Research grants
The projects are listed in chronological order according to the year of funding. For further information on the projects contact the respective project manager or the Foundation’s secretariat.

Publications
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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.

Project database


2021

Automating Welfare in the Baltic Sea Region: Consequences of Automated Decision-Making for Democratic Values (AUTO- WELF)

Project leader: Anne Kaun
Project type: Project

The project investigates the implementation of automated decision-making in the welfare sector in the Baltic Sea region being...

Conscription as Political Socialization in Divided Societies? Evidence from post-Soviet Estonia and post-independence Finland

Project leader: Christofer Berglund
Project type: Project

Can conscription help build national communities out of divided societies? Service in the armed forces can be a tool for soci...

Conservatory cultures: Nation and gender in the conservatoire music educations of Estonia, Finland, and Hungary

Project leader: Ann Werner
Project type: Project

The project aims to investigate how conservatoire music education shapes belongings in terms of nation and gender, during tim...

Health hazard in the Baltic sea: the effect of fluorinated substances on Baltic sea organisms

Project leader: Mats Grahn
Project type: Project

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a collective name for approx. 5000 synthetic chemicals used in a myriad of prod...

History and Memory of the Holocaust and Romani genocide in a Comparative International Perspective

Project leader: Andrej Kotljarchuk
Project type: Research network

The network is novel not only in its theoretical framework, which places the Holocaust and the Romani genocide in a comparati...

Language Unity and Diversity in the Administrative Writing of the Swedish Baltic Empire

Project leader: Oliver Blomqvist
Project type: Postdoctoral project

This project aims to elucidate multilingual administrative writing in the Swedish Baltic empire during the emergence of natio...

Leavers and stayers – Migrant and non-migrant life trajectories in Sweden and Finland

Project leader: Jani Turunen
Project type: Project

One of the main reasons for migrating is the pursuit of better opportunities for oneself and for one’s children than what a...

Multiscalar Ethnic Intermediation in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

Project leader: Daniel Fittante
Project type: Postdoctoral project

Baltic and Eastern European countries offer several important case studies to broaden scholars’ understandings of governments...

PHYTOREV: A coordinated effort to understand genomic changes in revived diatom and phytoplankton populations from Baltic Sea sediments in light of environmental change

Project leader: Anushree Sanyal
Project type: Research network

The increase in anthropogenic activities in the last century has made the Baltic Sea polluted and the most hypoxic area in th...

Post-Communist Communism in Eastern Europe: A Rhetorical History of The Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis

Project leader: Alexander Stagnell
Project type: Postdoctoral project

This project aims at investigating so-called post-communist communism as it is developed by members of the Ljubljana School o...

Post-migrant voices in the Baltic Sea region (Sweden, Germany, Estonia)

Project leader: Jessica Gustafsson
Project type: Project

Today’s European countries are countries of immigration (and emigration). Mainstream news media systematically speak about ...

Researching gender and sexuality in Eastern European history and post-socialist present: Does race matter?

Project leader: Yulia Gradskova
Project type: Research network

The network is aimed at analyzing what is occurring with respect to studies of racism, racialization, ethnic discrimination a...

Student mobility at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe – aspirations, strategies and assets among Belarusian and Ukrainian students

Project leader: Mette Ginnerskov-Dahlberg
Project type: Postdoctoral project

Although ‘internationalization’ tends to be is associated with positive connotations such as ‘innovation’ and ‘prog...

Sweat, Tears, Shame: Exploiting Vulnerabilities through Chekhov’s Acting Techniques Imaginary Body and Atmosphere

Project leader: Maria Lönn
Project type: Postdoctoral project

In the wake of #metoo and the reports of female actresses being more exposed to sexual harassment than their male co-workers,...


2020

Bacteria-driven Hg methylation in microbiome of lower consumers 

Project leader: Nisha H. Motwani
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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
Project type: Project

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

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

Project leader: Susanne Wengle
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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

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

Project leader: Zhanna Kravchenko
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

The Great Terror in the Soviet Union 1937–38 was to a high degree accomplished on ethnic grounds. Especially citizens of Ge...


2019

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

Project leader: Leif Runefelt
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Project

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
Project type: Postdoctoral project

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

The Relation between Work and Political Emancipation from a Central and Eastern European Perspective: Autocreation, Work and Suffering in Stanislaw Brzozowski

Project leader: Krystof Kasprzak
Project type: Postdoctoral project

The Relation between Work and Political Emancipation from a Central and Eastern European Perspective: Autocreation, Work and ...

Traces of oblivion: Identity, Heritage and Memory in the Wake of a Nationalistic Turn.

Project leader: Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback
Project type: Project

This interdisciplinary research project aims to investigate the role of oblivion in the construction of memory, heritage and ...

Transnational pronatalism: collaboration and family policy exchanges in the Baltic Sea area in the 1940s.

Project leader: My Klockar Linder
Project type: Project

This project studies the collaboration and exchanges in population and family policy between population associations in Finla...

What is news? News perceptions and practices among young adults in times of transition.

Project leader: Sofia Johansson
Project type: Project

While news remains a crucial conduit of information about society and the world, its consumption, production and distribution...


2018

A multidisciplinary study of feminist comic art.

Field: Engelska
Project leader: Kristy Beers Fägersten
Project type: Project

The focus of this project is feminist comic art and graphic novels from Sweden, Finland, Germany, and Russia. The multidisci...

Continentalism and Geopolitics: The Idea of ‘Big-Space’ Political Formations in Comparative Historical Perspective.

Field: Idéhistoria
Project leader: Mark Bassin
Project type: Project

This project examines the history and current relevance of continentalist ideas and their influence in national and internati...

From Mare Germanicum to Mare Anti-Sovieticum: Concepts and Uses of the Baltic Sea Region in German Political-Academic Discourse in the Third Reich and Cold War West Germany.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Marco Nase
Project type: Project

The project aims to study the development of concepts of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in German academic-political discourse, ...

Labour from the Baltic Sea region: Language, migration and daily working life among Polish and Estonian citizens in Sweden.

Field: Svenska
Project leader: Hedda Söderlundh
Project type: Project

In the Swedish political debate, the key to the labour market is commonly considered to be proficiency in Swedish. At the sam...

Livelihood strategies and sense of control/agency among Estonian single mothers.

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Maarja Saar
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to study the strategies which Estonian single mothers use to manage their social protection (both ...

