This course surveys twentieth century history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the broader Baltic region. We will pay particular attention to the experiences of individuals in historical context: How did they respond to historical events as they unfolded, how did they affect the course of history? Students will explore and critique a variety of primary and secondary sources used in historical research about the Baltic countries.
- Four short essays exploring the role of individuals in Baltic history 50%
- Class participation 25%
- Quizzes and Final exam 25%
- Andres Kasekamp, A History of the Baltic States (New York, 2010)
- Modris Eksteins, Walking since Daybreak (Boston, 1999)
- and other primary & secondary sources, available on this Canvas website
- Reference: Historical Dictionary of Estonia (e-book at UW Library)
- Reference: Historical Dictionary of Lithuania (e-book at UW Library)
- Reference: Historical Dictionary of Latvia (e-book at UW Library)
Detailed course syllabus (pdf format) will soon be available on this website.
For information about the course, contact the instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org