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 2022 - Where are we now? Perspectives on East European Area Studies

The 8th Annual Conference took place on 1-2 December 2022 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.

21 Sep

1991-2021: Thirty Years After – Urban Space in Transition after the Collapse of the USSR

Join another roundtable from the whole year series USSR30! This time with focus on the urban spaces of the former Soviet cities as affected by the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

17 Apr

Soviet Environmentalism and Enviro-Technical Systems: Thinking with an Unbuilt Nuclear Power Plant

CBEES Environmental Humanities Seminar (Envhumseminar) with Kati Lindström, Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

20 Apr

Struggling with authoritarianism: Monuments, new art, new histories

The rise of rightwing populism, authoritarianism and even fascism is redrawing the relations between contemporary art, memorial culture and politics. This open workshop has a special focus on former Yugoslavia and other countries in Eastern Europe.

24 Apr

How the Ukraine war revealed a blind spot in our understanding of Russia

CBEES Talk with Katarina Engberg, senior adviser at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPS

08 May

The representation of the current Ukrainian refugee wave in Western knowledge production

The representation of the current Ukrainian refugee wave in Western knowledge production: old power asymmetries and new positionalities CBEES Advanced Seminar with Svitlana Odynets, PhD in Ethnology, Project Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Journalist and Essayist

16 May

Ocean conflict and social and environmental sustainability

CBEES Environmental Humanities Seminar (Envhumseminar) with Michael Gilek and Ralph Tafon, The School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University

22 May

Emotional Motives of Erdoğanism in the Turkish Diaspora

CBEES Advanced Seminar with Nagehan Tokdoğan, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, Berlin.

12 Oct
14 Oct

Mapping key challenges to sustainability on small islands

Södertörn University kindly invites scholars from all disciplines to celebrate the first Swedish Small Island Study Conference. The conference will bring together scholars, island experts, island communities and practitioners to present and discuss research within the field of small island studies.