The School of Culture and Learning plays a crucial role in enhancing and developing the research within the humanities on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe at Södertörn University. Thanks to the Baltic Sea Foundation, which throughout the years continuously have funded successful senior and doctoral research projects at the school, a unique environment has been formed. The research on the region has become an integral part of the development of the school and the multidisciplinary environment that is constituted by a subject based professional scholarly and critical approach to issues of relevance for the region historically and as of today.
More specifically, the variegated research at the school on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe is characterized by the combination of a humanistic a critical cultural approach aimed at deepening the knowledge of relevant contemporary and historical phenomena. The school has acquired a competence to investigate aesthetic, philosophical and ideological expressions in the region. Investigations into the particular historical experience of the region with regards to Sweden, Europe and the world at large, has served to form an understanding of differing perspectives, ethical codes and norms in academia and beyond. More so, on the bases of its knowledge and understanding of the region, the school has also developed new perspectives on feminism and gender issues, colonialism and antisemitism with regards to critical theory at large.
Fore more information about specific research projects, please visit Södertörn university research database. External link.