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:

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


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.


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


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.

Tuesday, 20th June

Open panel session
At 17:30, room No. 335 (3rd floor)

In the past, speaking about the environment has been the privilege of politicians, activists and natural scientists. In recent times, however, scholars from the humanities, social studies, and arts have initiated bringing the environment to cultural studies, often by developing inter- and trans-disciplinary co-operation. From food culture, representation of nature and animal history to environmental protection and Rail Baltic – there are many common topics that can be discussed in the framework of Baltic studies, bringing the competences from different countries, languages, and disciplines to the conversation. In this panel discussion, we seek to bring together scholars of Baltic Studies who are interested in environmental humanities. During the panel we will discuss how the field has developed recently; what are the working models for such co-operation and what might be the further practical steps of joint research. We hereby invite you to participate in the discussion with your interests and expertise!

Ulrike Plath (Tallinn University, Centre for Environmental History KAJAK)
Kadri Tüür (Tallinn University, Centre for Environmental History KAJAK)
Dita Auziņa (University of Latvia, Institute of Latvian History)
Anita Zariņa (University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences)

For more information contact:

A film by Viesturs Kairišs, based on the book by Melānija Vanaga “Veļupes krastā”.
At 18:00, Berlin’s auditorium (1st floor)
More information about the film:

Wednesday, 21st June

A documental film by Helga Merits
At 15.30, room No. 335 (3rd floor)
More information about the film:

At 18.00, Berlin’s auditorium (1st floor)

