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Historical and Contemporary Studies

Interior from Södertörn UniversityThe School of Historical and Contemporary Studies looks for links between the past and contemporary society.

The study of material remains, cultural phenomena, religious beliefs and practices, political ideas and historic events allows us to investigate how people have organised, and still organise, their communities, their conceptual worlds, their environments and their lives. How is our situation as cultural and social beings created, maintained and changed? The school conducts research and education in the subjects of Archaeology, Archive Studies, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas and the Study of Religions. It is also home to two research centres: MARIS, which explores the Baltic region's maritime artefacts, and the Institute of Contemporary History, which studies contemporary politics and processes using an interdisciplinary approach.

Publications

Publications from the DiVA publications database are listed here on an ongoing basis.
Publications

2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Katarina Giritli-Nygren

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Arche - tidskrift för psykoanalys, humaniora och arkitektur 2018, 64-65 : 138-145.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Die SS nach 1945. Göttingen : V&R Unipress, 2018. 395-418.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Transnationalising Reproduction. London : Routledge, 2018. 122-138.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Transnationalising Reproduction. London : Routledge, 2018. 11-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Transnationalising Reproduction. London : Routledge, 2018. 11-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Róisín Ryan-Flood

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

London : Routledge, 2018.

Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal and social questions. What are the rights of donors, recipients and donor conceived children? How are these reproductive technologies regulated? How is kinship understood within these new family forms?Written by specialists from three different continents, Transnationalising Reproduction examines a broad range of issues concerning kinship and identity, citizenship and regulation, and global markets of reproductive labour; including gamete donation and gestational surrogacy. Indeed, this book seeks to highlight how reproductive technologies not only makes possible new forms of kinship and family formations, but also how these give rise to new, ethical, political and legal dilemmas about parenthood as well as new modes of discrimination and a re-distribution of medical risks. It also thoroughly investigates the ways in which a commodification of reproductive tissue and labour affects the practices, representations and gendered self-understandings of gamete donors, fertility patients and intended parents in different parts of the world.With a broad geographical scope, Transnationalising Reproduction offers new empirical and theoretical perspectives on third-party conception and demonstrates the need for more transnational approaches to third-party reproduction. This volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Health Care Sciences, Reproductive Technology and Medical Sociology.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Róisín Ryan-Flood

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Religion 2018, 1 (1): 36-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Urban and Regional Studies 2018, 25 (3): 284-299.

This paper examines recent migration from three little-studied European Union (EU) countries, the Baltic states, focusing on early-career graduates who move to London. It looks at how these young migrants explain the reasons for their move, their work and living experiences in London, and their plans for the future, based on 78 interviews with individual migrants. A key objective of this paper is to rejuvenate the core-periphery structural framework through the theoretical lens of London as an escalator' region for career development. We add a necessary nuance on how the time dimension is crucial in understanding how an escalator region functions - both in terms of macro-events such as EU enlargement or economic crisis, and for life-course events such as career advancement or family formation. Our findings indicate that these educated young adults from the EU's north-eastern periphery migrate for a combination of economic, career, lifestyle and personal-development reasons. They are ambivalent about their futures and when, and whether, they will return-migrate.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Russell King

Maarja Saar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religious Studies Review 2018, 44 (2): 237-237.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Faxneld

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

: Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

EuropeNow Journal 2018, 5 July : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alina Zubkovych

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lund : Ellerströms förlag, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Bromma : Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund (SST) och Segerstedtsinstitutet (Göteborgs universitet), 2018. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Göteborgsposten 2018, 4 juli : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Further and Higher Education 2018, : -.

Independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, especially when it comes to undergraduate projects. At the same time independence is characterised by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary. Based on the existing research in the field, we see a need for more studies on how supervisors of undergraduate projects handle this conceptual ambiguity. The aim of this article is, thus, to examine how supervisors from two different education programmes, teacher education and journalism, in two different countries, Sweden and Russia, understand the concept of independence within higher education in connection with the supervision of undergraduate projects. The analysis is based on 12 focus-group interviews with supervisors at different universities in the two countries. In our results, we highlight and discuss seven different understandings of independence that were recurrent in our material and in which phases of the undergraduate project they were seen as most significant. Using Wittgenstein’s ideas on family resemblances, we conclude with a discussion of how the concept independence may be understood in relation to some associated concepts that are also significant within higher education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: New Perspectives on the History of Gender and Empire. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 59-84.

New Perspectives on the History of Gender and Empire extends our understanding of the gendered workings of empires, colonialism and imperialism, taking up recent impulses from gender history, new imperial history and global history. The authors apply new theoretical and methodological approaches to historical case studies around the globe in order to redefine the complex relationship between gender and empire. The chapters deal not only with 'typical' colonial empires like the British Empire, but also with those less well-studied, such as the German, Russian, Italian and U.S. empires. They focus on various imperial formations, from colonies in Africa or Asia to settler colonial settings like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, to imperial peripheries like the Dodecanese or the Black Sea Steppe. The book deals with key themes such as intimacy, sexuality and female education, as well as exploring new aspects like the complex marriage regimes some empires developed or the so-called 'servant debates'. It also presents several ways in which imperial formations were structured by gender and other categories like race, class, caste, sexuality, religion, and citizenship. Offering new reflections on the intimate and personal aspects of gender in imperial activities and relationships, this is an important volume for students and scholars of gender studies and imperial and colonial history.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Malitska

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

Working in multidisciplinary research settings often contributes to raising questions around one’s own research practice and disciplinary traditions and habits. Why do we do things the way we do and how may an ethnological perspective contribute to seeing and understanding things in a different way than in other disciplines? This presentation will start from a multidisciplinary project on higher education, where researchers from journalism, Swedish and ethnology cooperate in collecting and analyzing material and also write articles together. The focus of the research project is undergraduate supervision, and in particular how the idea and ideal of student independence, expressed for instance in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, is understood and handled by supervisors in journalism and teacher education.In my presentation I will concentrate on one of the types of material we have collected within the project, namely recorded supervision sessions, and how this material may be used to examine the role of emotions in undergraduate supervision, particularly in relation to the ideal of student independence. The analysis of the material is based in a theoretical framework centered on the concepts affective practices, anticipated emotions and anticipatory emotions, and focuses on how the participating supervisors handled students’ expressions of fear and anxiety, joy and relief, as well as on how anticipated emotions could be used by the supervisors during the supervision. In the discussion I will also put my ethnological perspective in relation to how researchers from the other disciplines within the project approach the same material.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: New international studies on religions and dialouge in education. Münster : Waxmann Verlag, 2018. 31-45.

This article presents some of the theoretical and methodological considerations in studying religious and cultural diversity in Finnish, Swedish and Estonian comprehensive schools. The perspective arises from our experiences of carrying out an international comparative research project looking at pupils´perspectives to diversity in the educational settings and their wider everyday environments.  The data were gathered in diverse comprehensive school contexts across Sweden, Estonia and Finland. The article illustrates several important issues that are often lacking in the studies in this area and need to be accounted for when examining cultural and religious diversity in the schools and the everyday lives of children and youth.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Arniika Kuusisto

Jörgen StraarupLinda Vikdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Journal of Historical Geography 2018, 61 : 53-58.

This introductory essay sets up the discussion in this special section on the first English language translation of Friedrich Ratzel's 1901 Lebensraum essay. After providing biographical context for this controversial nineteenth-century German geographer, we offer a brief history of what is perhaps his most famous conceptual contribution: Lebensraum (living space). We end by introducing the five contributions to this special section.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

I. Klinke

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2018, 84 (1): 36-60.

Since the 1990s, historians of medicine have pointed to a change in the status and self-image of patients in the West. Patients, it is claimed, have gone from being passively dependent on medicine to active consumers of health care. However, this narrative does not consider the fact that Western countries differ a great deal in terms of access to health care, access to alternative treatments and the role and status assigned to formal expertise in society at large. This study aims to contribute to a deeper and more historically nuanced understanding of the transformation of the patient into a consumer. Through an analysis of the Swedish THX movement - a patient movement trying to achieve legal access to, and formal approval of, the controversial anti-cancer drug THX in the 1970s - the study shows how the agenda and demands of the THX patients mirrored the specific Swedish settings in which they were articulated. THX patients did not wish to be regarded as consumers or clients. On the contrary, their arguments were firmly rooted in a collective identity as "the people" who expected the state and politicians to meet their needs. They emphasized their collective experience as evidence of the efficiency of THX and pointed to the popularity of THX treatment, thereby rejecting the results of several scientific trials initiated by the medical authorities. Doing so, THX patients made use of the culturally resonant frame of collectivity in Sweden at the time, as well as of a widespread belief that the medical authorities were corrupt and insensitive to the needs of ordinary people.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Den 9 maj 1958 invigdes Moderna Museet i marinens gamla Exercishall på Skeppsholmen i Stockholm. Museet var inte en självständig institution utan Nationalmuseums avdelning för modern konst med Bo Wennberg som chef. Året därpå tog Pontus Hultén över.Under Hulténs ledning blev Moderna ett av Europas viktigaste museer för modern konst. Men det var också något av stockholmarnas kulturhus, bland annat inspirerat av Stedelijk Museum i Amsterdam, med plats för film, musik, teater, happenings och modevisningar.Efter de första årens framgångar möttes Hultén av ett kulturpolitiskt motstånd mot slutet av 1960-talet. Hultén kritiserades för ointresse för den svenska konsten, för bristande politiskt engagemang och för att gå den amerikanska imperialismens ärenden.Den 26 april 2017 anordnade Samtidshistoriska institutet tillsammans med forskningsprojektet Levande arkiv: Pontus  Hultén på Moderna Museet (1957-73), fiansierat av Vetenskapsrådet och placerat vid ämnet Konstvetenskap, Södertörns högskola, ett vittnesseminarium om Pontus Hulténs tid på Moderna Museet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas GedinCharlotte BydlerJohanna Ringarp

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Dixikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Handbook of Cultural Security. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. 290-307.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

James Pamment

Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

In: Communicating National Image through Development and Diplomacy. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 143-167.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Stockholm : Thales, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of IdeasPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 2018, 67 (1): 145-146.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Douglas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Genocide Research 2018, 20 (3): 327-350.

The ritualized memory of genocide has been a cornerstone of Roma political mobilization during at least the last three decades. A uniqueness paradigm has been developing for some time, applying a memorial discourse inspired by the Jewish Holocaust model. While paralleling each other in time, the mass murders of Jews and Roma during the Second World War differed on several points. In the General Government of the Occupied Polish Territories and the territories occupied by Nazi Germany after Operation Barbarossa, the persecution of Roma took place largely in local initiatives. Consequently, the Nazi policies varied considerably, leading to territories in which Roma were annihilated and those in which about half of the Roma population survived. Considerable differences could also appear within the same administrative unit. In Distrikt Galizien, the southeastern-most district of the General Government, Roma were persecuted violently in the countryside, while the district capital of Lemberg (Lwów, Lviv) saw a different course of events. The picture that appears from the available documents also diverges from survivor testimonies and general accounts of the persecution of Roma as being similar and parallel to that of Jews. Roma were present in Lemberg throughout the Nazi occupation and the authorities were aware of their whereabouts. Roma were not confined to the ghetto, but many, along with Poles and Ukrainians, remained within the territory of the ghetto, parts of which had constituted areas of Roma settlement in Lemberg since the mid nineteenth century. Several Roma also lived in wagons in various locations in 1942–43, as well as in quarters close to the town’s centre. Altogether, several hundred Roma lived in Lemberg, and their treatment by the local courts was different from that of Jews, bearing more similarity to the way in which Polish and Ukrainian cases were handled.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Piotr Wawrzeniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Dagens samhälle 2018, 25 april : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mikael Börjesson

Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kvartal 2018, 2 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

‘Mental map’ is a term referring to the way people orientate themselves in their spatial surroundings and how they perceive the world. Alongside ‘cognitive map’, its approximate synonym, the concept of a mental map is established in geography, the behavioral sciences, and psychology. Over the past two decades the idea of mental maps has been adopted by historians in analyzing the construction and dissolution of historical regions, the world views of political elites, and patterns of dominance and subalternity. Despite the resonance the concept of mental maps has had in several disciplines, an international multi-disciplinary conversation on mental maps with an emphasis on cultural patterns is still in its earliest stages. The present special journal issue addresses this situation by bringing together scholars from the fields of history, geography, economics, anthropology, and linguistics, and by using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The idea of this themed issue emerged at a workshop entitled “Mental Mapping – Historical and Social Science Perspectives”, held 12–13 November 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, and the Italian Cultural Institute “C.M. Lerici” in Stockholm. The workshop was arranged by the research project Spaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region, a joint venture between Södertörn University and Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Janne Holmén

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

International Journal of Early Childhood 2018, 50 (1): 1-14.

This article explores how constructions of identity, race and difference permeate and are challenged in a Swedish preschool class. The study is informed by theories of phenomenology and critical whiteness. Data are drawn from a larger ethnographic study conducted in an ethnically diverse preschool. The purpose of the study was to explore how preschool teachers manage and reflect upon the construction of children’s social identity within the institution of a preschool. This report considers one incident relating to racial identity. It began with a child’s representation, the boy named Stanley, in a self-portrait: ‘I want to be white and blonde when I grow up… I want to be like Oscar, not a black boy’. Within this article we consider teachers’ reflections on this incident, discussing how ‘whiteness’ is performed, constructed and interrogated by young children and adults in the preschool and uncovering a certain institutional ‘colour blindness’. In this example ‘race’ announces itself and the children make it visible as an existing category in their everyday life. Children’s drawings and narratives reveal much about the implicit understandings and norms that surround them, pointing to teachers’ responsibilities for exploring the possibilities and limitations offered in preschool education to deal with these understandings.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz LindqvistEva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

SST Årsbok 2018, : 28-32.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: NERA 2018 - 46th CONGRESS Educational Research: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges. Oslo : University of Oslo.

Title: “They shouldn’t work all by themselves!” Supervisors’ understandings of student independence in undergraduate projectsAuthors: Maria Zackariasson, professor, Södertörn University & Jenny Magnusson, lecturer, Södertörn UniversityThat independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, is evident within the research field on independent learning, as well as in research on supervision within higher education (eg Broad 2006; Cukurova et al 2017; Gurr 2010; Lau 2017; Lee 2008). That it also in other ways constitutes a significant concept within the academic context, is evident for instance in how independence in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance is described as one of the main goals of higher education (Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993).At the same time, independence is characterized by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary. This may pose a problem not least in relation to the supervision of undergraduate projects. In this paper we examine how supervisors understand the concept independence and how their understandings might influence their attitude to and practice of supervision of undergraduate projects. The analysis is based on focus group interviews with supervisors from two education programs, teacher education and journalism, in two countries, Sweden and Russia.In our findings we highlight and discuss several understandings of independence that were evident in our material, and in which phases of the undergraduate project these were regarded to be most significant. The theoretical framework for the paper connects to how a number of concepts that are central within higher education, such as criticality/critical thinking, learner autonomy and independent learning, tend to be characterized by conceptual ambiguity (cf Borg and Al-Busaidi 2012; Gardner 2007; Moore 2011). Using Wittgenstein’s ideas on family resemblances, we discuss how the concept independence may be understood in relation to such associated concepts (Wittgenstein 1958).The paper is of relevance to Nordic educational research through its focus on a concept that is rarely discussed and defined, even though it is most significant within higher education and for supervisors’ attitudes and didactic choices.ReferencesBorg, Simon, and Saleh Al-Busaidi. 2012. "Teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy." ELT Journal 66(3):283-92.Broad, James. 2006. "Interpretations of independent learning in further education." Journal of Further and Higher Education 30(2):119-43.Cukurova, Mutlu, Judith Bennett, and Ian Abrahams. 2017. "Students’ knowledge acquisition and ability to apply knowledge into different science contexts in two different independent learning settings." Research in Science & Technological Education:1-18.Gurr, Geoff. 2010. "Negotiating the "Rackety Bridge" — a Dynamic Model for Aligning Supervisory Style with Research Student Development." Higher Education Research & Development:81-92.Lau, Ken. 2017. "‘The most important thing is to learn the way to learn: evaluating the effectiveness of independent learning by perceptual changes." Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 42(3):415-30.Lee, Anne. 2008. "How are doctoral students supervised? Concepts of doctoral research supervision." Studies in Higher Education 33(3):267-81.Moore, Tim John. 2011. "Critical thinking and disciplinary thinking: a continuing debate." Higher Education Research & Development 30(3).Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993. "The Higher Education Ordinance" Ministry of Education and Research. Accessed 2017-04-11. https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/.Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 1958. Philosophical investigations. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

: , 2018. (Delmi Rapport ; 2018:2)

Akademisk mobilitet är en aspekt av internationell migration, som sällan får samma uppmärksamhet som flykt eller arbetskraftsmigration. Denna mobilitet möjliggörs ofta genom stipendier, och i Sverige är Svenska institutet en av de viktigaste stipendiegivarna. Föreliggande rapport handlar om personer som fått ett mobilitetsstipendium inom Visbyprogrammet. Programmet har funnits sedan 1997 och är inriktat mot länder i östra Europa. Ur ett migrationsperspektiv är dessa stipendiater en intressant grupp vad gäller migrationsmönster och internationella nätverk.Stipendieutdelning är en av många faktorer som är med och formar internationella migrationsflöden. Det innebär att de regler som svenska staten ställer upp för sina stipendier i kombination med Svenska institutets praktiska hantering av samma stipendier påverkar migrationen, då de gör internationell akademisk mobilitet möjlig för vissa specifika grupper. Över tid har Visbyprogrammet gått från att ha en näringslivsfrämjande, biståndspolitisk och tillväxtskapande inriktning till att handla om regionalt samarbete, avspänning och social utveckling. Programmet tillhör alltså tre politikområden, nämligen a) bistånds- och utvecklingsarbete, b) internationaliseringen av den högre utbildningen och c) offentlig diplomati, främjandet av Sverige och svensk ekonomi.Inom existerande forskning är det mycket ovanligt att ovan nämnda politikområden relateras till varandra. Studiens utgångspunkt är dock att relationen dem emellan är grundläggande för att förstå Visbyprogrammet. Utifrån detta antagande undersöks fem olika områden. Först och främst i vilken utsträckning stipendiaterna utgör en viktig resurs för ekonomin, politiken eller forskningen i sina hemländer (1), i vilken mån stipendiaterna fortfarande är förbundna med Sverige och det svenska samhället eller till och med är bosatta i Sverige och verksamma på svensk arbetsmarknad (2), samt om stipendiaterna flyttat vidare till andra länder och en internationell arbetsmarknad (3). Därutöver undersöks även i vilken utsträckning stipendierna skapar ett utbildningskapital, ett språkligt kapital och ett svenskt symboliskt kapital (4), samt hur stipendiaterna själva värderar sin stipendievistelse och de primäramotiven för att söka sig till Sverige (5).Som underlag för den aktuella studien genomfördes en enkätundersökning med tidigarelångtidsstipendiater inom Visbyprogrammet. Enkäten innehöll 34 frågor ochbesvarades av total 482 personer. Huvudresultaten är att stipendiatsgruppen harförändrats mellan 1997 och 2015. Från att initialt ha kommit från Baltikum, Polenoch Ryssland, kommer dagens stipendiater företrädelsevis från Ukraina, Rysslandoch Vitryssland. Dessutom har stipendiaternas ämnesinriktning förskjutits frånteknik och naturvetenskap mot samhällsvetenskap och humaniora. Orsaken tilldetta är att ekonomi och tillväxt tonats ned inom Visbyprogrammet till förmånför säkerhetspolitik och bistånd. Ett politiskt formulerat stipendieprogram som Visbyprogrammet och en mediär som Svenska institutet, har därmed en stor betydelseför hur den internationella student- och forskarmobiliteten ser ut och hur den varierar över tid.Ett annat centralt resultat är att stipendieperioden öppnar upp för tre olika livsbanor. Majoriteten av respondenterna flyttade tillbaka till sina hemländer (50 procent)medan mer än en på fyra (27 procent) bodde kvar i Sverige. En nästan lika stor grupp (23 procent) bosatte sig istället i ett tredje land, vanligtvis ett västeuropeiskt land eller USA. Samma mönster syns även om man ser till de länder där respondenterna bott en kortare period efter stipendieperioden. En vistelse i Sverige genererar alltså utbildningskapital som även har ett värde i andra länder. Visbystipendierna fungerar som en viktig del i en såväl socialt uppåtstigande som geografisk mobilitetsrörelse.Den främsta pullfaktorn för att söka sig till just Sverige var dock existensen av stipendierna och den ekonomiska säkerhet de innebär. En övervägande majoritet av stipendiaterna uppskattar att tiden i Sverige har haft en avgörandebetydelse för deras vidare karriär, men också att de har kunnat etablera stabila kontakter mellan Sverige och ursprungslandet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mikael Börjesson

Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Russian Review 2018, 77 (2): 320-322.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Västervik : Stiftelsen Västerviks museum, 2018. ( ; )

In spring 2016, Södertörn University and MARIS, in collaboration with Västerviks Museum, conducted an archaeological research survey at Stäket, Kallåker 4:4 in Gamlebysocken, Västervik municipality, Kalmar County, Småland. At the survey two trenches were dug on land in connection with a previously known "pole blockage" in the water of Dynestadviken at a place called Stäket. One trench was placed in a stone construction situated close to the level of the Viking age shore line. The other trench was orientated in today's wetland adjacent to the timber construction in the water.The stone "cairn- like" construction lays in line with the timber construction in the water and are interpreted by us as associated with the underwater remains. The test trench was done in that part of the construction which is closest to the water. But the stone cairn seems to continue west at least 10 m up the beach slope. In the trench a brow, a flint and fragments of processed wood were found. Underneath and between the stones, wooden poles emerged of which one dates back to Viking age-early Middle Ages.The other trench, in the wetland closer to the water, could only be dug to approx. 0.2 m depth, but in this area several wooden poles appeared as well as parts of planks and a smallbox shaped wooden construction.Several of the upright standing poles, both in the water and on land have been dated to late Iron age, but there are also some dating of poles and planks from late Medieval/EarlyModern period. In connection to wood sampling in the water for dating of the poles a well worked oak plank also was found. The plank is dated to late Viking period and is very likely from a boat.During late Viking period, the place for the site was the most topographical strategic part of the waterway between the bay of Gamlebyviken and the protected inner water around Dynestadsjön. The choice of place gives an indication that the construction during this time is linked to strategy and protection of the rich Iron Age homeland north of the construction.The exact function of the constructions at Stäket cannot be said at the present time and there are several possible functions. The most obvious interpretation is to see it as a blockage defending the inlet, but there is also a possibility that the remains we know about today actually are a part of a larger harbour arrangement. Other possibilities which can't be excluded is that the construction could have been used for fishing or that some of the poles are remains of a bridge over the narrow inlet. Combinations of these different functions areof course also possible. Considering the different dating and the mix of wooden material is also very likely that the use and function of the place have changed during history.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Veronica Palm

Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religion and the Arts 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. (Working Paper ; 2018:1)

On September 23, 2013, the leading Swedish daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, published a front-page story revealing that a classified listing of Roma had been found on a server belonging to the regional police of Skåne. The illegal database comprised a register of 4,029 persons of Romani descent, more than 1,000 of whom were children living all over Sweden. This news understandably elicited horrified reactions in Sweden and throughout the world. But how exceptional is the concept of such a register to Sweden? To answer this question, we must examine Sweden’s treatment of Romani people during World War II.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Records Management Journal 2018, 28 (1): 2-17.

