Conference Programme

Baltic Studies in the Nordic Countries
The Baltic Languages - Structure and Contacts

Detailed Conference programme (PDF-file)

Thur June 10 kl 16-19 in room E971: Registration and informal gathering

Fri June 11, kl 9-9.30 in room E900: Official conference opening

9.30-10.40 Bonifacas Stundzia, Nicole Nau
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Ilja A. Serzant, Peter M. Arkadiev, Anna Daugaviete
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Kirill Kozhanov, Natalia Perkova, Thomas Lewandowski
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Agnieszka Rembialkowska, Yuri Tambovtsev
19.00-22.00 Informal barbecue at the Embassy of Latvia (in co-operation with the Embassy of Lithuania)

Sat June 12 in room E900:
9.30-10.40 Giedrius Subacius, Janis Kreslins
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Raimo Raag, Peteris Vanags, Juris Baldunciks, Laimute Balode
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-15.00 Christian Lehnert, Yoko Yamazaki, Daniel Petit
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Ojars Buss, Adam Hyllested

18.00 Small excursion in Stockholm City

We thank the Embassies of Latvia and Lithuania in Stockholm for their support and service in helping to make this conference possible.

Conference photographs Photographer: Valgerdur Bjarnadottir


Arkadiev, Peter M. (Moscow) (abstract)
Baldunciks, Juris (Ventspils) (abstract)
Balode, Laimute (Helsinki) (abstract)
Buss, Ojars (Riga) (abstract)
Daugaviete, Anna (St.Petersburg)

Hyllested, Adam (Copenhagen)(abstract)
Kozhanov, Kirill (Moscow) (abstract)
Kreslins, Janis (Stockholm)
Larsson, Jenny (Stockholm)
Lehnert, Christian (Münster)

Lewandowski, Thomas (Ventspils)
Nau, Nicole (Poznan)
Perkova, Natalia (St.Petersburg) (abstract)
Petit, Daniel (Paris) (abstract)
Raag, Raimo (Uppsala)

Rembialkowska, Agnieszka (Warsaw) (abstract)
Serzant, Ilja A. (Bergen)
Stundzia, Bonifacas (Vilnius)
Subacius, Giedrius (Chicago)
Tambovtsev, Yuri (Novosibirsk) (abstract)
Vanags, Peteris (Stockholm)
Yamazaki, Yoko (Kyoto)

General Information

The conference The Baltic Languages - Structure and Contacts will be held June 11-12, 2010, at Stockholm University, Section for Baltic Languages.

The conference will be on all aspects of Baltic linguistics: description, documentation, historical development, and structure of the Baltic languages. We also welcome papers dealing with language contact – both past and present.

A period of twenty minutes will be allotted for each paper, followed by a ten-minute discussion period.

Invited speakers are: Prof. Bonifacas Stundžia, Vilnius University and Prof. Giedrius Subacius, University of Illinois at Chicago.

This conference is being arranged in commemoration of the first professorship of Baltic Languages, established 1970, at Stockholm University. The chair, placed at the Department for Slavic and Baltic Languages, was held by noted scholar in Baltic linguistics Velta Ruke-Dravina (1917-2003) until her retirement in 1983.

Conference fee: 30 €

Please address inquiries to:
Prof. Peteris Vanags, peteris.vanags at or
Ass. Prof. Jenny Larsson, jenny.larsson at

Our postal address:
Dept. of Baltic languages, Finnish and German
Section for Baltic Languages
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm