About the Blog

The blog:

Crossing the Baltic was founded in September 2011 by a team of motivated young academics from Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, and the UK. As a blog-style magazine we aim to supply our readers with an eclectic perspective on the Baltic Sea Region, ranging from current affairs and politics, through historical research, to developments in arts and culture. Our project has been an adventurous journey from the very beginning…

We believe that the Baltic Sea Region lies at the heart of Europe and that this region, with its rich past, will form an important part of the European future. Far too long Europe has clung to the use of mental geographies that reminisce too many associations with the Cold War era. Crossing the Baltic strongly believes that strengthening the importance of a Baltic Europe may help to overcome old divisions. A region once viewed very much as the periphery of Europe has become the heart of the continent thanks to transnational collaboration and policy-making.

We sincerely hope that our readers will enjoy this exciting adventure as much as we do!

Despite our academic backgrounds, we pride ourselves on abandoning inaccessible scholastic jargon and combining high research standards with a form friendly to readers of all backgrounds. All work and pictures, unless stated otherwise, are our own.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor or you have an idea for a post please contact us at crossingthebaltic@gmail.com.

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