PRACTICAL INFO

Riga is a compact city and many points of attraction in the city centre are within a walking distance. However, public transportation and taxis will be useful to reach more distant destinations.

Getting from the airport

There are two reliable ways to travel from the Riga airport to the city centre – bus No.22 and taxi.
Bus No.22: www.riga-airport.com/en/...
Taxi: www.riga-airport.com/en/...


The registration and the CBSE 2017 opening on 19 June will take place at the University of Latvia Main building, which is located in the heart of Riga's center, Raiņa blvd. 19.

All panel sessions and social events on 20-21 June will take place at Faculty of Social Sciences, which is located at Lomonosova street 1a.


Please note that all conference materials will be handed out in usb memory-sticks.

It takes about 10-15 minutes to get from the University of Latvia main building (Raina Boulevard 19), which is in the centre of Riga, to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lomonosova Street 1A. The most convenient transport is the number 15 trolleybus (Latvijas Universitāte – Ķengarags), which leaves every 5 minutes from the bus stop next to the University Main building (corner of Raiņa boulevard and Inženieru street). The stop for the Faculty of Social sciences is “Lomonosova iela”.

Public transport tickets,
Types and prices of tickets,
Public transport routes and schedules,
Public transport in Riga


Wi-fi access at the Faculty of Social Sciences: EDUROAM
LU_WIFI / LU2017 / LU: Login – wlan10 / Password - riga062017
Manual: http://itserviss.lu.lv/?q=en/node/216

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.

HISTORY MEMORY STUDIES COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION LINGUISTICS CULTURE STUDIES, LITERATURE, MUSIC AND ART SOCIOLOGY

9:00 – 10:30 1st PANEL SESSION

HIST 3.1.
Historiography and the Narrative Turn

9.00-10.30 / Room: 203

HIST 3.1. HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THE NARRATIVE TURN

Chair: Katja Wezel (University of Pittsburgh)

Anton Weiss-Wendt (Norwegian Holocaust Center) The Status of Research on Estonian Jewish History

Monika Michaliszyn (University of Warsaw) Polish historiography of Latvia in 20th and 21st century.

Alexander Drost, Stefan Ewert, Joachim Schiedermair (University of Greifswald) The moment which turns the page: The narrative turn in explaining the Baltic Sea Region(s)

 


HIST 4.1.
Understanding the US Policy (the 1920’s-1930’s)

9.00-10.30 / Room: 204

HIST 4.1. UNDERSTANDING THE US POLICY (THE 1920’S-1930’S)

Chair: Tina Tamman (Independent researcher)

Olavi Arens (Armstrong State University) Toward an Understanding of U.S. Policy on the Baltic Question, 1918-22

Bertrand Patenaude (Stanford University) Close Encounters: Americans and Latvians in the Soviet Famine of 1921

Uldis Krēsliņš (Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia) May 15, 1934, coup d’etat in Latvia: regularity of development the existed parliamentary system or a break-through called by actual situation. The view of the US embassy in Latvia

 


HIST 5.1.
Economic perspective on the baltic states in the interwar period

9.00-10.30 / Room: 206

HIST 5.1. ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE BALTIC STATES IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD

Chair: David Feest  (Nordost-Institut)

 

Klemens Grube, Colin Glinkowski (University of Greifswald) The relevance of cooperative banks before and during the first independence of the Baltic states

Loreta Zydeliene  (University of Hull) The butterfly effect of a small discovery: new data on forestry employment in interwar Lithuania in a macroeconomic perspective

Luboš Švec (Charles University in Prague) The Baltic Gateway to Russia and Czechoslovak Investment: Expections and Reality of  the Czechoslovak Investment in the Baltics in the 20´s.

 

MEMO 2.1.
The uses and abuses of the past in the Baltic States

9.00-10.30 / Room: Berlin’s auditorium

MEMO  2.1. THE USES AND ABUSES OF THE PAST IN THE BALTIC STATES

Chair: Heidi Hein-Kircher or Dennis Hormuth (Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe)

Karsten Brüggemann (University of Tallinn) “We finally defeated our historical enemy”. The Battle of Cēsis in June 1919 and the Celebration of Victory Day in Estonia, 1934-1940

Tilman Plath (University of Greifswald) Uncomfortable Heroes – Comparing Thoughts about Latvian Riflemen and SS-Legionnaires in Latvias Culture of Memory 1920-2017

Klaus Richter (University of Birmingham) Historical blueprints in the post-Soviet transformation of the Baltic States

 

COMM 2.1.
Stand in Baltic media – different pathways, common concerns: I Media landscapes in the Baltic States (BAMR)

9.00-10.30 / Room: 210

COMM 2.1. STAND IN BALTIC MEDIA – DIFFERENT PATHWAYS, COMMON CONCERNS:  MEDIA LANDSCAPES IN THE BALTIC STATES (BAMR)

Chair: Anda Rožukalne (Riga Stradins University)

Deimantas Jastramskis (Vilnius University) Changing Lithuanian media system in the global network environment

