The 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.
CBEES, the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, is a research centre at Södertörn University with the mission to develop, coordinate and conduct research focusing on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe is the highest prioritized area within Södertörn University’s strategy on research. It is performed within all four schools of the university, and the research focus is characterized by its multidisciplinarity. At CBEES, founded in 2005, you will find professors, senior researchers, research leaders and visiting researchers with a theoretical or empirical focus on the region.
Currently, there are three research profiles:
- Politics of Space
- Identity and citizenship
- Memory and heritage
Read more about our research profiles under "Research".
The centre’s activities
The CBEES Advanced Seminars are at the heart of the centre’s activities; they are held every Monday and are open to researchers, both at the university and external, as well as to the general public. The centre also organises conferences, among them the CBEES Annual Conference. Every year, a successful researcher is invited to hold the CBEES Distinguished Lecture.
CBEES is an active participant in many national and international networks for research in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, which is important for developing research both at the university and outside it. The CBEES Fellows programme for visiting researchers allows them the opportunity to work at CBEES for a limited period. Researchers with other sources of funding are welcome to make arrangements to be visiting researchers. Many of the university’s researchers with excellent research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe are part of the university’s CBEES Associates network.
Doctoral level education at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) takes place through cooperation between CBEES and the university’s academic schools/research areas for doctoral studies. BEEGS is coordinated by a director of studies.
The Baltic Worlds journal presents research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, both from Södertörn University and from higher education institutions around the world. To read the latest edition or to subscribe, please visit www.balticworlds.com.
The CBEES Newsletter will keep you up to date with the university’s research and activities linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. To subscribe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.