BALTIC NEIGHBORHOOD: MUTUAL PERCEPTIONS ON THE BACKGR0OUND OF EPOCHS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Mutual perceptions comprise an important factor in relations between peoples. Persistent reciprocal images often exert considerable, sometimes negative, influence on interstate relationship.
Baltic region history is contradictory and full of tragic developments and blank spots. As a rule, their interpretation differs in national intellectual traditions. Reasonable adjustment of stereotypes that have shaped out in centuries demands a calm and delicate comprehension of numerous circumstances which are often rooted in a distant past.
Baltic Civilization Research Institute of the Amber Bridge Fund in cooperation with the General History Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences is implementing the project called Baltic Neighborhood: Mutual Perceptions on the Background of Epochs and Developments. A working meeting held in Moscow on October 7, 2010 set up the organizing committee of an international conference with the same title which is scheduled in the Russian capital in late June 2011.
Along with representatives of the General History Institute (Academician A. O. Chubaryan, A.A. Komarov, Yu. L. Mikhailova), the Latvian University (G. Straube), the Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (E. Nurberg), the Military Academy of Sweden (G. Oselius), the organizing committee also includes Amber Bridge Fund President Yu. V. Sizov. Scholars from other countries of the Baltic region will join conference preparations at future stages.