Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows Reunion Conference

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00am to Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sterling Memorial Library (SML ), Lecture Hall See map
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This event will bring to the Yale campus past Yale Baltic Studies Fellows. These scholars are from Lithuania – those who received the Joseph P. Kazickas Fellowship – and from Latvia and Estonia – those who received the Juris Padegs Fellowship. At the conference, the fellows will discuss their scholarly work after their time spent at Yale.
The event is sponsored by European Studies Council and Baltic Studies Program, MacMillan Center, Yale University; and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.
Conference Schedule:
Day 1 ~ November 20
12- 1:00 pm Bradley Woodworth, Opening Remarks & Lunch
1:00-2:30 Session I
Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu)
“Self-Determination of Peoples and the Principle of Nationality”
Andres Kurg (Estonian Academy of Arts)
“Estonians on the Scaffoldings: Single-Family Housing in Late Socialism”
Andris Saulītis (Riga Stradiņš University)
“The Debt and the Kin: Collateral Damage of the Insolvency Process”
2:30-2:45 Coffee break
2:45-4:15 Session II
Juhan Hellerma (University of Tartu)
“Discovering Historicity and the Cosmopolitan Perspective”
Inta Mieriņa (University of Latvia)
“Connecting with the Diaspora: Research and Practice in Latvia”
Mari-Liis Jakobson (Tallinn University)
“Political Engagement of Estonians Abroad”
Day 2 ~ November 21
9:00-10:30 Session III
Vaidotas Vaičaitis (Vilnius University Law School)
“The Concept of Contemporary Constitutionalism – Some Reflections on My Time at Yale in 2017”
Monika Kareniauskaitė (Central European University)
“Rethinking Soviet and Post-Soviet Violence: Crime and Gender”
Arvydas Grišinas (Kaunas University of Technology)
“Central and Eastern Europe in the Epoch of Post-Truth”
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Session IV
Eneken Laanes (Under and Tuglas Literature Centre / Tallinn University)
“Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena”
Violeta Davoliūtė (Vilnius University)
“Writing About the Traumatic Past from Inside and Outside the Lithuanian Scholarly Tradition”
Jolanta Mickutė (Lost Shtetl Museum, Vilnius)
“The Lost Shtetl Museum: Jewish Museum-Making in the Digital Age”
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Session V
Irina Matijošaitienė (Verisk-ISO Insurance Analytics / Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey)
“The impact of my Yale University Experience in My Career and Life”
Maia Spuriņa (Latvian Academy of Culture)
“Fall 2018 at Yale on My Academic Path”
Ardi Priks (Central European University)
“Reflections on Agricultural Politics in Europe”
Mindaugas Šapoka (Lithuanian Institute of History)
“Reflections on Work in the Early Modern Slavic and East European Collection at Yale”
2:45-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-4:30 Session VI ~ Open discussion with all fellows