Ainārs Dimants (Turiba University) Latvian media system as a clientelistic model

Peeter Vihalemm (University of Tartu) Media landscape in Estonia

Katarzyna Kamińska-Korolczuk (University of Gdańsk) The Estonian and Latvian media research from a Polish point of view

 

POL 2.1.
Public attitudes in the Baltic states

9.00-10.30 / Room: 106

POL 2.1. PUBLIC ATTITUDES IN THE BALTIC STATES

Chair: Kara Brown (University of South Carolina)

Diāna Kalniņa, Aija Kažoka (Riga Stradins University)  Socio-demographic profile of active actors and the institutional constraints of civic agency

Kjetil Duvold (Dalarna University), Joakim Ekman (Södertörn University), Sten Berglund (Örebro University) Political Cultures in the Baltic States: Support for Democracy and Institutions

Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė  (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Institute for Ethnic Studies) The aspects of social justice in political and civic participation: the case of Russian ethnic minority in Lithuania

 

EDU 1.1.
Teaching and learning in the Baltic States

9.00-10.30 / Room: 414

EDU 1.1. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE BALTIC STATES 

Chair: Aija Abens  (Museum of the Occupation of Latvia)

Judith Sedaitis (Berkeley College) Integration and Segregation: Structuring Minority Language Education in Lithuania and Latvia

Katrina Peterson (University of Leuven)  Estonia and the 60/40 Rule: A Bilingual Educational Model for the European Union?

Ulrike Plath, Kadri Tüür (Estonian Centre for Envirnmental History, Tallinn University) Environmental history in Estonia: activities, outreach, organisation

 

LING 2.1.
Diachronic and synchronic research of Baltic languages

9.00-10.30 / Room: 406

LING 2.1. DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC RESEARCH OF BALTIC LANGUAGES

Chair – Pēteris Vanags (Stockholm University)

Giedrius Subačius (University of Illinois at Chicago), Pēteris Vanags  (Stockholm University / University of Latvia) The Lithuanian Word Valstybėstate, polity’—A Loanword from Latvian by Simonas Daukantas (at about 1828–1834)

Norman Kuusik (University of Tallin) Contrasting suffixes  between Estonian and English

Laimute Balode (University of Helsinki / University of Latvia) The latest tendencies in Latvian anthroponymy  

Dace Strelēvica-Ošiņa (Latvian Language institute, University of Latvia) The Livonian Mystery: the Controversies over a Language, a Dialect and Some Linguonyms

 

CULT 2.1.
Literature, book market and music between the wars

9.00-10.30 / Room: 405 

CULT 2.1. LITERATURE, BOOK MARKET AND MUSIC BETWEEN THE WARS

Chair: Laima Vince-Sruoginis (Vilnius University)

Aile Möldre (Tallinn University) From the Cornerstones of World Literature to Light Novels – Translations of Belles-lettres in Estonian Book Production in 1918 -1940.

Danute Petrauskaite (Klaipėda University) Co-operation between musicians of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in 1920-1990

Viktorija Šeina (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore) National Literary Canon as Self-Fashioning of Modern Lithuanian Culture

 

 

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:30 2nd PANEL SESSION

HIST 3.2.
On the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

11.00-12.30 / Room: 203

HIST 3.2. ON THE GRAND DUCHY OF LITHUANIA

Chair: Monika Michaliszyn (University of Warsaw)

Boghdan Berezenko (Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography) The Nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at the Head of the Vilnius Orthodox Brotherhood in 1584-1594.

Iurii Prykhodko (NGO Kyiv-Inform- Space) Sarmatism in the Institutional System of Lithuania in the 17th Century

Kestutis Raškauskas (Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania) The final liquidation of nobility estates in Lithuania in 1940-1942: the case of cultural legacy

Oleksandr Maslak (Center of Humanitarian Education of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) The category of "Tutejszość" in the political philosophy of the Lithuanian-BelarusianKrajowcymovement

 


HIST 4.2.
Dealing with the International Affairs

11.00-12.30 / Room: 204

HIST 4.2. DEALING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Chair: Bertrand Patenaude (Stanford University)

Ineta Didrihsone-Tomaševska  (National Archives of Latvia Latvian State Historical Archives) The Latvian Honorary Consulate in Sydney (1921 – 1958): New Sources and New Approache

Māris Mantenieks (Independent researcher) Franklin D. Roosevelt to Stalin: "Deal or no Deal"?

