Baltic Sea Region: Region of Migration in Modern Ages

03.06.2013 |

The Academia Baltica invites to a conference dealing with modern age migration in the Baltic Sea Region. It will take place from 18 to 20 October 2013 at the Sankelmark Academy near to Flensburg (Germany). Application-deadline: 30 June.

The conference will bring together younger scholars from the Baltic Sea Region states and wants to initiate fruitful discussions about different aspects on the history of migrations, intertwining, integrations and cultural transfers.

The conference is open for topics like: Questions of migration history of individuals and groups, forced migration, metropolises as centers of migration, networks of social groups, political, economic and cultural ex- and interchange processes, diffusion of ideas, theories and ideologies, adaption/adjustment to the "new homeland"/ memory of "old homelands" and presentations dealing with cultural constructions of physical and mental spaces.

Young scholars (M.A.- and PhD candidates, postdocs) dealing with the topics outlined and coming from the Baltic Sea Region are encouraged to submit their proposals. The conference is an interdisciplinary forum open for historians primarily, but also for political scientists, sociologists, literary and language scholars, ethnologists, geographers and other scholars of humanities thematically related.

The conference languages are German and English.

Proposals should include:

  • title of your paper (approx. 15 min)
  • abstract (max. 0,5 page)
  • complete mailing address and e-mail


If there are any inquiries feel free to ask:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Brüggemann

Dr. Konrad Maier

Prof. Dr. Ralph Tuchtenhagen


Deadline for application: 30 June 2013

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