Mapping the Roma communities in 19th century Romania.

Field: Romska studier
Project leader: David Gaunt
Project type: Project

The project aims at mapping the Roma communities in 19th century Romania using historical sources in Romanian and Russian arc...

Memory Politics in Far Right Europe: Celebrating Nazi Collaborationists in Post-1989 Belarus, Romania, Flanders and Denmark.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Andrej Kotljarchuk
Project type: Project

This project examines the use of revisionist World War Two narratives within the far right in post-Soviet East and West. The ...

Photographic realism in the digital media age. Photojournalism and visual literacy in Russia and Sweden.

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Patrik Åker
Project type: Project

With today’s digital technology and online environments the photojournalistic profession is challenged. Even if both amateu...

Projekt Religion in post-Soviet nation-building: Official mediations and grassroots’ accounts in Belarus.

Field: Social teori
Project leader: Nikolay Zakharov
Project type: Project

This project analyses the religious component of nation-building in contemporary Belarus and its implications for the develop...

Reproducing (In)Justice: Towards a theory of relational reproductive justice of surrogacy in Baltic, Central and Eastern Europe.

Field: Etnologi
Project leader: Jenny Gunnarsson Payne
Project type: Project

This project is the first to comprehensively investigate national and transnational surrogacy in Baltic, Central and Eastern ...

Response and recovery of benthic biodiversity andecosystemfunctions to chemical pollution and eutrophication.

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Sara Sjöling
Project type: Project

Society and ecological health depend on ecological processes and functions, the so-called ecosystem functions. These function...

Russia in Space: Continuity and Change in Russian Space Policy.

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Johan Eriksson
Project type: Project

How is outer space envisioned in Russia? What are the visions of a Russian presence in space? What is the role of space inRus...

Seaside – A multidisciplinary study of maritime environmental history.

Field: Geologi, arkeologi
Project leader: Elinor Andrén
Project type: Project

Within the chosen timeframe of this project ranging from the onset of Neolithic (in Sweden some 6000 years ago), it is quite...

The Role of Existential Philosophy in Health Care: The Cases of Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

Field: Praktisk kunskap
Project leader: Fredrik Svenaeus
Project type: Project

The aim of the present research project is to explore how existential issues occur and are dealt with in health care against ...

Transnationalism and belonging in the Baltic Sea region among descendants to Polish migrants in Sweden.

Field: Etnologi
Project leader: Ann Runfors
Project type: Project

Even though European mainstream migration studies have for long centred on first generation immigrants, research onmigrant’...


2017

A Contemporary Business History of the Dairy Industry – Processes of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Internationalization in the Baltic Sea Region, 1989-2018.

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Mikael Lönnborg
Project type: Project

The proposed project studies the dairy industry in the Baltic rim, with particular focus on dairy firms in the Nordic and Ba...

A Sunken War: The Baltic during the Second World War

Field: Arkeologi
Project leader: Anna McWilliams
Project type: Project

Atlantic, allies against German forces – portrayed as good against evil. But when you turn your gaze to the Baltic the sit...

Academia in the midst of ethnic controversy. The ‘politics of belonging’ in respect to Latvians and Baltic Germans in interwar Latvia, 1919-1939.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Per Bolin
Project type: Project

During the interwar period, 1919-1939, many states in Central and Eastern Europe faced the dilemma of developing new states m...

Anti-racist contentions in the Baltic Sea region – a study of anti-racist activists’ interplay with politicians and civil servants.

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Magnus Wennerhag
Project type: Project

The on-going refugee crisis and recent years’ electoral successes for right-wing parties with anti-migration stances have i...

Co-construction and recontextualisation of migrants’ narratives in the asylum process.

Field: Nodiska språk
Project leader: Hanna Sofia Rhenberg
Project type: Project

In this study, we examine narratives the way they are constructed in the interpreter mediated situation of asylum interviews ...

Collective Phronesis. A survey of collectivity, decision making and professional considerations in the welfare professions in Sweden and Germany.

Field: Praktisk kunskap
Project leader: Jonna Lappalainen
Project type: Project

The project examines whether, and if so how, Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) could be understood as a collective capability, an...

In the Services of the of the SMEs? The Patent Systems and the SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region.

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Christina Wainikka
Project type: Project

Innovation is pivotal to economic growth and societal transformation. The concern then is to determine the means to uphold a...

Medical boundaries contested: Sweden, Germany and the exchange of medical knowledge 1952-1989

Field: Idéhistoria
Project leader: Maria Björk
Project type: Project

The project will explore the exchange of medical knowledge between Sweden and Germany during the post-war period, focusing o...

Politics by Other Means: Policy Professionals in Comparative Perspective.

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Stefan Svallfors
Project type: Project

The project analyses the work and life-worlds of policy professionals – people who are employed to affect politics and polic...

Religion and Politics in Ukraine: The Influence of Churches and Religious Traditions in Formation of Collective Memory

Field: Historia
Project leader: Yulia Yurchuk
Project type: Project

Religious and political spheres in Ukraine are tightly connected. One of the fields where such deep connection can be observ...

The (dis)connected refugee: The role of communication technologies in trust-building in Sweden and Germany.

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Heike Graf
Project type: Project

The general public is currently witnessing large numbers of people fleeing from war and misery in their home countries. For ...

The Baltic economies: Catalysts for the internationalization of Swedish SMEs?.

Field: Nationalekonomi
Project leader: Patrik Tingvall
Project type: Project

Decades of globalization have fundamentally reshaped global trade. Deeper economic integration has not only led to increased...

The relocation of transcendence: The sacred of the seculars around the Baltic sea.

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: David Thurfjell
Project type: Project

The peoples of Denmark, Estonia and Sweden stand out when it comes to their views of religion and nature. When asked whether...

Transnational Art and Heritage Transfer and the Formation of Value: Objects, Agents, and Institutions.

Field: Cultural Studies
Project leader: Irina Sandomirskaja
Project type: Project

This is a transnational multidisciplinary study of art and cultural heritage in states around the Baltic Sea and transregion...


2016

A New Region of the World?

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Charlotte Bydler
Project type: Project

From company towns to fishing towns, international cities to closed cities, military towns to Sámi settlements, confined b...

Activism, civilizing mission and national project. Sweden and the Finnish Civil war 1918 in a transnational perspective.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Lars Ekdahl
Project type: Project

It is often claimed that the Scandinavian countries during the twentieth century were pioneers in democratic development, pea...