Purpose: This paper examines the implementation of the Public Sector Information (PSI) directive in two Swedish municipalities amidst a changing information management landscape impacted by e-government development. Government information is currently looked upon as a “gold mine” and “raw material” to be explored by interested parties. The PSI directive grants European citizens a right to access government information flows (PSI) in order to develop new electronic services. The Swedish government implemented its PSI directive in July 2010. Swedish municipalities have to embrace the directive and make the PSI available to the general public. The literature review highlighted a number of critical issues that should be addressed if PSI initiatives are to succeed. This study revealed that the two municipalities had different resource capacities, and the levels of e-government development varied. This meant that the implementation of the PSI directive also varied. The bigger municipality with a bigger budget had implemented the PSI directive and was publishing data sets on its website, while the smaller municipality with a smaller budget only published a few documents. This paper, therefore, argues that the municipalities should have the same capacity if the PSI is to be a democratic endeavor to serve all citizens. Good quality PSI will also require the municipalities to embrace a records and information continua thinking, which highlights the necessity to proactively and holistically manage the information for pluralization in different contexts.Design/methodology/approach: This paper builds on interviews that were conducted with four municipal officers. The number of respondents is quite small because the focus was specifically on people who were responsible for the implementation of the PSI directive in the municipalities. The respondents were identified through their fellow colleagues and they also recommended each other. Pickard refers to this kind of approach as a snow-bowling approach. Through interviews and observation, one participant advises on issues that need further inquiry and, hence, directs the researcher to another person who might offer more answers. A general interview guide approach was used to solicit answers to issues such as the implementation of the PSI directive, guidelines for PSI publication, if terms such as big data and open data were being used in the municipalities, if the municipalities had an information governance plan and how it was understood, if the information systems were well aligned to meet with the requirements of the PSI directive, how e-government development affected information management and information security and if the municipalities had information security guidelines.Findings: The Swedish government requires its administrations to engage in e-government development. This development has led to increased amounts of information that the municipalities have to effectively manage and make available to the general public. However, the municipalities operate under different conditions. Municipalities that are financially stronger are better placed to invest in measures that will lead to better quality PSI. All municipalities are, however, expected to implement the PSI directive. The two municipalities that were the subjects of this study had different information management environments and the capacity to invest in information management systems that would facilitate the management of their information resources. The budgetary constraints faced by smaller municipalities might impact the implementation of the PSI directive and, hence, hinder the publication of the PSI. e-Government is meant to be an inclusive project, and the PSI is meant for all citizens with innovative ideas. There is a risk that citizens who belong to poorer municipalities might not be equally privileged compared to those living in resourceful municipalities. This poses a democratic challenge that should concern all people interested in an open and inclusive society.Originality/value: Little research has so far been published on the implementation process of the PSI directive. The discourses that have started to emerge discuss the challenges of open data without paying much attention to the creation, capture and the management aspects of the PSI. The originality of this paper, therefore, lies in the application of the records and information continua thinking, which highlights dimensions that enhance information management and the democratic challenges that will be caused by the data divide, as municipalities have different capabilities when it comes to the publication of the PSI.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Cultural Geography 2018, 25 (2): 157-161.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Janne Holmén

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 2018, 29 (2): 145-165.

The article analyses the background of a popular conception of Sufism as equivalent to ‘Islamic esotericism’ by tracing two different but sometimes confluent currents: reifications of Sufism within Western romanticist and modern environments, and the approach to it in Islamic reformist movements. A further aim is to nuance and problematize such understandings, making use of examples from both historical and contemporary Sufism. Finally, the article briefly discusses possible pros and cons related to the interbreeding of Islamic Studies and the academic studies of Western esotericism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This dissertation study examines individual and collective identity formation in Eritrea during the first period of Italian colonialism (1890-1916). Drawing on an African-centered theoretical framework, my analysis of identity formation centers on the interplay between colonial and patriarchal structures, in relations formed between African evangelical reformists and Swedish missionaries. The study is African-centered in the sense that it mainly focuses on African agency, while at the same time acknowledging the local context. Additionally, the theoretical framework is heavily informed by theories of black diasporic identity formation. While this means that I rely on contemporary theoretical formulations to examine the past, I argue that the afro-diasporic concepts that I draw on, are not always necessarily time and place bound, and thus allow for the exploration of black/African identity, in ways that have the capacity to advance theory-building in the present.The source materials consist of reports and minutes written by Swedish missionaries in the field, as well as letters written by members of the mission board in Stockholm. These sources include a multitude of accounts of verbal exchanges and actions carried out by Africans whom these writers encountered, and are therefore used (solely) for this purpose of accessing this information. Other sources used are letters penned by African evangelists hired by the Swedish missionaries. Thus, the letters are rather unique as the evangelists speak directly to their white supervisors in these letters.The findings of this study show that both colonial and local patriarchal structures influenced the identity formation of the evangelists and other Africans who attended Swedish missionary schools. While focusing on maintaining their masculinity, most men ended up being trapped within the dualistic worldview of colonialism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kekke Stadin

Rahel Kuflu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Inom Vetenskapsrådet bildades 2001 Utbildningsvetenskapliga kommittén (UVK) med uppdrag att stödja högkvalitativ forskning med relevans för skolans och förskolans utveckling. I det svenska forskarsamhället är utbildningsvetenskap idag ett etablerat vetenskapsområde. Även om dess institutionella historia är påfallande kort är denna bakgrund viktig för att förstå dagens diskussioner om pedagogik och utbildningsvetenskap.Hösten 2017 anordnade Samtidshistoriska institutet tillsammans med ämnet idéhistoria ett vittnesseminarium om utbildningsvetenskap i allmänhet och UVK i synnerhet för att möjliggöra kunskapsbildning om områdets uppkomst och utveckling. Ambitionen var att rama in och belysa utbildningsvetenskapens framväxt, utveckling och nuvarande ställning, med en öppning mot vad detta vetenskapliga fält kan komma att vidareutvecklas till och bli i framtiden. Denna skrift utgörs av en transkriberad och lätt reviderad version av seminariet, där panelen bestod av Petter Aasen, Berit Askling, Elisabet Nihlfors och Tjia Torpe.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Daniel Lövheim

Anders BurmanJohanna Ringarp

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. (Förvaltningsakademin ; 15)

Skolinspektionen har i drygt 150 år genom skolbesök och andra metoder ansvarat för övervakning, uppsikt, tillsyn, granskning och kontroll av kunskapsnivån, lärarnas arbete, skolbyggnadernas standard och mycket annat. Dess plats i statsförvaltningen har skiftat, likaså verksamhetens tyngdpunkt. Men hur viktiga är själva skolbesöken? Ska inspektörerna utöver att kontrollera skolarbetet också ge råd till såväl lärare som skolans politiker och administratörer? Spänningen mellan kontroll och rollen som rådgivare följer Skolinspektionen över hela dess tid.Professor Torbjörn Nilsson är historiker och verksam vid Samtidshistoriska institutet vid Södertörns högskola.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Feministiskt perspektiv 2018, 24 januari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukJenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyGender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New York & Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Sjöberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Temenos 2017, 53 (1): 184-186.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann af Burén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Humanities Futures: Papers 2017, : -.

Although we often think about geographical continents as fixed natural entities, they are in fact also the product of imaginative construction.  The most recent example of this process is the emergence of the continental concept of "Eurasia."  This brief essay considers the historical origins of the Eurasia idea in the geological sciences of the 19thcentury, its development in 20th-century theories of global geo-strategy as well as ideologies of Russian national identity, and its eventual international "breakthrough" into public discourses with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.  It discusses some of the different ways Eurasia is represented today in terms of its boundaries and essential characteristics, and finally offers a series of arguments for the usefulness of "Eurasian Studies" as a platform for university research and teaching.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: European Regions And Boundaries. Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2017. 210-234.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Memoria e Ricerca 2017, 55 (2): 313-330.

After its inauguration in 2000, the Oresund bridge has allowed major mobility and flow of manpower, goods, and services between Sweden and Denmark. Was this the vision that Danes and Swedes have imagined over the past century and a half, when thinking of a bridge over the Sound? And, if so, why did it take more than one hundred years in order to start the construction of the øresundsförbindelsen? The aim of this article is to inquire how linking the two shores of the Sound, from being in the nineteenth century an idea of literates and politicians, was progressively filtered through a system of innovation to which actors and suprain-dividual social structures contributed. The study examines the political and economic ideas of the actors that have imagined the consequences of linking the two shores of the Sound: entrepreneurs, politicians, engineers, intellectuals, Swedish and Danish institutions, and the bilateral commissions. Contextualizing the idea of the link in the Swedish and Danish political history, the study offers an understanding of why the Oresund bridge has been finalized only at the end of the twentieth century. The study is based on published and unpublished sources conserved in several Swedish and Danish archives and libraries.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 2017, 3 (2): 219-252.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 2017, 3 (2): 115-128.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Andreas Umland

Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

DIN 2017, 2 : 88-118.

Artikeln diskuterar uppfattningar om islam i svenska esoteriska grupper med inriktning mot satanism och left-hand path. Den amerikanska bakgrunden till ateistiska satanisters synsätt skisseras och kontroverserna som omgivit black metal-låttexter med islamfientligt innehåll analyseras. Hyllandet av den islamikata minoritetsreligionen yezidism i Sveriges mest inflytelserika left-hand path-rörelse får exemplifiera esoterikers försök till interkulturell konkordans. Yezidier kan härvid lyftas fram av dessa som “Mellanösterns satanister.” Ett nyckeltema är esoterikers önskan att förbli opolitiska (eller åtminstone fjärmade från dagspolitiken). Detta, påvisar artikeln, ter sig dock i dag svåruppnåeligt när det gäller förhållningssätt till islam.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Faxneld

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 239-259.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 305-326.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Magnus Rodell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 77-100.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Henrik Bohlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 7-17.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanLena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Moskva : Sadra, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Mellan himmel och jord. Stockholm : Verbum, 2017. 133-148.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Linda Vikdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Budkavlen. Tidskrift för etnologi och folkloristik 2017, 96 : 24-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Vallström

Elisabeth Wollin ElhouarJenny Ingridsdotter

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2017, 83 (2): 111-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Социальная история Второй мировой войны (Social History of the Second World War). Tambov, Russia : TSU Publishing House G.R. Derzhavin, 2017. 193-200.

This chapter concerns the lingering after-effects of World War II – as well as theindividual and collective efforts to overcome them. The focus lies on the Alsatians-Mosellans’ war prisoners in the USSR at the former prison camp of Tambov. Thecase of these French men, enlisted by force in the German army during World WarII and sent to the Eastern Front, the Malgré-Nous as they call themselves, is veryinteresting.War being a traumatic event which is difficult to overcome, how can soldiers,who were forced to make war within the army of their initial enemies, be able tomove on and get on with their lives in a post-war context? Alsatian/Mosellan conscriptswere French and at the same time they were forced to wear the Germanfeldgrau army uniform and fight the Allies. I examine in this paper the personaland collective strategies used by these people to come to terms with their contentiouspast when re-integrating the French nation after the war and subsequently. Thestudy materials consist of interviews with former POWs and their descendants andthe ethnographical study of the memorial practices at the site of the former sovietprison camp of Tambov.Since the living memory of these war experiences is slowly disappearing withthe witnesses, the problematic of the transmission, often incomplete or paradoxical,of their memories will also be considered. Consequently, I am also examining howpainful memories are handed down from a generation to another, transforming theheredity into a heritage.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Les enrôlés de force dans les camps soviétiques (1941-1955). Saarbrücken : Éd. universitaires européennes, 2017. 119-146.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

Since the mid-1930s, theNazi regime concerned itself with the systematic registration and identificationof Roma. At the 1935 Copenhagen Interpol Conference participating states backedthe initiative proposed by the German police regarding the creation of aninternational registry of Roma. It had been easier to classify Jews for recordsheld by religious communities were readily available to the state. Many Roma inEurope were nomadic and ID-less. The study focuses on measures ofidentification and registration of Roma undertaken in sovereign Sweden and therole of experts and census takers in transnational context. On 25 September1942, the government of Sweden ordered inventory of Roma and Travellers. Thepurpose of the registration was to solve “a problem” by mapping both thesegroups. In Sweden the census did not proceed smoothly, because of the conflictswithin the experts’ community. The paper focuses on the transnational studiesof registration of Roma undertaken in the fully-sovereign Sweden and the roleof experts in ‘scientific’ legitimation of this process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej KotljarchukSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017, april : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 26 (3-4): 32-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 26 (3-4): 39-45.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Barents and the Baltic Sea Region. Rovaniemi : Pohjois-Suomen historiallinen yhdistys, 2017. 39-56.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 3-4 : 25-31.

This article focuses on late modern discursive clashes and contradictions in everyday situations at Flextronics, mainly from the workplace in Karlskrona in southern Sweden. This is a space currently crisscrossed by discourses anchored in two different types of capitalist production systems, which Richard Sennett has described as social capitalism and flexible capitalism (with lean production and customer orientation as guiding principles), the latter beginning to take shape in parallel with the emergence of neoliberal politics in the 1980s. How do individual subjects position themselves in relation to these competing discourses? How is this contradiction articulated and negotiated in the workers´ descriptions about work and their life situation? The result of this study shows that workers feel that they are being squeezed between incompatible standpoints. They express an understanding of the late capitalist companies need for flexibility and just-in-time production, while at the same time not accepting the life in the margin that short contracts in line with lean production compels them to. They are forced to live a life in what they perceive as irregular and abnormal, because society in general is based on the fact that people have secured full-time employment. This applies for example to be able to get a loan in a bank. Therefore they tend to assent to a system that simultaneously relegates them to exclusion.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2017, 31 (3): 457-479.

On September 25, 1942, the government of Sweden ordered a census of Roma and Travellers in the country. The mapping of these groups was to serve as a first step towards solving the perceived "Gypsy problem." The census did not proceed smoothly, mainly because of conflicts within the scholarly community. On the basis of studies undertaken in fully sovereign Sweden during the World War II period, the author of this article clarifies the role "experts" played in the "scientific" legitimization of the registration process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: När skiftet äger rum. Stockholm : Tankesmedjan Tiden, 2017. 21-65.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kjell Östberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2017, 4 (1): 19-37.

The wrecks of two Soviet submarines, the S7 and the SC-305, were discovered by private wreck-searching teams in 1998 and 2007 respectively. For more than half a century the whereabouts of the wrecks had remained a mystery. Drawing from the case of the two sunken Second World War submarines, this paper addresses the archaeological significance of moving-image documentation produced in non-archaeological contexts as a tool for interpreting the sites. What kind of research can archaeologists, denied direct access to a site, conduct through the use of film documentation gathered by nonarchaeologists? Is it possible to use films produced by divers or marine survey teams (non-archaeologists) to interpret underwater sites? Can film be considered an archaeological documentation method, and how can data gathered in this way be handled and interpreted? Moreover, how does the distance created though lack of physical contact with sites and the non-professional gathering of data affect the research and analysis? Our work indicates that using already existing film and photographic material, created for purposes other than archaeological documentation, can be a valuable source material for understanding past events as well as how archaeological sites are experienced today. We found that working with material created by non-archaeologists had limitations, but it also opened up a whole new set of opportunities of viewing and understanding the sites. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

M. Arnshav

Anna Mcwilliams

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanLena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 119-135.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Möklinta : Gidlunds förlag, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Ukraina Moderna 2017, 24 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ukraina Moderna 2017, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Eleonora Narvselius

Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2017, X (3): 12-17.

There are parallels in discussions about monuments in Ukraine and the USA. The reminder of the Soviet past (or in the American context, of the Confederacy) is an abject that is difficult to assimilate. On the one hand, the abject is our unwillingness to see the past and accept it; on the other hand, for those who associate themselves with this past, this is the threat of castration because through the negation of a given past a certain group is cast out from the space of representation. That is why it is questionable whether a monument can be inclusive at all. Which memory does the monument recall? Which past is castrated when a new monument is built? Which groups are fighting for recognition and representation? Which groups lose this right? These questions confront researchers and memory workers and are discussed in this essay.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 107-137.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 141-168.

Yuliya Yurchuk and Alla Marchenko present an analysis of intellectuals’ narratives on betrayal in the most transformative period of recent Ukrainian history—the Orange Revolution and the Euromaidan protests. While it was observed that after both these revolutions the people’s attitudes oscillated between two polarities of great expectations and great disillusionments, the authors analyze the narratives of betrayal through the concept of disenchantment. The analysis shows that disenchantment can be an empowering device, which serves as a push for the search for internal powers and capabilities. At the same time, the authors also observed that some groups of Ukrainian people were dismissed by intellectuals as betrayers or not sufficiently capable of acting in accordance with intellectual ideals.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alla Marchenko

Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Representing revolutionary terrorists as heroes and martyrs was a typical feature of the mythology of the Russian revolutionary underground at the beginning of the 20th century. This mythology described Underground Russia, the world of the revolutionaries, as an ideal country inhabited by ideal people. The purpose of that epos was to represent the revolutionary struggle, and individual revolutionaries in such a way that they would gain sympathy from the wider public and become role models for other revolutionary fighters. Sympathetic representations of women who committed political violence seem to be especially shocking in the context of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, since female violent behavior contradicted the existing gender order.Employing theoretical perspectives of Critical Discourse Analysis, gender history and intersectionality, the dissertation analyzes the way narratives about the individual life paths of female terrorists of the Party of Socialist Revolutionaries (the PSR), the biggest socialist party in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, were constructed in their revolutionary auto/biographies. It analyzes how the lives of women from different social and ethnic origins, of different ages, with different life paths, who happened to be united only by their participation in the political terrorism of the PSR, were recounted with the help of narratives used in the Russian revolutionary underground.The research findings demonstrate that the accounts of the lives of female PSR terrorists were constructed with the help of the dominant narrative that was formed as a conversion story. Within the framework of that narrative, the lives of individual women were adapted to the dominant discourse of heroism and martyrdom, and at the same time were contextualized within the dominant discourse on “good” femininity that existed in the Russian society, and even within the discourse on Jews as perpetual “Others” in the Russian empire in case of Jewish women. Social and ethnic backgrounds as well as individual circumstances of the terrorist women, however, transformed the dominant narrative, and thus created diversity of representations. The discursive practice of writing a revolutionary life accepted by Bolsheviks influenced the discursive practice employed in revolutionary auto/biographies of female terrorists written during the early Soviet period.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Håkan Blomqvist

Nadezda Petrusenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The End of Fortuna and the Rise of Modernity. : De Gruyter Oldenburg, 2017. 175-191.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristiina Savin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide. New York : Routledge, 2017. 150-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 91-121.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 15-30.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Olle Sundström

Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Danmark og Finland i 100 år (1917–2017). Greifswald : Universität Greifswald, 2017. 159-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Right of Access to Information and the Right to Privacy. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 41-60.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rikard Friberg von Sydow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

Den 21 september 2016 anordnade Samtidshistoriska institutet som en del av Södertörns högskolas 20-årsjubileum vittnesseminariet ”Levande campus. Utmaningar och möjligheter för Södertörns högskola i den nya regionala stadskärnan i Flemingsberg”.Utgångspunkten för seminariet var att under jubileumsåret inte bara blicka bakåt, utan också lufta idéer kring högskolans framtida utmaningar och utvecklingsmöjligheter. Frågor som diskuterades handlade om hur det sociala landskapet bör gestaltas när det är en kunskapsinstitution som utgör navet för platsen, samt vilken roll Södertörns högskola ska ha i den nya regionala stadskärnan som håller på att växa fram.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Håkan Forsell

Johanna Ringarp

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationalen 2017, 20/1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationalen 2017, 3/9 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

This anthology presents studies of Stalinism in the ethnic and religious borderlands of the Soviet Union. The authors not only cover hitherto less researched geographical areas, but have also addressed new questions and added new source material. Most of the contributors to this anthology use a micro-historical approach. With this approach, it is not the entire area of the country, with millions of separate individuals that are in focus but rather particular and cohesive ethnic and religious communities.Micro-history does not mean ignoring a macro-historical perspective. What happened on the local level had an all-Union context, and communism was a European-wide phenomenon. This means that the history of minorities in the Soviet Union during Stalin’s rule cannot be grasped outside the national and international context; aspects which are also considered in this volume. The chapters of the book are case studies on various minority groups, both ethnic and religious. In this way, the book gives a more complex picture of the causes and effects of the state-run mass violence during Stalinism.The publication is the outcome of a multidisciplinary international research network lead by Andrej Kotljarchuk (Södertörn University, Sweden) and Olle Sundström (Umeå University, Sweden) and consisting of specialists from Estonia, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States. These scholars represent various disciplines: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History and the History of Religions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Olle Sundström

Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Against the Current 2017, November/December (191): 30-32.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Brand 2017, 3 : 22-27.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2017, 6 maj : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2017, 7 november : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Då var det 1917. Stockholm : Arbetarnas Kulturhistoriska sällskap och Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Då var det 1917. Stockholm : Arbetarnas Kulturhistoriska sällskap och Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2017, 29 april : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Hjalmarson & Högberg, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Religion and Secularism in the European Union. Bruxelles : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017. 181-186.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann af Burén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Transcending Borders. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 89-100.

