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- University of Tartu
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- East European and Eurasian History, Russian Empire, Baltic Studies, Estonia, Latvia, cartography, history of science and technology, language, nationalism, minorities, language politics, 19th-Century, memory politics
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- About Me
I am a lecturer in East European and Eurasian Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu. My research and publications broadly focus on:
- Russian Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, the independent states of Estonia, Latvia, and Belarus;
- The history of cartography, mapping and geographical sciences;
- The politics of language and nationalism, ethnolinguistic and religious minorities, sub-national and regional identifications;
- Borders, borderlands, and borders regions; physical and imagined borders;
- The politics of memory;
- Social history of religion.
- Recent Publications
- Geographies of Nationhood: Cartography, Science, and Society in the Russian Imperial Baltic (Oxford University Press, 2022)
- (co-authored with Irina Paert) ‘Apostasy in the Baltic Provinces: Religious and National Indifference in Imperial Russia.’ Past & Present, 255:1 (2022), pp.233–278.
‘Experiencing Enumeration: Local Reactions and Resistance to Censuses in Imperial Russia, 1863–81.’ Journal of Social History, 55:3 (2022), pp.615–646,
‘Mapmaking in the home and printing house: women and cartography in late imperial Russia.’ Journal of Historical Geography, 67 (2020), pp.71–80.
- ‘Shading, Lines, Colours: Mapping Ethnographic Taxonomies of European Russia, 1851-1875.’ Nationalities Papers, 46:4 (2018), pp.589–611.
- Tomasz Kamusella, Motoki Nomachi, and Catherine Gibson (eds.). The Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus
- Expertise by Geography
- Eastern Europe, Russia
- Expertise by Chronology
- 5, 8
- Expertise by Topic
- Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Religion, Science, World War I