Art, culture, conflict: transformations of museums and memory culture in the Baltic Sea region after 1989.

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Dan Karlholm
Project type: Project

This project aims to map, analyze and interpret transformations of exhibitions of culture and art at museum institutions, art...

Between East and West: Ideology, aesthetics and politics in the musical relations between Sweden and the GDR 1949–1989.

Field: Etnologi
Project leader: Petra Garberding
Project type: Project

Germany has since the 19th century been an important country of interest for musicians and composers from Sweden, both as a ...

Brands resonating co-authors

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Karin Winroth
Project type: Project

Brands are mediators. It means that brands intercede the demand and supply of products through the organisation, co-ordinati...

Collaboration, Synthesis, Spatiality – On the Ideas and Ideals in some Post-War Artist Groups.

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Håkan Nilsson
Project type: Project

My aim in this research project is to discuss a development that abstract art and modernist architecture took in Europe durin...

Decolonizing Phenomenologies

Field: Filosofi
Project leader: Nicholas Smith
Project type: Project

The project combines a decolonial critique of Husserl’s phenomenology (Smith) with an analysis of contemporary forms of sub...

Effects of SSRI exposures early in life on juvenile and adult behavior in three-spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and possible effects in the Baltic Sea.

Field: Zoologi
Project leader: Håkan Olsén
Project type: Project

Various drugs have been found in effluents from sewage treatment plants (STP). Swedish studies have demonstrated a wide spect...

Firm demography and entrepreneurship in Eastern and Central Europe and in the Baltic region.

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Marcus Box
Project type: Project

The present project proposal focuses on entrepreneurship and firm dynamics in the Nordic-, Central- and East European economi...

Independence in higher education: A comparative study of Sweden and Russia.

Field: Svenska
Project leader: Jenny Magnusson
Project type: Project

Since the Bologna Declaration in 1999, independence is a concept that has gained much importance in higher education, especia...

Police, Experts and Race: Handling the “Gypsy Plague” in Denmark, Sweden and Latvia, 1930-1945.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Madeleine Hurd
Project type: Project

In September 2013, Dagens Nyheter ran the headline “The Police Register Thousands of Romanis”. This, of course, horrified...

Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: From nation branding to information war.

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Per Ståhlberg
Project type: Project

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has once again reminded the world that wars are not only fought with guns and physic...

Remembering Poland and Eastern Europe: Nostalgia, Memory, and Affect in Diasporic Women’s Writing.

Field: Engelsk litteratur
Project leader: Elizabeth Kella
Project type: Project

“Remembering Poland and Eastern Europe” has the aim of examining representations of Eastern Europe in fiction, autobiographi...

Returning to Europe and Turning Away From “Europe”? Post-Accession Attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe.

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Joakim Ekman
Project type: Project

This project addresses the recent backlash against European values in a post-communist setting, i.e. the manifold instances o...

Terra, patria, urbs. the construction of collective identities in the Swedish Baltic Empire during early-modern times.

Field: Retorik
Project leader: Annika Ström
Project type: Project

This project examines, from perspectives of rhetoric and the history of ideas, the construction of collective identities in t...


2015

Abroad-recruited physicians’ education on medical Swedish in Poland

Field: Svenska
Project leader: Ingela Tykesson
Project type: Project

Foreign-educated physicians have become increasingly important for the Swedish healthcare sector. Most of the Swedish county ...

Adverse childhood experiences, alcohol use in adulthood and mortality: Examining the associations using retrospective survey data and record linkage in Estonia

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Mall Leinsalu
Project type: Project

Longitudinal research suggests that childhood socioeconomic and psychosocial environment impact on health status in adulthood...

Auditing the school sector – a comparative study of systems of school inspection in Sweden, Finland and Poland

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Anders Ivarsson Westerberg
Project type: Project

In recent decades auditing – including activities such as supervision, evaluation, quality assurance, scrutiny, inspection, c...

Challenging the myths of weak civil society in post-socialist settings: ‘Unexpected’ alliances and mobilizations in the field of housing activism in Poland

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Dominika V. Polanska
Project type: Project

There are many gaps in the scientific literature on social movements dealing with housing during state socialism and after th...

Driving forces of democracy. Context and characteristics in the democratization of Finland and Sweden 1890-2020

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Kjell Östberg
Project type: Project

In an international comparison, the democracies of Sweden and Finland appear to be unusually stable political cultures. Howev...

Gender and Political Cultures of Knowledge in Germany, Poland, and Sweden

Field: Genusvetenskap, statsvetenskap
Project leader: Teresa Kulawik
Project type: Project

The shift towards a so-called knowledge society has generated a rapidly growing scholarly interest in how knowledge is produc...

Late Pleistocene and Holocene climate forcing on the Baltic Sea

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Thomas Andrén
Project type: Project

During autumn 2013 the first ever scientific drilling expedition in the Baltic Sea was carried out within the International O...

Marine Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea Region – Integrating Scales, Sectors and Knowledge

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Michael Gilek
Project type: Project

Threats to the Baltic Sea marine environment and natural resources posed by disparate activities such as overfishing, shippin...

New Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in the New EU Democracies: A Paired Comparison

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Maria Bakardjeva
Project type: Project

This project is positioned at the intersection of three research traditions with often overlapping objects of inquiry, and ye...

Nuclear legacies: Negotiating radioactivity in France, Russia and Sweden

Field: Industrihistoria
Project leader: Anna Storm
Project type: Project

Of about 540 commercial nuclear reactors in the world, 100 have already been taken out of use. In the near future, many more ...

Sustainable Communities through Digital Design

Field: Medieteknik
Project leader: Maria Normark
Project type: Project

Urban farming makes a suitable case for investigating how values and ideas are shared, communicated and reproduced through di...

The Gateway to Russia: Memory Politics, Materiality and Collective Identities – St Catherine Swedish Congregation in St Petersburg around the turn of two Centuries

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: Gunilla Gunner
Project type: Project

The Gateway to Russia: Memory Politics, Materiality and Collective Identities – St Catherine Swedish Congregation in St Peter...

The impact of civil society organisations on the educational achievements of young people in marginalised urban areas of Stockholm and St. Petersburg

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Alireza Behtoui
Project type: Project

Young people from lower socioeconomic strata living in marginalized urban areas have substantially more difficulties in schoo...

