Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region

Upcoming Conference

Unjust Borderlands: Injustice and Cultural Bordering

3rd-5th May 2017, Greifswald

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region”, a collaborative program among the universities of Lund, Tartu, and Greifswald, in cooperation with UC Santa Barbara’s Borderlands Cluster, organizes a conference for discussing the phenomenon of injustice and inequality in borderland situations.

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New Publications 2017

Cynthia Osiecki, Willem Boy and Willem van den Blocke: The Impact of Flemish Sculpture into Sweden's Courts from 1562 until 1599, in: Sara Ayes, Elettra Carbone (eds.), Sculpture and the Nordic Region. Abingdon/New York 2017, pp. 24-39.

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Recently published:

M. North, Zwischen Hafen und Horizont. Weltgeschichte der Meere and J. W. I. Lee/M. North (eds.), Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America

Alexander Drost, Musicology Baltic Sea region

Teemu Korpijärvi, Water acting as a border between the natural and supernatural worlds in the frontier zones of the Early and High Middle Ages, in: Rajat - Borders, Boundaries, Frontiers (2016).

Interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1540, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The interdisciplinary International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region”, a collaborative programme between Lund, Tartu and Greifswald, advances the investigation of the cultural and mental implications of border change within the entire Baltic Sea Region (B.S.R.).
The development and perception of borders and borderlands is dependent on processes of bordering. Against this background, the IRTG will explore the underlying processes of de- and re-bordering in cases studies, in order to unlock the theoretical and analytical potential of concepts of borderland for the humanities and social sciences. The scope of the borderland goes beyond the territorial dimension to encompass mental and cultural interaction in abstract space. In this context, the IRTG will explore de- and re-bordering in four overarching themes: (1) the emergence and transformation of historical borderlands; (2) the cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas; (3) the economic permeability and persistence of borders; and (4) new border regimes: the political dimension of border formation and dissolution.

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Recently published

2017

Stefan Herfurth, Freiheit in Schwedisch-Pommern. Entwicklung, Verbreitung und Rezeption des Freiheitsbegriffs im südlichen Ostseeraum zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen (Wallstein Verlag) 2017 (erscheint am 30.01.2017).

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2016

J. W. I. Lee/M. North (eds.), Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America, Lincoln (Nebraska University Press) 2016.

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2016

M. North, Zwischen Hafen und Horizont. Weltgeschichte der Meere, München (C. H. Beck) 2016.


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2016

M. Maasing, The Role of the Bishops in the Livonian Political System (in the First Half of the 16th Century) (Dissertationes Historiae Universitatis Tartuensis; 37), Tartu 2016.


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2015

O. Sasunkevich, Informal Trade, Gender and the Border. Experience From Political Borders to Social Boundaries, Farnham 2015.

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2015

M. North, The Baltic. A History, Cambridge, MA 2015. (English translation of "Geschichte der Ostsee")

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M. North, Läänemere Ajalugu. Kaubandus ja kultuurid, Tallinn 2015. (Estonian translation of "Geschichte der Ostsee")

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2015

S. Bechmann Pedersen, Reel Socialism. Making sense of history in Czech and German cinema since 1989, Lund 2015.

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2015

M. Grzechnik/Heta Hurskainen (eds.), Beyond the Sea. Reviewing the Manifold Dimensions of Water as Barrier and Bridge, Köln 2015.

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2015

P. A. Rudling, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931, Pittsburgh 2015

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2014

G. Lisek, Sprachgesetze. Ihre Begründung und ihre Effektivität. Ein polnisch-deutscher Vergleich der Sprachpolitik, Jena 2014.

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2013

A. Drost/M. North (eds.), Die Neuerfindung des Raumes. Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen, Köln 2013.

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2013

H. Hurskainen, Ecumenical Social Ethics as the World Changed. Socio-Ethical Discussion in the Ecumenical Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland 1970‒2008 (Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft; 67), Turku 2013.

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2012

M. North, Gerhard Morell und die Entstehung einer Sammlungskultur
im Ostseeraum des 18. Jahrhunderts (Publikationen des Lehrstuhls für Nordische
Geschichte; 15), Greifswald 2012.

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2012

The catalog "Connected by Art" (Staatliches Museum Schwerin) with contributions by Alexander Drost and Michael North.

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2011

M. North, Geschichte der Ostsee. Handel und Kulturen, München 2011.

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2010

K. Deecke/A. Drost (eds.), Liebe zum Fremden. Xenophilie aus Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher
Perspektive, Köln 2010.

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Dr. Alexander Drost

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D-17487 Greifswald
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alexander.drost(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

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