BASEES Conference 2023

Registration is now open – see the registration page

The detailed programme is available here

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels and roundtables, and papers for its 2023 annual conference. BASEES 2023 is being planned to be held in-person from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April and will be hosted at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, a leading international centre for the study of Central and Eastern Europe and home to the journal Europe-Asia Studies ( The conference will also welcome remote attendees. The 2022 conference welcomed over 500 delegates from over 40 countries around the world. 

In response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and representation made by our community, BASEES, ASEEES and AATSEEL issued a Joint Statement of Opposition to Banning Scholars Based on Citizenship as well as a Joint Statement Condemning Russian University Presidents’ Statement Of Support For Russia’s Assault On Ukraine. The statements, along with translations in Ukrainian and Russian, can be found on the BASEES website.

As these statements make clear, we want to do everything we can to show our support for Ukrainian scholars and students. We encourage all members of our community who stand against the war in Ukraine to come together and support our students and colleagues.

We therefore have adopted and will implement the following policy for the forthcoming BASEES 2023 conference: 

–          BASEES 2023 will welcome all students and scholars who oppose Russia’s war on Ukraine. Anyone supporting Russia’s war, or justifying it in any way, will not be welcome.

–          Colleagues based in Russia or Belarus will participate in a personal capacity

–          Our established anti-harassment policy will apply

Anti-harassment policy

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, citizenship, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants or staff in any form.

Remote attendance: 

BASEES is welcoming remote paper presentations and panels that include remote attendees. If you wish to attend remotely, please indicate so when submitting your proposal. However, we cannot accept fully remote panels. The Chair of a panel, who can also be one of the presenters, must attend the conference in-person to lead the session and facilitate the Q&A. 

Dr Matthias Neumann (

BASEES 2023 Child Policy

BASEES is committed to enabling members with young children who cannot make alternative arrangements to bring them to the conference. Click here to view the BASEES 2023 Child Policy.

Attendees who are members of BASEES or are joining BASEES and who require assistance with childcare during the annual conference may apply for financial support. If your application is accepted, you will be provided a small grant towards the costs of childcare during BASEES 2023 to support your participation in the conference.

The University of Glasgow would ask all families to be aware that the university is a place of learning for both students and staff.  As such we do ask that noise in public areas is kept to a minimum and children kept from playing in the corridors and places where there may be offices


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