The Phenomenology of Suffering in Medicine: Explorations in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Filosofi, praktisk kunskap
Project leader: Fredrik Svenaeus
Project type: Project

Human suffering is a phenomenon absolutely central to medicine and medical ethics. To relieve suffering is a basic mission of...

Via Satellite – Transnational Infrastructures in European Television History

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Lars Lundgren
Project type: Project

With only four days notice, the Soviet Union and its allies in the Eastern Bloc withdrew from the 1967 television broadcast, ...


2014

“Man builds and gets destroyed himself”: Aesthetics of the sublime in Soviet Russian Literature

Field: Slaviska språk
Project leader: Tora Lane
Project type: Project

This is a multidisciplinary project at the crossroads of Russian cultural history, post-Soviet studies, literary theory, aest...

Being and Becoming: A phenomenological perspective on formative dimensions of pre-school education in Sweden and Germany

Field: Filosofi
Project leader: Eva Schwarz
Project type: Project

This project investigates how participants in contemporary preschool education, teachers and children, understand the meaning...

Can Seed Banks facilitate the Conservation and Restoration of Species and Genetic diversity in Fragmented Semi-Natural Grasslands of the Baltic Sea Region?

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Jan Plue
Project type: Project

The Baltic Sea region is home to the most species rich plant community in the world: semi-natural grasslands. This imposes a ...

Cultural and religious diversity in primary school (CARDIPS)

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: Jørgen Straarup
Project type: Project

Cultural and religious diversity are becoming characteristics of the countries around the Baltic Sea, as well of most of the ...

Hegelian Marxism

Field: Idéhistoria
Project leader: Anders Burman
Project type: Project

How have Marxist theorists in the Eastern and Central Europe during the last century used the Hegelian philosophy with purpos...

Horse Cultures in Transition: interaction and ethics between human and horse in Sweden and Poland

Field: Idéhistoria, praktisk kunskap
Project leader: Jonna Bornemark
Project type: Project

Current cultural transformations reflects how the human being increasingly questions its traditional position as master of na...

Islamophobia in Germany, Poland and Russia, with Particular Attention to Its Christian Dimension

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: David Westerlund
Project type: Project

Islamophobia is certainly not a new phenomenon in Europe, but in recent decades this problem has increased significantly. The...

Paradox at Road’s End. The Simultaneous Fall of the Baltic German Elite and the Emancipation of its Women, 1905-1939.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Christina Douglas
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to seek knowledge about and understanding of the situation and experience of Baltic German women b...

Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic Region

Field: Genusvetenskap
Project leader: Ulrika Dahl
Project type: Project

Queer(y)ing kinship in the Baltic Region is an empirically based and theoretically driven project in interdisciplinary gender...

Spaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region

Field: Historia
Project leader: Norbert Götz
Project type: Project

The Baltic and the Mediterranean are focal areas of regional imagination that have been affected by the ‘new geography’ a...

Symbiotic leader-media relations? Exploring interaction between prime ministers and the media in Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Karl Magnus Johansson
Project type: Project

This research programme explores leader-media relations – mainly interactions between prime ministers (and their communicat...

The Domestic Paradox: A comparative study of representations of home and family life in art cutting through an east west divide

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Katarina Wadstein MacLeod
Project type: Project

For Walter Benjamin the home at the beginning of the 20th Century was like a universe for the private citizen. To represent t...

Understanding the Long Arc of Financial Crises in the Baltic and Nordic Region. Comparing Causes, Management and Consequences of Financial Crises in a Region.

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Mikael Lönnborg
Project type: Project

Financial crises are phenomena that appear with certain regularity, but unpredictable cause and timing. As economic historian...

UPPBASER – Understanding Past and Present Baltic Sea Ecosystem Response – background for a sustainable future

Field: Geografi, lärarutbildningen, miljövetenskap
Project leader: Elinor Andrén
Project type: Project

The Baltic Sea is today one of earth’s most endangered semi enclosed seas as a result of increased anthropogenic pressure man...


2013

Cooperating for sustainable regional marine governance – The case of fisheries and nutrient run-off from agriculture to the Baltic Sea

Field: Miljövetenskap, statsvetenskap
Project leader: Björn Hassler
Project type: Project

This project takes it point of departure in the findings of the recently closed BONUS/Baltic Sea Foundation project RISKGOV ...

European Values under Attack? Democracy, Disaffection and Minority Rights in the Baltic states

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Joakim Ekman
Project type: Project

This project addresses the backlash against European values in a post-communist setting, i.e. the manifold instances of popul...

Fish in Water? Surveillance in Post-Communist Societies

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Ola Svenonius
Project type: Project

The aim of the study is to broaden the knowledge-base on regulation and practices of surveillance in post-communist societies...

Nation branding

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Göran Bolin
Project type: Project

Nation branding – where nation-states in conjunction with international branding consultants execute marketing campaigns fo...

Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy – A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia

Field: Psykologi
Project leader: Maria Sandgren
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to study the psychological aspects of individual political orientation (i.e., identifying oneself ...

Ships at War – An Archaeological and Historical Study of Early Modern Maritime Battlefields in the Baltic

Field: Marinarkeologi
Project leader: Johan Rönnby
Project type: Project

The project is a cooperation between the disciplines of archaeology and history and a part of the aim to formulate joint proj...

Soviet Nordic Minorities and Ethnic Cleansings on the Kola Peninsula

Field: Historia
Project leader: Andrej Kotljarchuk
Project type: Project

The project deals with Soviet nationalities politics towards Nordic minorities on the Kola Peninsula. The 1926 Soviet census ...

The Bund in Sweden 1946-1954 : a Jewish workers’ movement at the crossroads

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Håkan Blomqvist
Project type: Project

The purpose of this project, The Bund in Sweden 1946-1954 : a Jewish workers’ movement at the crossroads, is to illuminate ...

The Early Modern Academic Culture in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Idéhistoria, retorik
Project leader: Erland Sellberg
Project type: Project

The Baltic Sea region plays no prominent role in standard works on the history of European universities. This project will th...

The labour movement in the Baltic Sea region: a new world of crises and insecurity (1970-2010)

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Kjell Östberg
Project type: Project

The research project “The Labour Movement in the Baltic Sea Region (Arioso)” has been working as a close-nit research env...

