic region. Likewise contributions on cultural
and societal issues facing the Baltic countries like social movements,
lifestyles and new forms of stratifications or social exclusion, youth cultures,
education and (un)employment are very welcome. Traditionally contributions
analysing linguistic issues or literatures and folklore of Baltic countries as
well as interdisciplinary and comparative studies are the integral part of the
programme. Tallinn University is proud of its Baltic Film and Media School
inviting to tackle the exciting challenges that the recent spread of digital
equipment and drastic changes in the media world bring to our everyday

We invite researchers from all disciplines and stages in their careers to send
in paper abstracts of a maximum of 500 words as well as panel, workshop and
roundtable abstracts of a maximum of 1000 words (including information on
prospective presenters and papers) to one of the sections listed below:

History and Memory
Cultural and Biographical Studies
Literature, Folklore and Arts
Media, Film and Communication
Sociology, Youth Studies and Gender Studies
Political Studies, International Relations, Law and Economics Environment and

Proposals indicating the respective section should be sent to the conference
officebalticstudies2013 at tlu.ee by 17 February 2013.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission 17 February 2013
Notification of Acceptance 1 March 2013
Conference Registration Conference in Tallinn 1 April – 1 June 2013 16-19 June

Conference secretariat: Kerli Kangro and Kadri Eisenschmidt
(balticstudies2013 at tlu.ee) Conference web-page (to be launched on 5 December
2012): www.tlu.ee/balticstudies2013

We are looking forward to meeting you in Tallinn!

On behalf of the scientific and local organizing committees,
 Katrin Niglas Vice-Rector for Research Tallinn University


Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 18.2.2013