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BSRM0420 M1 20th Century Baltic Sea Region – At The Crossroads of History, Politics, Culture And Me, 12 ECTS

Learning outcomes

This module discusses the complex interaction of history, politics, economy, culture and memory in the 20th Century Baltic Sea Region. Although the disciplinary focus is on contemporary political and social history, the topic is approached from a wide angle, using additional perspectives of e.g. cultural and memory studies.

Learning outcomes: The students will have a general knowledge of the most important historical contours, processes, and actors in the 20th Century Baltic Sea Region, and gain insight of the intricate interplays of history, politics, memory and culture. The students will have a broad understanding of the major social, political, economic and historical forces at play in the complex history of the region. The students will know the conceptual tools of analyzing collective memories and identities, public uses of history, presence of the past and history in today’s realities, and the political/ideological harnessing of history. In the seminar part of the module they are encouraged and guided to use and apply the methodological and theoretical tools introduced during the lectures.


National Socialism, Soviet Communism, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Second World War, Holocaust, strategic carpet bombing, Iron Curtain, 1968 radicalism, Democratic revolutions of 1989, Northern and Eastern expansion of the European Union… All these belong to the historical experience of the Baltic Sea Region during the 20th Century. In the course of hundred years the region witnessed the rise and fall of regional, continental and even global great powers. Tremendous positive steps in the advancement of science, culture and welfare were coupled and overshadowed by destructive nationalist competition, wars, unparalleled violence and complete disregard of human rights. With the shifting of great power politics the natural togetherness and cohesion of the region was repeatedly shattered by political, ideological and economic divisions. As most of Europe, also Baltic Sea Region is burdened by its controversial and problematic past. National histories tell contradictory stories, turning perpetrators into heroes, victims into villains and, if and when necessary, the other way around. The emerging cosmopolitanism in the Western parts of the region is offset by the resurgence of nationalism in the East. What promise, if any, future holds for the possibilities of reaching a common understanding of the sore spots of the past across the Baltic Sea?

Belongs to following modules

Faculty of Humanities
Specialization Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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M1 20th Century Baltic Sea Region – At The Crossroads of History, Politics, Culture And Me

BSRM0421 M1 Lectures, 6 ECTS
BSRM0422 M1 Seminar, 6 ECTS
Faculty of Humanities
Finnish Study Modules
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies