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Cultural heritage of Tatar Muslim minorities in the Baltic Sea region

Duration: 2011 - 2016

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page

Book project: The book aims to present the forgotten Muslim communities in the Baltic Rim (Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Russia, Belarus). Various Tatar groups have settled in the region since 18th century, and Tatar minorities have developed as ethno-religious minorities in cities like Helsinki, Tallinn, and Riga already by the end of the 19th century. In Poland and Lithuania small groups of Tatars established themselves as minorities already two centuries ago. The chapters have been presented at workshops in Vilnius (2011) and during a Tatar network meeting within the framework of the EASR conference at Sodertorn University (Aug 23-26 2012) by those attending the conference. The book will be published in the autumn of 2014.

The Story of Crucian Carp in the Baltic Sea region: History and a Possible Future

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page

Duration: 2010 – 2016

The overall purpose of this research project is to focus, in an interdisciplinary perspective, on the history and current status of crucian carp, Carassius carassius (L.), in the Baltic Sea region, and to evaluate the species´ future potential in aquaculture on a local basis. It is very likely that the escalating problems in world fisheries and aquaculture based on predatory fish will result in increasing interest in omnivorous and herbivore species. This will give species such as crucian carp and tench (Tinca tinca L.) a renaissance as a food source in the northern hemisphere. The project is composed of three closely interlinked parts. One part is based on the history of the crucian carp in human use and the second part on its possible future use in aquaculture. The third part of the project will focus on the origin and routes of spreading of crucian carp in Sweden and the Baltic region. Conversely, natural populations of crucian carp threatened due to secondary invasion of lakes and coastal regions can be recognized.

Pioneers in Ethnobiology

Duration: 2011-2014

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page