Baltic Crossroads: Examining Cultural, Social, and Historical Diversity
May 29 to 31, 2008
The AABS conference planning committee was pleased to offer an exciting program for the 21st Conference on Baltic Studies. The conference focused on the question of diversity in the Baltic region in the past and present and considered the implications of this diversity for global developments and scholarship.
The program included:
More than one hundred panelists from a variety of disciplines—including linguistics, economics, history, sociology, religious studies, political science, anthropology, and education—reflecting an international community of scholars from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, France, Russia, Canada, and the United States and other regions.
Workshop "Ethnicity and Migration in the Baltic Region" featuring Nils Muiznieks, (University of Latvia, Advanced Social and Political Research Institute), Pille Petersoo, (Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn University, Estonia) and Audra Sipaviciene (International Organization of Migration, Vilnius, Lithuania)
Evening program: book exhibit and reading featuring Pauls Toutonghi, author of Red Weather.