British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Regional Conference and EEGA Annual Conference

Topic: „Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements“

Venue: online
Date: 20 – 24 April 2021
Organiser: BASEES in cooperation with EEGA
Collaborating partners:

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German Association for East European Studies

Following the first successful Regional Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) organises its second Regional Conference in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) Annual Conference in April 2021. Due to the current travel restrictions and health requirements worldwide, the Programme Committee has decided to hold the conference online.

Under the theme “Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements”, we seek to stimulate and discuss research on these border-crossing encounters in a comparative perspective online. Aiming to stimulate a debate about interpretations across historical periods and geographical spaces, the conference brings together perspectives and case studies from a variety of disciplines. In thematic panels international junior and senior scholars present their research on Eastern Europe, an area spanning from Poland in the West to Russia in the East, to the Balkans and the Caucasus in the South, in its global and transregional entanglements.

The opening event of this year’s EEGA BASEES Regional Conference will  be an online panel discussion on 20 April, 6:30 pm. Matthias Neumann (University of East Anglia), Marci Shore (University of Yale), Mikhail Anipkin (sociologist) and Félix Krawatzek (ZOiS) will discuss „The end of communism as a generational phenomenon?“. The Event is part of the ZOiS Forum | #30PostSovietYears. For more information and the link for the live stream, please click here.

The conference kicks off on 21 April with an online round table discussion. Moderator will be the indepent journalist Gemma Pörzgen. The discussion focuses on the current political situation in Belarus and its transregional and global impact. Click here for more information and registration.

Click here for the preliminary conference programme.


On 16 September 2020, a small-scale event has been organised in place of the postponed Regional Conference of BASEES. The two-part panel discussion focused on research questions that arise because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on practicalities of empirical research. For more information and the full video, please click here.