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First Name
Catherine
Last Name
Gibson
Affiliation
European University Institute
Website URL
https://me.eui.eu/catherine-gibson/
Keywords
Russian and Eastern European History, Russian Empire, Baltic Studies, Estonia, Latvia, cartography, history of science, language, nationalism, language politics, 19th-Century Europe, memory politics
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About Me

I am a doctoral researcher focusing on ethnographic cartography in the Baltic provinces of the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. My research and publications broadly focus on (in no particular order and with much overlap):

– The territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the northwestern Russian Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, the independent states of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus;

– The history of cartography, mapping and geographical sciences;

– The politics of language and nationalism, ethnolinguistic minorities, sub-national and regional identifications;

– Borders, borderlands, and borders regions; physical and imagined borders;

– The politics of memory and History

I have experience of conducting research in archives and libraries in Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Russia, and the UK. I have presented different aspects of my research at conferences in Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, UK, Ukraine, and the USA.

I hold an International Masters in the Economy, State and Society of Central Eastern Europe and Russia at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at the University College London and the University of Tartu, where I specialised in the history of the Baltic region. Prior to that, I completed an undergraduate degree in Modern History and English Literature at the University of St Andrews.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-8564-1223

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Museums, Science, World War I