Using the concept of psychiatrization as an aspect of medicalization, Lennerhed shows how legal abortion in Sweden increasingly came to be seen as a psychiatric issue in the 1940s and 1950s. In the Swedish welfare state, where abortion on medical, eugenic, and humanitarian grounds had been introduced in 1938, politicians, doctors, and the women’s movement protected the notion of good motherhood while abortion was described as a last resort. Women’s demand for abortion was explained by factors such as mental insufficiency. The diagnoses on women applying for abortion can thus be interpreted as a disciplinary process. © The Author(s) 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Post-Medieval Archaeology 2017, 51 (2): 309-331.

SUMMARY: The 84-gun ship Riksäpplet was one of the first ships in Sweden built under supervision of the newly recruited English master. In 1676, the ship came adrift, struck a rock and sank. In 2015 a minor field survey of the wreck was undertaken. An inventory of finds recovered from the wreck in various museum collections and in private hands has been compiled and the preserved correspondence from the construction of the ship has been re-examined. This material has provided new insights regarding the peculiarities and special architecture of Riksäpplet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Cultural Geography 2017, 35 (2): 230-250.

Little empirical research has considered the way in which macro-regions are perceived outside academic and political circles. Such studies alone can determine what regional narratives mean for the wider public, and the extent to which they coincide with region-building images produced by elites. This article examines the mental maps of high school seniors in 10 cities in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean regions, focusing upon their perception and knowledge of other countries in those areas. Despite efforts at region building since the Cold War, the two regions remain divided on mental maps. Students have little knowledge of countries across the sea from their own, although such knowledge is generally greater among those from coastal (and particularly island) locations. A comparison with maps constructed by Gould in 1966 reveals that the perception of countries within one's own region among Italian and Swedish students has become more negative over the last 50 years.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Janne Holmén


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2017, 69 (8): 1322-1323.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alina Zubkovych

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Personhistorisk Tidskrift 2017, 2 : 157-182.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

This thesis studies the uses of the concept of revolution in Swedish socialist press from 1917 to 1924. Political revolution and civil wars shook several countries. The Russian February and October Revolutions were soon followed by uprisings in countries such as Germany and Finland.While the social and political history of this period, with its mass demonstrations for bread and voting rights, often called the Swedish revolution, has been covered extensively in existing research, we know much less about the theoretical understanding of revolution among Swedish socialists. This thesis examines the concept of revolution from a perspective inspired by the Begriffsgeschichte of German historian Reinhart Koselleck. This foundation in the history of concepts aims at understanding how Swedish socialists, in a wide sense, understood their own time, how they related to the past and what they expected from the future, during the years of the First World War and the immediately following years. By focusing on what might be the most central, but also the most contested and most difficult to define, concept I hope to complement earlier research focusing on the social and political history of the period and its socialist movements.The main purpose of the thesis is to analyse how the labour movement understood revolution with particular weight placed upon the theoretical and ideological tensions between revolution and reform, determinism and voluntarism and localized and universal revolution. The starting point is the political and social changes in Sweden and abroad at that time and the place of the political press as opinion leaders capable of negotiating the space of political action. A secondary aim is to discuss how focusing on temporality can inspire new perspectives on the use of conceptual history.My research shows that how the concept of revolution was used was shaped both by already established notions regarding the socialist revolution as well as by the political situation at hand. The October Revolution forced a sharpening of its meaning, wherein different factions elaborated their understanding of it in relation to each other, which in turn determined how the concept was used fom that point on. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lars Ekdahl

Karin Jonsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Ships and Maritime Landscapes. Eelde : Barkhuis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Ships and Maritime Landscapes. Eelde : Barkhuis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Under the Sea. Cham : Springer, 2017. 53-63.

This chapter examines the benefits and constraints of collaboration between an archaeological research unit and a commercial company, using as examples joint research conducted by MARIS (Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University) and the Swedish commercial marine survey company MMT. The examples presented here included the detailed reconstruction by remote sensing of deeply submerged shipwrecks and the mapping and discovery of submerged archaeological landscapes and associated artefacts such as fish traps, which can then be examined more closely by archaeological divers. The benefits to archaeologists of collaborating with well-equipped commercial companies are obvious, but the benefits are mutual. The demands of archaeological research can generate new technological solutions that have commercial application, as well as producing results with wider educational and social benefits. Provided that archaeological investigations are embedded in the normal commercial operations of the company, such collaboration can be cost-effective for both parties, and is further enhanced by collaboration with film companies, which generates wider public interest and publicity for all concerned.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Joakim Holmlund

Björn Nilsson

Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

DIN 2017, 2 : 7-9.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per FaxneldSimon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Records Management Journal 2017, 27 (3): 275-285.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the long-term preservation challenges that the Swedish private archives are faced with. In as much as they offer a complement to the public archives and hence offer a nuanced national narrative, they lack both financial and human resources to effectively deal with the digital information management environment. Design/methodology/approach: Participatory Action Research (PAR) was used to identify the challenges of long-term preservation together with the six private archives institutions that were involved in the collaboration. The collaboration was financially facilitated by the Södertörn University. PAR is defined as a systematic investigation, with the collaboration of those affected by the issue being studied, for the purposes of education and taking action or effecting social change. What is distinctive of PAR is the active involvement of people whose lives are affected by the phenomenon under study. Findings: The private archival institutions face long-term preservation challenges such as lack of a digital repository that would facilitate the capture, organization and management of digital records that are of different formats and in a dispersed environment. There are no stringent legal requirements to facilitate the creation and management of the records in a standardized way and the institutions fear that imposing such requirements might deter their clients from depositing archival materials with them. The institutions will also need to espouse the business-oriented archival descriptions where private organizations are concerned to identify relevant archival materials and to promote participatory archival descriptions that would allow the creators to tag their records with metadata. Digital information requires a proactive approach, that is, planning for the long-term preservation of the information before it is created. Private archives need to invest in education packages that will facilitate their clientele’s understanding of the challenges of digital long-term preservation. Research limitations/implications: The findings cannot be generalized to all private archival institutions, as it was only six institutions that participated, but the issues discussed are relevant to most archival institutions. Practical implications: A lot of research has been carried out in the area of long-term preservation, but researchers have not paid enough attention to the woes of the private archives. To sustain a nuanced national narrative, the private archives need all the support to be able to live up to their mission of preserving archives of the private sector that are not captured by the public archival institutions. This is important in a pluralistic society such as Sweden. Highlighting the challenges might enable the institutions to work towards finding common challenges. Social implications: The private archives are part of Sweden’s national heritage. Their preservation matters to the society as a whole and to enhancing the voices of the underrepresented. Originality/value: The literature review revealed that not much research has paid attention to the challenges being faced by the private archives. This paper, therefore, contributes to this knowledge gap. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Handbuch der völkischen Wissenschaften. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2017. 1268-1277.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Socialt arbete och socialpolitik. Stockholm : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 525-582.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Östlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 645-658.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

DIN 2017, 2 : 10-42.

Föreliggande artikel syftar till att överföra analytiska modeller från det akademiska fältet västerländsk esoterism, på ett empiriskt exempel ur den islamikata kultursfären, närmare bestämt yezidiska traditioner och den yezidiska gruppen under det osmanska rikets tid och styre mellan cirka 1200–1900. Sedan en tid pågår diskussioner kring begreppet “esoterism” och huruvida detta ska förstås som en kulturspecifik kategori, eller om det snarare är ett transkulturellt begrepp. Trots att artikeln inte primärt syftar till att skriva in sig i denna diskussion tangerar den ämnet, varför vi inledningsvis berör de resonemang som pågår. Vår huvudsakliga ambition är istället att undersöka hur teoretiska landvinningar inom det akademiska fältet västerländsk esoterism, kan överföras på och berika exempelvis forskning om religion i Mellanöstern.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per FaxneldSimon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

DIN 2017, 2 : 43-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 9-41.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 81-106.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 5-8.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 2 (26): 2-10.

In this text we introduce this special issue of Kulturella perspektiv that addresses the relationship between ethnography and fiction. Could ethnographic fiction serve as an alternative way to communicate research results? Can it help us to reach other audiences outside of academia? How can fantasy and fiction help us in the quest for new knowledge? These are the main questions posed and answered in this introductory article where we highlight some important contributions to this field in ethnology and anthropology. Revisiting concepts such as Clifford Geertz 'thick descriptions' and 'faction' the article suggests that ethnographic fiction is part of a tradition in ethnographic work that problematize the division between fact and fiction, reason and affect, as well as objectivity and subjectivity. Scholars that work in the ethnographic tradition has long since acknowledged researchers' interpretations and subjectivity as a part of our knowledge production. Qualitative research in general, and ethnographic research in particular, would be impossible without an active research subject that thinks, feels and engages in the field of research. The article discusses examples of ethnographic research that engages with alternative ways of writing up the results and communicating the findings. We suggest that a creative approach to writing might reach a new and larger audience and help establish the importance of ethnographic work

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Ingridsdotter

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 2 (26): 41-51.

This article is about ethnographic knowledge production, and is an investigation of the forms that knowledge production can take. The text consists of two separated parts; a contextualising introduction and a short story based on the material of ethnographic fieldwork. The aim is to highlight parts of human life that are hard to depict with traditional scholarly genres.   In the first part of the article – the introduction – the relation between subjectivity and objectivity in ethnographic research, and the blurred lines that often exist between the two, is used as a point of departure to argue for the use of ethnographic fiction in research processes. Concepts such as thick description and self-reflexivity are used in the discussion. Ethnographic fiction can have multiple meanings and is here understood as fiction based in ethnographic knowledge. This genre can be a means to highlight aspects that are excluded or toned down in more traditional academic texts. Ethnographic fiction can also be a means to communicate research results to other audiences than the ones that normally reads scholarly works.   The second part of the article consists of an example of ethnographic fiction in the form of a short story. The story is about a young boy named Issa, who grows up in a marginalised community and who leads a destructive life that eventually results in him being subjected to compulsory care. Issa is a fictional character with a real life role model in one of the authors’ research persons that were shot and killed only sixteen years old.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (3): 530-532.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Erik Sjöberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (1): 80-85.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Blomberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Naissance des sciences de la population. Paris : INED éditions (Institut national d'études démographiques), 2017. 23-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alina Žvinklienė

Eva BlombergYulia GradskovaYlva Waldemarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Patterns of Prejudice 2017, 51 (3-4): 318-334.

Blomqvist's article holds that nationalism in the socialist labour movement did not suddenly manifest itself as Europe went to war in 1914. In Sweden, patriotic ideas from the French Revolution and radical liberalism heavily influenced the early labour movement and contributed to the development of a socialist patriotism. As a twin of socialist internationalism, this left-wing working-class nationalism centred on the question Who is the nation?' The answer was not simply the working people', but penetrated further into the questionin this age of nationalization of the massesof who those working people' were. With few intellectual resources of its own in its early years, the young socialist movement in Sweden had to rely on popular liberal education. Accordingly, knowledge from the modern natural sciences and anthropology was imported with its ideas of human races as kernels of nationality. Academics who subsequently joined the socialist movement tried to interpret racial science and eugenics to the advantage of the working class and for the sake of social reform. Together with socialist patriotism, this attempt developed into a racialized message on the anthropological value of Swedish workers as opposed to both the bourgeois elites and foreign low-paid workers and strikebreakers. In its more extreme versionas represented by a leading Swedish social democratit turned older stereotypes of Jews into a racist antisemitic discourse against those who were believed to be the enemies of Swedish labour. The combination of socialist patriotism, racism and antisemitism, however, was challenged by other interpretations and experiences.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Regulating education is a vital part of government. This thesis is inspired by recent changes on the political landscape of higher education. It is guided by an interest in how political objectives and concepts of ideal social relationships are transformed and expressed through government university policies and their consequences. An early stage of what is now commonly referred to as the modern state and the modern research university, rather than present or relatively recent developments, will be explored. Instead of studying trends on the European continent, the thesis inquiries into an attempt made by the Swedish government to revise the constitutions of Swedish schools and universities through the so-called Educational Commission appointed in 1745.The purpose of the thesis is to apply a modern policy perspective to the Educational Commission’s attempt at reforming the constitution of the Swedish universities. The aim is to illuminate the construction of university regulations and to place this within a larger framework of policy making during the Age of Liberty (Frihetstiden) in Sweden.The Commission was an attempt by the Swedish government to implement educational changes based on a holistic view of the realm. It was one of several contemporary initiatives with nationwide ambitions. The Commission did not, however, succeed in reaching its formal objectives, but by placing too much emphasis on what the Commission did not achieve one risks overlooking other results and consequences. It initiated new communication structures, operating procedures and accountability schemes. It changed the regulations for assessing higher education making the university transparent and accountable to the government in new ways. New administrative routines for producing university reform were introduced.The Commission also provided university actors with a legitimate channel for voicing their opinions in relation to the government. They were given a legitimate position to formulate problems, questions and solutions regarding the university. The demands of the professors for increased autonomy in seeking knowledge and providing education stood against the claims made by the government for added control and insight into academic affairs. Through the Commission, the views of the professors were put into circulation in an official political context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erland Sellberg

Fredrik Bertilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historische Zeitschrift 2017, 305 (2): 362-392.

This article examines how monies raised by the London-based „Committee for Relieving the Distresses in Germany and Other Parts of the Continent“ (1805–1815) were distributed by local committees, with the city of Erfurt as an example. Due to a lack of source material for the first campaign in 1805–1806 the focus is on the years 1814–1815. Networks of German immigrants within the British and Foreign Bible Society played a pivotal role on both occasions. Outstanding among them was Ernst August Schwabe, minister of one of the German churches in London and a native of Erfurt. The study shows how the transnational relief effort was organized, the way civil societies in London and Erfurt were interlinked through the aid campaign, and why the Erfurt committee of distribution failed in its trans-regional role. The provision of aid illustrates the diverging interests of donors in immediate emergency relief and of recipients in long-term use of the appropriated resources. A large proportion of the aid eventually went into a fund for war orphans, the disbursal of which was, in practice, controlled by the local women’s association.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frank Palmowski

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Modern European History 2017, 15 (2): 243-260.

The article examines the post-revolutionary rearrangement in Europe by focusing on the separation of Finland from Sweden. In 1809, the eastern part of the Swedish kingdom became a grand duchy within the autocratically ruled Russian empire. Both Finland and Sweden experienced the constitutional moment which characterised the post-revolutionary and post-Napoleonic Europe, but in very different ways. The Swedish Diet enacted a new written constitution while the Finnish Diet gave its oath to the new emperor, who promised to maintain the laws, privileges and rights of the country. Alexander I might have used the word «constitution» in his speech to the Finnish Estates, but the political status of the grand duchy remained unclear, and it was only in 1863 that the Finnish Diet was called to convene again. In the context of imperial dependency and a lack of established forums for public debate, the article analyses how the issue of political representation was made public in Finland during the first decade of Russian rule. The analysis is based on the ways in which the official newspaper described the new political situation of Finland and reported on political circumstances and parliamentary life in other countries. It is argued that the publication of news from abroad can be seen as an important way of keeping the issue of political representation alive in Finland. It was also a channel for the reception of political concepts. The study discusses the Finnish case in relation to political circumstances in Sweden. The comparative angle draws attention to complex features of the formation of a new polity and a reformation of an old.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jussi Kurunmäki

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

META Historiskarkeologisk tidskrift 2017, : 7-26.

Svärdet (1663-1676) - a ship built in the Dutch manner. During the first half of the  Seventeenth century the Swedish navy relied on Dutch master shipwrights who built ships in what was dubbed as ‘the Dutch manner’ Det holländska manéret. By the midcentury, the relations between the countries deteriorated to war. In this situation the Swedish Admirality sought for shipbuilding competence in England, which resulted in the introduction of the English manner – Det engelska manéret. In 2011 the remains of the ship Svärdet was discovered outside Öland. The ship was built 1660 to 1663 and sank during a battle in 1676. This paper presents the results from the initial survey of the wreck. Together with written sources and some preserved images of the ship it has been possible to get an impression of what the ship looked like. Focus of the paper is to present Svärdet as an example of one of the last ships built by the Dutch master shipwrights.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2017.

Riksäpplet deals with a shipwreck that has a neglected position in the grand narrative of the history of the Swedish navy. The story of its destiny and the missing accounts in scholarly and popular works in history says something about heritage processes within Swedish maritime archaeology.On 5 June 1676 Riksäpplet came loose and adrift from its moorings outside Dalarö Sea fortress. The hull struck a rock and sank. The loss was considered both ignominious and embarrassing and the ship’s fate has been overlooked in all major history books. The rock onto which Riksäpplet sank was named ‘Äpplet’ after the incident, and the wreck itself has become an integrated component of the underwater seascape. As a consequence the wreckage has never enjoyed a proper ‘discovery’ or undergone documentation under the sensational forms that many other famous shipwrecks have, even though they have sunk in more inconvenient places.In Eriksson’s study the official handling of Riksäpplet’s wrecked body is compared to the more wellknown ships Kronan and Svärdet, which both sank during battle only days before. Eriksson draws on different motifs and driving forces behind the study of naval wrecks from the period from his comparison, and the differences are discussed. Riksäpplet has never achieved a prominent position with the romanticising works of history that honour the national heroes and their deeds which are associated with this era of the Swedish Empire. The first half of the book thus sets out to unpack the ideas that have led to the relative disinterest in Riksäpplet in comparison to other shipwrecks.The second half of the book sets out to analyse Riksäpplet from a specific archaeological perspective, with focus on the ship as material culture. Eriksson’s departure is to explore the relatively low budget fieldwork that has been done at the wreck site. He the combines those facts with a survey of the artefacts recovered from the wreck, of which all are kept in museum archives and private collections. This, in addition to his studies of preserved written correspondence concerning the construction of the ship, has brought new insights into seventeenth-century shipbuilding and how the balance between the global political superpowers affected this trade. In this context Riksäpplet has great potential to show how military alliances are materialized through ships’ architecture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Dagens Nyheter 2017, 30 september : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. (Working Paper ; 2017:1)

In primary schools around the Baltic Sea, various forms of diversity are visible. In Estonia, one might expect the Russian-speaking population to be a major source of diversity, but since Estonian and Russian speaking students seldom share classroom, the experience of diversity is found in arenas other than primary school. In Finland, the beginnings of ethnic diversity is perceptible due to increasing immigration. In Sweden, with its longer immigration history, ethnic diversity is tangible in almost every classroom in primary schools.The new modes of variation among students, cultural and religious diversity, present a new task for teachers, administrators and headteachers alike, ensuring that the countries’ guidelines for addressing diversity are respected and implemented in the everyday life of schools and students. The differences between the countries around the Baltic Sea notwithstanding, the presence of cultural and religious diversity in a school built on aspirations to tackle social inequality and difference, but not dealing with national, cultural and religious differences, is a new challenge for the school systems.To describe the variation between the three countries, as well as parts of the regional variation within the countries, decisions for a pilot study were taken.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 21 september : 24-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Ethnologia Scandinavica 2017, 47 : 115-136.

In this article, I investigate the relation between national belonging in Sweden and religious belonging to Islam in Sweden and how that is related to the recurrent talk of respect during the guided tours of a mosque in Stockholm that I have studied. It is precisely that discussion on respect, in relation to national belonging in Sweden, which will be in focus in this article. Why has it been important to show respect on the guided tours of a mosque? What in the tours brings such issues to the fore? What personal convictions can be set aside or negotiated in the exercising of respect?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Gunnarsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund, 2017. (SST:s skriftserie ; 7)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Utrikesmagasinet 2017, augusti : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 232-258.

In this paper I argue that it is possible to understand publicly funded religious education as a litmus test for church-state-society relations and that the specific study of publicly funded Islamic education can be seen as a litmus test for the relation between various Western democracies and their Muslim minority populations.[1] I will compare and analyze state funded Islamic education in eight European countries pointing to the transformations and adaptations that Muslim communities have, on different levels, done to fit into each educational setting. The presentation shows that issues of integration, social cohesion, but also Islamophobia in each national setting affect what in the end becomes Islamic education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Berglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Oxford Review of Education 2017, 43 (5): 524-535.

