This collection of writings explores European borders from the 15 th century to the present. The territorial scope of these studies ranges from the Arctic Ocean and Scandinavia to Central Europe. In these papers, borders are understood not only as separating lines in the terrain, but also as socially constructed divisions in people's choices, speeches, actions and memories. Borders are not only drawn: they are imagined, negotiated and remembered.
Kimmo Katajala is Professor of History at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.
Maria Lähteenmäki is Jutikkala Professor at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.