The paradox of the Polish cultural identities

Field: Litteraturvetenskap
Project leader: Janusz Korek
Project type: Project

The over-all aim of the project is to study cultural identity discourses in Polish exile literature after 1945 using M. Fouca...

The vision of Eurasia: Eurasianist influences on politics, culture and ideology in Russia today

Field: Idéhistoria
Project leader: Mark Bassin
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to evaluate the degree to which the concepts, arguments, and tropes of Eurasianism have penetrated...

Urban Social Movements in the Post-Soviet Context: Opportunity Structures and Local Activism in Moscow and Vilnius

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Kerstin Jacobsson
Project type: Project

The project proposes to study local activist groups in Moscow and Vilnius, active in the field of housing and local environme...

Yuri Lotman’s Semiotic Theory in the Study of Cognition

Field: Litteraturvetenskap, slaviska språk
Project leader: Aleksei Semenenko
Project type: Project

The project aims to update and critically (re-)assess the legacy of the semiotician and literary scholar Yuri Lotman in the c...


2012

‘We are no second-rate quality citizens’. Negotiating ‘biological’ citizenship in social mobilizations around infertility issues and access to in vitro in Poland.

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Elzbieta Korolczuk
Project type: Project

The project focuses on the social mobilizations concerning infertility and in vitro in Poland during the last decade. The mai...

Anarchists in Eastern and Western Europe- a Comparative Study

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Magnus Wennerhag
Project type: Project

During recent years, scholarly attention has been given to civil society in Eastern Europe, and to a certain degree also to t...

Endocrine disruption in fish: Effects on behaviour and reproduction, development of biomarkers and assessment of risk levels in the Baltic Sea

Field: Molekylärbiologi, zoologi, ekologi
Project leader: Inger Porsch Hällström
Project type: Project

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with the function of the hormone system of all vertebrates and several non-ve...

Fred, nya identitetskonstruktioner och kosmopolitiska, interkulturella lärandeprocesser i det globaliserade samhället. Ungas värderingar i Östersjöregionen: Tjeckien, Polen och Sverige.

Field: Internationell pedagogik
Project leader: Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga
Project type: Project

The aim of the project is to investigate if, and in that case, how new identity constructions and cosmopolitan, intercultural...

HUR DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT GÖR SKILLNAD. En jämförande studie om hur frågor om etnisk och nationell mångfald hanteras i massmedieorganisationer i Sverige och Tyskland

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Heike Graf
Project type: Project

The development towards diversity in the working life is necessary both on the basis of globalization and as a human rights i...

Information, infrastructure in the Baltic Area. Nodes, News and News Agents, c.1650 – 1700

Field: Historia
Project leader: Heiko Droste
Project type: Project

Early modern societies experienced a dynamic development, which in many respects can be explained with the formation of an in...

Mediernas diskurser om materiella och etniska klyftor. En jämförande studie i St Petersburg och Stockholm

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Stina Bengtsson
Project type: Project

Research confirms that the media play a role for our views of reality, especially when we do not have much experience of our ...

Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North-East Periphery

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Johan Fornäs
Project type: Project

This project investigates how Europe is identified in narratives from the greater Baltic region. It focuses on how “Europea...

Perceptions of the other: aesthetics, ethics and prejudice

Field: Estetik
Project leader: Cecilia Sjöholm
Project type: Project

Perceptions of the other; aesthetics, ethics and prejudice studies the relation between prejudice, perceptive predisposition ...

Regleringsmyndigheter i Östeuropa: Organisering för effektivitet

Field: Nationalekonomi
Project leader: Mats Bergman
Project type: Project

Delegation and organizational design within central government, from the ministries to the authorities, has been little studi...

Rum, makt och ideologi

Field: Filosofi
Project leader: Sven-Olov Wallenstein
Project type: Project

Through an investigation relating to the concepts of power, space, and ideology, the project aspires to determine central asp...

The Roma Genocide in Ukraine 1941-44: History, memories and representations

Field: Historia
Project leader: Piotr Wawrzeniuk
Project type: Project

The study of the Roma genocide in Ukraine has been fundamentally neglected. There are many unanswered questions concerning th...

What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Johnny Rodin
Project type: Project

The project’s aim is to deconstruct fatherhood discourses in Russia. Fatherhood is studied via three subprojects, focusing ...


2011

Conditions for Participatory Environmental Governance in a Regional Context: The Baltic and Adriatic Sea Regions

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Mai-Brith Schartau
Project type: Project

In a more globalized world, with multiple governance levels and sources of authority, participatory
governance, with stron...

Driving Forces for Environmental Policy-Making and Capacity Building in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Samtidshistoria, miljövetenskap
Project leader: Simo Laakonen
Project type: Project

An integrated study on the environmental history of pollution and protection at national level in the
Baltic Sea Region in...

Evolutionary adaptation to environmental disturbance in marine ecosystems: genetic ecotoxicology in the Baltic Sea

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Mats Grahn
Project type: Project

The project will address the question of if and how biodiversity at the genetic level influence
the ability of species and...

Governments in Europe – Bringing in the Baltic and East Central European Democracies

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Torbjörn Bergman
Project type: Project

This project connects ten senior scholars in the Baltic and East Central Europe countries with Södertörn University for the...

Health and Population Developments in Eastern Europe in the Conditions of Economic Crisis

Field: Sociologi, medicinsk sociologi
Project leader: Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen
Project type: Project

While average life expectancy in Western EU countries increased by almost five years between 1986
and 2008, in several Eas...

Journalism in change – professional journalistic cultures in Russia, Poland and Sweden

Field: Journalistik
Project leader: Gunnar Nygren
Project type: Project

Journalism is a key factor in public sphere, in political communication as well as in formation of
identities in society. ...

Kampen om kulturen. En studie av kulturpolitisk förändring i Litauen och Sverige

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Jenny Svensson
Project type: Project

Cultural policy has traditionally emphasized ideas about education and refinement, equality, and
democracy; and of culture...

Molecular epidemiology, molecular evolution and vaccine development of Tick-borne encephalitis virus within the Baltic Sea region

Field: Biokemi, molekylärbiologi, miljövetenskap
Project leader: Magnus Johansson
Project type: Project

Tick-Borne Encephalitis virus (TBEV) cause severe CNS disease. Several factors, including climatechanges, have affected the T...

