BASEES Conference 2022

We do have a version of the programme available in PFDF format which can be viewed or downloaded from

We must emphasise in these troubled times, with many travel difficulties for our participants, that the programme this year is changing frequently so the most authoritative programme is the one at

Please check it regularly for updates


Keynote 1 – Dr Olesya Khromeychuk (Ukrainian Institute London) ‘Where is Ukraine on the mental map of the academic community?’ 

8 April 12:30 (BST) 

Live Stream  

Keynote 2 – Prof Andrea Pető (Central European University) ‘War, Memory and Gender’ 

8 April 17:45 (BST) 

Live Stream  

Keynote 3 – Sarah Rainford (BBC Eastern Europe Correspondent) in conversation with Prof Judith Pallot (BASEES Vice-President) 

9 April 17:45 (BST) 

Live Stream 

Live-streamed book discussion 

Book Talk: Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and His Books (Yale, 2022), by Geoffrey Roberts 

Panelists: James Ryan, Judith Devlin, Erik Van Ree, Christopher Read, Geoffrey Roberts 

9 April 16:00 (BST) 

Live Stream 

Registration is now open at the Registration page

The draft programme is now available here

The BASEES Conference Covid-19 Policy and Travel Guidance is here

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) is holding its 2022 annual conference, BASEES 2022, from 8th April to 10th April and will be hosted at Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Panels, roundtables and papers will be held in the following areas: : Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; and Economics. The conference especially welcomes participation by postgraduate research students and early career scholars. .

As usual the annual conference will provide a platform to present and discuss research on all subjects covered by the association. The last pre-Covid conference in 2019 welcomed over 500 delegates from over 40 countries around the world. 

BASEES will allow a limited number of remote presentations. Registering for a remote access ticket entitles you to join only the panel in which you are presenting your paper and present your contribution remotely.

Dr Matthias Neumann (

BASEES 2022 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 2022 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 2022 to support your participation in the conference. To apply for financial support complete and submit the form below

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.

If you have any other questions, please complete and submit the form below.