The Second Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference 2016

Tartu universitetas interVenue: University of Tartu, Estonia

Date: April 7–9th (Thu.-Sat.), 2016

The Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) comprises University departments that teach and research Asian, Middle Eastern and African – commonly called “Oriental” – studies of the three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Currently BAAS has five member institutions: The Department of Asian Studies, Tallinn University; The Centre for Oriental Studies, University of Tartu; The Department for Asian Studies, University of Latvia; The Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University; The Centre of Asian Studies, Vytautas Magnus University. The First BAAS conference was hosted by Vilnius University from 3–5th April 2014, with the BAAS Charter signed by the representatives of the five member institutions on the final day.

The second BAAS conference will be held at the University of Tartu from the 7–9th April 2016 and organized by the Centre for Oriental Studies. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from the Baltic countries and outside for presentation and discussion of various aspects of Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures and societies. The organizers invite panels and individual papers from various fields of Oriental studies based on original research in specific subjects. (Note: the panelists and presenters must be at least MA holders.) As a special part of the conference, poster presentations by students (MA students and PhD candidates) is planned.

Conference website:

Important Dates

May, 2015
Dispatching of the First Circular, Call for Panels and Papers
31st October, 2015
Deadline for submitting panel proposals
30th November, 2015
Deadline for submitting abstracts for individual papers and poster presentations; the selected panels to be made public
15th January, 2016
Selection of individual papers and poster presentations completed and feedback sent to the authors
31st January, 2016
Formation of panels and section themes completed; dispatching of the Second Circular to all presenters
29th February, 2016
The final Conference program completed; dispatching of the Third Circular with program and conference information to all participants
7–9th April, 2016
The Second Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) Conference in Tartu

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