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Götz, N. & Holmén, J. (2018). Introduction to the theme issue: “Mental maps: geographical and historical perspectives”. Journal of Cultural Geography, 25(2), 157-161
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to the theme issue: “Mental maps: geographical and historical perspectives”
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cultural Geography, ISSN 0887-3631, E-ISSN 1940-6320, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 157-161Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History Human Geography
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34695 (URN)10.1080/08873631.2018.1426953 (DOI)000437497700001 ()2-s2.0-85042123669 (Scopus ID)660/42/2013 (Local ID)660/42/2013 (Archive number)660/42/2013 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 41/13
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Götz, N. & Holmén, J. (Eds.). (2018). Mental Maps: Geographical and Historical Perspectives. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mental Maps: Geographical and Historical Perspectives
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

‘Mental map’ is a term referring to the way people orientate themselves in their spatial surroundings and how they perceive the world. Alongside ‘cognitive map’, its approximate synonym, the concept of a mental map is established in geography, the behavioral sciences, and psychology. Over the past two decades the idea of mental maps has been adopted by historians in analyzing the construction and dissolution of historical regions, the world views of political elites, and patterns of dominance and subalternity. Despite the resonance the concept of mental maps has had in several disciplines, an international multi-disciplinary conversation on mental maps with an emphasis on cultural patterns is still in its earliest stages. The present special journal issue addresses this situation by bringing together scholars from the fields of history, geography, economics, anthropology, and linguistics, and by using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The idea of this themed issue emerged at a workshop entitled “Mental Mapping – Historical and Social Science Perspectives”, held 12–13 November 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, and the Italian Cultural Institute “C.M. Lerici” in Stockholm. The workshop was arranged by the research project Spaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region, a joint venture between Södertörn University and Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. p. 157-285
Series
Journal of Cultural Geography, ISSN 0887-3631 ; vol. 35(2)
Keywords
Mental Mapping, Cognitive Maps, History, Geography
National Category
History Human Geography
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34849 (URN)660/42/2013 (Local ID)660/42/2013 (Archive number)660/42/2013 (OAI)
Projects
Spaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 41/13
Note

Guest editors for Journal of Cultural Geography,  vol. 35(2).

Available from: 2018-04-15 Created: 2018-04-15 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2017). Changing mental maps of the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean regions. Journal of Cultural Geography, 35(2), 230-250
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing mental maps of the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean regions
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cultural Geography, ISSN 0887-3631, E-ISSN 1940-6320, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 230-250Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Little empirical research has considered the way in which macro-regions are perceived outside academic and political circles. Such studies alone can determine what regional narratives mean for the wider public, and the extent to which they coincide with region-building images produced by elites. This article examines the mental maps of high school seniors in 10 cities in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean regions, focusing upon their perception and knowledge of other countries in those areas. Despite efforts at region building since the Cold War, the two regions remain divided on mental maps. Students have little knowledge of countries across the sea from their own, although such knowledge is generally greater among those from coastal (and particularly island) locations. A comparison with maps constructed by Gould in 1966 reveals that the perception of countries within one's own region among Italian and Swedish students has become more negative over the last 50 years.

Keywords
circum-maritime regions, geographic perception, Macro-regions, mental maps, region-building, spatial information
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33838 (URN)10.1080/08873631.2017.1401405 (DOI)000437497700005 ()2-s2.0-85034668164 (Scopus ID)660/42/2013 (Local ID)660/42/2013 (Archive number)660/42/2013 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2017-12-08 Created: 2017-12-08 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Edquist, S. & Holmén, J. (2015). Islands of Identity: History-writing and identity formation in five island regions in the Baltic Sea (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islands of Identity: History-writing and identity formation in five island regions in the Baltic Sea
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa and Bornholm are five island regions in the Baltic Sea which constitute, or have until recently constituted, provinces or counties of their own. Combining perspectives from two disparate academic fields, uses of history and island studies, this book investigates how regional history writing has contributed to the formation of regional identity on these islands since the year 1800. The special geographic situation of the islands-somewhat secluded from the mainland but also connected to important waterways-has provided their inhabitants with shared historical experiences. Due to varying geographic and historical circumstances, the relationship between regional and national identity is however different on each island. While regional history writing has in most cases aimed at integrating the island into the nation state, it has on Åland in the second half of the 20th century been used to portray its inhabitants as a separate nation. Dramatic political upheavals as the World Wars has also caused shifts in how regional history writing has represented the relationship to the mainland nation state, and has sometimes also resulted in altered national loyalties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015. p. 418 Edition: 1
Series
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 59
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26161 (URN)1741/42/2008 (Local ID)978-91-86069-98-8 (ISBN)978-91-86069-99-5 (ISBN)1741/42/2008 (Archive number)1741/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Islands of Identity: Identity Building on Bornholm, Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, 1800–2000
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1741/42/2008
Available from: 2015-01-28 Created: 2015-01-28 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2014). A small separate fatherland of our own: regional history writing and regional identity on islands in the Baltic Sea. Island Studies Journal, 9(1), 135-154
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A small separate fatherland of our own: regional history writing and regional identity on islands in the Baltic Sea
2014 (English)In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 135-154Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa and Bornholm are five islands in the Baltic Sea which constitute, or have until recently constituted, provinces or counties. Combining perspectives from the fields of island studies and history, this article investigates how regional history writing has contributed to the formation of regional identity on each island since the year 1800. The special geographic situation of the islands somewhat secluded from the mainland but also connected to important waterways has provided their inhabitants with shared historical experiences. Due to varying geographic and historical circumstances, the relationship between regional and national identity is however different on each island. While regional history writing has often aimed at integrating the island into the nation state, it has on Åland in the 20th century been used to portray its inhabitants as a separate nation.

