CfP: Conference – Gender Studies in Baltic States Region, 29.-30.-11.2007, Vilnus/Lithuania

Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty for Humanities, Lithuania
November 29-30, 2007
Abstract submission: 2007-09-30

The conference goals are to analyse and summarize the quantity and quality of gender studies and gender research in Baltic region, also to identify common European tendencies in gender research and the regional peculiarity. Lithuanian Women Movement is celebrating 100th anniversary of the 1st Women Congress. This event will give the opportunity to evaluate and analyse gender problems in the region of Baltic Sea.

Conference topics:
• Gender, stereotypes and identity;
• Power, policy and emancipation;
• Methodological and theoretical aspects of gender studies;
• Gender and social problems;
• Women movements and NGO;
• Sexual minorities: theory and reality;
• Gender and consumptions culture

Recommendations to presenters
Duration of the presentation: 15-20 min.
Equipment: it will be a possibility to use computer and projector during the presentation.

Conference working languages are English, Russian and Lithuanian. The paper language – is English.

Conference proceedings will be published in CD format (with ISBN) and included in the international databases. The best papers will be published in the reviewed scientific periodical journal Gender Studies and Research (Siauliai University).

Conference fee: 100 Lt (30 Euro)
It includes expenses of conference organization (participant’s portfolio, two coffee breaks, conference material in CD form and reception at November 29).
Conference fee will be paid during the registration. Invoices will be provided upon request.

Important dates
2007-09-30: Abstract submission
2007-10-15: Author notification of paper acceptance
2007-10-30: Submission of Conference paper

Organisational Institutions
Vilnius University
Kaunas Faculty for Humanities, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies
Siauliai University, Gender Studies Institute
Kaunas University of Technology, Gender Studies Center

Committee of the Scientific Programme and Official Reviewers

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginija Jureniene (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Prof. Habil. Dr. Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania)
• Prof. Dr. Djerdji Petkovic (Novi Sad University in Subotica, Serbia)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dainora Grundey (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anne Katajamäki (Seinäjoki Polytechnic, Finland)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginija Sidlauskiene (Gender Studies Institute, Siauliai University, Lithuania)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. John Kuada (Aalborg University, Denmark)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Katane (Latvian University of Agriculture, Institute of Education and Home Economics, Latvia)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Reingarde (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriela Dragan (Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania)
• Dr. Aurelija Novelskaite (Institute for Social Research, Lithuania)
• Dr. Lijana Stundze (Gender Studies Centre, Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Dr. Izabela Steinerowska-Streb (Academy of Economics of Karol Adamiecky, Poland)
• Dr. Aiste Urboniene (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Aldona Augustiniene (Gender Studies Centre, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
• Halina Wasylewska (Tarnapol National University of Economics, Ukraine)
• Simone Strauf (St. Gallen University, Switzerland)
• Anu Laas (Research Institute, Tartu University, Estonia)

Organisational Committee
Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginija Jureniene (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Dr. Aiste Urboniene (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
• Aldona Augustiniene (Gender Studies Centre, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Secretary: Rasa Poskuviene (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Conference location
Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty for Humanities
Str. Muitines 12, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 37 202 627; Fax: +370 37 423 222
E-mail: aiste.urboniene[at]


For registration, please fill in the form below and return to organisers:
First and last names
Street, City, Postal Code, Country
Phone, Fax
Title of the paper

Participation in the conference
– Actively – presenting a paper
– Passively – without presentation
– An invoice will be needed

Abstract Format & Submission
Participants wishing to present papers are invited to submit an abstract.
1. Suggested abstract length is no more than 4000 words.
2.The abstract would begin with:
– Title of the paper;
– Authors’ names in direct order (e.g., John Smith);
– Affiliations;
– Postal addresses.
3. In the abstract: research issue, research goal, applied methods, also the main results of the theoretical and empirical analysis should be indicated.
4. Body text (Times New Roman 12 point, paragraph single).
Please submit your paper electronically in Word via email to: (aiste.urboniene[at] ).

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