CALL FOR PAPERS

The 12th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE) 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.


PARTICIPATION FEE:

until 15th April 90 EUR
after 15th April 120 EUR
students 60 EUR

ABOUT PROPOSALS

CBSE welcomes proposals for papers, panels and roundtable 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
  • Musicology

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

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.

TITLE FIRST NAME LAST NAME INSTITUTION PAPER THEME/TOPIC
Dr Vasilijus Safronovas Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology Who Fought for Lithuanian Independence? On the Politics of Remembrance in Interwar Lithuania
Ms Aiga Veckalne Ventspils Augstskola Not presenting
Ms. Rasa Zakeviciute University of Jyväskylä Rural communities in the Baltic states: coping through networking during post-Soviet transformation
Dr. Jānis Lūsis Physician None
Ms. Olga Rajevska University of Latvia Involvement of the state in pension systems of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
Associate Professor Feliciana Rajevska Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Involvement of the state in pension systems of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
Mrs. Marta Tripāne University of Latvia Health inequality in Latvia in the context of self-rated health
Associate Professor Vents Sīlis Riga Stradins University Moral rhetoric of the Saeima
Ms. Diāna Kalniņa Riga Stradins University Socio-demographic profile of active actors and the institutional constraints of civic agency
Ms. Aija Kažoka Riga Stradins University Socio-demographic profile of active actors and the institutional constraints of civic agency
Ms. Baiba Baikovska Riga Stradins University Representation of people with physical disabilities in political discourse and the Government regulations
Mr. Normunds Kozlovs Riga Stradins University Disappearance of the political. Discourse analysis of the Saeima Corpus
Ms. Ksenija Mirošņika Riga Stradins University Government communication: Right intentions, wrong legal regulations
Ms. Valērija Kačane Riga Stradins University From ‘Oligarchs’ to Liberals: Does the political discourse change?
Dr Peter Wörster independent The Year 1918 in teh History of the City of Mitau
Mrs. Danute Petrauskaite Klaipeda University Co-operation between musicians of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in 1920-1990
Doctor Michael Loader Higher School of Economics Cultural Struggles: The Battle over Cultural Policy between Stalinists and National Communists in Soviet Latvia
Mr. Colin Glinkowski Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald The relevance of cooperative banks before and during the first independence of the Baltic states
Associate Professor Andris Straumanis University of Wisconsin-River Falls "300,000 Thrifty Letts in U.S.": Reliability of Press Reports About Early Latvian Immigrants in America
prof., dr.habil.philol andrejs VEISBERGS University of Latvia TRANSLATION POLICIES IN LATVIA AS A REFLECTION OF OCCUPATIONAL POLICIES (1940-1945).
Mr Dmitrijs Andrejevs University of Liverpool Not Presenting
Dr Tina Tamman independent Soviet Baltic border as silent battleground in London
Prof. Dr. Jan Körnert University of Greifswald The dominance of foreign‐controlled banks in the Baltic states and their potential to exert power on EU institutions
Mr Akinwunmi David Coker Shoaki Consultants Limited None
Mr. Andrew Johansson Steinbeis University Berlin & Riga Graduate School 1) Gauging the Impact of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative on the Baltic Rim
2) Introducing Tax Increment Financing as a Mechanism to Spur Economic Development in the EU
Mr. Harry Merritt Brown University Becoming Latvian by Serving in the Army of the Occupier: National Identification among Minorities in the Latvian Legion and Latvian Rifle Corps
Dipl.-Kfm. Klemens Grube Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald The relevance of cooperative banks before and during the first independence of the Baltic states
Ms Inese Āboliņa University of Latvia Political leadership in Latvia: past, present and future
Dr. Phil. Aija Poikane-Daumke The University of Economics and Culture The Meaning of Trauma in Nesaule's In Love with Jerzy Kosinski
Mr Rene Mäe Tallinn University Estonia as a Creative Hub: Branding the nation through culture, creativity and digital technology
Miss Catherine Gibson European University Institute Inscribing the Baltic Provinces into the Russian Empire: Imagined Geographies of 19th-Century Ethnographic Cartography
Ms Dorothee M. Goeze Herder-Institut 1) Statehood and Independence of Estonia in two biographical perspectives
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Dr. Juris Pupčenoks Marist College The Russian Challenge to Norms of Humanitarian Intervention: Implications for the Baltics.
Mg. philol. Jana Taperte University of Latvia Silence and speech in film narrative structure (Laila Pakalniņa's 'The Shoe' and Dāvis Sīmanis' 'Exiled')
Dr. philol. Sanda Rapa University of Latvia Silence and speech in film narrative structure (Laila Pakalniņa's 'The Shoe' and Dāvis Sīmanis' 'Exiled')
Dr. sc. comm. Jānis Buholcs Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Social networking site use and interpersonal ties of Latvian emigrants
Mr. Norman Kuusik University of Tallinn Contrasting suffixes between Estonian and English
Ms Birutė Spraunienė Vilnius University Tendencies of the use of the passive in Lithuanian: A comparison to English
Professor of History and Public Policy Maris Vinovskis University of Michigan Not Presenting
Mr Joern von Elsenau Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald The dominance of foreign‐controlled banks in the Baltic states and their potential to exert power on EU institutions
Dr. iur. Justyna Ciechanowska University of Rzeszow Constitutional principles on relation between church and state in Poland and Estonia
Dr. iur. Katarzyna Szwed University of Rzeszow Constitutional complaint as a means of human rights protection - the example of Poland and Baltic States

Acommodation in Riga

Hotels mentioned below have made special offers for participants of CBSE 2017.
Please see the prices and conditions for the booking for each hotel.


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* Participation fee: until 15th April 90 EUR, after 15th April 120 EUR, students 60 EUR