Scientific articles

Preparing for the Revolution. Hungarian Dissident Intellectuals before 1989

In the 1960s Hungarian intellectuals listened to jazz as a protest against the system. Symbols united them in the fight. In 1989 they returned to lead the revolution.

By András Bozóki No Comments on Hungarian Dissident Intellectuals before 1989

The Cybernetics Scare and the Origins of the Internet

Cybernetics was created in the Soviet Union in the ’50s; it celebrated technical progress as the future of mankind. Cybernetics proceeded from the encounter between human and machine.

By Slava Gerovitch 6 Comments on and the Origins of the Internet

Brücke nach Europa. Schwedisch-Pommern 1630-1815

Pomerania flew the Swedish flag during the years 1630–1815. The province became a coveted badge in the great political power game of Northern Europe.

By Jens E. Olesen No Comments on Schwedisch-Pommern 1630-1815

The Valuable Body. Organ trafficking in Eastern Europe

The altruistic act of donating organs is increasingly a financial transaction with the body as a commodity. Poor people are persuaded, tricked, into selling one of their kidneys without receiving adequate care afterwards.

By Susanne Lundin 2 Comments on Organ trafficking in Eastern Europe

The Baltic Sea. A Model Region

Baltic Sea cooperation is a good example of how nations can find forms of collaboration. There is a solidarity between countries and a desire to work on things such as environmental problems.

By Bernd Henningsen No Comments on A Model Region

A Triangular Drama. at the Periphery of a World War

The struggle for control among the Great Powers in the Nordic region during the 19th century focused on the dissolutions of unions and on nation-building. Russia and Napoleon were strong players. Sweden and Finland had a close relationship.

By Max Engman No Comments on at the Periphery of a World War