Below you will find terminated research projects that concern Baltic States.
Married to the Empire. Three Governor’s wives in Russian America 1829-1864
Duration: January 2010 - Sep 2015
Project leader: Susanna Rabow-Edling | Project page
The project aims to understand the experiences of these women as governors’ wives in the light of prescriptive notions of true womanhood and of the role of women in the civilizing mission. What was it like to be a young woman in the most remote part of the Russian empire and how can these experiences be related to the cult of domesticity and the new ideal of womanhood that took form in the nineteenth century? What was expected of them as representatives of the Russian empire and how did they themselves perceive this role?
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.
Poverty and strategies for survival in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine
Duration: Sep 2011- Nov 2013
Project leader: Ann-Mari Sätre | Project page
The aim of the project is to create a network between university teachers and doctoral students / students for comparative research and developments regarding the issue of poverty and survival strategies in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.