Dr. Toms Rostoks National Defence Academy of Latvia Extended deterrence in Northeastern Europe post-Ukraine: the case of Latvia
Dr. Nora Vanaga National Defence Academy of Latvia Extended deterrence in Northeastern Europe post-Ukraine: the case of Latvia
Ms. Gabrielle Gedo Williams College N/A
Mr. Eriks K. Selga Riga Graduate School of Law The Impact of a Legal Framework on Venture Capital Markets
MSc Aiste Zalepuga Oxford University Government Gone Digital
Ph.D. Monika Michaliszyn Univeristy of Warsaw "Polish historiography of Latvia in 20th and 21st century"
Ms. Līga Ozoliņa Turiba University Journalists in Latvia: profession after 20 years towards Western professional standards
Mrs Ede Schank Tamkivi Tallinn University Transnationalism in the Estonian Diaspora in the Bay Area, California”
Merike Kaunissaare ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS The Semantics of Societal Processes and Journalistic Photography in the Example of Päevaleht(Rahva Hääl), Pravda and Helsingin Sanomat 1924-1995)
Dr Indrek Ibrus Tallinn University no paper
Dr. Marin Laak Estonian Literary Museum No paper
PhD Oleksandr Maslak Center of Humanitarian Education of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine The category of "Tutejszość" in the political philosophy of the Lithuanian-Belarusian “Krajowcy” movement
Dr. Klaus Richter University of Birmingham Historical blueprints in the post-Soviet transformation of the Baltic States
Dr. Anton Weiss-Wendt Norwegian Holocaust Center “The Status of Research on Estonian Jewish History"
Mr. Bohdan Berezenko :Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography in Kyiv The Nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at the Head of the Vilnius Orthodox Brotherhood in 1584-1594
Dr Ieva Beitika National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia Public Service Media in the Digital Age: Case Study of Latvia
Ms Linda Saulite Turiba University Media digitalization impact on media branding in Latvia.
Dr Triinu Ojamaa Estonian Literary Museum no paper
Dr Una Bergmane Cornell University Memory, myths and the end of the Empire: the debate on the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in the context of the Soviet disintegration
Dr Alexander Drost-Wollbrecht University of Greifswald The moment which turns the page The narrative turn in explaining the Baltic Sea Region(s)
Ms Siobhan Hearne University of Nottingham Resisting Regulation: Prostitutes in Riga in the early 1900s
Ms. Ulla Savolainen University of Helsinki not presenting
Ms. Sofia Laine University of Helsinki not presenting
Ms. Kirsti Salmi-Niklander University of Helsinki not presenting
Dr. Mārtiņš Mintaurs University of Latvia Industrial needs and ideological objectives: the construction of Pļaviņas hydropower station and national communism in Latvia, 1955-1961
Dr Gautam Chakrabarti Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München/Freie Universität Berlin “An Ideology for Russia’s Future”?: Eurasianism and Cultural Politics in the Post-/Cold-War Baltic ‘Polyphony’
Professor Priscilla Harris Vilnius University, Faculty of Law A Fulbrighter in Lithuania
professor Dzintra Bond Ohio University Voices from the Past: Recited Songs and Poems in Recordings from WW I
Dr. Bertrand Patenaude Stanford University Close Encounters: Americans and Latvians in the Soviet Famine of 1921
Prof emer Peeter Vihalemm University of Tartu Media landscape in Estonia Sandra Murinska-Gaile Rezekne Academy of Technologies Agenda Setting of Regional News on Latvian Public Television
Ms. Kadri Asmer University of Tartu not presenting
Prof.emeritus Andrejs Plakans Iowa State University chairing sessions
Mr. Károly Tóth Eötvös Loránd University ‘Kāpēc viņi mūs nokauj?’ The Socialist Realist Representation of the Latvian Holocaust
Dr Vytis Ciubrinskas Southern Illinois University, Vytautas Magnus University Social impact of transnationalism: cultural citizenship and homeland nationalism of the Lithuanian diaspora and return migrants from the USA
Dr. Leonardo Pataccini University of Tartu European integration and financialization in the Baltic countries: the role of the banking sector
Mr. Edgars Engīzers Baltic International Academy Deconstruction of mythology of 18th November, 1918 in Latvian historical understanding
Dr Kaarel Vanamölder Tallinn University How to unpuzzle Liisa Pulst’s shifting identities?
Prof. Judith Sedaitis Berkeley College language policy & ethnic minorities: A Comparison of Lt and Lv
Prof. Juris Dreifelds Brock University Disorder or Order in the Latvian Court System
Dr.phil. Skaidrīte Lasmane University of Latvia After glorification: the reinterpretation of Soviet reality in contemporary Latvian literature
Dr Egert Juuse Tallinn University of Technology The implications of Europeanization of financial regulation and supervision for national bureucracies – the case of Nordic countries
Prof. Giedrius Subačius University of Illinois at Chicago The Lithuanian Word Valstybė ‘state, polity’—A Loanword from Latvian by Simonas Daukantas (at about 1828–1834)
Dr. Ulrike Rohn Tallinn University The Estonian audiovisual industry in light of Europe’s initiatives for a pan-European audiovisual supply and demand
Ms Karolina Matuszewska University of Warsaw Non-political (?) theatre of Eimuntas Nekrošius against Soviet reality in the years 1978-1991
Dr. Katja Wezel University of Pittsburgh 1) Roundtable discussion: “National Indifference” – A Category for Assessing Perceptions of Belonging in the Baltics?
2) Chair for panel Historiography and the Narrative Turn
Dr Philippe Perchoc Université Catholique de Louvain Chair of the panel “The Baltic question in the 1980s: a transnational perspective”
Professor Alfred Cuzan The University of West Florida A Fulbrighter in Estonia
Professor Peteris Vanags Stockholm University/University of Latvia The Lithuanian Word Valstybė ‘state, polity’—A Loanword from Latvian by Simonas Daukantas (at about 1828–1834)
Dr. Mārtiņš Kaprāns University of Latvia “Challenging the groupism of Russian-speakers: The in-group differentiation of the Latvian Russophones”
M.A. Jānis Ozoliņš Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia Masculine and Queer Subjectivity in Andra Neiburga’s Short Fiction
Dr Mikko-Olavi Seppälä University of Helsinki Estonian-Finnish theatre relations during the 20th century
Dr. Pauls Daija ILFA UL The Book Market, Reading and Social Change: The Case of the Early 19th-Century Latvia
Dr. phil. Karlis Verdins Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia/ Washington University Ecstasy and Labour: Sam-Hiors, Latvian Pioneer of Modern Dance
PD Dr. David Feest Nordost-Institut (IKGN e.V.) No Independence Without Money. The Banking House, Georg Scheel & Co., an Estonia’s State Finances
Mrs. Agnese Hermane Latvian Academy of Culture Artistic excellence and participation at the Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration: strategies applied by group leaders
Ms Agnese Treimane Latvian Academy of Culture Artistic excellence and participation at the Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration: strategies applied by group leaders
Ms. Giedrė Junčytė Vilnius University Middle marked intransitives in Lithuanian
Ms Jūlija Jerņeva ZAB Vilgerts The Genesis of Competition Law in Latvia: The Developments from the Beginnings and the Impact of EU Law on the Current Legal Regime
Ms. Laima Vince Sruoginis Vilnius University Does Lithuanian American Literature Deserve Its Own Category in American Multicultural Literature
Ms Levke Aduda University of Greifswald Nord Stream, Mediation, and the Baltics
Miss Katrina Peterson KU Leuven Estonia and the 60/40 Rule: A Bilingual Educational Model for the European Union?
Dr. Lilita Zaļkalne Stockholm University Gadgets and the Internet - Pedagogy and Methods for Teaching Latvian
Dr. Katerina Kesa INALCO The transnational action of the Baltic independence movements in USSR (1985-1991)
Dr Andres Jõesaar Tallinn University Day after. Case study: has Russian language channel ETV+ met all the expectations?
Dr. Ragne Kõuts-Klemm University of Tartu Local media in Estonia – what will happen after the administrative reform?
Ms Johanna Ross University of Tartu “The men are bored, the women are worried: Women’s emancipation in 1970s Estonian literature”
Prof. Olavi Arens Armstrong State University Toward an Unerstanding of U.S. Policy on the Baltic Question, 1918-22
Dr. Lars Fredrik Stöcker Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University Soviet Baltic visions of marketization: A 'systemic revolution' on the USSR's western fringes
Dr. Stefan Ewert University of Greifswald 1) Nord Stream, Mediation, and the Baltics
2) The moment which turns the page The narrative turn in explaining the Baltic Sea Region(s)
PhD Guntis Šmidchens University of Washington Estonian War Songs Today
Dr. Deimantas Jastramskis Vilnius University Changing Lithuanian media system in the global network environment
Professor Nolan Sharkey Law School, University of Western Australia Baltic States at 99 - Attracting and Retaining People and Talent: The role of international tax
