Funding and projects

All projects have been placed at the Södertörn University. The projects are listed in chronological order according to the year of funding. Research projects funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, as a rule, last for three years. For further information on the projects, visit the University’s website, contact the respective project manager or the Foundation’s secretariat.

Publications
For publications visit the DiVA-portal. To access all publications registered with The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen) as funder use this link. For publications related to individual projects use simple search, choose “BETA – Projects” option and search on the project’s name. Please note, this function is under development.

Projects granted by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies from 2008 onwards can also be found in SweCRIS, a national database of grant-funded research.

Projects


2020

Bacteria-driven Hg methylation in microbiome of lower consumers 

Project leader: Nisha H. Motwani

Mercury (Hg) remobilized from the earth crust by natural and anthropogenic processes and methylated in natural environments c...

Connecting soldiers: Media ecologies and materialities on the East Ukrainian frontline (a postdoc project)

Project leader: Roman Horbyk

This postdoc project suggests studying media use at the frontline in Eastern Ukraine (primarily by soldiers but also by civil...

Muted histories and reunited memories: neglected Swedish and Finnish architectural heritage in St. Petersburg.

Project leader: Irina Seits

The present research aims to bridge the diverse cultures of the Baltic region through reconstruction and analysis of cross-na...

Narratives of Revolutionary Struggle and Construction of PostSoviet Identities in Russia (1991-2018)

Project leader: Nadezda Petrusenko

The project deals with the place of Russian revolutionary heritage in the memory politics of post-Soviet Russia. It studies t...

Policy Advice in Electoral democracies – Think Tanks in Hungary and Poland

Project leader: Adrienne Sörbom

ABSTRACT Recent accounts of the state of democracy in the world report an increasing trend of democratic backsliding. The&nbs...

Post-Soviet Harvests; understanding uneven rural recovery in the post-Soviet region 

Project leader: Susanne Wengle

In the 1990s, post-Soviet rural economies suffered from a staggering decline in production and accelerating outmigration. Sin...

Rethinking sexuality: A geopolitics of digital sexual cultures in Estonia, Sweden and Finland 

Project leader: Jenny Sundén

The Internet has for decades been imagined as a safe space for sexual exploration. But with the current popularity of social ...

REVIVE – Genomic signatures of diatom evolution on revived diatoms from natural archives 

Project leader: Anushree Sanyal

The goal of this project is to study genetic changes in sediment revived diatom populations subjected to human and climate in...

Shifting Solidarities. A Comparative Study of the Conceptual History of International Solidarity in German and Swedish Social Democracy, 1968 to 2019

Project leader: Karin Jonsson

This proposal concerns a study on the concept of solidarity in general and international solidarity in particular and&nb...

SUPPORTING DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ILLIBERAL REGIMES – A CASE STUDY OF A "CLOSING SPACE" FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN RUSSIA 

Project leader: Zhanna Kravchenko

Today in Central and Eastern Europe, nationalist rhetoric is increasingly pitted against the concept of liberal democracy, de...

Swedes, emotions and moral diplomacy in the Great Terror. Foreign Office´s rescue operation in the Soviet Union, 1937-38 

Project leader: Torbjörn Nilsson

Today in Central and Eastern Europe, nationalist rhetoric is increasingly pitted against the concept of liberal democracy, de...


2019

Baltic Hospitality: Receiving Strangers / Providing Security on theNorthern European Littoral, ca. 1000–1900.

Project leader: Leif Runefelt

With the migration crisis of 2015 and onwards, the dilemma of whether to receive orreject migrants has re-entered public deba...

Bear traces

Project leader: Claudia Lindén

Bear traces: a study of the bear in national romantic literature around the Baltic Sea The bear is the Nordic region’s larg...

Human – environment interactions and the epidemiological periurban landscape of tick – borne diseases.

Project leader: Patrik Dinnetz

The general aim of this multidisciplinary research project is to increase the knowledge and understanding of how landscape ch...

Individuals’ strategic orientations toward social interdependence in Russia and Sweden.

Project leader: Ola Sternäng

Better understanding of how individuals in neighboring cultures in the Baltic Sea region approach interdependent decision-mak...

Learning from new regionalism in the era of hybrid geopolitics? Regime change in the Baltic-Nordic Region.

Project leader: Ylva Waldemarson

Since 1989/1991, the Baltic-Nordic Region (BNR) has evolved into a laboratory for a nongeopolitical form of regionalism, conc...

Meritocracy, democracy or market? Governance of higher education in Finland and Sweden, 1965-2018.

Project leader: Johanna Ringarp

The project compares reforms of higher education governance in Finland and Sweden from 1965 until today, with a focus on how ...

Political Parties and their Leaders: Power and Selection in Comparative Perspective.

Project leader: Nicholas Aylott

Today, representative democracy, and thus party democracy, is often said to be in varying stages of crisis. In Europe, electi...

Taking Social Sustainability to the Sea: Strengthening the Social Pillar in Marine Spatial

Project leader: Fred Saunders

Despite the overall aim of marine spatial planning (MSP) to deliver sustainable seas for the purpose of sustainable societies...

Tell the West: Witness Literature from the Gulag Archipelago 1925-2012

Project leader: Lovisa Andén

The aim of my investigation is to examine Gulag memoirs in their double role as, on one hand, historical testimony and, on th...

Funding and projects

All projects have been placed at the Södertörn University. The projects are listed in chronological order according to the year of funding. Research projects funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, as a rule, last for three years. For further information on the projects, visit the University’s website, contact the respective project manager or the Foundation’s secretariat.

Publications
For publications visit the DiVA-portal. To access all publications registered with The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen) as funder use this link. For publications related to individual projects use simple search, choose “BETA – Projects” option and search on the project’s name. Please note, this function is under development.

Projects granted by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies from 2008 onwards can also be found in SweCRIS, a national database of grant-funded research.