Parenting and Islam: Somali Mothers in Finland

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: Rannveig Haga
Project type: Project

Although the situation of Muslim immigrant youth is frequently scrutinized in the media and is a topic of great concern for p...

Politisk kultur och retorik i det svenska Östersjöväldet

Field: Retorik
Project leader: Annika Ström
Project type: Project

In the light of the present debate on how to define the concept of political culture, the project Rhetoric
and Political C...

Servicesamtal på distans – svenska färdtjänstanvändares interaktion med telefonister i Estland och Moldavien

Field: Lingvistik
Project leader: Ingela Tykesson
Project type: Project

In the globalized job market of today, businesses are increasingly turning to call service centers located abroad to provide ...

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. The Urban Arenas of the Baltic Middle Classes. A ”Long 19th Century” Study.

Field: Historia
Project leader: Martin Wottle
Project type: Project

The aim of the project is to study the development of the bourgeoisie in urban centres around the Baltic Sea during ’the lo...

The Structural Funds in the New Europe. A pilot study

Field: Sociologi, statsvetenskap
Project leader: Apostolis Papakostas
Project type: Project

The EU Structural Funds belong to the most tangible aspects of Europeanisation and are of vital importance for the new EU mem...


2010

Audiences in the Age of Media Convergence: Media Generations in Estonia and Sweden

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Göran Bolin
Project type: Project

It is often argued that young people are among the first to adopt new media technologies, and that they are especially keen o...

Britta Stenholm and Stellan Arvidson: Creators of opinion – Swedish networks and concealed powers in the Cold War. A discourse-historical linguistic study

Field: Lingvistik, historia, tyska
Project leader: Birgitta Almgren
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to investigate cultural processes, ideological currents of thoughts in the Swedish society through...

Contemporary (Post) modernity? Canonization Processes of Advanced Art in Germany and Sweden 1977 – 2007

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Dan Karlholm
Project type: Project

This research project serves to enhance our understanding of the evaluation and temporalization of advanced art in Northern E...

Do history and factors in early life contribute to social inequalities in health in the region of former Soviet Union? Evidence from Estonia

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Mall Leinsalu
Project type: Project

Several factors, in particular those related to adult experience and life style, have been suggested as explanations for the ...

East of Cosmopolis: The world citizen and the paradox of the undocumented

Field: Idéhistoria
Project leader: Rebecka Lettevall
Project type: Project

The main purpose of this project is to discuss and problematize ideas and understandings of the cosmopolitical. Cosmopolitani...

Immigrant Integration Policy and the EU: Convergence in national integration policies?

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Hans Andersson
Project type: Project

An on-going scientific discussion concerns whether we are presently seeing a policy convergence in integration policy in Euro...

Journalism Education – formation of professional identity in changing media systems

Field: Journalistik
Project leader: Karin Stigbrand
Project type: Project

The aim is to investigate journalism education in relation to models of journalism and professional values in Russia (M.V. Lo...

Markets & Regions – A project on region building and the long-term sustainability and potential integrative effects of capital mobility and investment in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Ekonomisk historia
Project leader: Mikael Olsson
Project type: Project

Establishment of markets and creation of regions are acknowledged as slow and incremental processes, but there are also examp...

Media, Communication, and the Social Performance of Environmentalism: Comparing Ecological Collectives on Two Sides of the Baltic Sea

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, genusvetenskap, historia
Project leader: Heike Graf
Project type: Project

Scholars often treat environmentalism as a hard-science concern. But environmental change necessarily involves human thoughts...

Mourning Becomes Electra. Gender discrimination and human rights

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Ylva Waldemarson
Project type: Project

Mourning Becomes Electra. Gender discrimination and human rights – altered relations among international organs, states...

Polish and Swedish doctors in Swedish health care – A study of occupational cultures

Field: Etnologi
Project leader: Magnus Öhlander, Katarzyna Wolanik Boström
Project type: Project

Doctors represent a seemingly universal profession, sharing a set of competences and a partly similar view on their role as d...

Public Discourse and Environmental Risks: Exploring gas pipeline plan and flooding scenarios in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Anna Maria Jönsson
Project type: Project

Environmental risks transcend traditional boundaries and raise a need for new governing and communication strategies. It also...

Rapid Social Change and its Effects on Public Health in St. Petersburg, 1880-1914

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Andrew Stickley
Project type: Project

The value of focusing on health in the past and using this knowledge as a tool to help understand what is happening in the pr...

Teaching religion and thinking education on the Baltic-Barent brim

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Peter Strandbrink
Project type: Project

Across Europe, national educational systems provide forceful links between states and citizens. The mandatory school is a pri...

The crucial importance of Swedish language and Swedish exile in the aesthetic renewal of modernism in the literary works of Peter Weiss

Field: Litteraturvetenskap
Project leader: Ola Holmgren
Project type: Project

For more than 10 years Peter Weiss wrote as well in Swedish as in German, and apparently the real importance of the Swedish l...

The development of Russian financial market and its institutional actors: From the fall of the Soviet Union to the financial crisis 2008

Field: Ekonomisk historia
Project leader: Ilja Viktorov
Project type: Project

The overall purpose of the project is to investigate the emergence and further development of the Russian financial markets...

The emergence of racism. On beliefs about language use and linguistic discrimination among two professional groups in Sweden and Germany

Field: Retorik
Project leader: Mats Landqvist
Project type: Project

Linguistic choices play an important role in how we identify and classify each other and ourselves, i.e. we speak and refer t...

The story of crucian carp in the Baltic Sea region – History and a possible future

Field: Zoologi
Project leader: Håkan Olsén
Project type: Project

The overall purpose of this research project is to focus, in an interdisciplinary perspective, on the history and current sta...


2009

Archaeological traces. Past migrations, interaction and spatial patterns in the Baltic Sea area.

Field: Arkeologi
Project leader: Kerstin Cassel
Project type: Project

The project departs in the contradiction between the sedentary and place bound character of archaeological thought and data, ...

Becoming an Adult in Eastern and Western Europe: Interrelationships between Policies, Practices and Attitudes

Field: Sociolgi
Project leader: Zhanna Kravchenko
Project type: Project

All European countries share concerns about changing structure of the population, decreasing fertility and increasing ageing,...

Chemicals in textiles: managing environmental and health risks from products with complex product chains

Field: Miljövetenskap, sociologi
Project leader: Magnus Boström
Project type: Project

The project aims at increased understanding of private and public purchasing organizations’ conditions, difficulties and op...

