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

CBEES Annual Conference 2019: Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2019: Orders and Freedoms.

Due to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Eastern Bloc, 1989 is often remembered as a time of euphoria and enthusiasm. The former communist states were supposedly "returning to Europe" and moving towards freedom and democracy within the framework of the European Union. However, since then, development has been far from euphoric: it would seem that a combination of Euroscepticism, populism, nationalism and authoritarianism is tearing the region apart. What remains of "1989", and where do we go from here? The aim of this conference is to discuss events, policies and ideas in the shaping of the contemporary European order in the social, political and cultural spheres.

For more information, call for papers and program - please visit our calendar.

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.

For more information, please contact: Julia Malitska

Early Russian Theory Seminars is a seminar series intended for senior scholars and doctoral students in the humanities.

The purpose of the seminars is to achieve a deeper understanding of Russian and Eastern European theoretical thought in a comparative international context and to understand the contribution of Russian theory to contemporary critical and analytical methods.

Seminar leader and contact: Irina Sandomirskaja, Professor of Cultural Studies.

CBEES Newsletter

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Baltic Worlds

Baltic Worldsexternal link 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.

05 Jun

Public defence of thesis with Ingrid Forsler

Ingrid Forsler will defend the thesis "Enabling Media: Infrastructures, imaginaries and cultural techniques in Swedish and Estonian visual arts education".

02 Oct

Meat and the City: Dietary Reform in the Baltic and East Central Europe, ca 1850 – 1950

An international workshop supported by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).

03 Dec
04 Dec

CBEES Annual Conference 2020

Call for papers for the 7th Annual Conference of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University.

04 Feb
05 Feb

Popular music in the Post-Soviet sphere: Analysing current trends

The workshop titled “Popular music in the Post-Soviet sphere: Analysing current trends” aims to carve out the main contributions currently being made by scholars to studies of Post-Soviet popular music in the 21st century.