The Section for Baltic Languages at the Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German, at Stockholm University is arranging a seminar in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States.

Among the speakers will be Jenny Larsson, Professor in Baltic Languages, Peteris Vanags, Professor in Baltic Languages, Frederik Bissinger, PhD student, and Evelin Tamm from the Estonian Learned Society in Sweden.

Presentation titles:

  • Early Baltic Mythology - Jenny Larsson
  • 100 Years of Baltic Studies in Scandinavia - Peteris Vanags
  • Recent Lithuanian Migration to Sweden and Language Maintenance - Frederik Bissinger
  • Estonian Intellectual Women in Sweden During the Exile Years - Evelin Tamm

Language of the seminar: English

To register your participation please send an e-mail to Lilita Zalkalns (lilita.zalkalns@balt.su.se).

All are most cordially welcome!

 

The Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania - were born 1918 amid the upheavals of World War I. Two short decades of freedom were followed by almost half a century of Soviet occupation. In 1991 all three Baltic states could once again reinstate their independence, and now, after 27 years of democratic growth and development, they are facing the next 100 years with renewed strength and optimism.