Ms Miina Norvik University of Tartu Topics in Livonian syntax
Prof. Per Bolin Södertörn University The Sokolowski Affair: Cultural Struggles between Baltic Germans and Latvians in the 1920s
Dr. Christina Douglas Södertörn University 1) Tea evenings for the sake of the nation. The Baltic German women’s movement and the Baltic German national project 1905-1919
2) The Sokolowski Affair: Cultural Struggles between Baltic Germans and Latvians in the 1920s
Prof. Dr. Ainars Dimants Turiba University Latvian media system as a clientelistic model
Dr.philol. 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)
Professor Jolanta Kuznecoviene Lithuanian University of Health Sciencesth Religious Identity Re-defined: Cultural Catholicism in Lithuania
Ms Eglė Večorskytė Vytautas Magnus University Health inequalities among youth in Lithuania: Bourdieu social practice theory application
MR Kenneth Ikenna Unachukwu Fridahos school academy None
Miss Joy Osas Lagos State University None
M.A. Irēna Zeiza University of Latvia Understanding of public relations (PR) and their role in business among the Latvian businessmen
Ms Epp Lauk University of Jyväskylä No paper
Dr. Kestutis Raškauskas Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania The final liquidation of nobility estates in Lithuania in 1940-1942: the case of cultural legacy
Ms. Anna Ruskan Vilnius University An overview of evidential adverbials in Lithuanian
Mr. Mārtiņš Pričins University of Latvia Strategic Communication and Narratives of Political Parties represented in Saeima during the Campaign of Municipal Elections 2017
Mr. Raivis Vilūns University of Latvia Online Media Tabloidization of Maxima collapse
Mr. Raimonds Gekišs University of Latvia Political History of Latvian Sport Journalism
Ms. Anastasija Tetarenko University of Latvia Constructing Russia as a Threat: Securitization of Russia in the Parliament and Government of Republic of Latvia
Researcher Oskars Gruziņš University of Latvia Ideology and Intergender Contact in Nazi Occupied Latvia: Policy and Reality
Dr. Marita Zitmane University of Latvia Fear of feminism. Discourse of Anti-genderism in discussion of Istanbul convention in Latvian mass media (2016) Sanita Burķīte University of Latvia Latgalian Congresses in Rēzekne: the Centenary Conference. Discourse of Ritual in Latvian Public Sphere Aija Rozenšteine University of Latvia Hero or anti-hero. The case study of movie the “Richard, I Remember Everything!”
Dr. Zane Radzobe University of Latvia A century of Latvian heroes: metamorphosis of the idea of heroism in Latvian theatre
Dr. Laura Ardava University of Latvia Living Next to Russia: Media as Active Agents of Social Memory in Latvia
Dr. Jurijs Ņikišins University of Latvia Social Memories of Ethnolinguistic Communities: Disputed Opinions on Events in the 20th Century History of Latvia
Dr. Didzis Bērziņš University of Latvia Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: problems and perspectives
Prof. Vita Zelče University of Latvia Soviet Nostalgia in Post-Soviet Latvia
Dr. Viktors Freibergs University of Latvia Politics of Memory and Cultural History in the Latest Latvian Films Ilze Šulmane University of Latvia Refugee problems and annexation of Crimea: representation in Latvian and Russian news portals
Ms. Klinta Ločmele University of Latvia The Challenges of Media Policy in Latvia
Ms. Helle Tiikmaa Tartu University Public Service Media Changing Role in Public Sphere on the Example of Estonia
Mrs Loreta Zydeliene University of Hull The butterfly effect of a small discovery: new data on forestry employment in interwar Lithuania in a macroeconomic perspective
Dr. Tilman Plath University of Greifswald Uncomfortable Heroes - Comparing Thoughts a bout Latvian Riflemen and SS - Legionnaires in Latvias Culture of Memory 1920 - 2017
Dr. iur. Jānis Neimanis Constitutional Court of Latvia/University of Latvia Transformation of Understanding of the Application of Law in Latvia: Recent Tendencies and Acceptance in Society
Mg. iur. Jānis Maizītis Constitution Protection Bureau of the Republic of Latvia Simplification of the Criminal Procedure in the Baltics during the 20th Century. The Current Future`s Perspective
Dr. iur. Christoph Schewe University of Latvia The Genesis of Competition Law in Latvia: The Developments from the Beginnings and the Impact of EU Law on the Current Legal Regime