This article suggests that the secular norms which influence much of the Swedish school system silence the voices and experiences of young Muslims who also attend Islamic supplementary education. It is based on interviews with 20 Muslim students in Sweden who reflected on their experiences of attending supplementary Islamic education in parallel to their secular schooling. Despite the variety of Islamic education reported by the students, they all held in common that they had learned to read and memorise the Quran as part of their Islamic education. A majority of the students reported that they avoid mentioning their Islamic education classes and their memorisation skills in secular schools since the reaction of teachers has proved to be negative. Those who mentioned that they attended supplementary religious education classes were immediately classified as ‘too religious’, a category that most wanted to avoid. The article shows that to memorise a sacred text stands in stark contrast to much of the educational ideals that prevail in Swedish modern schooling, where a discourse of secular normativity prevails. By using an identity economics model I show that what is perceived as prestigious and rewarding in the Muslim context risks being turned into a cost in the setting of a secular school.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Berglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: A Global History of Consumer Co-operation since 1850. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 201-225.

This chapter deals with co-operative ambitions to create institutions that would establish international co-operative trade. This implied stimulating trade between the national co-operative wholesales, or more ambitiously, the creation of an international co-operative business organization. Free trade as a trade policy and as an approach to internationalism was a condition for the realization of international co-operative trade. Protectionism was not an option. But the very notion of free trade, and the ways in which co-operators have related to it, has been subject to subtle shifts and changes. In the chapter, we follow the endeavours of co-operators to agree on institutions for co-operative international trade and thereby also their discussion regarding free trade policy. The period covered is the first half of the twentieth century but focus is on the inter-war period.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Friberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Governance of Local Communities. Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2017. 145-162.

This chapter investigates the challenges faced by two Swedish municipalities in freeing government information as required by both the European and the Swedish Public Sector Information (PSI) directives. Sweden enacted its PSI directive in July 2010, based on the 2003 European PSI directive, which all member states were required to implement. Municipalities are directed to proactively publish data for public consumption. Swedish municipalities are engaged in e-Government development, which has also led to an increase of the information they are required to manage effectively. In Sweden, PSI is an integral part of the e-Government policy. Sweden is working to regain its leading position in the World, as far as e-Government development is concerned. Sweden’s e-Government mantra is “to make it as simple as possible, for as many as possible.” e-Government development is meant to transform government institutions by making them simple, open, accessible, effective, and secure. The Swedish third generation e-Government focuses on demand-driven development of electronic services, third-party collaboration in service development, that is, the citizens, increased re-use of public sector information, and responsibility for adding value to information and services. The implementation of the PSI directive is slow because municipalities have different budgetary capacities. Large municipalities, with sufficient budgets, are implementing the directive and have started releasing for public consumption while small ones continue to issue single documents on websites. Uneven e-Government development influences the release of PSI. Small municipalities lack human, technical, and financial resources available to large ones.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

I debatten om den svenska skolans kris lyfts ofta betydelsen av de omfattande reformer som genomfördes under några år kring 1990 fram. Det gäller framför allt kommunaliseringen, införandet av skolpeng och det fria skolvalet. Hur gick besluten till? Vilka var de centrala aktörerna? Vad var syftet med reformerna?I juli 2014 bjöd Samtidshistoriska institutet vid Södertörns högskola tillsammans med Lärarnas Riksförbund in några aktörer som på olika sätt varit aktiva under 1990-talets skolreformer till ett vittnesseminarium. Utgångspunkten var att de skulle ge sin minnesbild av skeendet, vilken roll de själva spelat, samt hur de nu, cirka 25 år senare såg på resultatet.Medverkande: Lars Leijonborg (FP), f.d. utbildningsminister och partiledare, Christer Wretborn f.d. ambassadör, departementsråd och central tjänsteman vid kommunaliseringen 1989, Ann-Cathrine Haglund (M), f.d. landshövding, ordförande Riksdagens utbildningsutskott 1991–1993, Peje Emilsson, grundare av och ordförande för Kunskapsskolan och Bo Jansson, förbundsordförande, Lärarnas riksförbund.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johanna Ringarp

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Arkiv, samhälle och forskning 2017, 1 : 6-26.

Rikard Friberg von Sydow analyserar den offentliga utredning som är förarbetet till Patientjournalslag (1985:562) och hur den hanterar patientintegriteten i en tid av begynnande användning av ADB. Författaren avslutar med reflektioner om hur 30 års utveckling påverkat integritetsfrågan och vilken integritetsproblematik som nu bör få uppmärksamhet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rikard Friberg von Sydow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Geopolitics 2017, 2 (3): 665-692.

The essays collected in this forum discuss the geopolitical legacy of the Russian Revolution of 1917, one of the most momentous political events of the twentieth century. From a range of different academic disciplines and perspectives, the authors consider how the profound transformations in society and politics were refracted through space and geography, and how enduring these refractions proved to be. The authors focus on three themes that have been dominant in Russian affairs over the past century: 1)the problem of center-periphery relations, 2)the civilizational dynamics of Russia’s self-identification in relation to Europe and to Asia, and 3)the geopolitics of national identity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

P. Richardson

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 93-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Rossijskaja istorija 2017, 1 : 148-156.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Det digitala kalifatet. Stockholm : FOI, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, 2017. 22-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Svensson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

After falling under the power of the Russian Crown, the Northern Black Sea steppe from the end of eighteenth century crystallized as the Russian government’s prime venue for socioeconomic and sociocultural reinvention and colonization. Vast ethnic, sociocultural and even ecological changes followed.  Present study is preoccupied with the marriage of the immigrant population from the German lands who came to the region in the course of its state orchestrated colonization, and was officially categorized as “German colonists.” The book illuminates the multiple ways in which marriage and household formation among the colonists was instrumentalized by the imperial politics in the Northern Black Sea steppe, and conditioned by socioeconomic rationality of its colonization. Marriage formation and dissolution among the colonists were gradually absorbed into the competencies of the colonial vertical power. Intending to control colonist marriage and household formation through the introduced marriage regime, the Russian government and its regional representatives lacked the actual means to exert this control at the local level. On the ground, however, imperial politics was mediated by the people it targeted, and by the functionaries tasked with its implementation. As the study reveals, the paramount importance was given to functional households and sustainable farms based on non-conflictual relations between parties. Situated on the crossroads of state, church, community, and personal interests, colonist marriage engendered clashes between secular and ecclesiastical bodies over the supremacy over it. The interplay of colonization as politics, and colonization as an imperial situation with respect to the marriage of the German colonists is explored in this book by concentrating on both norms and practices. Another important consideration is the ways gender and colonization constructed and determined one another reciprocally, both in legal norms and in actual practices. Secret divorces and unauthorized marriages, open and hidden defiance, imitations and unruliness, refashioning of rituals and discourses, and desertions – a number of strategies and performances which challenged and negotiated the marriage regime in the region, were scholarly examined for the first time in this book. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Per Bolin

Julia Malitska

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Berlin : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2017. (International Policy Analysis ; February 2017)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Berglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Utbildningens revolutioner. Uppsala : Uppsala Studies of History and Education (SHED), 2017. 249-266.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas Åkerlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Dagens nyheter 2017, 30 april : A2-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Gender, Place and Culture 2017, 24 (2): 288-299.

Sexual politics play a key role in anti-Muslim narratives. This has been observed by scholarship problematising liberal feminist approaches towards ‘non-Western’ subjects focusing on countries such as France, the USA and the Netherlands. Yet interrogations into how these debates play out in European national contexts that are located outside of the European ‘West’ have attracted significantly less scholarly attention. Drawing on qualitative data collected in Poland this article aims to begin to fill this gap by analysing the centrality of feminist discourses within Islamophobic agendas in Poland. The article asks how discourses around women’s rights are mobilised simultaneously, and paradoxically, by both secular and Catholic groups in ‘post-communist’ Poland. By showcasing how feminist sentiments are employed by ideologically opposing groups, we sketch out some of the complexities in the ways Islamophobia operates in a Central and Eastern European context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kaisa Narkowicz

Konrad Pędziwiatr


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This thesis investigates the narrated experiences of a number of individuals that migrated to Argentina from Russia and Ukraine in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union. The over-arching aim of this thesis is to study the ways in which these migrants navigated the social reality in Argentina, with regards to available physical, material, and socioeconomic positions as well as with regards to their narrated self-understandings and identifications. The empirical data consists of ethnographic in-depth interviews and participatory observation from Buenos Aires between the years 2011 and 2014. Through the theoretical frameworks of political discourse theory, critical race studies, auto-ethnography, and theories on coloniality, the author examines questions of migration, mobility, race, class, and gender in the processes of re-establishing a life in a new context. The interviewees were not only directly affected by the collapse of the USSR in the sense that it drastically changed their terrain of possible futures as well as retroactive understandings of their pasts, but they also began their lives in Argentina during the turmoil of the economic crisis that culminated in 2001. Central to this thesis is how these dislocatory events impacted the interviewees’ possibilities and limitations for living the life they had expected, and thus how discursive structures affect subject positions and identifications, and thereby create specific conditions for different relocatory trajectories. By focusing on how these individuals narrate their reasons for migration and their integration into Argentine labor and housing markets, the author demonstrates the role Argentine and East European history, as well as the neoliberal restructuring of the postsocialist region and Argentina in the 1990’s, had for self-understandings, subject positions, identities, and mobility. Various intersections of power, and particularly the making of race and whiteness, are important for the way that the interviewees negotiated subject positions and identifications. The author addresses how affect and hope played a part in these processes and how downward mobility was articulated and made meaningful. She also examines how participants’ ideas about a “good life” were related to understandings of the past, questions of race, social inequality, and a logic of coloniality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mats Lindqvist

Jenny Ingridsdotter

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

This study analyses the administrative and economic career of Francesco De Gratta (1613–1676) as Royal Postmaster, Royal Secretary, and trader within the postal and fiscal systems of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This investigation focuses mainly on his network and career strategies and is based on various sources from a number of European archives and libraries, mainly those situated in Italy, Poland and Germany.The study presents the family De Gratta and the familial social actions that Francesco used in order to root his children and family in the Polish-Lithuanian noble culture. Next, the analysis shows that the career of Francesco De Gratta was inextricably correlated with the establishment of the early modern royal postal system in Gdańsk (the city of Gdańsk fulfilled an important bridging role within the Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth) as well as his close contacts with different Polish kings and queens.The career followed distinct stages, tying him ever closer with the Crown, the nobility as well as the merchants in Gdańsk. It all started with his position as Head Postmaster in Gdańsk, in 1654. In 1661, he became Postmaster General of Royal Prussia, Courland, Semigallia and Livonia. After these initial steps, Francesco immersed in creditor activities and close contacts with the Royal Prussian cities, royal authorities, and not the least different Polish mint masters. He also got involved in the potash trade with his later son-in-law Jan Wawrzyniec Wodzicki, first as his factor and later as a co-owner of Wodzicki’s company. The study finally traces his social and economic advancement by the analysis of Francesco De Gratta’s legacies and their importance for his heirs’ social status.The summary compares the career of Francesco De Gratta with that of other postmasters and mint masters of Italian origin in Poland-Lithuania.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Heiko Droste

Michal Salamonik

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

SST Årsbok 2017 2017, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

SST Årsbok 2017 2017, : 46-50.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The International Journal of Cultural Policy 2017, 23 (1): 126-128.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Information and knowledge for Competitiveness. Gaborone : University of Botswana.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Information and knowledge for Competitiveness. Gaborone : University of Botswana.

The International Council on Archives Code of Ethics was presented in 1996. A great deal has happened in the world and in the discipline of Archival Science since. This article examines and analyses the Code of Ethics with the help of Codes of ethics from other disciplines, the debate surrounding profession ethics and the changes in the world of archives. Three areas are found where improvement in the Code would be preferable. The archivist should be trying to gain a higher autonomy in relation to other professions like economist and lawyers. Inspired by how autonomy is formulated in the pharmacists Code of Ethics. Education should be put in focus when today, at least in the western world, most people that work as archivists generally have a relatively high education. Also, the statements in the Code regarding confidentiality might have to be revisited and discussed again, because of the great changes in the possibility to spread and communicate information after the great increase in digitalization since 1996. Today, the internet as an extra layer of information makes it possible to search and connect personal information with information in archives. We also have the possibility to spread information very fast using smart phones etcetera. This has to be regarded as a change in the possibility to remain confidential.     

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rikard Friberg von Sydow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The politics of Eurasianism. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 39-58.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The politics of Eurasianism. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 1-16.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gonzaldo Pozo

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gonzalo Pozo

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

West European leaders had good reasons to oppose US Vietnam war policy. It threatened to alter the global balance of power while igniting unrest at home. Such turbulence led to a radicalized political atmosphere domestically. In this new environment, the “New Left” established a powerful foothold among the “68-generation”. In many West European countries the new radical left rejected the older Socialist and Communist parties in favor of more radical political alternatives.In Sweden the Social Democratic government struggled to maintain a workable relationship with Washington while at the same time placating domestic anti-war opinion – thus preventing this issue from being hijacked by the far left. How did the Swedish Social Democrats resolve this dilemma?Although this is the most written-about episode in Swedish postwar diplomacy, this is the first book to scrutinize the impact of Sweden's Vietnam War policy on its domestic politics.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Carl-Gustaf Scott


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Focusing on the memories of Estonian refugees moving to Sweden in the wake of World War II, I analyze the concepts of “memory space” and history within the framework of the Escape as a master narrative. Following the research participants to the sites of their memories in Estonia and Sweden today, raised the questions what constitutes a lived memory space, and how is history defined within it?Through a combination of a phenomenological analysis of memory’s lived ex­perience, using Walter Benjamin’s concept of montage as radical remembering and its dialectical relation to history, I show how embodied memories shape their own space, a space not always framed by historical master narratives and identity posi­tions, but rather a searching space that is always changing. Dealing with the politics of place and representations, these memories are constantly loaded and unloaded with meaning. Yet the space of lived memory is not always a creation of meaning. Walking around, searching for traces, a memory space confronts the place and maps its own geography. It turns to a spatial and temporal flow, which intertwines place and experience, and erases the past and future as homogeneous categories. It is a living space of memory, rather than a memorial space of representations.The analysis focuses further on the tensions between remembering as a dialogue with history and memory’s ongoing acts of embodied experience. The position of in-betweenness appears in these stories of escape, not as a state of in-between home and away, past and present, but rather as an ongoing space-making process be­tween different modes and layers of memory. This is a process aware of the constant changes in the understandings of both history and personal experiences, intertwin­ing these new interpretations with embodied memory and thereby constantly add­ing new layers of experience to it. Memory’s tracing illuminates a memory poetics of the meanwhile and the in-between, which refuses historical closure.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kyrre Kverndokk

Irina Sandomirskaja

Maryam Adjam

Magnus Öhlander


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Information Development 2017, 33 (2): 190-198.

Sierra Leone was engulfed in a destructive civil war between 1991 and 2002. The civil war was partly caused by the non-accountability of the government, endemic corruption, misrule and the mismanagement of the country’s resources. Efforts have been made by the country, with the help of the international community, to embrace a democratic dispensation. To demonstrate its commitment to the democratization agenda, Sierra Leone passed the Right to Access Information (RAI) Act in 2013. The Act guarantees access to government information and also imposes a penalty on failure to make information available. However, Sierra Leone’s state institutions are still weak due to mismanagement and lack of transparency and accountability. Freedom of expression and access to information are cornerstones of modern democracies. Public information/records are a means of power that governments and other political institutions use to exercise control over citizens, but are also a means of citizens’ empowerment. Through access to government information/records, media can play their watchdog role and people can assess the performance of governments and hold them accountable. The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate the fact that it is not enough to enact freedom of information laws (FOIs) if there is no political will to make government information accessible, an information management infrastructure to facilitate the creation, capture, management, dissemination, preservation and re-use of government information and investments in civil education to promote an information culture that appreciates information as a resource that underpins accountability and transparency.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 5 feb : 6-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Henrik Bohlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, 2017.

This book analyzes the representation of the socialist past in the national history museums of the former Yugoslavia. Through travels to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Macedonia, the study elucidates the process of constructing the national narratives that maintain and legitimize a particular vision of the common past. Cross-national comparison allows for analysis of the democratic development of each state in relation to the politics of memory in the region and the role of political actors in its construction.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alina Zubkovych

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 2017, 46 (1): 92-107.

Before the Swedish warship Mars exploded and sank in action against a combined Danish and Lübeckian fleet in 1564, it was one of the largest ships in the world. In 2011 the wreck was relocated off the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the favourable conditions in the brackish water, about two thirds of the hull is preserved on the sea bottom, including the stern with the large sterncastle. The aim of this article is to present initial archaeological observations and results of work since 2011. We briefly describe the historical context and research perspectives regarding this wreck.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tillämpad kulturteori. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 35--54.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Baltic Studies 2017, 48 (1): 13-22.

Tara Zahra maintains in her article 'Imagined Noncommunities: National Indifferenceas a Category of Analysis' that many people in the early twentieth century were indifferent to the call of the national movements or oscillated between different national belongings. While finding Zahra's perspective relevant, this article criticizesthe choice of her central analytic concept,'national indifference,'and also questionsthe absence of an integrated gender perspective. Finally, the article queries the general applicability of her theoretical approach. While useful in the analysis of demotic national movements, it is considerably less so when studying elite minoritygroups. This becomes evident when Zahra's theoretical perspective is applied to the Baltic Germans.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina DouglasPer Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tillämpad kulturteori. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 251-272.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tillämpad kulturteori. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 151-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Öhlander

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tillämpad kulturteori. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 13-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Magnus Öhlander


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2017.

Introduktion för etnologer och andra kulturvetareTillämpad kulturteori ger en introduktion till teorier och perspektiv som är viktiga för etnologisk kulturanalys och kulturforskning i stort.Genom en bred presentation av olika kulturteoretiska perspektiv får läsaren en god grund för att förstå likheter och skillnader samt influenser och kontroverser mellan olika teorier. Boken ger en intressant inblick i teoretiska synsätt för olikheter i sätt att förstå och definiera begreppet kultur. Varje kapitel har en introducerande översikt av ett perspektiv och har dessutom konkreta exempel på hur teorierna har tillämpats i kulturvetenskaplig forskning. Kapitlens lästips guidar läsaren vidare på vägen till fördjupade teoretiska studier och egna tillämpade analyser.På www.studentlitteratur.se finns en lärarhandledning till boken.Tillämpad kulturteori vänder sig till studenter i etnologi och andra kulturvetenskapliga utbildningar vid universitet och högskolor.Den ger en god orientering även för dem med ett mer allmänt intresse av kulturteori

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Öhlander

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tillämpad kulturteori. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 93-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Conference proceeding Murman and Russian Arctic: history, present and future. Murmansk : Murmansk Artic State University.

The paper summarizes the results of the study of Scandinavian and Finnish settlements on the Kola Peninsula supported by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies and Södertörn University as a part of the research project “Soviet Nordic Minorities and Ethnic Cleansing on the Kola Peninsula” led by Associate Professor Andrej Kotljarchuk. The focus of this article is on the representation of Kola-Nordic history as well as on the Nordic sites of memory in today’s Russia

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of ethnic and migration studies 2017, 43 (3): 441-457.

Although significant scholarly attention has been devoted to the study of mosque conflicts in Europe, up until now most of it has focussed on Western European countries. This has left a significant gap to be filled in the study of mosque tensions in Central and Eastern Europe, where scholarship is scant yet where tensions over constructions of mosques are not less intensive than in the West. Drawing on two recent case studies of mosque constructions in Poland, we argue that a significant shift has taken place in the ways that mosques are perceived, unveiling unprecedented opposition towards their construction. From being largely unproblematic before the Second World War and during the Communist era, mosques have become subjects of fierce public debate. We draw parallels to how anti-mosque arguments raised in Poland fit into a larger European meta-narrative on mosques and Muslims, yet our aim is to situate the paper historically to argue that Polish mosque conflicts must be contextualised within Poland’s unique historical encounter with Islam in order to more accurately make sense of its creeping Islamophobia.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

K. Narkowicz

Konrad Pędziwiatr


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ukraina Moderna 2016, 23 : 291-294.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alina Zubkovych

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Война и люди. Tambov, Russia : TSU Publishing House G. R. Derzhavina, 2016. 99-121.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2016, 116 : 41-55.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Carola Nordbäck

Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Transversal: international journal for the historiography of science 2016, 1 : 12-20.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Östlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Chaos 2016, 66 : 31-64.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 2016, 26 (5): 43-57.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jussi Kurunmäki

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ukraina Moderna 2016, 23 : 275-278.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Malitska

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 2016, 26 (5): 58-75.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Vasileios Petrogiannis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift 2016, 23 (3-4): 303-319.

