The Baltic States under Stalinist Rule
18 - 19 October 2008
Call for Papers
The independent Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940. The scope of the seminar will encompass both the Sovietization begun in 1940, following the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the post-Second World War period to the mid-1950’s. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from the Baltic States and elsewhere to discuss different aspects of Stalinist rule in the three countries. Fields to be covered might be:
- Forms of Resistance
- Deportation and Population Resettlement
- Stalinist Nationalities’ Policy
- Social Change
- Remembering the Stalinist Era
A preliminary version of the paper should be distributed to all participants in advance. During the workshop the major themes of the paper should be presented in 20 minutes. Time will be left for extensive discussion. It is the intent of the organizers of the workshop to publish the final versions of the papers afterwards. The working languages of the workshop will be English and Russian. The workshop will be held at the University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia. The organizers offer board and accommodation and cover part of the travel expenses.
The workshop is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS), the Nordost-Institut in Lüneburg, Germany, and the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Please send your proposal for a paper (250-300 words) and a short CV no later than 1 May 2008, by e-mail, to Dr. Olaf Mertelsmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).