Ninth Baltic&Nordic Conference

Ninth Baltic&Nordic Conference

15 Nov 10:00 - 16 Nov 20:00 - Targoviste
Universitatea Valahia din Târgoviște

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100 years since modern independence and unification in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe

Valahia University of Targoviste
Targoviste, Romania, November 15-16, 2018
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Abstract registration deadline May 15, 2018
Submission deadline September 15, 2018

The 2018 conference focuses on the historical, cultural, social, economic processes which led in the Baltic Sea Region to the independence of Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Poland, to the unification of Romania and the independence of Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia) in East-Central Europe and the consequences of the reshaping of the entire region from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and Adriatic. Several other political entities created at the end of the World War I such as Ukraine, Georgia or Litbel succumbed after barely living for a few months or years of existence. How did the changes of borders and belonging affect the human communities living in the area and what impact it had beyond the region on the short, medium and long-run? How war and peace-making were experienced in this region and how did they influence the changes of political geography? How the processes of independence and unification reverberated throughout the region and how state and non-state actors reflected, echoed and reacted to this structural transformation of the area? How is this metamorphosis resonating in historical memory, the politics of memory and cultural identity, in historical narratives, including competing narratives, and in the use of history in identity politics a century after the guns were silenced? How is literature permeated by the changes occurring at the end of the war to end all wars in the region? How are art, architecture, patrimony, in general, capturing the message of those tremendous transformations? Places of commemoration, autobiographies, biographies and memoirs, empiric or theoretical research relevant to the conference’s topic may also be the focal point of the submitted papers.

The 2018 conference invites applications from consecrated and young specialists, theorists and practitioners in the most various fields: history, memory studies, cultural studies, anthropology, political sciences, international relations, economics, geography, etc.

Conference Submission Guidelines
Should follow the easy chair platform instructions:

Journal Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers approaching the developments leading to the tremendous changes the World War I has brought in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe.
Papers should follow the guidelines as detailed at
The maximum length for consideration of an article is 15,000 words (including footnotes), and 2,000 words for a review.
Please submit double-spaced papers in 11-point Book antiqua font with 2 cm margins.
All research articles must include a 100-200 word English language abstract and at least five key words.
Submissions should include complete bibliographic references (including page numbers) in footnotes.
For general rules of grammar, form, and style, authors should refer to The Chicago Manual of Style (The University of Chicago Press), see ttp://
All manuscripts will be subject to anonymous peer review, and will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity, quality of scholarship, and contribution to advancing the understanding of the regions concerned.
The journal is committed to the publication of genuine and honost research results.
All articles will be checked for plagiarism and rejected on this ground.
For further instructions, please consult the articles published in the journal at:

List of Topics
Panel 1: Historical processes contributing to and explaining the paths towards independence and unification in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 2: The Great War and the post-war settlements in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 3: Memory and centennial memorialization in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 4: Historical discourse and conflicting memories in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 5: History, patrimony, identity in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe in the frame of post-World War I settlements
Panel 6: Soft versus hard borders in post-World War I Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 7: Reflection of World War I and its political, territorial, social, cultural outcomes in literature, arts, architecture, and cinematography
Panel 8: Media representations of war, peace and change of the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 9: The League of Nations and minority rights as a panacea following the reshaping of the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe
Panel 10: Security (national, regional, collective) and peace in the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe following the end of the Great War
Panel 11: The impact of post-World War I legacy on current European debates of heritage and identity
Panel 12: Relations between the Baltic Sea Region and East-Central Europe nations in the context of World War I and its outcomes

Program Committee
Dr. Costel Coroban

Organizing committee
Prof.Dr. Silviu Miloiu, chair of the organizing committee (the full committee to be anounced by March 15th, 2018).

CentennialBalticEunity2018 proceedings will be published in the Romanian Journal of Baltic and Nordic Studies (

The conference will be held at the International Conference Center of Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to asociatia (at)

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