(Un)comfortable (un)knowing. On comfort zones in the guided tours of a mosqueThis article, proceeding from the study I did for my thesis on the guided tours of the great mosque in Stockholm, discusses the situations that were characterized by a struggle for having the right knowledge and interpretative prerogative. The concept of comfort zone (Ahmed 2008), and how that is related to ideas of societal happiness, is central. It is a concept that opens up for analysis of how the exercise of power depends on the position of the speaker. During the tours there has been a rhetorical struggle to establish a comfort zone. The article explores the interlinking of knowledge and social positioning, and how positions decide the credibility of what is said.Acknowledging that there are regimes of truth surrounding Muslims in Sweden, the main focus lies on the production of knowledge regarding Muslims in the context of the guided tours of a mosque in Stockholm. Special attention is given to how regimes of truth regarding Muslims inform the conversations during the visits, how they are debated in this particular arena and how that is dependent on positionality. It is a situation in which a Muslim, in the position of the guide, has an opportunity to present alternative storylines, or stories, about who Muslims are and what they do.During the visits there was a tendency for the guests to feel comfortable. In spite of being guests they managed the discomfort by recreating a comfort zone brought about by the alternative storylines. Seemingly objective and established knowledge on Muslims has had such an impact that it made the Muslim guides less trustworthy, even when they talk about personal experiences and their private lives, giving the guides a position of discomfort.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Gunnarsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Scandia 2016, 82 (2): 117-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kjell Östberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2016, 82 (2): 119-120.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Josefin Hägglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2016, 1 : 153-154.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lychnos 2016, : 35-58.

In this article on the critique of face painting during the 18th and early 19th century, I argue that face painting was a part of the visualization of gendered social order. I conceive the critique and the growing emphasis on women’s natural ability to please men as a consequence of the growth of sociability. A main point is that the explicit critique of face painting was based on its implicit acceptance, as long as it was contained within younger women of the middling sorts, as well as within the dominant ideal of beauty, the petrarcan tradition of red and white.I also claim that the ideal of the natural within the critique wasn’t very natural at all, which came from a reluctance to accept real naturalness, represented socially by the peasant classes and esthetically by disease and early aging. Face painting stood in a complex relation with a double physiognomy which explained two different truths: the widespread conception that the face was the window of the soul, and the likewise widespread idea that the hierarchic order of society was legible in the faces and appearances of its different members. Within the ideal of natural beauty face painting thus became a tool for disciplining young women. The new, more heterogenic social life created possibilities for women to take on public roles, which lead to an increased will to discipline them and emphasize their subordinate and complementary position through a strengthened rhetoric of natural beauty.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2016, 3-4 : 41-50.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Ingridsdotter

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Russische und Sowjetische Geschichte im Film. New York : ALTIJA, 2016. 129-150.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Statens historiska museer, Arkeologerna, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kerstin Cassel

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Государство, религия, церковь в России и за рубежом 2016, 4 : 118-147.

This article looks into the history of Muslim community of Petrograd Leningrad during the Soviet time. The author pays special attention to its little-known and understudied aspects by referring to a wide range of sources from oral memoirs to diary extracts. Of particular importance are photographic materials from state and private photo archives. The picture helps to provide a broader view of the history of Muslim community, both from the standpoint of a photographer and through the eyes of believers themselves. Special focus is made on the life of the two imam-khatibs of the Leningrad Cathedral Mosque: Yakub Halekov and Hafiz Mahmutov. The author examines how official and unofficial leaders and institutions governing TatarMuslim community in Leningrad and a number of towns in the Leningrad region emerged and worked. Some photographs coming from private archives often serve as a starting point for a broader study of forms of Islam in the Soviet Union.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Marinarkeologisk tidskrift 2016, 1 : 4-10.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Bulletin of The History of Medicine 2016, 90 (4): 750-751.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lambda Nordica 2016, 1-2 : 197-200.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (1-2): 26-30.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ethnologia Scandinavica 2016, 46 : 219-224.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studies of Transition States and Societies 2016, 8 (3): 45-59.

Recent studies on Eastern European migration argue that moving for self-development reasons is becoming increasingly common among this group. Furthermore, it is suggested that migration from the East is becoming individualised and less dependent on social surroundings. Nevertheless, most such results rely on interviews conducted among certain social groups, such as the young and highly skilled. Hence, the comparison between different social groups and their motivations is rarely provided and, therefore, the claims about increased individualisation might be premature. This article uses the Estonian Household Module Survey, including responses from 620 Estonians intending to migrate, to evaluate if migration flows are indeed becoming more individualised and less dependent on social surroundings. Using cluster analysis, three different groups - self-development, economic and life quality migrants - are formed, which are then tested using regression analysis to check for the influence of socio-demographic variables. The article concludes that socio-demographic variables such as gender, age, ethnicity, family status and socio-economic status are still relevant for migration intentions. Indeed, a new group of Eastern European migrants, mainly oriented towards self-development, is emerging; however, it is small and consists mostly of young, Estonian-speaking females. The results complicate the notions of free mobility and liquid migration from Eastern Europe and illustrate that there is a need to pay attention to the increasing group differences in these societies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maarja Saar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Varför finns religion?. Stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016. 201-227.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Willy Pfändtner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: EASR 2016 Relocating Religion. Helsinki : University of Helsinki.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Ståhle

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Varför finns religion?. Stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016. 149-175.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Ståhle

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 2016, 65 (4): 635-637.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Douglas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

Euologists (madah) and the folk-religious movement that surround them are playing an increasingly important role in the religio-political landscape of the Islamic republic. Circling around the practice of chest beating and ritual mourning of the martyred household of the Prophet, the structure of this movement has changed during the last decade. In presidential period of Mohammad Khatami, the madahs were mobilised in the campaign that led to the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections of 2005. Since then what may be described as a new type of charismatic folk-religious culture has flourished in certain layers of Iranian society and has frequently been a matter of controversy. Today, the madahs can be described as charismatic alternatives to the religious authority of the clerical establishment. Based on interviews and ethnographic observations in Qom, this paper describes and analyses the role of the madahs in Iran today.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Perspektiv på lantbrukets organisering. Stockholm : Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, 2016. 43-59.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann-Catrin Östman

Piotr Wawrzeniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental StudiesHistorical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

неприкосновенный запас 2016, 105 (1): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Poros 2016, 1 (1): 74-83.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Henrik Bohlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Regime Changes in 20th Century Europe. Newcastle-on-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. 2-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Heden

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Varför finns religion?. stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016. 250-268.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Varför finns religion? . Stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016. 7-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Mental Mapping and Eastern Europe. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 5-10.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Rim Economies 2016, 4 : 49-49.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática (IKUWA V), Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology A heritage for mankind Cartagena, October 15th-18th, 2014. Cartagena : Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

During the 16th century the naval ships were developed with increased size and a larger quantity of guns. When the Swedish ship Mars exploded and sank during action in 1564, she was one of the largest ships in the world. In 2011 the wreck was relocated outside the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the favorable conditions about two thirds of the hull are preserved which includes the stern with the large stern castle. The site thus offers a unique opportunity to study a state of the art warship from this period. The site has been surveyed during three seasons. This paper is based on these initial surveys and aims to present the kind of insights regarding 16th century naval architecture that Mars has revealed so far.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds In-house edition 2016, : 47-48.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . Kautokeino : .

The first Soviet census of 1926 counted 1,708 Sami living in Northern Russia, 99.4 per cent of whom worked at that time with reindeer breeding, and the vast area of the Kola tundra was used by Sami reindeer (Kisilev & Kisileva 1987). The total population on the Kola Peninsula at that time was 22,858 persons. The Sami people consisted of 7.5 per cent of the total population and was a significant minority of the Barents region, exceeded in numbers only by the Russian majority. In the Russian empire, the Sami had no native-language schools and administrative autonomy. After the 1917 October revolution, the politics of self-determination the so called korenizatsiya became a dominant trope for Bolsheviks expressing national aspirations for “oppressed” indigenous peoples of the tsarist regime. The Soviet government looked on the indigenous people in a good way regarding them as a socialistic collective social group (Leete 2004: 28–30). The Soviet regime in the Barents Sea region was established only in 1920 after three years of civil war. The remote Northern area was terra incognita for Soviet leadership, whose personal experience was urban and linked to the industrial milieu. Therefore, with the help of a favourable national policy, the Bolsheviks wanted to attract indigenous peoples to take their side (Toulouze 2005: 140–141). The official nomenclature of indigenous peoples was changed, and Soviet officials began to use politically correct names. Thus, instead of Lapps (Russian lopari) the Sami (saamy) appeared in the Soviet legislation acts and mass media. In 1917, a delegation of the Kola Sami was met in the Kremlin by Joseph Stalin— Minister for Nationalities (Souvarine 1939: 200). In 1920, the national assembly of the Kola Sami appealed to the Soviet government of Murmansk with a requirement of cultural autonomy (Dashchinskiy 1999: 21). The interwar Soviet Union was unlike many other states in Europe. This difference concerns not only the abolition of private property and the dictatorship of the Communist Party, but also a nationalities policy based on internationalism. The Soviet Union was practically the first great power in the world that systematically promoted the national consciousness of indigenous peoples and established for them institutional forms characteristic of a modern nation. While indigenous peoples faced discrimination, the Soviet Union proclaimed in 1923 a policy of self-determination, cultural and linguistic rights for all minorities (Martin 2001). The main aim of the Soviet nationalities policy in the North was “to liberate indigenous peoples from the vestiges of the past” (Slezkine 1994: 220–221). The Bolshevik party decided to overcome “backwardness of indigenous peoples” and make them “modern,” which meant to develop them in the short term at a higher level of more advanced minorities (Sundström 2007: 130–135). The fascinating experiment of early Soviet minority politics included the establishment of Sami administrative autonomy with a center in Lovozero, the training and promotion of ethnic cadres, the invention and codification of Sami literary language in the Latin script and the introduction of a native system of education. New educational policy started with a nurture of native pedagogical cadres and preparation of native textbooks. In 1929 the first Sami school was opened and by 1937 there were 18 Sami primary schools on the Kola Peninsula. The future Sami teachers and educators have nurtured at the Sami Department of Murmansk Pedagogical College (33 Students in 1934) and in Leningrad, at the Institute for the Peoples of the North (8 students in 1933) and Lenin’s nationalities policy changed dramatically when in 1937, the Soviet secret police NKVD fabricated the so-called “Sami Complot.” 68 Sami were accused of being spies for Finland and members of the fictitious underground organization the alleged aim of which was to rebel against the USSR in order to establish an independent Sami republic. Terry Martin drew attention to the connection between the Great Terror and the liquidation of the native system of education of non-Slavic minorities and the expanding educational sphere of the Russian language (Martin 2001: 422-429). In the course of Stalin’s Great Terror the Sami schools on the Kola Peninsula were closed, Sami-language textbooks confiscated, and replaced by Russian-language textbooks. Many of native teachers were arrested by the NKVD and executed or sent to prison. The promotion of Sami culture in Russia was fully stopped simultaneously until the perestroika.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Problemy i tendentsii razvitiya sotsiokulturnogo prostranstva Rossii. Bryansk : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Historiens hemvist 3. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 329-357.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Magnus Rodell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic and Baltic Studies Review 2016, 1 : 422-427.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Disputed Memories. Berlin-Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2016. 149-176.

Thousands of Soviet Roma were killed in 1941–1944 by Nazi Einsatzgruppen andlocal collaborators. They were almost never deported to extermination camps,but instead their bodies were left at the scenes where these crimes were committed.In the protocols of the Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigation ofWar Crimes, the Roma were often counted as murdered civil citizens, withoutspecifying their ethnicity. Despite the existence of a small number of accountsidentifying the victims of these murders as Romani, the Roma part of the Holocausthistory is still little known in post-Soviet space.In 1976 an official memorial at Babi Yar was erected in Kyiv on the locationof the largest massacre during WWII of Eastern European Jews and Roma. However,the Soviet leadership discouraged placing any emphasis on ethnic aspectsof this tragedy. The Nazi policy of extermination of Roma was neglected; the warwas depicted as a tragedy for all Soviet peoples.The discussion of the Romani identity cannot be isolated from the memoryof the genocide during WWII, which makes the struggle over the past a reflexivelandmark that organizes the politics of commemoration.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lanham : Lexington Books, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mikhail Suslov

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Historia i praktiken. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. 5-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frans Lundgren

Peter Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frans Lundgren

Peter Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Фэнни Татарстан 2016, 3 : 88-104.

В настоящей статье мы рассмотрели характер связей петербургского ахуна А. Баязитова в среде петербургских литераторов и ученых. Одной из фигур, с которой некоторые авторы вслед за поэтом и публицистом В.Л. Величко связывают имя Баязитова, был философ В.С. Соловьев. Мы попытались выяснить характер отношений между мусульманским богословом и христианским мыслителем.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

Vid militärkuppen i Chile den 11 september 1973 störtades Salvador Allendes och Unidad Populars demokratiskt valda regering. Sjutton år av militärdiktatur under general Augusto Pinochet följde, då flera tusen människor dödades, torterades och ”försvann”. Sverige var ett av de länder där solidaritetsrörelsen med Chile var som störst.Vad var viktigast med solidaritetsarbete? Vilken roll spelade kulturen? Hur koordinerades arbetet med chilenska politiska partier och ledare i exil och i Chile? Vilken betydelse hade solidaritetsarbetet i Sverige för Chile?Denna skrift dokumenterar ett vittnesseminarium om solidaritet med Chile som arrangerades den 9 mars 2016 av Samtidshistoriska institutet vid Södertörns högskola. De medverkande var Göran Sallnäs – f.d. rektor på Runö Folkhögskola, Jan Hammarlund – sångare och aktivist, Carlos Nuñez – f.d. ordförande för Post- och telegrafarbetarförbundet i Chile, Anna Rydmark Venegas – en av grundarna till Chilekommittén och under 1973–1974 dess ordförande samt Stefan de Vylder – nationalekonom.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Monica Quirico


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Waffen-SS. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. -.

Book abstract: This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought ― either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures ― for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies by other scholars ― many of them included in this volume ― The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western Europe) who served under the SS flag. Where did the non-Germans in the SS come from (socially, geographically, and culturally)? What motivated them? What do we know about the practicalities of international collaboration in war and genocide, in terms of everyday life, language, and ideological training? Did a common transnational identity emerge as a result of shared ideological convictions or experiences of extreme violence? In order to address these questions (and others), The Waffen-SS adopts an approach that does justice to the complexity of the subject, adding a more nuanced, empirically sound understanding of collaboration in Europe during World War II, while also seeking to push the methodological boundaries of the historiographical genre of perpetrator studies by adopting a transnational approach.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Konsten på Södertörns högskola. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 114-135.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds In-house edition 2016, : 49-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Storm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Industrisamhällets landskap. : Svenska industriminnesföreningen, 2016. 21-31.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Storm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Urbanismer. Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2016. 196-213.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Storm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Deutschland Archiv (Online) 2016, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann-Judith Rabenschlag


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Russian Review 2016, 75 (4): 559-561.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Irina Kotkina


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Patterns of Prejudice 2016, 50 (4-5): 420-444.

Heinrich Himmler created the Waffen-SS in part as a multinational force, willing to fight for a New Europe based on Germanic blood. After the war, many international Waffen-SS units formed veterans' associations (VAs). Like other VAs, these provided veterans with the chance to engage in ‘memory work’ and to keep alive a sense of comradeship and of valiant sacrifice, as well as an emotional commitment to the fallen. Waffen-SS veterans were, however, alone in celebrating their ‘sacrifices’. Others shunned them for their participation in atrocities. To defend themselves, they developed a counter-hegemonic Second World War narrative that presented the Waffen-SS as uniquely heroic ‘European’ volunteers' against Bolshevism. This counter-narrative, however, only gained resonance with the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 1989, in fact, veterans could seek out and establish sites of public commemoration, not in Western but in Eastern Europe. Hurd and Werther use veterans' journals and books to explore the redeployment of SS ideology in a revisionist version of history. They examine the resurrection of a mass Waffen-SS graveyard in East Ukraine as a telling case history, discussing, not least, the implications of a ‘reconciliation’ of the former German soldiers with both Ukrainian villagers and Red Army veterans. Finally, they explore the significance of the veterans' ‘European’ counter-history for a younger generation of neo-Nazis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (3): 55-67.

This article engages with political region building by examining the diverging conceptions of the Baltic Sea region since the 1970s. Itmaps the fuzzy geography arising from the enmeshment of territory with a multitude of frameworks for regional action. After 1989, the region became the object of interregional and neighborhood policies established by the European Union, with shifting territorial delimitations according to various internal and geopolitical needs of the day. Drawing on functional, relational, and administrative perspectives, it is shown how spatial definitions surrounding the Baltic Sea region have varied over the past fifty years, revealing those transnational connections that have been valued as worthwhile political investments.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution. Jefferson : McFarland, 2016. 116-125.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Populär arkeologi 2016, 3 : 28-29.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Global Humanities: studies in histories, cultures, and societies 2016, 3 : 103-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann-Judith Rabenschlag


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 337-366.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap 2016, 37 (3): 29-50.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Douglas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Europe-Asia Studies 2016, 68 (5): 940-941.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann-Judith Rabenschlag


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016.

Är demokratin i fara? Ja, åtminstone om man ska tro de som ser minskat föreningsdeltagande som ett problem. Men kanske är blicken felriktad. Inte alla sorters föreningsengagemang ses självklart som positivt ur demokratisynpunkt.Denna bok handlar om ett sådant förbisett engagemang, och vad som driver det. Att som ung person vara aktiv i en religiös organisation i Sverige uppfattas vanligtvis av majoritetssamhället som en personlig angelägenhet, och kanske rent av som något avvikande eller suspekt. Gemenskapen – Deltagande, identitet och religiositet bland unga i Equmenia ifrågasätter denna bild.Boken bygger på intervjuer med unga i den frikyrkliga organisationen Equmenia. Hur ser de på sitt eget engagemang? Varför har de valt att bli aktiva och vad får dem att stanna kvar? Hur uppfattar de att vänner och bekanta utanför kyrkan ser på dem? Ungdomarnas personliga erfarenheter och berättelser sätts i relation till mer övergripande frågor om hur engagemang skapas och upprätthålls, och hur ungas aktivitet i religiösa organisationer kan förstås som samhällsdeltagande och demokratisk skolning.Maria Zackariasson är professor i etnologi vid Södertörns högskola, Stockholm.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

The presentation discusses how different models of learning religion promote respect for the right to freedom of religion or belief. Three different models of learning about religion are offered in Estonian schools: there are schools with no Religious Education, others have inclusive Religious Education, and there are also religiously-oriented schools with a confessional approach to teaching religion. The article draws on data of the research done in the framework of REDCo project (the main project 2006-2009, replicative study in 2012) and also CARDIPS project (2014). The research projects studied students' views about how they see religion in education. The samples consist of students from different Estonian regions and different experience of learning about religions. Their attitudes to two questions are studied. First, how do students differ in their own attitudes about the need to respect a person who is of a different religion? Second, what do young people think about religious freedoms in the school context? The results of the study call out for discussion of practicing religious freedom in school and practices what may best contribute to a tolerant society.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olga Schihalejev

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

Research project "Cultural and religious diversity in primary school" investigates the pupil’s experience of cultural and religious diversity in selected schools from Sweden and Estonia,  structural factors on that experience and the effect of variation in age and family tradition. The countries represent different experiences of cultural and religious diversity.The research applies mixed methods approach. Surveys are carried out with both quantitative and qualitative components. Questionnaire data from pupils (special questionnaires for 3rd, 6th and 9th grade, it is 9-10, 12-13 and 15-16 year old pupils) is supplemented with interviews of a small number of the pupils, their teachers and parents.The paper analyses 3rd graders drawings about what makes them happy. The dawings were part  of the questionnaire about cultural and religious diversity in their everyday experience and at school. The paper answers the question, what values can be found in drawings of boys and girls aged 9-10 from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in two different countries.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olga Schihalejev

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2016, 136 (1): 96-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Parliament and Parliamentarism. New York : Berghahn Books, 2016. 97-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

U. Jakobsen

Jussi Kurunmäki

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Environment in the Age of the Internet. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2016. 137-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Environmental StudiesHistorical Studies

Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Ivarsson WesterbergTorbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Knowing, being known, and the Mystery of God. Amsterdam : VU University Press, 2016. 183-192.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Linda Vikdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2016, 136 (2): 275-279.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ragnar Björk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2016, 136 (2): 351-354.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Släktforskarnas årsbok 2016. Stockholm : Sveriges släktforskarförbund, 2016. 193-206.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kekke Stadin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Sociology of Health and Illness 2016, 38 (7): 1074-1091.

