Annual Tartu Conference 2020 cancelled

We regret to inform you that, after careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion that the Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies cannot take place this year. Given the scale of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is unrealistic to expect that the global travel situation will stabilise by June. We are therefore postponing the event by one year.

Our Fifth Annual Conference is now scheduled to take place on 6–8 June 2021. We will keep all accepted paper and panel proposals in our archive and are planning to give each accepted participant a chance to revise and update their proposal, or to submit a new one, by 20 January 2021.

Those of you who paid their registration fees before the suspension will get their refunds. This will, however, be a time-consuming procedure, so we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

We wish you all to stay strong and safe in these turbulent times.

With any other questions you may have, please contact us at

Conference organisers
30 March 2020