Keywords
Åland, Bornholm, Gotland, Hiiumaa, island studies, regional identity, Saaremaa, uses of history
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24067 (URN)000335719000010 ()2-s2.0-84901653098 (Scopus ID)1741/42/2008 (Local ID)1741/42/2008 (Archive number)1741/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Islands of Identity
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-06-12 Created: 2014-06-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2014). Fluctuating Dynastic and National Affiliation: The Impact of War and Unrest on Bornholm, Åland, and Saaremaa. In: Götz, Norbert (Ed.), The Sea of Identities: A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender (pp. 31-52). Huddinge: Södertörn University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fluctuating Dynastic and National Affiliation: The Impact of War and Unrest on Bornholm, Åland, and Saaremaa
2014 (English)In: The Sea of Identities: A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender / [ed] Götz, Norbert, Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2014, p. 31-52Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2014
Series
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 60Samtidshistoriska frågor, ISSN 1650-450X ; 31
Keywords
Baltic Sea, Island Studies, uses of history, regional identity, national identity, war
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24621 (URN)1741/42/2008 (Local ID)978-91-87843-00-6 (ISBN)978-91-87843-01-3 (ISBN)1741/42/2008 (Archive number)1741/42/2008 (OAI)
Projects
Islands of Identity
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1741/42/2008
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2013). Humorn som vapen under Kalla kriget. In: Niklas Ericsson (Ed.), Samband historia tema: (pp. 100-111). Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Humorn som vapen under Kalla kriget
2013 (Swedish)In: Samband historia tema / [ed] Niklas Ericsson, Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning , 2013, p. 100-111Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning, 2013
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27351 (URN)978-91-523-0445-7 (ISBN)
Note

Läromedel

Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. & Edquist, S. (2012). Identities and history writing on islands in the Baltic Sea. In: Karin Topsø Larsen (Ed.), From One Island to Another: A Celebration of Island Connections (pp. 73-82). Nexø: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identities and history writing on islands in the Baltic Sea
2012 (Swedish)In: From One Island to Another: A Celebration of Island Connections / [ed] Karin Topsø Larsen, Nexø: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) , 2012, p. 73-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nexø: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT), 2012
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27352 (URN)978-87916-77-29-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2011). Nation-Building in Kenyan Secondary School textbooks. Education Inquiry, 2(1), 79-91
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nation-Building in Kenyan Secondary School textbooks
2011 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 79-91Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27353 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved
Holmén, J. (2009). Finlands okända historia: Den svenska tiden 1150–1809. Helsingfors: Finlands svenska tankesmedja Magma
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Finlands okända historia: Den svenska tiden 1150–1809
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Finlands svenska tankesmedja Magma, 2009. p. 117
Series
Magma-studie, ISSN 1798-4610 ; 2
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9864 (URN)978-952-5864-03-8 (ISBN)978-952-5864-02-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-07-20 Created: 2011-07-20 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved
Projects
Islands of Identity: Identity Building on Bornholm, Gotland, Åland, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, 1800–2000. [A041-2008_OSS]; Södertörn UniversitySpaces of Expectation: Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region [41/2013_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityDriving forces of democracy. Context and characteristics in the democratization of Finland and Sweden 1890-2020. [40/2014_OSS]; Södertörn University
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