About us / Centres


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.

Upcoming conferences and workshops

Picture of weathervane.CBEES offers a wide range of conferences and workshops that focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. The conferences and workshops relate to the research themes at CBEES, as well as other research at Södertörn University or other universities.

More information is available to the right.

4 October, 2017: Workshop: Bakhtinian Theory. Postcolonial and Postsocialist Perspective

19-21 October, 2017: 1917-2017: Hundred Years of Russian Revolution in Art and Aesthetics
Direct link: www.sh.se/1917russianrevolution

9-10 November 2017: Research Workshop: Conditions of Political Leadership: Parties, Selection, Control

20 November 2017: “Against the Scatter of the World”: Rescuing, Keeping, and Moving Things (Stories, Biographies, and Geographies of Collectorship)

30 November - 1 December 2017: Competing Futures: From rupture to re-articulation. CBEES Annual Conference 2017.
Direct link: www.sh.se/annual_conference_cbees_2017

24-25 January 2018: Conference: Narrating home in visual arts through an east west divide
Direct link: www.sh.se/narrating_home_in_visual_arts