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

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

Venue: VDI Garage Leipzig and ZOiS Berlin, Germany
Date: 21– 24 April 2021
Organiser: BASEES in cooperation with EEGA
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Please notice the following statement:

Dear colleagues and conference attendees,

The current travel restrictions and health requirements worldwide, aimed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, pose considerable challenges to the research community in general and conferences as the medium of academic exchange in particular. Unfortunately, the 2nd BASEES Regional Conference is no exception to this. It has become evident that this year’s conference may not take place as planned.

The Programme Committee has postponed the conference to 21-24 April 2021, keeping as much of its current programme set-up as possible. In September 2020, a small-scale event is organised in its place (e.g. online-accessible panel discussion on topical issues). We sincerely hope these can be viable and acceptable solutions for everybody and apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

The online registration has been suspended until further notice. For all those who have registered and/or applied for scholarships already: please do not transfer the conference fees yet; applications remain valid.

Sincerely yours, 2nd BASEES Regional Conference conference team


On 16 September 2020, the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) organises a small-scale event in place of the 2nd Regional Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) on “Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements”, originally planned for September 2020 in Leipzig.

The two-part panel discussion (45 minutes each) focuses on topical issues that have emerged in this turbulent year, and which will shape our work as researchers in the foreseeable future, namely 1) Research questions that arise because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and 2) Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on practicalities of empirical research.

You are warmly invited to join the discussions, either in presence or online via live stream. For more information and registration for the event please click here.


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) in April 2021, in Leipzig, Germany. 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. 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, round table discussions and interactive workshops dedicated to knowledge transfer and innovative science communication, about 100 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. A PechaKucha Night for young researchers will open the interdisciplinary exchange on 20 April at ZOiS (Berlin).

Fees for all participants:
Students, early bird: € 25.00 (deadline is not yet known)
Researchers, early bird: € 75.00 (deadline is not yet known)
Students, standard rate: € 50.00
Researchers, standard rate: € 100.00