This article examines how discourses on assisted reproductive technologies are locally appropriated, translated or contested in the specific cultural and political contexts of Poland and Sweden. The aim is to investigate how two national patients' organisations, namely the Polish association Nasz Bocian and the Swedish organisation Barnlängtan, articulate rights claims in the context of reproductive technologies. To this end, we investigate how these organisations utilise specific context-dependent and affectively laden political vocabularies in order to mobilise politically, and discuss how each of these two groups gives rise to a different set of politicised reproductive identities. In order to trace which political vocabularies the respective organisations utilise to mobilise their respective rights claims, we draw primarily on political discourse theory and concepts of political grammars and empty signifiers. Lastly, we discuss which political reproductive identities emerge as a result of these different versions of political mobilisation around assisted reproductive technologies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukJenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyGender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

In: Historia i praktiken. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. 65-78.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

The broad aim of this thesis is twofold: firstly, I contextualise the Maausk movement and its practitioners’ understandings in relation to history and the surrounding society; secondly, I analyse the affective and embodied experiences of being a Maausk practitioner from a phenomenological perspective.The thesis focuses on the formation and practice of Maausk, which is perceived to be deeply tied to the society and history where it exists. Relatedly, this study examines how Maausk identity formation and practices have been influenced by the Soviet legacy, romantic nationalism and Estonia’s current economic and political situation.In order to analyse the Maausk experiences and narratives, this study draws from various phenomenologically oriented theories of affect, embodiment and emotion, as well as cultural theories of place, identity, tradition and authenticity. I have used economic anthropology and globalisation theories as well as historical studies of Estonia’s Soviet past to contextualise the Maausk movement. Further, to place Maausk in the European religious landscape, this study refers to native faith and Neo-pagan studies.Through sensory ethnography, this study draws on the affective and emotional aspects of the research material to analyse how the complexity of emotional experiences of being a Maausk practitioner produces Maausk meanings and values. The study also examines the role and function of the body and emotions during the process of embodying the Maausk practices, both techniques and meanings of the practices.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Zackariasson

Jenni Rinne


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

The decision to institute Area Studies in German universities in 1917, was born out of a perceived need to widen the intellectual horizon of the public and academia alike. At Greifswald University this ambitious reform programme saw the foundation of a Nordic Institute, charged with interdisciplinary studies of contemporary Northern Europe. Its interdisciplinarity and implicit role in public diplomacy made the Nordic Institute, and the institutions that succeeded it, an anomaly within the university, until the institute was fundamentally reformed in the early 1990s. The study explores the institutional development of the institute under five different political regimes – Kaiserreich, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, GDR and FRG. It does so through the lens of scholars as utility-seeking actors, manoeuvring between the confines of an academic environment and the possibilities afforded by the institute’s political task. It becomes apparent that the top-down institution of interdisciplinary scholarship produced a number of conflicts between the disciplinarily organized career path on theone hand, and scholars’ investment in broader regional research on the other. Personal conflicts in a confined and competitive environment, and a persistent shortage of funding provided further incentives for scholars to overcome perceived limitations of the academic sphere by offering their cooperation to the political field. Individual attempts to capitalize on a reciprocal exchange of resources with the political field remained a feature under all political regimes, but the opportunity to do so successfully depended on the receptiveness of the political field. Cooperation, where it was established, also proved to be difficult, with the interests of political and academic actors often diverging, and the political side’s interest becoming dominant. The study examines the underlying motivations of scholars to seek assistance from outside the academic field, but also the problems connected with that approach, and demonstrates the specific problems faced by Area Studies in a German context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Norbert Götz

Marco Nase

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of ethnic and migration studies 2016, 42 (11): 1846-1863.

The article problematises the use of the ethnic lens in research on the young descendants of migrants. It discusses methodological and theoretical insights derived from an interview study on young people from the same neighbourhood in Stockholm, Sweden - the majority of whom had parents with varying ethnic identifications. Because the study did not use any one particular ethnic group as an entry point, it illuminates processes of racialisation that exceed ethnic boundaries and the development of a racialised identity position shared by descendants with different ethnic ties. It thereby contributes to an expanding field of European studies that ethnographically illustrate racialisation of the migrant descendants in different European contexts, and their diverse answers to racialisation. Compared to US experiences, this specific European mode of racialisation limits the range of identity positions offered to a higher extent and furthermore positions a wider span of people as non-white. By focusing on the relationship between how people are represented and how they perceive themselves the article further questions the transnational perspective as an alternative means for circumventing the ethnic lens. The incorporation of a transnational perspective in this research was namely perceived by the participants as ascriptions of ethnic otherness.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann Runfors

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (1-2): 116-116.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Utopian studies 2016, 27 (1): 53-76.

This essay examines the Etnogenez series of science fiction and fantasy novels. Launched in 2009 by the media producer, "political technologist," and Kremlin insider Konstantin Rykov, Etnogenez has enjoyed truly phenomenal success, developing into one of the most ambitious publishing projects of the post-Soviet period. At present it numbers more than fifty works, which circulate in millions of copies and additionally are broadly disseminated on the Internet and as e-books, audiobooks, and podcasts. There are Etnogenez fan clubs, computer games, and dozens of Internet discussion groups. Although the novels in the series differ widely in their plots and subjects, and are written in a variety of different science fiction genres, all of them are loosely inspired by the work of the historian and geographer Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev, in particular his theories of ethnogenesis (from which the project takes its name), passionarnost', and Eurasianism. The essay explores the powerful resonances between the Etnogenez project, the Gumilevian legacy, and the leading political and social narratives of Putin's Russia.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Irina Kotkina

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In 1990, the Institute for Historical and Socio-Political Studies of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party was closed, since the Party was dissolved by the Romanian Revolution. Similar institutions had existed in all countries belonging to the Soviet bloc. This Institute was founded in 1951 under the name of the Party History Institute, and modelled on the Marx-Lenin-Engels Institute in Moscow. Since then, it served the Communist Party in producing thousands of books and journals on the history of the Party and of Romania, following Party orders. Previous research has portrayed the Institute as a loyal executioner of the Party’s will, negating the agency of its history-writers in influencing the duties of the Institute. However, the recent opening of the Institute’s archive has shown that a number of internal and previously obscured dynamics impacted on its activities. This book is dedicated to the study of the Party History Institute, of the history-writers employed there, and of the narratives they produced. By studying the history-writers and their host institution, this study re-contextualizes the historiography produced under Communist rule by analysing the actual conditions under which it was written: the interrelation between dynamics of control and the struggle for resources, power and positions play a fundamental role in this history. This is the first scholarly inquiry about a highly controversial institute that struggled in order to follow the constantly shifting Party narrative canon, while competing formaterial resources with rival Party and academic institutions. The main actors in this study are the history-writers: Party veterans, young propagandists and educated historians, in conflicting networks and groups, struggled in order to gain access to the limited resources and positions provided by the Party, and in order to survive the political changes imposed by the leadership. By doing so they succeed, on many occasions, to influence the activities of the Institute.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Per Bolin

Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv 2016, 138 (2015): 51-78.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Agneta Lilja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv 2016, 138 (2015): 99-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Agneta Lilja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Årsbok SST 2016, 2016 : 15-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Usuteaduslik ajakiri 2016, 69 (1): 9-24.

Around the world, many schools are situated close to a territorial border. In such a situation it is possible, and in some areas probable, that students and teachers interact with people from the other side of the territorial border on a daily or weekly basis. These interactions influence peoples’ lives, but how do they affect education? Does a close relation to a territorial neighbour mean that the culture and religion of the territorial Other is taken into consideration in teaching? Or is education, despite the recommendations on the supranational level, a purely national product?  These issues are addressed in this paper, which empirical material comes from on a cross disciplinary project focusing on religious education in four border areas around the Baltic Sea.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Berglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds In-house edition 2016, : 5-9.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Linn Rabe

Vasileios Petrogiannis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

Järnridåns snabba söndervittrande rubbade på många av de självklarheter som det nordiska samarbetet och själva föreställningen om Norden byggt på under kalla kriget. De nordiska länderna skulle finna sin plats i ett Europa vars karta ritades om. De skulle navigera i förhållande till en accelererande europeisk integration och de baltiska ländernas självständighetsprocess. Vad skedde med det nordiska samarbetet under denna period? I vilken mån samarbetade länderna kring dessa frågor och i vilken grad föreställde man sig en gemensam framtid för Norden i det nya Europa?Denna publikation dokumenterar ett vittnesseminarium om det nordiska samarbetet i kalla krigets kölvatten, som arrangerades den 2 juni 2015. Deltagarna Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Mats Hellström och Pär Stenbäck var centrala nordiska aktörer under perioden 1989–95.Seminariet och publikationen är resultatet av ett samarbete mellan Samtidshistoriska institutet vid Södertörns högskola och Centrum för Norden-studier vid Helsingfors universitet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Strang

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016, 16 (1): -.

BackgroundAyurveda has its historical roots in India, but has also been internationalised, partly via migration and partly through an increased interest in alternative medicine in the West, where studies point toward increased use. However, there is to date scarce knowledge about the use and experiences of ayurveda in Sweden.MethodsWe have conducted a case study of a center for ayurvedic healthcare in Sweden. We have collected information on client background data from the center’s documentation, and compiled data from all clients who visited the centre for ayurvedic consultation during spring 2014. In total, 55 individuals were included in the study, and 18 of them were chosen for individual semi-structured interviews, to gain a deeper understanding of their motives for seeking, and experiences of ayurvedic health care. The material was analysed and compiled through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.ResultsAmong the 55 clients, 91 % were female the mean age was 47 years, and 64 % gave a specific illness as a reason for seeking ayurveda. The most common illnesses were respiratory, musculoskeletal, circulatory, tumor, and cutaneous illnesses. The qualitative results showed that ayurveda was being used in combination with other methods, including various diets, other alternative medicine methods and conventional medicine. Some participants recounted having sought ayurveda as a complement to conventional medicine, or in cases when conventional medicine had been experienced as insufficient in terms of diagnosis or treatment. However, some participants experienced it as difficult to follow the ayurvedic life-style advice in the midst of their everyday life. Many participants reported positive experiences of pulse diagnostics, which was the main diagnostic method used in ayurvedic consultation. Some reported concrete, physical improvement of their symptoms.ConclusionsThis study points towards important aspects of participant experience of ayurveda, that may be subject to further research. The positive effects experienced by some clients should be studied more systematically in order to discern whether they are specific or non-specific.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Niemi

Göran Ståhle

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Reconsidering religion, law, and democracy. Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2016. 75-90.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kyrkans Tidning 2016, 6 : 18-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Lika som bär?. Umeå & Vasa : Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet & Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, 2016. 99-143.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Lika som bär?. Umeå & Vasa : Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet & Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, 2016. 22-27.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Umeå & Vasa : Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet & Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, 2016.

Baserat på intervjuer och enkätstudier i Hortlax (Norrbotten) och Nykarleby (Österbotten) visas att likheter snarare än skillnader kännetecknar de båda befolkningsgruppernas inställning till religiösa frågor och till majoritetskyrkan. Å ena sidan är detta förvånande, i och med att de båda landskapen har tillhört olika stater i mer än 200 år, å andra sidan är det förväntat, eftersom trafiken över Bottniska viken varit intensiv under dessa 200 år.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mayvor Ekberg

Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Signs (Chicago, Ill.) 2016, 41 (3): 483-506.

In June 2012, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology issued a press release announcing that over 5 million children worldwide had been born with the help of in vitro fertilization. Although the sheer quantity is impressive in itself, an even more significant consequence of assisted reproductive technologies is that they have transformed a previously indisputable fact concerning biological kinship and motherhood. This fact is captured in the ancient Roman legal maxim mater semper certa est (the mother is always certain), a principle that has been a central pillar for Euro-American kinship. Today, it is no longer certain that the birth mother will be defined as a child’s biological mother, and this gives rise to a flexibility in determining what biological motherhood really is. This becomes particularly significant when we look at third-party reproduction (involving a donor or surrogate) in which the meaning of biological motherhood is contextual: sometimes biological motherhood is determined with reference to nutrition via the blood, sometimes with reference to DNA, at other times with reference to epigenetic influences taking place within the womb. To deepen our understanding about the role that biology plays for the kinning process in the context of third-party reproduction, this essay introduces a theoretical framework of kinship grammars. It discusses how the kinship grammars of blood, genetics, and epigenetics offer different “rules” for determining the changing meaning of biological motherhood and suggests that a strategy of Wittgensteinian rule following in relation to the kinship grammar of epigenetics opens up the possibility for novel, perhaps even subversive, ways of thinking through kinship and biology.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Drömmen om svenskt silke. Stockholm : Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, 2016. 373-379.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Borderlands. Swedish youth care in the intersections of care and punishmentThis dissertation concerns staff working in special residential homes, or secure units, for boys and young men and, less specifically, the compulsory care of problematic teenagers. The study is based on interviews with staff members and participatory observations of daily practices at a compulsorycare institution. The empirical material is complemented by observations of learning situations and interviews with students and teachers in education of social pedagogy.The aim of the thesis is to map out and to analyse understandings of, and motivations for, compulsory care that is produced and sustained through articulations of residing teenagers, treatment practices and institutional staff in the daily work, and in staff narratives, at a secure unit for compulsory care. Three aspects of compulsory care are analysed: constructions of teenagers, of treatment practices and of subject positions or identity of staff.Concepts and ideas from a post-structural framework are used as theoretical tools to conduct analysis of the interviews and observations. Discourse, as well as a three-fold concept of logics, is central for the analysis. As a theoretical complement to the main analytical framework, perspectives from symbolic interactionism are used.The results of the thesis show that tensions and ambivalence characterise compulsory care for adolescents. Aspects of care as well as of punishment, for example, are both evident parts of the institutional work and narratives studied. The teenagers are alternately being constructed as children in need and as manipulative criminals: articulations that are made part of either a logic of care or a logic of punishment.Other tensions that are analysed as significant parts of institutional practices and subject positions are those of the biological and the social, theory and practice, and power and powerlessness. Age, gender and class are all significant parts in constructing subject positions for both teenagers and staff and in creating a division between the two groups. Such categorisations are articulated together in various ways in the different logics identified. These subject positions also have consequences for institutional interactions and for the institutional care provided in secure units.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann Runfors

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Contemporary European History 2016, 25 (1): 75-95.

Sweden's relationship with the United Nations fluctuated considerably between 1941 and 1946. This article examines how the Nordic country's own security interests were sometimes viewed as compatible and sometimes at odds with membership of the United Nations. The discussions surrounding Sweden's accession to the United Nations and actions of its first delegates to the international organisation are explored at length. So too is the discrepancy between Sweden's reputation for neutrality and its enthusiastic support for the United Nations, on the one hand, and its internal debates and policy decisions during the 1940s, on the other. Finally, the article explores the ways in which Sweden used the United Nations as an arena in which to manifest both its indifference to security alignment and its exceptionalism in world affairs.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Critical Kinship Studies. London : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016. 33-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Northern Europe in the Cold War, 1960-1990. Helsinki : Aleksanteri Instituutti, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tuomas Räsänen

Simo Laakkonen


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Encyclopedia of the Barents Region. Oslo : Pax Forlag, 2016. 189-191.

The Barents Encyclopedia will present comprehensive information about the progress of the Barents Region Project, the project to establish international collaboration across national borders through innovative organizational conceptualizations, an active promotion of a transborder regional identity, and the introduction of new forms of regional governance in the most densely populated and industrialized part of the Arctic.Articles in the encyclopedia will discuss the historical roots of current developments and review the cultural, socio-economic, and political prerequisites for a continued and intensified transborder interaction among citizens inhabiting the Barents Region, a territory so designated through the signing of the 1993 Kirkenes Declaration.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Dagens ETC 2015, 15 oktober : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Västerviks historia. Västervik : Västerviks Museum, 2015. 11-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ingvar Sjöblom

Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Militärhistorisk Tidskrift 2015, 2 : 134-138.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Aktuellt om historia 2015, 1 : 91-99.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lychnos 2015, : 91-113.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Slavery, migrations and transformations. Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, 2015. 53-76.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rahel Kuflu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2015, 28 maj : -.

Thousands of Roma were killed in Ukraine between 1941 and 1944 by Nazi einsatzgruppen and local collaborators. The Romani victims were practically never deported to extermination camps but instead their bodies were left where they had been murdered. Babi Yar (Babyn Yar in Ukrainian) in Kyiv is considered a single largest Holocaust massacre in Europe. The place is a chine of seven deep ravines in the north-western part of the city. There on September 29-30, 1941, more than 33,000 Jews were exterminated by Nazis in a single mass killing. In 1941-43 hundreds of Ukrainian Roma were also murdered there. The total number of victims (Jews, Roma, underground fighters, mentally ill people, Ukrainian nationalists) killed in Babi Yar is estimated to 100,000 people. However in the postwar report published by the Extraordinary Commission for Investigation of War Crimes (ChGK), the Roma were not specified, they were rather counted as ”murdered civil citizens”. The Soviet leadership discouraged placing any emphasis on the ethnic aspects of this genocide. In April 1945 the leading Soviet newspaper Pravda informed their readers that according to the party decision a memorial and a museum will be built in Babi Yar. Nothing was done. The Nazi policy of extermination of Roma was neglected; the war was depicted as a tragedy for all Soviet peoples.  Until 1966 the site of mass killing in Babi Yar was unmarked and the first monument was built only in 1976 after a number of protest actions.Despite the silence on the Jewish and Roma genocides, the 1976 Soviet memorial legalized practices of memory. Every year September 29 the monument was visited not only by Jews but also Roma. It was then that the Romani tradition was born to bring to the monument the photos of relatives murdered by the Nazis. This practice continues to this day. By this ceremony the Roma are trying to overcome the problem of de-personalization of the genocide victims.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Temenos 2015, 51 (2): 161-175.

The discipline of History of religions has changed in Sweden over the latest decades. Its traditional connection to text and language has weakened and its emphasis shifted towards social and contemporary aspects of religion. In this article the societal trends and the reforms in Swedish university politics that lie behind this change are pinpointed and discussed. It is argued that the transformation has been twofold. On the one hand the discipline has grown considerably and expanded into empirical fields, methods, and theories that were alien to it only twenty-five years ago. On the other it has been forced to adjust to a political climate focused on direct social relevance, measurability, and quantifiable efficiency. The article presents the transformation as consisting in four parallel processes labelled the efficiency turn, the altered knowledge contract, the replacement by religionsvetenskap, and the loss of prestige, respectively.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning 2015, 39 (3-4): 293-294.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies 2015, 8 : 141-154.

This article discusses how an Islamic insurance (takaful) model has been implemented in two CIS-countries (Russia, Kazakhstan) in recent years. The author examines legal regulation of takaful in countries where a special legislation on takaful was not adopted (Russia) or is in draft form (Kazakhstan). The author also notices inconsistent use of Islamic finance and takaful terminology by legislators in Kazakhstan. In the case of Russia the article tells about a number of attempts to set up takaful business in the absence of specific legal regulation for such type of insurance. Special attention is paid to the attempts to launch of takaful products (non-life insurance) by Evro-Polis company in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) in 2012.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2015, 81 (2): 139-140.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Chaos 2015, 64 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Chaos 2015, 64 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Byggnadskultur 2015, 1 : 50-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Storm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Topos (Munchen) 2015, 93 : 32-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Storm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olga Schihalejev

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi 2015, 4 (2): 81-93.

Cosmopolitanism is a value-loaded concept that seems to become popular in intervals. The latest cosmopolitan period started after the end of the Cold War and the breakdown of the Soviet Union and concentrated mostly on aspects such as “a new world order”, and often with reference to Kant. It might be questioned if the cosmopolitan period still exists. Here it is suggested that a historical understanding of cosmopolitanism together with experience from later social and political experiences might give a new perspective on the difficulties of creating a better world in a Kantian sense, including cosmopolitan education. Considering its history and taking concern of experience Kant’s cosmopolitanism still is relevant, not least in its broader sense.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rebecka Lettevall

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Gribshunden (1495). Karlskrona : Blekinge museum, 2015. 13-32.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Reproducing Citizens. London : Routledge, 2015. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: "...die letzten Schranken fallen lassen". Köln : Böhlau, 2015. 224-255.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marco Nase

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

RIG 2015, 4 : 226-228.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Susanne Waldén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2015, 81 (2 suppl): 41-49.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015, 29 (3): 492-495.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Diacronie. Studi di storia Contemporanea 2015, 22 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Marinarkeologisk tidskrift 2015, 1 : 23-26.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tjop tjop. Skärhamn : Båtdokgruppen, 2015. 271-290.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Lychnos 2015, : 141-163.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2015, 135 (4): 724-726.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2015, 135 (4): 660-673.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Gaunt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2015, 67 (10): 1587-1605.

The liberation of the family from the excessive control of the state, support of children's moral values, the improvement of childcare, and overcoming the demographic crisis have all influenced recent discussions on preschool education and care in Russia. The essay analyses how different, and often conflicting, formulations of public interests' influenced preschool institutions in Russia during the last 25 years. The essay also seeks to explore contemporary evaluations of preschools in the context of the interpretations offered by public discussions and parents of the Soviet practice of childcare.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Upp genom mörkret / Ngugi wa Thiongo. Stockholm : Modernista, 2015. v-ix.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rebecka Lettevall

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: 33 Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference, Co-productions, collaborations, -contestations coming together in Copenhagen, Copenhagen: Denmark, 2015, 18-21 August. : .

In the borderlands of care and punishment, there are institutions for compulsory care. Teenagers with problems such as substance abuse, criminality and psychosocial difficulties are the target group of these institutions. Treatment under compulsion is not officially conceptualized as punishment but as protection for teenagers at risk. The care, or treatment, provided in institutions of compulsory care is organized and motivated out of various understandings of the teenagers receiving the care. In other words: the solutions are sprung out of certain problem formulations from staff and other professionals in the social sector.In this paper I investigate and analyze constructions of teenagers in the setting of so called secure units in Sweden. Observations and interviews, of practices and narratives with institutional staff, are analyzed to understand how "delinquency" is understood in this context. Using a foucauldian concept of power and a discourse theoretical logics approach, I understand these constructions as consisting of logics and fantasies in the intersection of gender, age, class, ethnicity, race, social background and biology. These various logics and fantasies are articulated together in different ways to motivate further action.Articulation is understood both as a methodological tool to organize the researchers view on empirical material, and as a research strategy to bring seemingly separate concepts and ideas together.This paper shall demonstrate the importance of studying the particularities of compulsory care to understand processes of normality and deviation more broadly. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: SIEF2015 Utopias, Realities, Heritages: Ethnographies for the 21st Century, 12th congress of Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore, Zagreb: Croatia, 21-25 June 2015. : .

This paper explores the tension between utopic and dystopian fantasies in the realities of institutional practices in compulsory care. Masculinity is a substantial part of the fantasmatic narratives in the institutional setting. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2015, 2 : 2-12.

