Baltic Sea History Project: Partners

The Baltic Sea History Project is based on an open network consisting of 4 organizers and currently 10 associated partners from all around the Baltic rim.

Academia Baltica

The Academia Baltica was founded in Lübeck in 2001. It is devoted to raise the awareness for our mutual history, traditions and culture in the Baltic Sea Region and to promote further research of our common heritage. More than 30 events - among them seminars, conferences, summer schools, lectures, excursions - are organized by the Academia Baltica every year. Since 2011, the Academia Baltica is located at the Academic Centre Sankelmark near Flensburg.
Contact: Christian Pletzing, christian. pletzing (at)


Aue-Säätiö is devoted to encouraging and promoting the practice of and research on the contacts between the German language areas of Central Europe and the countries of the European Northeast. Its aim is to awake awareness of the rich cultural contacts characterizing the Baltic Sea Area in the past and further its acceptance as an asset for the future. By this, it wants to further mutual integration and understanding in the region and in Europe. Aue-Säätiö supports the research projects of scholars and has its own research director.
Contact: Robert Schweitzer, info (at)

Szczecin University

Szczecin University is a new, dynamically developing institution with over thirty thousand students. Students may choose from 44 major courses and 58 postgraduate courses. The Institute of History and International Relations consists of 18 professors and has a long tradition of research on the history of Pomeranian and Baltic Sea history.
Contact: Jörg Hackmann, joerg.hackmann (at)

Tallinn City Archives

Tallinn City Archives is responsible for the preservation, research and dissemination of the knowledge of documental materials on the history of Tallinn. Co-operation of the archives with the research institutions in Tallinn and elsewhere in the field of research and publishing are also important aspect of the activities.
Contact: Juhan Kreem, juhan.kreem (at)

10 associated partners:

ARS Baltica Committee, Rendsburg, Germany

Ars Baltica is a cultural think tank for the whole Baltic Sea Region. It links the political and the operative project level in the field of cultural co-operation, collects and spreads information from the broad range of arts and cultural life around the Baltic Sea, and grants projects that are of high artistic value with the ARS BALTICA logo, a seal of quality, and gives special support to these projects. Contact: Franziska Schindler, arsbaltica (at)

Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Baltic Development Forum is an independent non-profit networking organisation with members from large companies, major cities, institutional investors and business associations in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Development Forum works with a wide range of partners, including businesses, governments, regional organisations, research and media institutions. The mission of Baltic Development Forum is to promote the Baltic Sea Region as an integrated, prosperous and internationally competitive growth region.
Contact: Dan Axél, dax (at) 

Council of the Baltic Sea States

The Council of the Baltic Sea States is an overall political forum for regional inter-governmental cooperation. The Members of the Council are the eleven states of the Baltic Sea Region as well as the European Commission.
Contact: Jan Lundin, cbss (at)

Borussia Foundation, Olsztyn, Poland

The Borussia Foundation in Olsztyn was founded in 2006 by Robert Traba and Kazimierz Brakoniecki. They work actively toward the rescue and protection of cultural heritage in the Warmia and Mazur area and the development of transnational cooperation. Borussia organizes seminars, workshops and educational projects.
Contact: Kornelia Kurowska, kornelia.kurowska (at)

Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Northern European Studies

The Department for Northern European Studies at Humboldt University Berlin is Germany's largest institution for research and teaching on the Nordic countries' history, politics, culture, languages and literatures. Its focus lies on a cultural studies perspective and embraces both Northern Europe and also the Baltic Sea region.
Contact: Ralph Tuchtenhagen, Jan Hecker-Stampehl Jan.Hecker-Stampehl (at) 

Tartu University, Institute of History and Archaeology, Estonia

University of Tartu, Institute of History and Archaeology, founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, is today the only classical university in Estonia, leading centre of research and training. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships.
Contact: Mati Laur, mati.laur (at)

The Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage of the Baltic States, LT

The joint cooperation between the national boards in charge of cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea States has been functioning since 1998. Responsible for the work is a working group of senior heritage experts called the Monitoring Group. Its task is to promote and further develop regional cultural heritage co-operation. This is done by initiating and supporting networks, by organizing seminars and writing publications.
Contact: Marianne Lehtimäki, marianne.lehtimaki (at)

Thomas Mann Cultural Centre, Neringa, Lithuania

In 1929, German novelist Thomas Mann decided to build a summerhouse in Nida / Lithuania. Starting with 1930 to 1932 the author spent three summers in Nida. In 1995 the Thomas Mann Cultural Centre was established and in 1996 it was granted a memorial museum status. Chamber music concerts, literary discussions, international conferences and seminars as well as Thomas Mann art festival events organized by the centre take place in the parlor of the Museum.
Contact: Lina Motuzienė, kultura (at)

University of Latvia, Faculty for History and Philosophy, Riga, Latvia

The Department of Medieval History functions under this name since 2008. Research work, study courses and course papers, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Theses cover the period from late Antiquity (3rd - 4th century) till the beginning of Modern history (16th - first half of 17th century). Research interests of the Department staff members are mainly related to the history of Livonia and the Baltic Sea region from the 13th to the 16th century.
Contact: Ilgvars Misāns, ilgvars.misans (at)

University Vechta, Institute for Cultural Studies, Germany

The Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of Vechta consists of three subjects (English Studies, German Studies, History) which work together in an interdisciplinary way. In the project, the Institute is represented by the Chair of Modern History and History Didactics.
Contact: Eugen Kotte, rita.becker (at)