BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, held normally in Cambridge in spring, with over 400 participants drawn from the UK but with many others from continental Europe and North America as well as Russia and Eastern Europe. BASEES is active on behalf of its members in dealings with government, with other associations and with individual universities.


The BASEES 2019 Annual Conference will take place on the 12-14 April 2019 at Robinson College, Cambridge. 


BASEES publishes a newsletter every March, June and November.

For a full list of BASEES newsletter publications please see the Newsletter page.


BASEES Bulletin is our fortnightly publication, providing you with information on Calls for Papers, conferences & seminars, job vacancies, publications and other announcements in the field of Slavonic and East European Studies. 

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