“History, culture and international relations in the North of Europe”

Within the framework of the 73rd All-Russian (with international participation) scientific conference of students and young scientists of PetrSU, a traditional meeting of the section “History and culture of the Nordic countries” was held
The topics of the reports presented reflected the entire range of scientific interests of students of the bachelor’s and master’s program “History of the Nordic countries” of the Department of Foreign History, Political Science and International Relations . 11 reports on the most diverse aspects of the problems of modern historical Nordic studies – from the history of relations in the region of Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea in the Early Modern period to the analysis of the formation of mutual ideas in modern public opinion – were presented to the interested audience.

The audience reacted with particular interest to the performances of the guests of the section – a student of the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory named after V.I. A. K. Glazunov Radis Gainiyatov, graduate students of the University of Tartu Ilmar Tammisto and Vadim Svyatkovsky, students of the Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov Natalya Kazikova and student of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Daria Slyunyaeva.

The jury of the section noted the rather high level of all the reports presented, which are distinguished by scientific relevance and novelty, the ability of students to formulate a research problem in an unconventional way, navigate a large array of sources and scientific literature in different languages, apply broad interdisciplinary approaches, and tell the audience about the results of their research in an exciting way.

By the decision of the jury, the first place was taken by Igor Liman, a 2nd year master’s degree student in the history of the Nordic countries of PetrSU, who made a report “Pekka Vesainen in the 25-year Russian-Swedish War (1570-1595)”. His classmate Maria Pimenova with the report “The rysskräck Phenomenon in Modern Sweden: Results of the 2021 Survey” shared second place with Ilmar Tammisto, a PhD student at the University of Tartu (report “The province of Livonia under Swedish rule in the 17th century”). The third place was shared by Ilya Uryadnikov, a 2nd year undergraduate student in the history of the Nordic countries of PetrSU (“Rethinking the past: Lauri Letonmäki and the initial stage of the Marxist interpretation of the history of Finland and Karelia”) and 2nd year undergraduate student Emma Niemi, who presented the report “The Image of Trolls in a Series of Graphic Novels” Hildafolk “”.

Maria Pimenova also won the traditional Audience Award.

In total , about 40 students and teachers took part in the work of the section, which was led by Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign History, Political Science and International Relations A. V. Tolstikov .