In this article the methodological consequences of studying difficult fields of research is discussed, using the concept of dirty ethnography as a point of departure. Being dirty as a researcher has two implications; firstly it refers to the process where the researcher is positioned in an ethnographic field where different positions, subjectivities and/or identities are merged together, sometimes causing conflict or anxiety. Here the dirtiness is something inevitable that is a necessary part of every research process. Secondly, dirtiness refers to the more specific research that takes place in contexts where we feel uncomfortable or where our ethical standards are more difficult to uphold. The etnographical example discussed here is compulsory care of problematic teenagers with various behavioral and psychosocial difficulties. The analytical focus is directed towards institutional staff working in this environment. Here the different kinds of dirtiness that research in this field invokes is discussed as important methodological and analytical tools to further develop ethnological conversations on self-reflexivity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finskt museum 2015, 120/122 (2013/2015): 179-189.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Archiva Moldaviae 2015, VII : 255-274.

This article is a contribution to the understanding of the bias and limitations that different kind of sources offer to the researcher in the contemporary history. Specifically, the study addresses how the researcher poses him/herself in front of the problems generated by different kinds of source materials, acknowledging Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method, and proposes how to deal with the different kind of narratives proposed by the sources. The specific field of investigation chosen for this study is the history of historiography under communism, and specifically of the History Institute of the Romanian Communism Party, a central party institution for history-writing existing in Romania between 1951 and 1990. The researcher has at his/her disposition different typologies of sources for this study, first of all the archival sources conserved at the National Archives of Romania (the archive of the Institute, the funds of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, the familial fund of the Institute’s director, Ion Popescu-Puţuri), and the funds present at the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives on the Institute’s historians. The article demonstrates, relying on a consolidated tradition of historical methodology, that these sources offer several limitations: they already offer a narrative, they are incomplete, and they have been subject to manipulation. A second resource for the historian are the memoires of the historians of the communist period, working at the Institute or in similar institutions. This second kind of sources, analysed trough the instruments offered by memory studies and post-colonial studies, is considerate as biased for numerous reasons: they were written after 1989, in some cases with an apologetic or justificatory intent; the researcher cannot easily distinguish information from the affection of memory, which is generated by the collective and vernacular memory that has been created after 1989. The authors of these autobiographies have imagined and framed the materials of their memory according to the discourses elaborated by a series of social frameworks (and networks) in which they lived, including the national one, and they contributed with their memories to the forging of a new image of the networks in which they are inserted. A third kind of sources is offered by the methodology of oral history, namely interviews with former historians of the Institute. In this case, the advantage for the researcher to create ad hoc sources for the purposes of the study is counterbalanced by the limitations of these sources, which are the same as for the autobiographies, with the addition of the performative aspect that is contextual within the interview. The article concludes that no source can claim the status of “truth”. Therefore, the distance between different typologies of sources result to be shortened. In conclusion, the researcher has only partially the possibility to obviate the bias offered by the sources with a strong research question. The researcher’s only possibility to establish a new narrative on a topic is to merge the horizon and the research questions and expectations with the narrative presented by the sources, as explained by Gadamer.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Karlskrona : Blekinge museum, 2015. (Blekinge Museum Rapport ; 2015:21)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ingvar Sjöblom

Johan Rönnby

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Svenska Dagbladet 2015, 11 dec : 47-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jenny Björkman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tjop tjop!. Skärhamn : Båtdokgruppen, 2015. 183-204.

The 17th century marks the heyday of the Swedish 'four estates society'. The harmony of the four estates was not to be questioned. People's statuses weredisplayed in a very visible way, by means of clothing, housing and ways of living. The practices of social difference-making was strong. A naval ship was a kind offloating representation of power and the exterior displayed ideological messages.But the ideas of the 'four estates society' were also visible inside the ship. This article discusses the division of space onboard the warship Vasa (1628), and raises the question whether Vasa was representative of a warship in Europe inthe 17th century or not. By using historical sources and archaeological material, as well as paintings and ship models, we can get a better understanding of the interior of early-modern warships. Warships in the 17th century were extremely crowded. Even the officers lived in crowded, shared small spaces. Vasa's overall spatial arrangement was very similar to English, and especially Dutch ships from the 1600s. But there were differences. On a Swedish ship in the first half of the 17th century, the important thing was not to have your own cabin or space. What was thought to be important was that people of the same social level shared space according to their status.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patrik Höglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Förenen eder!. Landskrona : Centrum för Arbetarhistoria, 2015. 55-79.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

RIG 2015, 1 : 37-39.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Lindqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Uppland : årsbok för medlemmarna i Upplands fornminnesförening och hembygdsförbund 2015, : 67-86.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Agneta Lilja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

RIG 2015, 98 (2-3): 145-148.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Petra Garberding

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Sexualpolitiska nyckeltexter. Stockholm : Leopard, 2015. 414-420.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Sexualpolitiska nyckeltexter. Stockholm : Leopard, 2015. 375-381.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lena Lennerhed

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Rossiiskaya Istoriya 2015, 5 : 181-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lanham : Lexington Books, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sara Sanders

Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Institutionalizing gender equality. Lanham : Lexington Books, 2015. 1-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sara Sanders

Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Institutionalizing gender equality. Lanham : Lexington Books, 2015. 229-244.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

The Swedish educational reforms in the beginning of the 1990s, introducing a public-funded voucher system, free school choice and the right to run schools as commercial enterprises, had an important impact on upper secondary education. The Stockholm region, the most populous in Sweden, offered favourable conditions for the growth of a previously non-existent educational market. A massive expansion of independent schools took place, managed primarily by larger companies, along with the extensive marketing of profiled study programmes and the import of management models from the private sector. In 2011 alone, schools competed for 75 000 pupils representing an annual economic value of approximately 8.5 billion SEK.Covering the period 1988 to 2011, this thesis analyses the relationship between the educational market and upper secondary education as a social field structured by the educational strategies of social groups. Building on Bourdieu’s relational sociology, the study combines quantitative and qualitative methods, using correspondence analysis as a major analytical tool.While free school choice and the voucher system established a supply-demand relationship between schools and families and pupils, the analysis shows that the market has submitted to the same forces that structure the field of upper secondary education within which it unfolds, primarily the volume and composition of symbolic and other assets that students, families and schools possess. In fact, the social structure of the field of upper secondary education in Stockholm remains remarkably stable over time, opposing on the one hand female and male dominated education and on the other hand education with high social and scholarly recruitment to that with low. Euclidean clustering analysis unveils a complex social structure reflecting how the increasingly differentiated educational supply has adapted to the needs of various social groups. Elite schools, market-oriented schools and market-exposed schools develop different strategies in the battle over pupils. Competing amongst themselves for pupils rich in inherited and acquired capital, the elite schools withdraw from the openly market-oriented approach that characterises the other type of schools and instead opt for more subtle, long-term strategies for building up trust from their audience, involving investments in staff and other institutional assets.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mikael Palme

Håkan Forsberg

Per Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationalen 2015, 8 november : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Jacobin 2015, Oct 20 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2015, 30 april : 4-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan BlomqvistKjell Östberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tidsignal 2015, 13 : 99-112.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan BlomqvistKjell Östberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Abstract Book. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Ståhle

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2015, 22 (3): 90-92.

Review of the Nordic Romani Studies Conference

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence FröhligJaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
EthnologyPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann af Burén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Abstract Book. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann af Burén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Perspektiv på historia. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 35-53.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Gaunt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Digital politik. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2015. 173-191.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2015, 135 (3): 546-548.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michal Salamonik

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Life here and hereafter. : .

Based on fieldwork in Qom, this paper explores the ritual and theological meanings of death among members of a Shi’ite revivalist movement in contemporary Iran. The heyyati movement represents a charismatic development in the religious landscape of the Islamic Republic. The movement expanded on massively during the last decade and played a pivotal role in the mobilisation of popular support for former president Ahmadinejad. The movement circles around an independent type of preachers known as zaker or madha. Although the heyyati movement represents a form of Iranian folk religiosity that in connection to certain holidays entertains broad popular support, it has also developed into a particular subculture with its own lifestyle, ritual repertoire and ideological profile. Lately this development has created controversy as some preachers, more or less openly, have challenged the clerical establishment in the country. Stories about the martyrdom of historical Islamic heroes, ritual manifestations of one’s own readiness to die and meditations about death, constitute important features in the religious life of heyyati men. Despite these mournful expressions in their ritual life, however, present and former members of the movement predominantly speak of their engagement in terms of joy and friendship. In this paper the amalgamation of politics, joyful youth culture and death awareness is presented and analysed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

The heyyati-movement is a folk-religious movement in Iran circling around the practice of chest beating and ritual mourning of the martyred household of the Prophet. During the last decade, since the presidential period of Mohammad Khatami, the structure of this movement has changed. The heyyati-groups were mobilised in the campaign that led to the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections of 2005 and since then what may be described as a new type of heyyati-culture has flourished in certain layers of Iranian society and it has frequently been a matter of controversy. Today, the movement can be described as a charismatic alternative to the religious authority of the clerical establishment. Based on interviews and ethnographic observations this paper describes and analyses one heyyati-community in Qom.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 308-321.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 62-78.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Fortid 2015, 2 : 18-22.

Stalinism like Nazism is a Europe-wide phenomenon. This means that the history of Stalinism could not be grasped inside the Soviet Union. In the past of the tiny Norwegian minority in Russia the history of Stalin’s dictatorship, of democratic Norway and of the international communist movement combined in a bizarre form. Access to previously unavailable sources from Soviet archives has brought to light a little-known history, namely “national operations” of the Soviet secret police (NKVD) and the deportation of minorities, one of the central features of Stalinist repression. However, most prior studies have been concerned with large minority groups. The faith of ethnic Norwegians in Stalin’s Soviet Union is under-studied and the main contribution to this subject was made by a journalist Morten Jentoft.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Malmö : Universus Academic Press/ Roos & Tegner, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Blomberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding. London : Routledge, 2015. 4-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding. London : Routledge, 2015. 1-3.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ainur Elmgren

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

London : Routledge, 2015.

‘Power investigation’, or the practice of power to legitimize itself through commissioned programmes of scientific enquiry, is a hallmark of Nordic democracy. Five power investigations have been conducted in the Nordic countries since 1972. The close connection to state power has not dissuaded prominent scholars from participating in them, nor have their findings evoked strong criticism. Combining politically guided perspectives with collaborative research, power investigations represent public events that typify the ostensibly open political culture of the Nordic countries, rather than simply existing as texts or as a politico-scientific genre. Although such investigations have been thought of as critical studies of power, the authors in this book show that their findings have varied greatly and that they have served as tools for wielding power. Whatever shortcomings they uncover, the utility of these investigations in suggesting transparency and self-reflection enhances the legitimacy of Scandinavian government. The investigations are persuasive exercises through which the commissioning authorities and those scholars hired to carry them out engage in a mutually beneficial exchange. Underlying this strategy is the perception, deeply embedded in Nordic political culture, that politics is a progressive, rational endeavour, and that identification with the state is an honourable role for academics.Table of Contents1. ‘Power Investigation: The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding’: Introduction Ainur Elmgren and Norbert Götz2. Introspective Performance: The Scandinavian Power Investigation as a Politico-Cultural Practice Norbert Götz3. From the Swedish Model to the Open Society: The Swedish Power Investigation and the Power to Investigate Power, 1985 – 1990 Carl Marklund4. Three Nordic Power Investigations on the Repercussions of the European Union on Sovereignty and Democracy Ann-Cathrine Jungar5. ‘Power Investigation’ Neglected: The Case of the Finnish Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat Lotta Lounasmeri6. Power and Society in Finland: Change and Continuity Ainur Elmgren7. Justice and EU Foreign Policy Alex Prichard8. Informal Governance and the Eurozone Crisis Alexandra Hennessy

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ainur Elmgren

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015.

Hösten 1942 attackerades och sänktes två sovjetiska ubåtar av finska ubåtar i Ålands hav. Ett drygt halvsekel senare hittades vraken, som visade sig vara de saknade ubåtarna S7 och SC-305.I Stalins ubåtar visas att arkeologin kan bidra till en djupare förståelse av livet och döden ombord på de bägge ubåtarna. Med utgångspunkt från undervattensfilm diskuteras hur ubåtarna sett ut, hur man rört sig på skrovet och inte minst vad som hände när de gick under. Därutöver diskuteras också möjligheterna att arbeta med film som källmaterial.Inom svensk arkeologi är det första gången vrak från det nära förflutna studeras i egenskap av fysiska lämningar. Genom att kombinera samtidsarkeologiska och marinarkeologiska perspektiv och tillvägagångssätt visas på nya möjligheter att forska kring yngre vrak.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mirja Arnshav

Anna Mcwilliams

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Global Ethics 2015, 11 (2): 246-256.

The purpose of this article is threefold. First, it aims to delineate the flow of resources and the claims on those resources within the humanitarian aid system by locating task structures and functional units across the aid chain. Second, it draws on this account to highlight tensions in the system. Different stations in the organisational process are conditioned by the tasks assigned to them, how those tasks are anchored in a moral economy, and their historical interrelations. Third, it explores how aid organisations are perceived by experts in different parts of the aid chain. Four key agents were invited to recount their work experiences. We then consider how the outlook of the interviewees was shaped by their place in the aid chain. The interviews are an inventory of experiences, a preliminary corroboration of the organisational analysis that preceded them, and a source of future hypotheses. © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Friberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2015, 1-2 : 4-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Piotr Wawrzeniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

DIN 2015, 1 : 95-121.

Denna artikel ska behandla ett möte mellan kalifen Muʿawiyah ochIblis i Jalal al-din Rumis (d. 1273) diktverk Masnavi-ye ma'navi. Efter en redogörelse av Rumis dikt, presenteras representationer avIblis och Muʿawiyah från olika muslimska traditioner vilka sedanrelateras till motiven i Rumis text. Jag redogör kort för olika tolkningarav berättelsen om Iblis och Muʿawiyah, för att slutligen föreslåen läsning som tar till vara den ambivalens som dikten bär.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

DIN 2015, 1 : 7-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per FaxneldSimon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Handbook of Nordic New Religions. Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 359-373.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Brian Arly Jacobsen

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 322-342.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 257-271.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 174-201.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Islam. Stockholm : Liber, 2015. 133-150.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Liber, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ethnologia Scandinavica 2015, 45 : 201-203.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: 33 Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference. Copenhagen : University of Copenhagen.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religionsvidenskapeligt Tidsskrift 2015, 62 : 153-169.

Since the year 2000, the Church of Sweden is no longer a function within the Swedish state. It has become a free denomination actualizing several borderland changes in the Swedish model of religion. The dissolution of the relation with the state has been discussed and prepared for many years and became reality at the turn of the millennium. The need for a defined relation to the state, an interface, however, has not diminished, since the Church of Sweden is still the biggest popular movement in the country. The change in relation has lead to an intensified cooperation between the Church of Sweden and other churches and denominations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Nordic Cooperation. London : Routledge, 2015. 49-68.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Heidi Haggrén

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 2015, 64 (2): 218-238.

Eine deutschbaltische Frauenbewegung. Der Deutsche Frauenbund zu Riga als Bewahrer des Deutschtums im demokratischen Lettland, 1919-1934 Die Forschungsliteratur über die deutschbaltischen Frauen schließt für gewöhnlich die Möglichkeit einer als politische Bewegung verstandenen deutschbaltischen Frauenbewegung aus. Der vorliegende Artikel spricht sich für eine weiter gefasste Definition von „Frauenbewegung“ aus und plädiert dafür, den Deutschen Frauenbund zu Riga als einen Teil von ihr zu verstehen. Zu diesem Zweck werden Quellen aus dem Umfeld des Frauenbundes untersucht, in erster Linie Jahresberichte sowie Abhandlungen zur Vereinsgeschichte. Der Frauenbund wurde als direkte Antwort auf die Revolution von 1905 noch in demselben Jahr gegründet. Als Folge der revolutionären Ereignisse wurden Frauen stärker öffentlich aktiv. Der Frauenbund strebte nach einer Bewahrung und Festigung des deutschbaltischen “Volkstums” durch soziale und kulturelle Arbeit. Er verfügte, so könnte man sagen, über eine Doppelnatur. Seine Mitglieder beteiligten sich am „nationalen Aktivismus“, d.h. an der Bewahrung des Deutschtums, aber auch an emanzipatorischen Aktivitäten, d.h. an der Förderung der Frauenrechte in Bildung und Beruf wie auch bis zu einem gewissen Grad an der Überwindung von Klassen- und ethnischen Barrieren. Der Bund war keine politische Organisation, aber in einem bestimmten Fall betätigte er sich ausdrücklich politisch: 1917 bat der Bund, zusammen mit anderen Organisationen, die deutsche Kaiserin in einer Petition um die Eingliederung der drei baltischen Provinzen in den deutschen Staat. Zwar hat der Frauenbund die Gründung eines unabhängigen und demokratischen Lettlands nicht gerade unterstützt, doch als dieser Staat dann existierte, bereitete es den Mitgliedern des Frauenbundes kein wirkliches Problem, mit anderen nationalen Organisationen, z.B. mit denen der lettischen Frauen, zusammenzuarbeiten. Die meisten Aktivitäten des Frauenbundes richteten sich an Deutschbalten. Aber es gibt auch Beispiele für die Zusammenarbeit mit lettischen Organisationen in der Zwischenkriegszeit. Der Frauenbund bemühte sich auch darum, Klassen- und soziale Barrieren innerhalb der deutschbaltischen Gemeinschaft zu überbrücken, und trug so zu einer gewissen inneren Demokratisierung bei. Er bezeichnete sich selbst nicht als feministisch, unterstützte aber die sozialen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Rechte der Frau, wenn auch manchmal, insbesondere hinsichtlich der politischen Rechte, nur sehr diskret. Mit manchen dieser Aktivitäten setzte sich der Bund für eine aktivere Rolle der Frauen in der Gesellschaft ein. Außerdem trug er dazu bei, das häusliche Leben, also die weibliche Sphäre, besser sichtbar zu machen und auf diese Weise aufzuwerten. Die Tatsache, dass der Frauenbund bisweilen recht undemokratisch agierte (insbesondere bei der Petition von 1917), berechtigt nicht dazu, ihn nicht als Teil der Frauenbewegung zu betrachten. Feminismus bzw. Frauenbewegungen korrelieren nicht automatisch mit demokratischen Werten. In jedem Fall förderte der Deutsche Frauenbund zu Riga in gewisser Weise die Frauenrechte und zeigte außerdem der Welt, und den Männern, dass Frauen zu vielem imstande waren.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Douglas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Abingdon : Taylor and Francis, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina FribergNorbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Global Ethics 2015, 11 (2): 143-146.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina FribergNorbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Global Ethics 2015, 11 (2): 147-162.

This article challenges E.P. Thompson’s definition of ‘moral economy’ as a traditionalconsensus of crowd rights that were swept away by market forces. Instead, it suggests thatthe concept has the potential of improving the understanding of modern civil society. Moraleconomy was a term invented in the eighteenth century to describe many things.Thompson’s approach reflects only a minor part of this conceptual history. Hisunderstanding of moral economy is conditioned by a dichotomous view of history and bythe acceptance of a model according to which modern economy is not subject to moralconcerns. It is on principle problematic to confine a term conjoining two concepts asgeneral as ‘moral’ and ‘economy’ to a specific historical and social setting. Recentapproaches that frame moral economy as an emotively defined order of morals are alsomisleading since they do not address economic issues in the way they are commonlyunderstood. The most promising current approaches appear to be those that consider themoral economy of welfare, humanitarianism, and civil society. The concept of moraleconomy may help us to clarify alternative ways of ‘utility maximisation’ through theconstruction of altruistic meaning for economic transactions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2015, 8 (1-2): 34-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia MalitskaOlena PodolianYuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
HistoryPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Seminariet i högre utbildning. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 193-214.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lisa Öberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Seminariet i högre utbildning. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 175-192.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lisa Öberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Finnsams höstkonferens i Södermanland 2014. Örebro : Finnsam.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Martin Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2015, Online (June 9): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann-Judith Rabenschlag


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Zur Situation der Volkskunde 1945-1970. Münster, New York : Waxmann.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Petra Garberding

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Seminariet i högre utbildning. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 67-81.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Crossings and Crosses. Boston / Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2015. 85-104.

In religious education we can distinguish between different models what resemble also countries’ geo-political, religious and educational tradition. Estonia situates in the crossroads of east and west and its turbulent history has influenced also its religious education (RE). During last hundred years political and religious landscape of the country has altered, also RE in schools has undergone several cataclysms. How could RE in today’s Estonia be classified?The article explores the historical developments in religious landscape of Estonia by outlining its most significant changes in last hundred years and focusing more on religious outlook of Estonian people today. The fourth wave of European Values Study (2008-2009) provides comparative data for Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway), Estonia and its neighbours with shared past from south and east (Russia, Latvia and Lithuania).Estonian tradition of RE will be explored in its historical context. Then the changes in the concepts, aims and contents of RE during the last 23 years will be investigated by analysing RE syllabi of 1997 and 2010 and changes in the legislation. The results answer the question, is there shift from post-socialist model of RE to Nordic one in Estonian RE?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olga Schihalejev

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Stockholm : Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2015.

