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 90 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.


20 September, 2018: Workshop: Constructing Ukrainian Narratives in Turbulent Times

20-21 September, 2018: International Workshop “Voters and Political Parties in Post-Communist Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities”

1-2 October, 2018: Workshop: Postsocialist Revolutions of Intimacy: Sexuality, Rights and Backlash

21 November, 2018: Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue on Sustainability 2018

29-30 November, 2018: CBEES Annual Conference 2018: Contested Europes: Legacies, Legitimacies, and (Dis)Integration - Baltic-, Eastern- and Central European perspectives