• CfP: Fourth Annual Tartu Conference, 9-11 June 2019

    We are pleased to announce Call for Papers FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE  ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES Communities in Flux:  Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change 9–11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and […]… Read more

  • Kääriku Winter School, 4-9 February 2019

    The Johan Skytte Institute of the University of Tartu invites graduate and post-graduate students to apply for the winter school “Bio-, Geo- and Ethnopolitics of the Post-Communist Transformations: 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall”. This event is part of a series of winter schools hosted by the University of Tartu in cooperation […]… Read more

  • Heather Grabbe, Director of OSEPI, to speak about the future of politics in Europe

    On Wednesday, 3 October, the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies will host Dr. Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute, who will give a public lecture entitled “The Future of Europe: Populism and Illiberalism?”. Politics in Europe is changing profoundly under the influence of populism and technological change. Together these factors are […]… Read more

  • CfA: OSF Eurasia programme fellowships

    The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for applications for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics in the Social Sciences for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Programme of the Open Society Foundations. The call is addressed to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine […]… Read more

  • New OSF Eurasia Fellows start at CEURUS

    Two new OSF Eurasia Fellows – Irakli Sirbiladze (Georgia) and Viktoriia Svyrydenko (Ukraine) will be conducting five-month residential fellowships at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. The OSF Eurasia Fellowship programme was launched in autumn 2016 with the aim of enabling young Eurasian social scientists to develop their analytical and research […]… Read more

  • Conference examines the evolution of nation-statehood in Eastern Europe

    The Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 10-12 June will bring nearly 250 researchers from across the world to Tartu for a discussion of contemporary realities in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia and the evolution of nation-statehood since its introduction to the region one hundred years ago. This academic conference […]… Read more

  • Book presentation about Nemtsov in Tallinn

    The Estonian School of Diplomacy, in cooperation with the Open Estonia Foundation and H2020 UPTAKE consortium, is pleased to invite you to a book presentation (to be followed by a panel discussion) of the newly published edited volume Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance, released by Ibidem Press in 2018 (for more on […]… Read more

  • CfP: UPTAKE workshop “Democracy in Reverse” (Tartu, Estonia)

    CALL FOR PAPERS Democracy in Reverse: Patterns of Autocratization in Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Workshop Friday, 19 October 2018 University of Tartu, Estonia In what ways can we compare and better understand patterns of autocratization in the postcommunist world? Autocratization can be seen as a process, in which democratic institutions, rights and practices are […]… Read more

  • Election Analysis Seminar on the presidential election in Russia

    The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies invites you to the next event in our Election Analysis Series: Presidential Elections in Russia: the Paradox of 2018 on Tuesday, 20 March at 16:15, Lossi 36-214. On March 18, Vladimir Putin will be elected President of the Russian Federation for the fourth term. Despite the fact that we […]… Read more

  • CfA: OSF Eurasia programme fellowships

    The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for applications for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics in the Social Sciences for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Programme of the Open Society Foundations. The call is addressed to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine […]… Read more