The Yale Baltic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the Baltic Sea region, with an emphasis on the lands that comprise contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The program sponsors workshops, symposia, and lectures, and serves as a resource for and liaison among students and scholars whose work involves the Baltic region.

In March 2014 the Baltic Studies Program hosted a joint conference of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in New Haven, CT.  The conference was attended by over 500 people from twenty-two countries.

The Baltic Studies Program is supported through the generosity of Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi, M.D. (Yale College, 1955); Mr. Juris Padegs (Yale College, 1954); and the family of the late Dr. Joseph Kazickas (Yale PhD 1951).

Bradley Woodworth
Yale Baltic Studies Coordinator

The Joseph P. Kazickas Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale for citizens of Lithuania

The The Juris Padegs Research Fellowship at Yale for citizens of Estonia or Latvia

The application deadline for both fellowships is January 15, 2015.

Please see the Grants & Fellowships page for information about fellowship opportunities.

Joseph P. Kazickas Post-Doctoral Fellow 2013-14

Irina Matijošaitienė Assoc. Prof. Dr. at the Department of Architecture and Land Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kaunas University of Technology.
B. arch. (Kaunas University of Technology, 2004), M. Sc. arch. (Kaunas University of Technology, 2006), Dr. Env. Eng. (Kaunas University of Technology, 2011).

The research under the topic "Urban Crime and Social Spatial Structure of City" is relevant in relation to the criminogenic situation in cities, which sometimes becomes uncontrollable by the police and law enforcement institutions. The aim of the research is to identify the relations between urban crime and social spatial structure, to identify the potentially dangerous open public spaces (from the point of view of crime and urban structure), and to compare results from the USA and Lithuania. The results of the research will aid in forecasting potentially dangerous city spaces, also in urban planning for the creation of safer environment.

The Juris Padegs Research Fellows 2013-14

Eneken Laanes, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Tallinn University; Senior Researcher, Under and Tuglas Literature Center of Estonian Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests: Comparative Twentieth-Century Literatures, Memory Studies, memory and Migration, Politics of Aesthetics, Post-Soviet Estonian Culture, Historical Novel.

Project Title: Multidirectional Acts of Memory in Baltic Literature, Art and Film