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Graphic element for CBEES - the Centre for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is a multidisciplinary research centre focusing on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.

The centre's task is to coordinate the university's research, postgraduate education and other activities that focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, with the aim of being an academic leader in this area.

The Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) is part of CBEES. The journal Baltic Worlds, a quarterly scholarly journal and news magazine, is published by CBEES.

CBEES Advanced Seminars

The purpose of the seminars is to present ongoing research focusing on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, both in Sweden and abroad. CBEES seminars are open to a wide audience and there is no need to register in advance unless this is specified.

CBEES Advanced Seminars is a series of lectures, presentations of new publications and discussions of individual academic work-in-progress, all tied to contemporary research in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. The seminars in this series are held in English and are on Mondays every week, 13.00–15.00 in room MA 796. Occasional seminars may be held on other days and in other locations.

Seminar leaders

Professor Irina Sandomirskaja, irina.sandomirskaja@sh.se  
Associate Professor Charlotte Bydler, charlotte.bydler@sh.se
Professor Joakim Ekman, joakim.ekman@sh.se

Seminar papers

Please email the chair of the seminar in advance if you would like a copy of the seminar paper.

Autumn 2014

8 September

Speaker: Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Anders Nordström, Olena Podolian, Peteris Timofejevs
Democratization, Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Populism in Europe – ten years after the European Union’s enlargement, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall and one week before the Swedish election
Chair: Nicholas Aylott

15 September

Speaker: Mart Kuldkepp, University of Tartu, “Swedish activism in the Baltic area during First World War and the interwar period”.
Discussant: Helene Carlbäck
Chair: Carl Marklund

22 September

Ukraine Research Group – Discussion on the current situation in Ukraine
Moderator: Nicholas Aylott

29 September

Speaker: Lena Jonson, Senior Research Fellow, Head of UI’s Russian Program, UI/The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm
”Art and Protest in Putin’s Russia”
Discussant: Ekaterina Kalinina
Chair: Irina Sandomirskaja

6 October

New PHD-candidates
Chair: Kristy Beers Fägersten, CBEES

13 October

Speaker: Irina Kotkina, project researcher at CBEES. “Eurasianism and Contemporary Russian Culture and Cultural Politics”
Discussant: TBC
Chair: TBC

20 October

Speaker: Asta Balto, Professor of Education, Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino
Discussant: Vladislava Vladimirova
Chair: Charlotte Bydler, CBEES

27 October

Ukraine Research Group – Discussion on the current situation in Ukraine
Moderator: Nicholas Aylott

3 November

Speaker: Barbara Törnqvist-Plewa, Professor in East and Central European studies and Director of the Centre of European studies (Lund) “Europeizing national memory”
Discussant: Johannes Heuman, Stockholm University
Chair: Per Bolin, Södertörn University

10 November

Speaker: Tora Lane, Project researcher. “A Metaphysics of the Real: The Sublime and the quest for reality in Soviet Aesthetics”
Discussant: Marcia Cavalcante
Chair: Irina Sandomirskaja, CBEES

17 November

Speaker: Keti Chukrov, Associate professor at the Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow)
Discussant: Piotr Piotrowski, Professor in art history, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznán
Chair: Charlotte Bydler, CBEES

24 November

Speaker: Dmitrii Nechiporuk, guest researcher at CBEES
Discussant: Monica Hammer

1 December

Ukraine Research Group – Discussion on the current situation in Ukraine
Moderator: Nicholas Aylott

4-5 December

CBEES Annual conference. Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe: A new generation on the move

8 December

Speaker: Katrin Uba, researcher at Uppsala University. “The Russian Radical Right Movement”.
Discussant: Mark Bassin
Chair: Nicholas Aylott, CBEES

15 December

Speaker: Magnus Berencreutz, Stockholm University. “Lordship and economy in the Baltic Sea Area”.
Discussant Heiko Droste
Chair: Thomas Lundin, CBEES