Construction and normalisation of gender online among young people in Estonia and Sweden

Field: Medieteknik
Project leader: Patrik Hernwall
Project type: Project

The aim the project is to study how gender is created, expressed and normalized in online environments among young people (ag...

Cultural feminism! The interaction between culture and activism in the new Women’s liberation movement in Sweden and West Germany

Field: Litteraturvetenskap, genusvetenskap
Project leader: Ebba Witt-Brattström
Project type: Project

As a protest movement, the feminist, non-governmental mobilization and separatist organizing of the Women’s liberation move...

Endocrine disruption in fish: Risk identification, development of biomarkers and assessment of risk levels in the Baltic Sea.

Field: Miljövetenskap, molekylärbiologi
Project leader: Inger Porsch Hällström
Project type: Project

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with the function of hormone systems of vertebrates and several invertebrate ...

Environmental Risk Governance of the Baltic Sea (RISKGOV)

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Michael Gilek
Project type: Project

Despite decades of substantial efforts by multiple actors on local, national, European and international levels to counteract...

Islands of Identity: Identity Building on Bornholm, Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, 1800–2000

Field: Historia
Project leader: Erik Axelsson
Project type: Project

The project will study regional identity making on five large Baltic islands – Bornholm, Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa, and Hii...

Making Sense of Aisthesis: The Return of Sensibility

Field: Estetik
Project leader: Cecilia Sjöholm
Project type: Project

“Making Sense of Aisthesis: The Return of Sensibility” is a research project involving four scholars, Katarina Elam, Sara Dan...

National mobilization strategies and transnational networking: Social movements in East and West

Field: Sociologi
Project leader: Kerstin Jacobsson
Project type: Project

The project aims at studying and comparing the societal conditions of mobilization of civil society and collective action in ...

Private Ownership in Sweden – Swedish Privatisation from an East European Perspective

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Karl Gratzer
Project type: Project

Why was state ownership initiated and how was it so widely extended during the 20th century? Why has state owned property dur...

The Sea of Peace in the Shadow of Threats

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Fredrik L Eriksson
Project type: Project

The purpose of the project is to study the new security situation in the Baltic Sea region during the interwar period. The ma...

The transnational practice of regionalisation: a multidisciplinary study of visions, measurements and sense making in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Statsvetenskap, företagsekonomi, slaviska språk
Project leader: Margrethe Sövik
Project type: Project

The Baltic Sea Region – under transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union – is clearly a region “in the makin...


2008

“Jag var en främling, vart jag än kom” Peter Weiss – en intellektuell i kalla krigets delade värld

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Werner Schmidt
Project type: Project

Författaren Peter Weiss (PW) kom 1939 som flykting till Sverige där han dog 1982. Engagerad i svenskt/tyskt och västtyskt/...

Anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox): a proposed missing piece in the Baltic Sea nitrogen cycle

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Sara Sjöling
Project type: Project

The Baltic Sea has low surface salinity and a steep halocline with anoxic bottom areas. The total reserves of nitrogen in the...

Balancing Integrity and Legal Security: A Comparison of Popular Surveillance in Germany, Sweden and Poland

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Fredrika Björklund
Project type: Project

This project intends to describe the development and use of surveillance technology in three states in the Baltic Sea area, G...

Digitala kreatörers värderingspraktik

Field: Medieteknik
Project leader: Mattias Arvola
Project type: Project

Appreciation Practices Among Digital Creatives

Research question: How do...

East Meets West: Charismatic Christianity and Western Missions in Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: Gunilla Gunner
Project type: Project

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break up of the Soviet Union the peoples around the Baltic Sea have become more int...

Ecosystems as common-pool resources – Implications for building sustainable water management institutions in the Baltic Sea Region

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Monica Hammer
Project type: Project

In this project, we focus on governance of water resources and related ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea Region. The ongoi...

Familjen och den starka staten i ett Östeuropa/Östersjöperspektiv: frigörelse eller tvång?

Field: Historia, sociologi
Project leader: Helene Carlbäck
Project type: Project

Detta projekt rör sig i spänningsfältet mellan stat, familj och individ. Familjen betraktas här som en social institution...

Inter-religious Violence in Eastern Borderlands

Field: Historia
Project leader: David Gaunt
Project type: Project

Two cases will be deeply analyzed to see the degree to which and the circumstances in which neighbours participated in genoci...

Kroppen som gåva, resurs och vara: organtransplantationer i Östersjöområdet

Field: Filosofi, idéhistoria, etnologi
Project leader: Fredrik Svenaeus
Project type: Project

Syftet med projektet är att på flervetenskaplig grund undersöka en medicinsk teknologi stadd i snabbförändring: organtra...

Landscape structure, patterns of biodiversity and conservation strategies in the Baltic Sea region

Field: Miljövetenskap, ekologi
Project leader: Kari Lehtilä
Project type: Project

Natural landscapes vary substantially among different parts of the Baltic Sea region. Northern parts are forested, whereas ag...

Myten om “judebolsjevismen” – antisemitism och antikommunism i östersjöperspektiv

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Håkan Blomqvist
Project type: Project

Myten om “judebolsjevismen” – d v s föreställningen att revolutionen i Ryssland och kommunismen varuttryck för judisk an...

Östersjöns Sjunkna Skepp. Tolkning och historisk betydelse

Field: Marinarkeologi
Project leader: Johan Rönnby
Project type: Project

Östersjön är en av de bästa platserna i världen för skeppsarkeologer. En anledning till detta är att flertalet av de o...

Överhetens odödliga beröm. Rojalistisk hyllningslitteratur som politisk kommunikation i stormaktstidens svenska Östersjövälde ca 1620–1720.

Field: Retorik
Project leader: Nils Ekedahl
Project type: Project

Syftet med projektet, som är flerdisciplinärt, är att undersöka hur den omfattande tryckta hyllningslitteratur som riktad...

Religious ambiguities on the urban scene: Strategies of coping with religious diversity around the Baltic Sea

Field: Religionsvetenskap
Project leader: David Thurfjell
Project type: Project

Recent quantitative sociological research gives clear evidence that people in the late modern societies around the Baltic Sea...

The influence of political territorial hierarchies on local development and relations in cross-border areas. The role of Szczecin as central place in relation to the divided Pomeranian hinterland.

