Research purpose: studyingdiachronically the process of political space constructing using the tools of political borderline, imperial nationality, scientific study and scientific exploration of space allow to reveal the element of historical heritage of classical empires in the shaping of modern political and symbolic geography. History of borders and borderline culture in the prospective of modernity in the Baltic region of Europe. The data from different historical epochs (Soviet Union, Russian Empire and Muscovy the time of plotting the Early Modern states) gives the opportunity to study the phenomena of moving/permeable (“mobile”) borders. The phenomena had greatly influenced on the plotting of the cross-border region.
Empirical base of the research: Collections “Porubezhnye acty” (Borederline Deeds) and Novgorodskye acty”(Novgorod Deeds)in Research Archives, St.Petersburg Institute for History; Archives of Russian academy f Sciences
Research results: 1) studyingthe correlation of post-imperial and post-colonial history; 2) studying local particularities of post-imperial society development, reception of imperial ideas of national governing in breaking empires; 3) studying social history in shaping borderlands of Early Modern states; 4) studying concrete particularities of ethnic and political history in the frames of borderlands in Baltic space;
Implementation of the research results: Theresults received is the important basis for the more deep comparative-historical study of political space constructing in historical empires, and also of the phenomena of borderland in Early Modern period
1. Пер Амбросиани, Университет Умео, Professor
2. Джереми Смит, Университет восточной Финляндии, Карельский институт, Professor
3. Elisabeth Löfstrand, Stockholm University, Studiedirektor
4. Сергей Глебов, Амхерст и Смит Колледжи, США, Assistant Professor
5. Киммо Катаяла, Университет восточной Финляндии, Карельский институт, Professor
Level of implementation, recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of Results: The results on the research project were presented on the international conference; article’s manuscripts were prepared based on the results of the project.
Field of application: Social sciences and Humanities, research and teaching process