About us / Centres

CBEES

Graphic element for CBEES - the Centre for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is tasked with stimulating, coordinating and developing Södertörn University’s research and doctoral education. It has a particular focus on studies of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and conducts its own research.

Since it was founded in 2005, CBEES has become a strong and thriving multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is a hub for cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, organising international conferences, seminars and workshops. The researchers’ expertise is in demand both within academia and in public debate. Research in the area is reflected in the international Baltic Worlds journal.

Many international visiting researchers have passed through the centre of the years, and more than 70 doctoral students have studied at BEEGS, the Baltic and East European Graduate School.

About NAIRS

 
Presentation

Established at Södertörn University, Stockholm on 29 February, 2016.

Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc., PhD Sofiya Zahova, Kimmo Granqvist, Daria Pritup, Mgr. Tomáš Hrustič, PhD. Photo: CBEES

Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc., PhD Sofiya Zahova, Kimmo Granqvist, Daria Pritup, Mgr. Tomáš Hrustič, PhD. Photo. CBEES

The purpose of the Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies is to foster European and national cooperation between academic institutions in all aspects of Romani Studies. The network coordinates, practices and promotes multidisciplinary research on the Roma, including studies of Roma culture, history, religion, politics and societal status, language, literature and folklore etc., and makes them available to a wider audience. Its overall objective is to develop Romani Studies as a well-networked discipline and to cooperate with other academic fields.
  
 

NAIRS plan of action for 2016–2018 [pdf-file, 9,51 MB]
 

Membership

The Board may approve membership for academic institutions that are active in any aspect of Romani Studies, arts, education or cultural administration or other institutions that are interested in the network’s activities and carrying out its purpose, as suggested by the members of the Board and consequently approved by the Board. Each member institution should choose its representative and deputy representative in the network.

Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies - Accepted Rules [pdf-file, 218 kB]
 

Activities

The network:

  • practices publishing activities and other information dissemination activities such as conferences and summer schools;
  • maintaining a website;
  • promotes and carries out joint research projects, doctoral supervision, student, postdoc and staff exchanges, scholarly visits and teaching co-operation between its member institutions;
  • participates in international cooperation and academic networks on its field of activities;
  • increases awareness of the nature and significance of the cultural heritage of the Roma and works to further Roma inclusion.

  NAIRS' Financial and activity report 2016 [pdf-file, 123 kB]