The Baltic Sea in Popular History
„Academia Baltica“ (Sankelmark) invites you to a conference for junior researchers addressing „The Baltic Sea in Popular Historical Narratives”. The conference will take place at Sankelmark Academy near the German-Danish border and the Baltic Sea, October 20-22, 2017. It aims at assembling younger researchers from, above all, countries south of the Baltic rim (Germany, Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast, the Baltic States) and discussing different aspects of a popularized history of the Baltic Sea region. Possible papers are on
- Historical novels, drama and poetry
- Historical painting
- Documentary films and motion pictures
- „Living History“ and re-enactment
- History in comics
- Popmusic and history
- Computer games
Presentations dealing with cultural constructions of physical and mental spaces are welcome as well. Conference languages are German and English.
Young researchers (M.A. and PhD candidates, postdocs) dealing with the topics outlined and coming from countries south to the Baltic Sea rim are encouraged to submit their proposals. The conference is an interdisciplinary forum open not only for historians, but also for political scientists, sociologists, literary and language scholars, ethnologists, geographers, and other scholars in humanities thematically related.
For questions please contact:
Prof. Dr. Karsten Brüggemann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Ralph Tuchtenhagen (email@example.com)
For proposals please include:
- The title of your paper (approx. 20 min.)
- An abstract (max. 0.5 page)
- Your complete post and e-mail adresses
- Your affiliation
Submission deadline is June 15, 2017.
In case your proposal will be evaluated positively Academia Baltica will send you an official invitation. We are likely to be able to reimburse your travelling expenses and will take care of board and lodging in Sankelmark. We are looking forward to receiving you as our guests at the Sankelmark Academy.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.