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The BASEES 2018 Annual Conference will take place Friday 13 April – Sunday 15 April and will be based at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for its 2018 Annual Conference. The conference will be held Friday, 13 April to Sunday, 15 April, and will be based at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The 2017 conference attracted 500 delegates. 

Panels, roundtables and papers are welcome in the following areas: Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Economics. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and young scholars. The 2018 conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and the events of ‘1968’. We will mark the occasion with special keynotes and roundtables reflecting on the Prague Spring, dissidence and the issue of human rights. Delegates are also invited to propose panels and roundtables on related topics. 

To propose a panel or a paper you will need to fill in the electronic proposal form at There are separate forms for panels/roundtables and papers. 

The deadline for panel/roundtable proposals is 30 September 2018, and 16 September 2018 for individual paper proposals. 

Academic Conference Organisers: 
Dr Matthias Neumann ( 
Dr Chris Jones ( 

Postgraduate members of BASEES who present papers are eligible to apply for financial support towards their conference costs. They need to complete the electronic application form available on the website and submit it by 30 September 2018. 

The conference also welcomes proposals for postgraduate posters. These posters will be displayed prominently throughout the conference. Please complete the poster proposal form by 1 December 2018. 

General enquiries about the conference are welcome at

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