Är svenskarna världens mest sekulariserade folk? Hur kommer det sig att många känner sig obekväma med att kalla sig kristna trots att de firar jul och är medlemmar i en kyrka? Varför finns det till och med något lite genant över innerlig kristen tro? Och varför upplever många att buddhismen känns sympatisk medan islam – trots att man vet att det är viktigt att inte generalisera – känns hotfull och främmande? Det gudlösa folket söker svaret på dessa frågor i den svenska religionshistorien. Boken handlar om den sekulära svenska majoritetskulturen och om den historia som ligger bakom de hållningar, tankar och föreställningar om religion som finns inom denna grupp. Från reformationen på 1500-talet – via pietismen, upplysningen, teosofin och kolonialismen – till 2000-talets religionsdebatter, följs uppkomsten och utvecklingen av de idéer om religion som vanliga svenskar idag tar för givna. De historiska exposéerna förankras i vanliga svenskars berättelser insamlade genom ett hundratal intervjuer med stockholmare utförda 2009-2012. Resultatet är en berättelse om vilka vi – de sekulära svenskarna – är, varför vi tänker som vi gör och om hur vår internationellt sett unika religionssituation har uppkommit. Boken vänder sig till en intresserad allmänhet men kommer också kunna användas som kurslitteratur för högskolor och universitet, företrädelsevis inom ämnet religionsvetenskap. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Thurfjell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

YMER 2015, 135 (2015): 103-118.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunilla Gunner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2015.

Under 1700-talet och tidigt 1800-tal förändrades inköpsvanorna drastiskt i Sverige: ett konsumtionssamhälle började ta form. En rad nya varor som kaffe, te, porslin, bomull och exotiska textilfärger gjorde succé. Ett urbant mode och sällskapsliv växte fram och krävde både tid och pengar. Gradvis fick nymodigheterna människorna, och därmed även samhället, att ändras.I Att hasta mot undergången analyserar idéhistorikern Leif Runefelt debatten om konsumtion 1730–1830. Han belyser hur de nya varorna och beteendena uppfattades som hot mot samhällsordningen eftersom de ofta bröt mot ståndssamhällets regler. Ordningen var hierarkisk och skillnader skulle vara tydliga: man skulle klä och bete sig i enlighet med sin sociala position. Det rådde starka uppfattningar om vad som var lämpligt eller olämpligt för olika individer.Genom nymodigheterna kunde människor iscensätta sig själva på sätt som inte svarade mot de förväntningar som fanns på dem. Därmed uppkom en moralisk fråga: vad var rätt, och vad var fel? Det fick också politisk dimension eftersom förfallet var ett potentiellt hot mot samhället. Den nya konsumtionshetsen innebar kanske att hela samhället gick mot sin undergång?I boken får vi följa den intensiva debatt som fördes på flera olika arenor. Pressen och litteraturen befolkades plötsligt av härmapor, fjollor, sprätthökar, kaffedrickare, götiska bönder och andra typkaraktärer. Figurerna hade specifika retoriska funktioner i kritiken av konsumtionen, och i centrum stod människans förställning som det avgörande problemet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter StrandbrinkJenny BerglundThomas Lundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Comparative ReligionPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Girlhood Studies 2015, 8 (1): 76-92.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2015, 1-2 : 69-74.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sergei Glebov

Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Between Europe and Asia. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. 165-182.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: Det svenska begäret. Stockholm : Carlsson Bokförlag, 2015. 106-129.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2015, 135 (1): 169-171.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Shipwrecks around the World. New Delhi : Delta Book World, 2015. 27-39.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Antiziganism. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 61-63.

Deals with the politics of compensation for Nazi war crimes against Sinti and Roma

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Gaunt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Nationalities Papers 2015, 43 (6): 840-865.

The striking affinities that have developed between radical-conservative movements in Western Europe and Russia since the end of the Cold War have been widely noted. This essay considers these affinities through the example of the Soviet historian and geographer Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev (1912–1992). It argues that Gumilev and the European New Right developed perspectives that were highly comparable, founded on similar principles, and articulated through similar images and allusions. Yet despite the powerful resonances in terms of basic concepts and theoretical orientation, there were nonetheless deep differences in terms of the conclusions regarding the practical implications for their respective societies that Gumilev and the Europeans deduced from these principles.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mark Bassin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2015, 29 (4): 387-417.

In this article, the historical roots and philosophical premises of post-communist transitology, that rose to prominence during the 1990s, are critically contextualized and analyzed from the point of view of intellectual history and political philosophy, paying attention to the development of the concept of time, and also of history, development, evolution, progress, revolution, and acceleration. The idea about regime change is accordingly reconstructed and traced through the political philosophy of Greek antiquity, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, as well as in biological thought and debate of the 19th century, in the modernization theories of the 1950s and in 1970s and 80s “transitology” dealing with Southern Europe and Latin-America. The analysis takes it point of departure in a comparison between post-communist transitology and cold war sovietology and critically assesses implications of teleology, chronocentrism and ethnocentrism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristian Petrov


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Cato, Om jordbruket. Varro, Samtal om lantbruket. Stockholm : Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, 2015. 478-504.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidsskrift (DK) 2015, 114 (2): 621-622.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This thesis aims at contributing to a critical discussion on the supposedly far-reaching secularity of Sweden on the one hand, and on the incongruence and inconsistency of lived religion on the other. At the center are people referred to as semi-secular Swedes – a group that is often neglected in the study of religion. These people do not go to church or get involved in any other alternative organized spiritual activities, neither are they actively opposed to religion or entirely indifferent to it. Most of them describe the ways they are – or are not – religious as in line with the majority patterns in Swedish society.The study is qualitative in method and the material has been gathered through interviews and a questionnaire. It offers a close reading of 28 semi-secular Swedes’ ways of talking about and relating to religion, particularly in reference to their everyday lives and their own experiences, and it analyzes the material with a focus on incongruences.By exploring how the term religion is employed vernacularly by the respondents, the study pinpoints one particular feature in the material, namely simultaneity. The concept of simultaneity is descriptive and puts emphasis on a ‘both and’ approach in (1) the way the respondents ascribe meaning to the term religion, (2) how they talk about themselves in relation to different religious designations, and (3) how they interpret experiences that they single out as ‘out-of-the-ordinary’. These simultaneities are explained and theorized through analyses focusing on intersubjective and discursive processes.In relation to theorizing on religion and religious people this study offers empirical material that nuance a dichotomous understanding of ‘the religious’ and ‘the secular’. In relation to methodology it is argued that the salience of simultaneity in the material shows that when patterns of religiosity among semi-secular Swedes are studied there is a need to be attentive to expressions of complexity, contradiction and incongruity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Thurfjell

Ann af Burén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Washington : , 2015. (The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. Analysis Paper ; 21)

Islamic religious education in the United States and Europe has become a subject of intense debate after Muslims raised in the West carried out attacks against their fellow citizens. People worry their governments are doing too little or too much to shape the spiritual beliefs of private citizens. In a new analysis paper, Jenny Berglund explains the differences in publicly funded Islamic education in nine European countries and the United States. Berglund lays out the religious education framework of each country and explains the state policies governing the teaching of Islam in public schools. State involvement, Berglund writes, ranges from sponsoring religious education in public schools to forgoing it entirely. The policies vary according to the national political culture of each country, as well as the historical and religious norms that shape public perceptions and debates over religious education. In Germany and Austria, many public schools teach Islam to Muslims as a subject within a broader religious curriculum in which parents can choose their students’ religious courses. In the United Kingdom and Sweden, public schools teach Islam as an academic subject, and train teachers through comparative religious studies departments in universities. French and U.S. public schools do not teach religion, although students can lean about Islam in subjects such as art, history, or literature.Despite the diversity of these approaches, Berglund notes three good practices that apply across the board:Establishing rigorous academic standards of training for teachers of religious education courses.Providing factual textbooks informed by academic scholarship, both for Islamic religious education and non-confessional school subjects that teach about Islam. Building upon current curricular and pedagological best practices through international exchange and dialogue of scholars.By adopting these practices, Berglund argues, governments can further their citizens’ knowledge of important aspects of the human experience and promote inclusive citizenship and respect.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Berglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Le génocide des Arméniens. Paris : Armand Colin, 2015. 70-91.

Describes the problems of studying the Assyrian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Gaunt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Religion och livsfrågor 2015, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religion och livsfrågor 2015, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religion och livsfrågor 2015, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny BerglundSimon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Genocide Studies International 2015, 9 (1): 83-103.

Article describes and analyzes the Assyrian genocide in Ottoman Turkey during World War I.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Gaunt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. (Södertörn arkeologiska rapporter och studier ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Shipwrecks around the World. New Delhi : Delta Book World, 2015. 176-192.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Nordic Studies in Education 2015, 3-4 : 217-232.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ethnologia Europaea 2015, 45 (1): 42-57.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Islands of Identity. Huddinge : Södertörn University, 2015. 39-142.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Samuel Edquist


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015.

Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa and Bornholm are five island regions in the Baltic Sea which constitute, or have until recently constituted, provinces or counties of their own. Combining perspectives from two disparate academic fields, uses of history and island studies, this book investigates how regional history writing has contributed to the formation of regional identity on these islands since the year 1800. The special geographic situation of the islands-somewhat secluded from the mainland but also connected to important waterways-has provided their inhabitants with shared historical experiences. Due to varying geographic and historical circumstances, the relationship between regional and national identity is however different on each island. While regional history writing has in most cases aimed at integrating the island into the nation state, it has on Åland in the second half of the 20th century been used to portray its inhabitants as a separate nation. Dramatic political upheavals as the World Wars has also caused shifts in how regional history writing has represented the relationship to the mainland nation state, and has sometimes also resulted in altered national loyalties.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Janne Holmén

Samuel Edquist


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

SANS 2015, 5 (1): 42-46.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristian Petrov


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2015, 135 (1): 128-133.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kekke Stadin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: BEYOND TRANSITION?. Lund : Centre for European studies (CFE) at Lund university, 2015. 11-22.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristian Petrov


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

International History Review 2015, 37 (3): 519-539.

The London-based Committee for Relieving the Distressed Inhabitants of Germany, and Other Parts of the Continent is an early example of a large-scale voluntary relief programme that has gone unappreciated in the annals of humanitarianism. The present article examines the period in 1808 and 1809 when this committee redirected its relief efforts to Sweden. The case highlights many issues that beset humanitarianism today. With well-preserved recipient records, it offers insight to aspects of humanitarian encounters that have been markedly under-researched. It examines how foreign-policy interests fostered mis-conceptions about those in need and how such misconceptions resulted in corrupt distribution structures. It shows that asymmetries in the development of civil society impeded the relief effort and that the divergent interests of donors and distributors caused the forms of relief to be inadequate and agency to be lost. Moreover, it illustrates how local elites resisted advice from abroad and how the individual personalities involved shaped policy outcomes. These factors remain issues at the present time and the case of two Protestant European countries with a cultural affinity illustrates how significant they are.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Gender, Place and Culture 2015, 22 (1): 107-122.

Today, there should be little doubt that new reproductive technologies have ‘diversified, globalized, and denaturalized’ human reproduction (Inhorn and Birenbaum-Carmeli 2008). Not only have assisted reproductive technologies developed and spread throughout the world at a rapid pace, but this significant development has also given rise to a global market of cross-border reproductive care (CBRC). This article seeks to investigate CBRC between Sweden and the Baltic states, in which Swedish infertility patients travel to private fertility clinics as recipients of egg donation. This article argues that the restructuring of the European space (occurring in and through both the so-called ‘transition’ of the former Eastern Bloc and the expansion of the European Union) constitutes crucial conditions of emergence for the trans-European market of infertility care, which not only results in new modalities of reproductive mobility but also articulates a new set of interrelated European gendered reproductive subjectivities. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which such ‘new reproductive subjectivities’ – here exemplified by a sample of cross-border donor egg recipients – are articulated in relation to notions of ‘choice’ and what I call ‘biodesirability’, and how such notions cannot be exempt from its specific post-socialist European context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Maritime Archaeology 2015, 10 (1): 45-63.

Historical archaeology may be characterized by an intricate relationship between, written sources and material remains. In research focusing on wrecks, this often results in descriptions of the events associated with one particular ship. These are narratives written from a historical horizon, where written sources provide the explanation to material remains. The aim of this paper is to show that a combination of material remains and written sources may be used as a departure point for a discussion on social conditions on board merchant ships in a more general sense.The case used is the fluit Anna Maria, launched in 1694 and which foundered in Dalarö harbour in 1709. The site is ideal for such a study, as it has been surveyed archaeologically on several occasions since the 1960s at the latest in all of 2010, and partly because historical research into the written accounts have been made. Taken together the material gathered enables a unique opportunity to reconstruct and to study the everyday environment on board a large fluitship.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Eriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Tillsammans. Stockholm : Bokförlaget Atlas, 2014. 15-56.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Crister Skoglund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Idrott, historia & samhälle 2014, : 132-135.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Heden

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Greifswald : Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 2014.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marco Nase

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Hume Studies 2014, 40 (1): 29-51.

Hume’s ethics is concerned not only with the metaphysical status of moral qualities but equally, if not more, with the problem of determining to what extent and under what conditions issues of moral disagreement and inquiry can be decided by rational argumentation. This paper argues that Hume’s solution to the second problem is a form of perspectivism: the rational decidability of moral issues depends on the existence of shared perspectives, or sets of assumptions and correlated dispositions to feelings, and is largely independent of the metaphysical status of moral qualities. An issue of disagreement may thus be rationally decidable among people with certain dispositions to feeling but not among others. A similar perspectivist reading is suggested for Hume’s analysis of knowledge about causes and effects.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Henrik Bohlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: AAA (American Association of Anthropology) 2014, 2-7 December, Washington DC: USA. : .

In an ongoing dissertation project in ethnology the empirical field of secure units of compulsory care for delinquent youth is explored. Ethnographic methods and materials are used in the research project: primarily interviews and participatory observations in a secure unit for teenagers. Secure units in Sweden are publicly funded and governed; yet very closed from public observation. Entering the closed environment of secure units as a researcher brings about questions of ethics and of the researchers position.   The field of compulsory care is dominated by knowledge produced within disciplines such as medicine, psychology and sociology. Concepts from these disciplines and their overarching ideas of what human beings are, influences the knowledge produced within this field. The term 'field' is used in a double sense and is thus referring to the empirical field, as well as to the research field, of compulsory care.   This paper shall discuss the possibilities and challenges of knowledge production in a field of study where many different perspectives compete for the dominant position. It shall discuss further the practice of articulation, as used in the discourse theoretical logics approach, in the process of integrating concepts from different disciplines and research traditions into a new coherent whole. Articulation, here understood as the reflective judgment that results in a modification of elements, is a process where issues of self-reflexivity, positionality and the relationship of knowledge and power are brought together; articulated in a new way. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) 2014: Collaboration, Intimacy, Revolution- innovation and continuity in an interconnected world, Tallinn: Estonia, 31st July-3rd August, 2014. : .

This paper discusses the paradox of secure units as being institutions of both care and punishment. The paper also addresses issues of conducting research in closed environments: ethical questions, self-reflexivity and positionality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2014, 15 juli : 4-5.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2014, 24 oktober : 5-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aftonbladet 2014, 13 december : 4-5.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan BlomqvistKjell Östberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tidsignal 2014, 12 : 33-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Militärhistorisk Tidskrift 2014, 2 : 137-142.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore 2014, 70 : 209-212.

Recension av Hagelstam, Sonja avhandling "Röster från kriget" 2013

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tillsammans. Stockholm : Bokförlaget Atlas, 2014. 591-624.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Shamal Kaveh


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Upplysningskritik. Stockholm : Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2014. 184-204.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Shamal Kaveh


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Религия,  religio и религиозность  в региональном и глобальном измерении. Vladimir, Ryssland : Vladimir State University, ВлГУ, 2014. 279-317.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jörgen Straarup

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2014, 134 (2): 337-338.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Piotr Wawrzeniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ventspils paralēle I-IV. Ventspils : Ventspils Augustskola, 2014. 110-123.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Dagmara Beitnere

Simo Laakkonen


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Lithuania-Poland-Sweden. Vilnius : National Museum, 2014. 377-389.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Upplysningskritik. Stockholm : Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2014. 165-183.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2014.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Inga Sanner

Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lambda Nordica 2014, 3-4 : 11-27.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Gunnarsson PayneUlrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyGender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Post-Communist Transition and Women's Agency in Eastern Europe. Dordrecht : Republic of Letters Publishing, 2014. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristina Abiala


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Berätttande - Liv - Mening. Örebro : Örebro universitet, 2014. 205-214.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Torbjörn Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lychnos 2014, : 63-80.

The need for university reform. The educational commission’s description of the problems in Swedish higher education 1745-1751.During the so called age of liberty in Sweden (1721-1772), demands were promptly made for concrete applications of the rather elusive idea of 'utility'. One grand expression of these claims was the educational commission appointed in 1745 to investigate whether and in which ways the Swedish educational system, including the universities, should be reformed. Previous studies have primarily focused on analyzing the commission’s reform proposal; its content, potential consequences and the response it received from Uppsala University in particular. The relationship between the commission and the universities has, moreover, almost exclusively been considered as a struggle for influence over Sweden’s higher education. This article focuses instead on the ideas of the commission regarding the need for university reform. The article aims to suggest alternative approaches for subsequent studies, however I wish to also indicate the contours of a more nuanced understanding of the intentions of the commission. The article takes as an analytical starting point the assessment made by the commission that Swedish universities failed in reaching their legitimate goal: to educate students for positions in government offices. As this failure was considered harmful for the country it was believed to be in the state’s interest to regulate the influx of students into higher education as well as the knowledge and qualifications these students should have acquired upon graduation. Previous studies have considered the commission almost exclusively as a manifestation of the principle that universities should contribute to the economic utility or welfare of the country. This article brings to the fore that while the economy was indeed important, additional attention should be given to broader political interests of the commission.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Bertilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews 2014, April : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Richard Strauss Handbuch. Stuttgart/Weimar : Verlag J. B. Metzler, 2014. 42-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Petra Garberding

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2014, 134 (4): 782-784.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence Fröhlig

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Der Bürger im Staat 2014, 64 (2-3): 176-182.

Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert entstandenen skandinavischen Nationalstaaten hat unterschiedliche Phasen durchlaufen. Eine in den 1930er Jahren zunächst noch gemeinsam verfolgte Neutralitätspolitik blieb angesichts der machtpolitischen Konstellationen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs erfolglos. Nach 1945 waren die nordeuropäischen Länder bestrebt, ihre Souveränität zu wahren und sich im beginnenden Kalten Krieg zu positionieren. 1948 wurde eine skandinavische Verteidigungsunion erwogen, die letztlich an den Differenzen der nordischen Staaten scheiterte. Dänemark, Norwegen und Island wurden Gründungsmitglieder der NATO, während Schweden seine neutralitätspolitische Tradition fortführte und Finnland aufgrund der Grenzlage zur UdSSR einen pragmatischen Kurs verfolgte. Um die unterschiedlichen sicherheitspolitischen Orientierungen zu kompensieren, wurde 1952 der Nordische Rat gegründet. In den 1960er Jahren wurde der Kurs einer aktiven und in internationaler Hinsicht stärker politisierten Außenpolitik eingeschlagen. In der Europapolitik hingegen zeigten sich die nordischen Länder eher zögerlich. Ambivalent gestaltete sich auch die Kooperation mit den baltischen Ländern Estland, Lettland und Litauen. Die seit 2005 zu beobachtende Renaissance der nordischen Zusammenarbeit vermag die Heterogenität der von den skandinavischen Staaten verfolgten Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik nicht zu überdecken.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Fun and Puzzles in Modern Scandinavian Studies. Vilnius : Vilnius University, 2014. 181-199.

For decades “Swedology” was a rich and polemically charged genre. “Swedophiles” and “Swedoclasts” were quite as eager to deploy images of Sweden as weapons in foreign contexts as they were inter- ested in the country as such. A telling example is the genre’s early clas- sic, Marquis W. Childs’s Sweden: The Middle Way from 1936. With the backdrop of Dwight Eisenhower’s attempt to get back at Childs by branding Sweden as an extreme society in 1960, this essay aims to see Childs’s book as an argument in its original context during the New Deal. Rather than initiating the 1930s’ American wave of Swedophilia, Childs phrased his argument as an implicit polemic against its appar- ent exaggerations. Sweden was not a Utopia; the point in studying its example was on the contrary the pragmatism shown in the Swedes’ attempts to solve everyday problems in a reasonable and genuinely democratic way, negotiating and compromising. As a text implicitly supporting the Roosevelt agenda, Childs’s book was far from encour- aging federal dirigisme, expert rule and central planning (“social engi- neering”): on the contrary the message to other New Dealers was to shun such things in favor of grass-roots activities and initiatives. The predominant theme – the consumers’ cooperation movement’s central role in counteracting monopolies, thus creating economic efficiency and turning Sweden into the world’s only truly working laissez-faire economy – harmonized with Childs’s commitment to projects like the federal rural electrification program, which in a “Swedish” manner was founded on co-ops and a vision of popular self-determination.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Östlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Stockholm : Axl Books, 2014.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hans-Georg Gadamer och hermeneutikens aktualitet. Stockholm : Axl Books, 2014. 237-268.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Tängerstad


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hans-Georg Gadamer och hermeneutikens aktualitet. Stockholm : Axl Books, 2014. 113-135.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Burman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: A Rude Awakening. Stockholm : Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, 2014. 35-41.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Sundberg

Johan Eellend


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

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Stockholm : Försvarsanalys, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut (FOI), 2014. (FOI-R ; 4004)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Eellend


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

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Research area for doctoral studies

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Respons 2014, 6 : 12-14.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frans Lundgren

Peter Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2014, VIi (2-3): 37-44.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject