BASEES Conference 2023

Registration is now open – see the registration page

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. 

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; and Economics. In the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine, 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, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and early career scholars.  

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. To apply for financial support complete and submit the form below

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

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.


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