Dr. Olga Kantokoski awarded Visiting Fellowship

Dr. Olga Kantokoski awarded a visting fellowship in Graz

The Center for Southeast European Studies and the University of Graz, Austria, is unique in terms of being concerned solely with the analysis of the Western Balkans. It provides high-quality knowledge on the region, which is utilized by the academic community and policy makers. Olga Kantokoski, post doctoral researcher in the project “Yugoslav Penal Nationalism” is currently spending her three months’ term in the Center working on the journal article “Is the Southeast European Penal System Harsh? The Western Balkan Model of Carceral Punishment in the Context of Western European Prison Reform”.

BASEES conference, Cambridge

Unsurprisingly, the ongoing war in Ukraine dominated the BASEES (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies) conference, held in Robinson College, Cambridge, UK on April 8-10, 2022. Professor Judith Pallot, herself vice president of BASEES was ubiquitous at the conference. Pictured below interviewing a BBC foreign correspondent about the Ukraine conflict, she also managed to organize and chair two round-tables based on her Aleksanteri Institute projects, GulagEchoes and Yugoslav Prison Nationalism, the Politics of Punishment.

Judith Pallot interviews BBS foreign correspondent Sarah Rainsford at the BASEES conference in Cambridge. The interview can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0usQ5hivgg

Registration is now open at the Registration page

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) is holding its 2022 annual conference, BASEES 2022, from 8th April to 10th April and will be hosted at Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Panels, roundtables and papers will be held in the following areas: : Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; and Economics. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and early career scholars. .

As usual the annual conference will provide a platform to present and discuss research on all subjects covered by the association. The last pre-Covid conference in 2019 welcomed over 500 delegates from over 40 countries around the world.

BASEES will allow a limited number of remote presentations. Registering for a remote access ticket entitles you to join only the panel in which you are presenting your paper and present your contribution remotely.

Dr Matthias Neumann (academic.organisers@basees.org)

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