2.12. Imagined Borders in the European North

Seminar in history, Thursday 2rd December2010
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Finland
Educa-building, hall E 200.


Session I: Chair Prof. Kimmo Katajala
09.15 Opening words: Prof. Kimmo Katajala
09.30 Dean, Associate Professor Mikhail Krom, The border between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Muscovite Principality in the 15th and early 16th century (European University at St Petersburg, Russia)
10.00 Prof. Kimmo Katajala, Conflicts and cooperation at the eastern borderland of the 16th century Swedish Realm (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

10.30 Coffee break

10.45 Dr Jens Lerbom: The spaces and boundaries of the realm - interaction and identities in the Danish-Swedish borderland 1600–1658. (Halmstad University, Sweden)
11.15 Prof. Jens Petter Nielsen: Prerequisites of the Norwegian-Russian border convention of 1826: local, regional, national. (University of Tromsø, Norway)
11.45 Time for short questions

12.00 Lunch

Session II: Chair Prof. Maria Lähteenmäki
13.00 Associate Professor, Dr Katarzyna Stoklosa: Conflicts and potential on Poland’s Easter border: the example of the Polish-Russian and Polish-Ukrainian border-regions. (University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark)
13.30 Prof. Maria Lähteenmäki: Constructing the cultural Karelianism in the Karelian Isthmus in the 1920s and 1930s. (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
14.00 BA Anna Laakkonen: The enemy picture of the Finnish newspapers in Soviet-Karelia in the 1920s. (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu. Finland)
14.30 Prof. Gerhad Besier: On German-Polish border regions and an ambiguous neighborhood. (Technischse Universität Dresden, Chair in European Studies, Germany)
14.30 Discussion, conclusions and closing words: Prof Maria Lähteenmäki

Organizers: Project “Building Borders” (funded by Academy of Finland) in Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, and Karelian Institute, Europe Beyond East-West Division –centre of expertise.

Publishing year: 2010

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