ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BALTIC STUDIES (AABS)
22 - 24 APRIL 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) will take place from April 22-24, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The conference will be particularly innovative in being the first joint conference with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS).
AABS welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations for the first joint conference of Scandinavian and Baltic Studies in the United States. The conference aims to highlight and foster academic inquiry that draws comparisons between Scandinavia (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland) and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Papers that examine stateless peoples and those left outside of the Scandinavian/Baltic approach, but sharing the same geographic space, are equally welcome. Papers and panels devoted to individual states are also welcome. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including (but not limited to): anthropology, architecture, communication, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, tourism, and advancing Baltic and Scandinavian studies. Presentations are not to exceed 20 minutes in length.
Proposals from Ph.D. students will be considered for a Presidents’ Panel on Scandinavian and Baltic Studies that recognizes the most accomplished and innovative work of new scholars.
Paper and panel proposals must include an abstract (no more than 250 words) and a one to two-page curriculum vitae. Send this material embedded in the body of an e-mail (no attachments) to Aldis Purs at (aldisp at u.washington.edu) by December 11, 2009. Paper submissions can be mailed to:
22nd AABS Conference Chair
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195-3420
Conference Website: http://depts.washington.edu/aabs/