• Call for Expressions of Interest: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships in the field of Russian, East European, and Baltic Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and the Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu are looking to host exceptional fellows in the framework of the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme. The […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE lecture on the Latvian language law of 1956

    On Tuesday, 27 March, Dr Michael Loader from the Uppsala University’s Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies will give a public lecture titled “Russification vs. Latvianization: The Latvian National Communists and their 1956 Language Law”. The lecture takes place at 14.15 in the UT Social Sciences building, Lossi 36, room 306. The lecture focuses on […]… Read more

  • Book on Boris Nemtsov presented in Washington, DC

    To commemorate the third anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s passing and to discuss his legacy and impact on Russian politics, a book discussion on “Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance” was held on 14 February 2018 in Washington, DC by the Atlantic Council in cooperation with the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University […]… Read more

  • CfP: 4th Eastern Platform Seminar in Tartu

    The two-day seminar is organized by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu draws on the experience of the Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine, a multidisciplinary project based at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), University College London. The event is generously supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine is a multi-disciplinary initiative […]… Read more

  • CfA: 4th UPTAKE training school “Straight Talk about Russia”

    Call for Applications Fourth UPTAKE PhD Training School STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT RUSSIA Internal Developments, External Conflicts and Outside Perceptions 26 August – 1 September 2018 Uppsala University, Sweden Within the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE Project, we are happy to announce a Call for Applications for the fourth UPTAKE PhD Training School. The event will be held from 26 […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE workshop on Ethnopolitics, 9-10 February 2018

    UPTAKE workshop Ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in a State of Flux 9-10 February 2018, University of Tartu (Estonia) After the end of the Cold War, ethnic relations in Central and Eastern Europe have been subject to a quadratic nexus which consists of ethnic minorities, their external homelands (or kin-states), the (frequently) nationalizing new […]… Read more

  • Professor Lauri Mälksoo receives prestigious international prize

    Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu, received the prestigious Peregrinus Foundation prize. The prize has been awarded biennially since 1996 by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. The prize was conferred on 1 December in Potsdam. The prize may be awarded to scholars from Eastern and Southeastern Europe for outstanding achievements […]… Read more

  • Research focuses on Russia’s role and activity in the European Court of Human Rights

    A new volume “Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: the Strasbourg Effect” has just been published at Cambridge University Press, which sheds a light on how Russia has managed in the European Court of Human Rights during the last nearly 20 years. The volume has been co-edited by Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International […]… Read more

  • Guest lecture by Prof Schlögel on the Russian Revolution

    On Monday, 20 November, Professor Emeritus Karl Schlögel will deliver a guest lecture titled “Beyond the Horizon: The Russian Revolution seen from afar”. The lecture takes place at Lossi 36-305 at 12.15. After the lecture, refreshments will be served. Abstract of the lecture: Historiography is, as the Russian poet Alexander Blok stressed, not only about „calendar […]… Read more

  • Kääriku Winter School “People and Territories”

     Winter school PEOPLE AND TERRITORIES: Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus Kääriku, Estonia, 11-17 February 2018 The University of Tartu and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, invite graduate and post-graduate students to apply for the winter school “People and Territories:  Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus”. […]… Read more