Aleksanteri Conference

The Aleksanteri Conference is one of the largest annual conferences of Russian and Eastern European Studies in the world. It is arranged in Helsinki in late October and stretches over three days. Over 200 papers are presented during the 50 panel sessions. The theme of the conference varies from year to year, and some of the most interesting and distinguished scholars on the current topic are invited as keynote speakers.

Aleksanteri Conference 2018. Kuva: Niina Into

Aleksanteri Conference 2018: “Liberation – Freedom – Democracy? 1918–1968–2018

In 2018, the theme of the Aleksanteri Conference is Liberation – Freedom – Democracy? 1918–1968–2018.  It looks at the development of Eastern European societies over the past 100 years, aiming to find similarities and contrasting patterns. The conference takes place at the University of Helsinki Main Building on October 24 - 26. Call for Papers is open form February 20th to May 14th at the Conference website. 

Past Aleksanteri Conferences:

Volunteers at the registration desk Welcome to the conference!  Markku KivinenWolfgang Knöbl, first keynoteMP Katri Kulmuni opening the conferenceCoffee breaks are great for networkingSmall hall fills up quicklyKeynotes getting ready: Sirke Happonen, chair of the plenary sessionAll seats in use.