1.2 Contributors

Ņikita Andrejevs is a research assistant and doctoral student at the Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia). His current research interests include the history of Early Christianity.

Anne Brædder is a research assistant at Aarhus University and Roskilde University (Denmark). Her research field is cultural history (gender and labour history) in the 20th century Denmark, memory studies and Public History. Her PhD thesis (2017) focused on reenactment of World War II and living history in open-air museums analysing the actors’ embodied historical consciousness.

Małgorzata Dąbrowska is a PhD student at the Institute of History and International Relations of Szczecin University and a stipendiary at the Institute of Western Affairs in Poznań (Poland). Her research focuses on the history of Poland’s western territories since the Middle Ages and in particular on the development of regionalism in the Lubusz region at the border with Germany.

Alexandr Filyushkin is a historian at the State University of St Petersburg. He is the head of the Department of Slavonic Studies and Balkan Studies at the Institute of History. His research focuses on the early modern history of Russia and Livonia.

Herle Forbrich studied cultural studies at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (thesis Manor houses without their masters. Places of history in the 20th century in East Elbia). She has worked in adult education since 2009 for Nordsee Akademie, Academia Baltica and VHS Leck.

Anders Fröjmark is Associate Professor of History at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. His research deals mainly with the cult of saints in Scandinavian Middle Ages, and he is a team-member of the project “Mapping Lived Religion – medieval cults of saints in Sweden and Finland”. Another project deals with female exercise of power in the Late Middle Ages, with Duchess Ingeborg Håkansdotter (1301–1361) as an example. His publications include the PhD Thesis Mirakler och helgonkult: Linköpings biskopsdöme under senmedeltiden (Uppsala, 1992). He is also co-editor of Baltic Region: Conflicts and Co-operation: Road from the Past to the Future (Tallinn, 2004).

Jörg Hackmann is a Professor of Central and East European History at the University of Szczecin (Poland) and also affiliated with Greifswald University (Germany). He has widely published on the transnational history of the Baltic Sea Region and East Central Europe in modern periods. Recently he has edited the Polish translation of Michael North’s The Baltic. A History. (Neriton, 2019). Other books include Associational Culture and Civil Society in North Eastern Europe. Regional Features and the European Context (Böhlau, 2012). Recent research interests focus on borderland entanglements and the history of alcohol temperance in the Baltic Sea region.

Giedrius Janauskas is an associate professor at Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy and researcher at Lithuanian Emigration institute both at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Lithuania. Currently, also vice-dean for Faculty of Humanities at VMU. Research interests: Demos Diplomacy during the Cold War period, Political activities of the Baltic émigrés after World War II, Formation of the Baltic Sea region.

Vitalija Kasperavičiūtė is a senior administrator of two departments (Department of History and Department of Philosophy) and a lecturer of history at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Her PhD thesis concentrated on the emigration politics of the Republic of Lithuania in 1918-1940. Now she is interested in the history of science in Republic of Lithuania in 1918-1940 and in the history of culture in Lithuanian communities abroad.

Eugen Kotte is a Professor of Didactics of History and Modern History at the University of Vechta since 2008. His research focuses on historical myths and national stereotypes, international textbook analyses, historical narrative and aspects of the New Cultural History.

Juhan Kreem is a researcher at Tallinn City Archives (Estonia). His main field of interest is the history of the Baltic countries in medieval and early modern period. He has published extensively on the history of the Teutonic Order, the Reformation and on urban history. In recent years he has been contributing with medieval topics in general handbooks on the history of the Region (e. g. Das Baltikum. Geschichte einer europäischen Region. Bd. 1, Von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zum Ende des Mittelalters. Ed. by Karsten Brüggemann, Detlef Henning, Konrad Meier, Ralph Tuchtenhagen. Stuttgart, 2018). He is editor-in-chief of the series Vana Tallinn (Old Tallinn).

Lea Kõiv is an archivist and historian and deputy director of Tallinn City Archives (Estonia). She has published works on church and religious history of Estonia, especially of Tallinn in the early modern period and on the history of Tallinn City Archives. She has been editor and co-editor of several publications of city archives.

Janet Laidla is a lecturer of Estonian History at the University of Tartu (Estonia). Her PhD thesis concentrated on early modern historiography in Estonia and Livonia. Her current research interests include the history of culture and science in Estonia during early modern and modern periods.

Mati Laur is Professor of Modern History at the University of Tartu (Estonia). His current research interests include the history of the Baltic area in the Russian Empire in the 18th century (Verwaltungsgeschichte) and emancipation of peasantry (Bauernbefreiung) in the Baltic provinces. He is editor-in-chief (with Karsten Brüggemann) of the Baltic history journal Forschungen zur baltischen Geschichte.

Michael Meichsner studied history, art history and modern German literature. Since 2013, Meichsner has been doing his doctorate at the Historical Institute of the University of Greifswald with a thesis on Gothland as a border region in the history of the Union of Denmark and Sweden.

Paweł Migdalski, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at University of Szczecin (Poland). His research field is history of historiography, politics of memory, memory studies from Middle Ages up to the 21th century in Poland, Pomerania and Baltic Sea region.

Ilgvars Misāns has been Ordinary Professor of Medieval History at the University of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) since 2002. Misāns researches the medieval history of Latvia, especially the history of the city of Riga.

Christian Pletzing is a historian, project manager for the Baltic Sea History Project and director of Academia Baltica / Akademiezentrum Sankelmark (Germany). His research focuses on the history of German-Polish and German-Baltic relations.

Anne Sørensen is a researcher and historian working at Aarhus University (Denmark). She holds a PhD in contemporary European history and has published books and articles on the history of terrorism. Today, her primary working fields are digital history and dissemination of historical research through the website www.danmarkshistorien.dk.

Valdis Tēraudkalns is a Professor of Religions and Church History at the Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia). His current research interests include interaction between religion and politics in 19th and 20th century.