Dr. iur. Vadims Mantrovs University of Latvia The Civil Act of the Republic of Latvia and its Relationship with Special Legal Acts: The Example of Law of Obligations
Dr. iur. Irene Kull University of Tartu Information Obligations in Pre- Contractual Negotiations and Transformation of Estonian Contract Law
LL.M. Madis Ernits University of Tartu Crisis and Reform in Constitutional Mirror. Three important judgements of Estonian Supreme Court since 2010
Dr.iur. Artūrs Kučs University of Latvia The Past and Present Relationships between the Jurisprudence of Constitutional Courts of Baltic States and the European Court of Human Rights
Prof. Jānis Rozenfelds University of Latvia Protection of Property since Reestablishment of the Latvian Civil Law
Prof. Anita Rodina University of Latvia Chair of panel: Transformation of the Legal System: Past and Challenges. Public Law.
Dr.hist. 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.
Dr.hist. Muntis Auns Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia The Latvian peasant household of the 18th century: kin and non-kin
Dr.hist. Ineta Lipša Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia Channelling Western Influences. Foreigners and Female Citizens of the USSR: Places of Friendship in the Social Geography of Riga (1956-1963)
Dr.hist. Daina Bleiere Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia The Discussion about the New Latvians in 1958
Prof. Māris Baltiņš State Language Centrum Diskussant. Panel: History of Science from the Fresh Perspective of Cultural History
Mg. hist. Ineta Didrihsone-Tomaševska The National Archives of Latvia, Latvian State Historical Archives The Latvian Honorary Consulate in Sydney (1921 – 1958): New Sources and New Approaches
Asociate Professor Arnaud Serry University Le Havre Normandie Baltic cities and ports, interfaces between Europe and Eurasia
Dr. Eugenijus Zmuida The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklor The Lithuanian at war: IWW in the Lithuanian man’s and woman’s writings: some main aspects
Mr Aleksandrs Cepilovs Tallinn University of Technology The Crisis Experience and Policy Learning by Civil Servants
Dr. Ginta Remeikis Private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis Eating Disorder in Oksanen's "Stalin's Cows": Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and the Withholding of the Mother Tongue
Dr. Paul Gedo The George Washington University Trauma and dissociation in Gint Aras' "The Fugue"
Dr Egge Kulbok-Lattik University of Tartu To Become Cultured: community houses in Estonia and Latvia
Dr. Kristina Juraite Vytautas Magnus University Appreciating journalism through news literacy: Media user’s perspective
Mr. Vilius Ivanauskas Lithuanian Institute of History Soviet ethnopolitics and “sandwiched” Lithuanian ethnic particularism: case of Soviet writers
Dr Edijs Bošs RSU panel discussant
Prof. Axel Holvoet Vilnius University The agentive genitive in Latvian
Ms Kadri Tüür Estonian Centre for Environmental History Environmental history in Estonia: activities, outreach, organisation
Prof. Ina Druviete University of Latvia Roundtable
Dr Kaarel Piirimäe University of Tartu “The Estonian Assamalla, the Estonian Waterloo” of 1992 – a new look into the roots of the Estonian-Russian crisis
Mr. Christian Pipal Klaipeda University Children Born of War in Lithuania: Conceptualizing Identity and Citizenship in Post-Conflict Research
Ms Heli Reimann University of the Arts, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki On the dynamics of public and private spheres in late-Stalinist Estonian jazz culture
Dr. Viktor Trasberg University of Tartu Baltic countries: who drinks what?
Dr Didzis Klavins University of Latvia The Nature of Changes in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in the Baltic Countries, 2004-2012
Dr. Gustavs Strenga National Library of Latvia Moderation of a panel
Mrs. Emilija Pundziute-Gallois Sciences Po A brief sociological study of the Baltic diplomatic attitudes towards Russia.
Dr Mart Kuldkepp UCL no paper
Dr. Liisi Esse Stanford University Not applicable
Dr Uku Lember Tallinn University Chair/discussant. Panel: Queering Baltic Pasts. Perspectives on Life-Stories and Arts.
Prof. Juris Rozenvalds University of Latvia Communist party membership patterns in Soviet Baltic republics and its impact on the post-Soviet development of the Baltic states
Dr. Dovile Budryte Georgia Gwinnett College From Masculine Heroism to Everyday Violence? A Gendered Perspective on the Partisan War in Lithuania
Dr. Bernard Maegi Normandale Community College Fulbright Roundtable