Tina Tamman  (Independent researcher) The Soviet Baltic border as silent battleground in London

Pauli Heikkilä (Vytautas Magnus University) Plan for Baltic Federation by Martinas Anysas (1952)

 

MEMO 2.2.
Memory of First World War

11.00-12.30 / Room: Berlin’s auditorium

MEMO 2.2. MEMORY OF FIRST WORLD WAR

Chair: Vita Zelče (University of Latvia)

Vygantas Vareikis (University of Klaipeda) Remembrance of the First World War in Lithuania

Eugenijus Žmuida (The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore) The Lithuanian at war: IWW in the Lithuanian man’s and woman’s writings: some main aspects

Dzintra Bond (Ohio University), Dace Markus (University of Liepaja), Verna Stockmal (Ohio University) Voices from the Past: Recited Songs and Poems in Recordings from WWI

Guntis Šmidchens (University of Washington) Estonian War Songs Today

 

COMM 2.2.
Stand in Baltic media – different pathways, common concerns: II Local media (BAMR)

11.00-12.30 / Room: 210

COMM 2.2. STAND IN BALTIC MEDIA – DIFFERENT PATHWAYS, COMMON CONCERNS: LOCAL MEDIA (BAMR)

Chair: Peeter Vihalemm (Tartu University)

Anda Rožukalne (Riga Stradins University) How to capture local media in Latvia?

Ragne Kõuts-Klemm (University of Tartu) Local media in Estoniawhat will happen after the administrative reform?

Sandra Murinska-Gaile (Rezekne Academy of Technologies) Agenda Setting of Regional News on Latvian Public Television

 

POL 2.2.
Health and welfare in the Baltic states

11.00-12.30 / Room: 106

POL 2.2. HEALTH AND WELFARE IN THE BALTIC STATES

Chair: Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė  (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Institute for Ethnic Studies)

Marta Tripāne (University of Latvia) Health inequality in Latvia in the context of self-rated health

Baiba Baikovska (Riga Stradiņš University)  Representation of people with physical disabilities in political discourse and the Government regulations

Eglė Večorskytė (Vytautas Magnus University) Health inequalities among youth in Lithuania: Bourdieu social practice theory application

Olga Rajevska (University of Latvia), Feliciana Rajevska (Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences) Involvement of the state in pension systems of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania

 

EDU 1.2.
Teaching methodology and practice

11.00-12.30 / Room: 414

EDU 1.2. TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE

Chair: Judith Sedaitis (Berkeley College)

Aija Abens (Museum of Occupation of Latvia) The challenges of democratic teaching practice in Latvia

Ilona Brūvere (National Research Project, VPP INOSOCTEREHI) Managing student behaviour in post-Soviet Latvia: Latvian teacher beliefs and Western practices

Lilita Zaļkalne (Stockholm University) Gadgets and the internet - pedagogy and methods for teaching Latvian

Iveta Grīnberga (University of Washington)  Working Smarter, not Harder: Teaching Latvian at the University of Washington in Seattle

 

CULT 2.2.
Literature, music and theatre under the soviets

11.00-12.30 / Room: 405

CULT 2.2. LITERATURE, MUSIC AND THEATRE UNDER THE SOVIETS

Chair: Aile Möldre (Tallinn University)

Johanna Ross (University of Tartu) The men are bored, the women are worried: Women’s emancipation in 1970s Estonian literature

Károly Tóth (Eötvös Loránd University) ‘Kāpēc viņi mūs nokauj?’The Socialist Realist Representation of the Latvian Holocaust

Heli Reimann (University of the Arts, Sibelius Academy) On the dynamics of public and private spheres in late-Stalinist Estonian jazz culture

Karolina  Matuszewska (University of WarsawNon-political(?) theatre of Eimuntas Nekrošius against Soviet reality in the years 1978-1991

 

 

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 - 15:00 3rd PANEL SESSION

HIST 3.3.
Social Change and Imagined Geographies

13.30-15.00 / Room: 334

HIST 3.3. SOCIAL CHANGE AND IMAGINED GEOGRAPHIES

Chair: Mārtiņš Mintaurs (University of Latvia)

Muntis Auns (Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia) The Latvian peasant household of the 18th century: kin and non-kin

Pauls Daija (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia) The Book Market, Reading and Social Change: The Case of the Early 19th-Century Latvia

Catherine Gibson (European University Institute) Inscribing the Baltic Provinces into the Russian Empire: Imagined Geographies of 19th-Century Ethnographic Cartography

Alessandro Vitale (University of  Milan) The concept of “Baltoscandia” and the work of Kazys Pakštas: Actuality and problems of an idea in the contemporary Baltic space

 


HIST 4.3.
Politics and Policies (1900-1945)

13.30-15.00 / Room: 216

HIST 4.3. POLITICS AND POLICIES (1900-1945)

Chair: Harry Merritt (Brown University)

Sigita Černevičiūtė (Vilnius University) Political crimes phenomena: some aspects of espionage in Lithuania in 1919–1940

Matthew Kott (Uppsala University/Södertörn University) The History of Antiziganism in Latvia: The Case of the Police, 1900–1945

Andrejs Veisbergs (University of Latvia) Translation Policies in Latvia as a Reflection of Occupational Policies (1940-1945)

Jana Dreimane (National Library of Latvia) Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg in Riga and its role in displacement of book collections of occupied Eastern territories (1941 - 1944)

 


HIST 5.3.
Becoming German, staying Estonian? Changing national identities during resettlement and late resettlement