CBEES organises seminars, conferences and workshops throughout the year. Every other Monday there is a higher seminar in research relevant to our field, and there is also a CBEES Annual Conference that attracts participants from multiple research fields, higher education institutions and countries.

CBEES Annual Conference 2023 - The War and Its Effects

The 9th Annual Conference will take place on 23-24 November 2023 at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Advanced seminars:

CBEES Advanced Seminars are the core of CBEES’ activities. Academic seminars are sometimes referred to as the laboratory of the humanities and social sciences, and at CBEES we make every effort to organise our seminars as intriguing, thought provoking research forums.

CBEES offers a multidisciplinary and international research environment. Papers at the Advanced Seminars reflect a wide range of contemporary research on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. The presented text is distributed beforehand. At each seminar, the presenter responds to comments provided by a designated discussant, after which all participants are welcome to join the discussion. Conversation continues at the post seminar.

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Baltic Worlds

Baltic Worlds External link, opens in new window. is a scholarly international journal with readers in 50 countries. Baltic World's area of interest covers the Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe, the Post-Soviet countries including Caucasus and Balkan.

Editor in chief: Ninna Mörner.

22 Apr

“Traditional Values” as a Cure: Putinite Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS

CBEES Advanced Seminar with Dmitrii Dorogov, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University

20 May

Transitional Justice in the Midst of War

Is it possible to establish the foundations for peace while war rages? This is a pressing question to ask about the ongoing aggression against Ukraine. The conference explores the role of transitional justice in addressing the consequences of war - in the midst of war.

20 May

Probing the Nexus of the Nation-State and Democracy in the Baltic

CBEES Advanced Seminar “Probing the Nexus of the Nation-State and Democracy in the Baltic: Kurt Stavenhagen’s Political Phenomenology in Context” with Eva Piirimäe, Associate Professor of Political Theory, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu

23 May
24 May

Citizens and the State During and After Crises: The Dynamic of Institutions, Attitudes and Behaviors

This conference aims to gather papers that address the relationship of citizens with the state in established or new democracies, transition countries and hybrid regimes from a variety of viewpoints, including the recent crisis of COVID-19 and Russia's war on Ukraine.

27 May

Nativism, Avant-garde, Decolonisation

CBEES Advanced Seminar “Nativism, Avant-garde, Decolonisation: Towards the vernacular aesthetics of early-Soviet Georgian cinema” with Dušan Radunović, Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University

10 Jun

Harvest Seminar: Projects funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2019, 2020

The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) would like to invite you to the presentation of four finished projects funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, with starting year 2019 and 2020

12 Jun
14 Jun

11th Annual APH Conference

Welcome to the 11th Annual Conference of the Association for Political History: "Political Histories of Conflict: Social Cleavages, Political Ideologies, Clashes of Sovereignty

13 Jun
14 Jun

Doctoral Conference: Emotion Research in Eastern Europe and the Baltic Region

The Call for Abstracts is now open! The conference aims to bring together doctoral students and senior researchers specialized in emotion research in Eastern Europe and the Baltic Region.

13 Jun

CBEES Distinguished Lecture - June 2024

CBEES invites you to a lecture, The Russo-Ukrainian War Through the Eyes of a Historian , with Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

01 Jul
05 Jul

A “New Security Landscape” in Europe? Challenges and Consequences for Military and Society

The deteriorating security situation in Eastern Europe and across the Baltic Sea region has amplified the need to rethink defence strategies, collaborations, and organisation. Recent years have also seen a shift in many countries’ security and defence policies and practices.

28 Nov
29 Nov