The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, Inc. is an international educational and scholarly non profit organization. The AABS was established on December 1, 1968 by the unanimous vote of the scholars assembled at the concluding general session of the First Conference on Baltic Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
The purpose of the Association is the promotion of research and education in Baltic Studies. Its activities include sponsorship of meetings and conferences for the exchange of scholarly views, promotion and evaluation, and dissemination of news of current interest in the area of Baltic Studies. Membership in the AABS is open to anyone wishing to support the endeavors of the Association. Persons joining the AABS should agree with the scholarly purpose of the Association, but need not be engaged in scholarly work.