01 Mar Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the EU-Strategy of 2009
Michael North (Modern History, University of Greifswald, Germany)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / 4:00 PM
3824 Ellison Hall
The political changes of 1989 stimulated a new perception of the Baltic Sea Region, which gained momentum with the Eastern Enlargement of the EU. The new situation encouraged research as well. In this context the “Baltic Sea” is not an unchangeable physical setting, but a construction of different actors and protagonists. People and powers continuously reinvent the Baltic Sea Region. This talk will focus on different notions of the Baltic Sea Region from the Middle Ages until the present, and will also examine the recent EU-Strategy of this region.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity Studies RFG.