Ms Sigita Černevičiūtė Vilnius university, Faculty of History Political crimes phenomena: some aspects of espionage in Lithuania in 1919–1940
Dr Anda Rozukalne Riga Stradins University How to capture local media in Latvia?
Mr. Jurgis Pakerys Vilnius University Causee marking in periphrastic causatives in Baltic
Prof. Peeter Müürsepp Tallinn University of Technology Roundtable discussion: History of Science from the Fresh Perspective of Cultural History
Prof. Marc Deapaepe University of Leuven Roundtable discussion: History of Science from the Fresh Perspective of Cultural History
Dr. Mara Lazda Bronx Community College, City University of New Yo The Post-War Legacy of Gendered Power in Latvia
Dr. Ryo Nakai The University of Kitakyushu Attitude toward Non-European Outsider Migrants in the Baltic States: An Empirical Analysis with Social Survey Data.
Prof. Dr. Karsten Brüggemann Tallinn University "We finally defeated our historical enemy". The Battle of Cēsis in June 1919 and the Celebration of Victory Day in Estonia, 1934-1940
Dr. Ieva Karpavičiūtė Vytautas Magnus University National Security Dynamics and Threat Perception in Lithuania
Dr. Laura Dean Millikin University Criminalizing Human Trafficking in Latvia: The Evolution and Implications of Human Trafficking Policies
Miss Qiaoyun Peng University of Glasgow Nordic Hardcore Rocks the Baltic Sea: A Cultural Study on the Estonian Rock Music and National Identity
Associate Professor of History Edward Cohn Grinnell College Intimidation, Reeducation, and the Management of Dissent: The KGB’s Use of “Prophylactic Measures" in the Baltic Republics
2) -
Dr. Claudio Barna University of Milan without paper
Ms Ilona Bruveris INOSOCTEREHI Managing student behaviour in post-Soviet Latvia: Latvian teacher beliefs and Western practices
Mrs. Elina Apsite Berina University of Latvia Young emigrant communication and links to Latvia
Ms. Lori Weekes Stanford University & Tallinn University of Techno Dispatches from a “Digital Diaspora:” e-residents as e-Estonians
PhD Aile Möldre Tallinn University From the Cornerstones of World Literature to Light Novels – Translations of Belles-lettres in Estonian Book Production in 1918 ̶ 1940.
Mr. Maris Mantenieks independent Franklin D. Roosevelt to Stalin: "Deal or no Deal"?
Dr. Rosario Napolitano University of Naples "l'Orientale" Censorship and "bad censors": an analysis of the Latvian Glavlit in the 70s
Dr., Assoc.Prof. Laimute Balode University of Helsinki/University of Latvia The latest tendencies in Latvian anthroponymy
Dr. Pauli Heikkilä Vytautas Magnus University Plan for Baltic Federation by Martinas Anysas (1954)
Assistant Professor 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
Dr Anja Wilhelmi IKGN 1918 - a Chance for Economic Partizipation. Female Newcomers and Entrepreneurs in the German Baltic Minority
Mr. Kestutis Kilinskas Vilnius university Army as maker of modern republic: soldiers and officers in Constitutive Seim of Lithuania
Dr. Viktorija Šeina Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore National Literary Canon as Self-Fashioning of Modern Lithuanian Culture
M.A. Vera Volkmann Herder-Institut Marburg not presenting
Prof. Dr. habil. Nicole Nau Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan Modality in constructions with the present passive participle in Latvian
Ms. Erika Jasionytė Vilnius university Tendencies of the use of the passive in Lithuanian: A comparison to English
Ms Mykolė Lukošienė Vytautas Magnus university Between disaster and a way of life. Everyday experiences of people living in the flooded area of Pamarys, Lithuania
Dr Andrejs Kulnieks University of Toronto Songwriting literacies as cultural studies: Using Poetic Inquiry to develop intergenerational curriculum
docent Marja Leinonen University of Helsinki Body part location in impersonal constructions in the Baltic linguistic area
Prof.dr. Vygantas Vareikis University of Klaipeda Remembrance of the World War I in Lithuania
Ms. Signe Irbe University of Latvia The Advantages of Artists Admitted to the Artists’ Union of the LSRR and the Possible Marginalization of Refused Artists. Example of Painter and Minister Miervaldis Ķemers.
Dr Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus University of Jyväskylä Cultural heritage in politics of belonging: analysis of European Heritage Label initiative
Professor Anna Verschik Tallinn University Swedish-Estonian returnees: reflections on language maintenance
Mr. Lars Gronbjerg Private none
