Topic: „Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements“
Date: 21– 24 April 2021
Organiser: BASEES in cooperation with EEGA
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. 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 conference kicks off on 21 April with a hybrid event (in Leipzig and online). The moderator will be the journalist Gemma Pörzgen. The discussion focuses on the current political situation in Belarus and its transregional and global impact.
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.