Introduction. The politics of aesthetic historicizations and memory culture in former Yugoslavia Theme: Monuments, new arts, and new narratives

This special section in Baltic Worlds is the result of a workshop engaging with the politics of aesthetic historicizations, through the grid of the monument.

By Cecilia Sjöholm December 11, 2023

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts (until January 31, 2024) for the Special Issue of Baltic Worlds "Sounds in times of war. Popular Music, (contentious) politics and social change since Russia's war on Ukraine"

By Anna Schwenck, Aleksej Tikhonov, David-Emil Wickström November 28, 2023

Promoting multidisciplinarity and international cooperation

On March 27—30, the Baltic University Programme (BUP) organized the BUP Master Thesis Training 2023. 22 master students from the BUP participating universities attended the event, which took place at the Geocentrum at Uppsala University.

By Joakim Ekman June 20, 2023

Cultural heritage under scrutiny. As a concept, a political tool and a contemporary discourse

Kulturarv: en begreppspolitik [Cultural Heritage: the politics of the concept], Johan Hegardt and Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, (Södertörn philosophical studies, 2022), 124 pages.

By Anna Kharkina June 20, 2023

A MEETING POINT FOR OLD AND NEW BERLINERS “ The need for a welcoming and stable anchor after turbulent times will never change”

2015, amid the summer of migration, the house was founded by writers Sven and Elke Lager who got access to the building from the City Mission. The wish was to contribute with solutions for the topic on everyone’s lips: refugee integration. By then, Give Something Back To Berlin (GSBTB) had already made us a name in migrant support circles. Since 2013 we had built up a big grassroots movement of volunteering and skill-sharing all over Berlin. GSBTB was by no means a refugee project, it was a migrant led-community project that simply reacted to the current needs of the city. One of the most pressing was for modern and human-centered activism supporting newcomers. Also, meet the refugee helpers: Bärbel Heinrich shares her story when she was imprisoned for helping people escape the GDR.

By Annamaria Olsson June 20, 2023

Call for papers Baltic Worlds’ Special Section: Nationhood, gender, and classical music education

Call for papers "Nationhood, gender, and classical music education". Baltic Worlds will publish a special section on classical music and music education in the Baltic Sea region and Central Europe in 2023/2024, guest edited by Associate Professor Ann Werner (Södertörn University and Uppsala University).

By Ninna Mörner January 1, 2023

Brijuni or Brioni: Reviewing Tito’s Luxury Island

The island of Brijuni, just off the Adriatic coast of Croatia, hosts a museum celebrating Tito’s presence on the island. An exhibition presents Tito's international engagement with approximately 200 images. The exhibition covers almost all the years of his rule of Yugoslavia. This raises several questions, one is: If a democracy hosts a museum for a dictator, should we be concerned?

By Hans Gutbrod October 18, 2022

Andrea Pető: “Why Do Universities and Academic Freedom Matter?” 

Andrea Petö, professor at the Central European University (CEU), was awarded an honorary doctorate an held a talk:" Why Do Universities and Academic Freedom Matter?" where she warned about how illiberal regimes infiltrate universities to legitimize their ideology.

By Ninna Mörner September 27, 2022

Introduction Dietary reforms, ca 1850–1950. People, ideas, and institutions

In this special section, the histories of dietary reform have been approached and explored from different perspectives. The essays weave together threads of the history of dietary advice and nutritional standards with social history, women’s history and food history, covering the elements of life reform and women’s movements, the establishment of communist food ideology, etc.

By Julia Malitska June 22, 2022

Life in Kharkiv A researcher’s diary during full-scale war

Diary from Kharkiv on impressions of the first two months of a full-scale war unleashed by Moscow.

By Vladyslav Yatsenko June 22, 2022