BASEES Annual Conference 2024

The detailed progamme is now available online here
Registration for the conference is now open at
You can also book accommodation in Robinson College on the same page.


The two keynote events at the Conference will be streamed via Zoom with the links below. These will be publicly available to registered delegates and the general public.

Keynote 1:

Keynote 1: Professor Olga Onuch ”Ukraine Rises & We Must Too: An Analytical Call to Action”

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Keynote 2: ‘High Caucasus: A Mountain Quest in Russia’s Haunted Hinterland’ – Professor Polly Jones in conversation with Tom Parfitt.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers for its 2024 annual conference. BASEES 2024 is being held in-person from the 5-7 April at Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The conference will also welcome remote attendees. The 2023 conference in Glasgow welcomed 700 delegates from over 45 countries around the world. 

Submissions for BASEES 2024 have now closed..

BASEES welcomes paper, panel and roundtable proposals in the following areas: Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Anthropology; and Economics. We particularly welcome proposals that help to push forward the work to decentralise and decolonise the study of the former ‘communist bloc’ of the Soviet Union, East Central Europe and Asia. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and early career scholars.   

The conference organisers also welcome proposals for thematic colloquiums that can be held as part of the conference. If you would like to propose a colloquium, please email the conference organiser at

Remote attendance: 

BASEES is welcoming remote paper presentations. 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 discussion. We are operating a limited hybrid model. Delegates registering for remote attendance will be able to present their paper via Zoom and listen into all paper/panels. Full hybrid, i.e. using special 360° camera, mic and speaker equipment, will only be available in a very small number of rooms.

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 2024 conference: 

–          BASEES 2024will 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.

BASEES 2024 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 2024 Child Policy.