Field: Kulturgeografi, statsvetenskap
Project leader: Thomas Lundén
Project type: Project

The aim of the project is to analyze and evaluate the role of the City of Szczecin in relation to the theoretical hinterland ...

The Textuality of Culture: Jurij Lotman’s semiotic theory in the history of literary criticism

Field: Litteraturvetenskap, slaviska språk
Project leader: Aleksei Semenenko
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is the critical conceptualization of Lotman’s idea of culture in the context of the history of lite...


2007

Art (without) spaces: Identities of Internet art in Germany, Lithuania and Sweden

Field: Konstvetenskap
Project leader: Dan Karlholm
Project type: Project

Internet art communities in the Baltic region are thriving. A reason for analysing and evaluating the remarkable persistence ...

Artefaktiska minnen. Samtidsarkeologiska perspektiv på ting

Field: Arkeologi
Project leader: Mats Burström
Project type: Project

Ting skapade av människor – artefakter – är inte bara källor till kunskap, de har också en förunderlig förmåga att...

Digitala mediekulturer. Publiker, livsstilar och generationer i den digitala kommunikationens tidsålder

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Göran Bolin
Project type: Project

Under de senaste decennierna har en rad olika nya digitala medieteknologier och nya medieinnehåll i såväl nya som gamla me...

Ecological effects of hydrophobic organic contaminants on coastal Baltic Sea ecosystems

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Clare Bradshaw
Project type: Project

Detta projekt inom temat Samhälle och Ekosystem syftar till att 1) utöka vår förståelse för potentiella ekologiska risk...

Family policies in Post-Communist Europe: Influence from the Swedish or German Model?

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Paula Blomqvist
Project type: Project

This project investigates the re-negotiation of gender relations in post-communist Europe by focusing on family policies, suc...

Förnyelsen av säkerhetsstaten – en jämförelse av sex småstater i Östersjöregionen

Field: Statsvetenskap
Project leader: Michael Karlsson
Project type: Project

Syftet med forskningsprojektet är att bidra till förståelsen av hur och under vilka betingelser som reformer av säkerhets...

Global kapitalism och vardagliga motståndsformer i gränssnittet mellan Öst och Väst

Field: Etnologi
Project leader: Mats Lindqvist
Project type: Project

Den globala kapitalismens expansion i Östeuropa har skapat nya strukturella villkor, nya sociala relationer och nya kulturel...

Impact of pesticides on Baltic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) reproductive success

Field: Zoologi, miljövetenskap
Project leader: Håkan Olsén
Project type: Project

The over all aim of this project is to determine the impact of low levels of frequently occurring pesticides on reproductive ...

Kritiker och ingenjör: den multimediale Ivan Aksenov

Field: Litteraturvetenskap, slaviska språk
Project leader: Lars Kleberg
Project type: Project

Projektet leder till en monografi om Ivan Aksenov för att ge en helhetsbild av en av den ryska modernismens dolda nyckelgest...

Kroppens politik och kvinnors medborgarskap. Reproduktionsteknologier i jämförande perspektiv.

Field: Genusvetenskap
Project leader: Teresa Kulawik
Project type: Project

Den övergripande frågeställning som projektet söker besvara är: Hur förändras kvinnors medborgarskap med utvecklingen ...

Mångfaldslinjer: Journalistisk produktion ur ett mångkulturellt perspektiv i Stockholm och Berlin

Field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Project leader: Heike Graf
Project type: Project

Transnationell migration och globalisering är en av vår tids viktigaste samhällsomdanande faktor. Den påverkar samhället...

Marknadsekonomins överlevare: Östtyska företag i förändring

Field: Företagsekonomi
Project leader: Erik Borg
Project type: Project

Projektets syfte är att studera överlevare bland företagen i forna DDR. Forskningen skall försöka att skapa en större f...

Maskulinitetens estetik: modernitetens medborgare i 1800-talets Östersjöregion

Field: Litteraturvetenskap, Genusvetenskap
Project leader: Claudia Lindén
Project type: Project

Projektet är en genusteoretisk och historisk undersökning av maskulinitet som kulturell konstruktion. Genom att fokusera p...

Migration, etnicitet och kulturell identitet i det svenska östersjöväldet under tidigmodern tid

Field: Historia
Project leader: Robert Sandberg
Project type: Project

Projektets syfte är att i ett jämförande perspektiv studera urban migration inom det svenska Östersjöväldet under perio...

New Voices, Old Roots. Dilemmas of Populism in Enlarged Europe

Field: Statsvetenskap, sociologi, historia
Project leader: Ann-Cathrine Jungar
Project type: Project

This project is dedicated to the study of populism in Europe, with a particular emphasis on the Baltic Sea Area, Eastern and ...

Protecting Natural and Cultural Heritages in the Baltic Sea Region – A cross-country Study of the Designation of the Natura 2000 Network

Field: Miljövetenskap
Project leader: Odd Nygård
Project type: Project

Biodiversity has emerged over the last 15 years as a significant global environmental and political issue. Scientific consens...

Sverige och den polska demokratirörelsen 1980-1989

Field: Samtidshistoria
Project leader: Stefan Ekecrantz
Project type: Project

Den oberoende polska fackföreningen Solidarnosc legaliserades den 31 augusti 1980 genom ett avtal med den polska regeringen....

Swedish colonies in Ukraine

Field: Historia
Project leader: David Gaunt
Project type: Project

The aim of this project is to initiate comprehensive scientific research on the past and present developments of the Swedish ...

Teknik, livsvärld, nihilism – om tekniken som identitetsbildande makt

Field: Filosofi
Project leader: Hans Ruin
Project type: Project

Projektet består av en mångdisciplinär kulturteoretisk och filosofiskt orienterad utforskning av tekniken och teknologiser...

Vad krävs för en “topisk” didaktik? En studie av förutsättningarna för ett reflektivt lärande i retorisk form utifrån utbildningsdiskursen i tre demokratier

Field: Utbildningsvetenskap, språkvetenskap
Project leader: Eva Erson
Project type: Project

En studie av förutsättningarna för ett reflektivt lärande i retorisk form utifrån utbildningsdiskursen i tre demokratier...


2006

1600-talets mediarevolution i Östersjöområdet

Field: Historia
Project leader: Kekke Stadin
Project type: Project

Projektets syfte är att studera kommunikationsrevolutionsförloppet och effekter i Östersjöområdet ca 1610-1720.