• 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

  • 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