Ms Linda Ozers University of Technology Sydney Ethnic identity and heritage language in the diaspora - third generation Australian Latvians
Ms. Riikka Taavetti University of Helsinki Queer Pasts and Soviet Legacies in and around Jaanus Samma’s “NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale”
Doc.PhDr. Luboš Švec Charles University in Prague The Baltic Gateway to Russia and Czechoslovak Investment: Expections nad Reality of the Czechoslovak Investment in the Baltics in the 20´s.
Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East C The uses and abuses of the past in the Baltic States - Introducation and Commentary
Mr Matiss Veigurs University of Latvia Portrayal of Militarization in Baltic states by Western Media
Dr Ene Kõresaar University of Tartu What’s in a Name? The Case of the Estonian Museum of Occupations
M.A. Detlef Henning Nordost-Institut Lüneburg Emerging New States and Historiography
Mr. Iurii Prykhodko NGO Kyiv-Inform-Space Sarmatism in the Institutional System of Lithuania in the 17th Century
PhD Helen Plado University of Tartu, Võro Institute Variation in conditional marker in Võro
Ms. Maarja-Liisa Pilvik University of Tartu Factors influencing the argument realization of Estonian -mine action nominals
Professor Hilmar Hilmarsson University of Akureyri Do as we say and not as we do: Crisis response and post crisis results in the Baltic States and the consequences of interlinkages with the Nordic countries.
Lecturer Iveta Grīnberga University of Washington Working Smarter, Not Harder. Teaching Latvian at the University of Washington
PhD Katarzyna Kamińska-Korolczuk University of Gdańsk The Estonian and Latvian media research from the Polish point of view
Dr. Joanna Chojnicka University of Bremen Researching constructions of femininity, masculinity and sexuality in Latvian social media discourses
PhD Liina Lindström University of Tartu Experiencer marking in Estonian: What motivates the choice between constructions?
Dr. Regina Kvašytė Šiauliai University Proper names of Latvian Language in Lithuanian: Change of Standarts
Bc. Krista Anna Belševica Rakstniecības un mūzikas muzejs The Individual, the Social and the Postcolonial. The economic exile in the contemporary Latvian literature.
Mr. Adam Brode University of Pittsburgh Ethnicity, Space, and Collective Memory: Lieux-de-Mémoire in Interwar Riga
Dr. Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Institute for E The aspects of social justice in political and civic participation: the case of Russian ethnic minority in Lithuania
Dr Epp Annus Estonial Literature Museum “Us” and “them”: National Essentialism in Estonian Cultural Imaginaries, from the Soviet Experience to the Present Day Migration Crisis
Dr Dace Strelēvica-Ošiņa University of Latvia, Latvian Language institute The Livonian Mystery: the Controversies over a Language, a Dialect and Some Linguonyms
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Plath Tallinn University / Estonian Academy of Sciences 1) “Mina olen Eesti poiss!”: Childhood and switching national identities among German late resettlers (Nachumsiedler) from Estonia
2) Environmental history in Estonia: activities, outreach, organisation
Associate Professor, PHD Jolanta Šinkūnienė Vilnius University The constructions with GALIMA "it is possible": from complement taking predicate to discourse marker
Mrs Francoise Pichonnier European Commission None
Dr Matthew Kott UpssalaUniversity/Södertörn University The History of Antiziganism in Latvia: The Case of the Police, 1900–1945
Mr Stanley Paul Nnoli Olabisi Onabanjo University None
Dr. Olev Liivik Estonian History Museum Pure ethnic Germans or national indifferent or multiethnic Estonians? How the national identity of the “Baltic-German” Nachumsiedler’s reflects from the NKVD investigation files in 1941?
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
Dr. 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.


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

Cancellation and refunds

Any cancellation of registration should be notified in writing to University of Latvia by e-mail to The Conference organisers will confirm your cancellation in writing.

Cancellations will be subject to the following conditions:
For cancellations received on or before 1st May, 2017: refund of 70% of the registration fee (30% of the fee will be charged for processing).

For cancellations received after 1st May, 2017: no refund will be given.
All bank charges must be covered by the participant, therefore the refund will be smaller by the amount of bank costs.