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Call for Papers for the international scientific conference "Baltic Studies in Russia"

Over the past decade, the Baltic states have become quite a popular subject of research among Russian scientists. By the moment the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and long after that, scientists almost have not been studying them, however, today, dozens of researchers address these or those issue of history, ethnology, social and political situation in the Baltic republics. By this moment, a substantial volume of research materials indicates that various tendencies and branches in studying the Baltic states have formed.


We believe that experience exchange and dialogue between scholars analyzing political, social and cultural processes in a particular region is an essential condition for human sciences development. Therefore Historical Memory Foundation supported by the Russian State Archive for Social and Political History has initiated international scientific conference "Baltic Studies in Russia".


"Baltic Studies in Russia" will become the first international scientific conference in Russia focusing on history, sociology, political science and ethnology of the Baltic states. The conference is expected to establish relations between researches of these states who practice both in Russia and abroad, to form unified Russian community of scientists dealing with the Baltic republics.


"Baltic Studies in Russia" conference will be held in the conference hall of the Russian State Archive for Social and Political History (Bolshaya Dmitrovka Str., 15) in Moscow, November 12-14, 2014. Arrangements, planned for the conference, are as follows:


- history of the Baltic states from the late 19th to the early 20th century;


- the Baltic states in the First World War;


- independent Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, international relations and social and political history;


- the Baltic states in the Second World War;


- the Baltic states as part of USSR;


- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the late 80th till 1991;


- the Baltic states and the European Union, integration into European area.


Applications may be submitted for individual reports as well as sessions and round tables.


Conference languages - Russian, English. 


Conference proceedings will be published. 


Organizers of the conference assume travel and accommodation expenses.


Members of the organizing committee of the conference are as follows:


Andrey K. Sorokin - Russian State Archive for Social and Political History director.


Dr. Aleksander I. Rupasov - senior research scientist of the St.Petersburg Historical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science.


Aleksander R. Dyukov - Historical Memory Foundation, director.


Applications are kindly asked to submit to Olesya E. Orlenko, the conference organizing committee secretary, at


Deadline of application - October 15, 2014.

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