Background and Aims

The BASEES Study Group on the Baltic States grew out of the UK Baltic Study Group, established in 2005. The group is an informal and interdisciplinary forum, which meets annually to foster greater discussion, collaborative research, interaction with policy practitioners and other non-academic partners and, potentially, joint activities in teaching. Membership of the group is open to UK academics and postgraduates from any discipline with an interest in the Baltic region who are conducting research relevant to the area.


Meetings rotate annually between institutions and consist of several papers (maximum three) and discussion, followed by an annual meeting and a dinner. Past meetings were held at the University of Glasgow (2005), UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (2006), Nottingham Trent University (2007), University of Aberdeen (2008), LSE (2009), University of Glasgow CRCEES (2010), University of Swansea (2011) and UCL SEES (2012).

The next meeting will be held on 3 May 2013 at the Queen’s University Belfast under the topic of “External Perceptions of the Baltic States”. For further information, contact Timofey Agarin.