Baltic Historical Commission
|Baltic Historical Commission
|purpose||Exploring Baltic history|
|Number of members:||105|
The Baltic Historical Commission (BHK) is a historical commission for the study of Baltic history and was founded in Göttingen in 1951 and emerged from the meetings of Baltic historians that have taken place there since 1947.
The commission has around sixty full, forty corresponding and five honorary members. The corresponding members come mainly from the Baltic states of Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania . Membership takes place by election.
When it was founded, Reinhard Wittram was its chairman . Georg von Rauch became chairman in 1973, Gert von Pistohlkors in 1979 and Matthias Thumser in 2007 . Karsten Brüggemann (Tallinn) is the deputy chairman . The Commission's collection of documents is located at the Herder Institute in Marburg .
The commission publishes three series of publications :
- Sources and studies on Baltic history . Cologne / Weimar / Vienna Böhlau since 1973, , published by Karsten Brüggemann, Matthias Thumser and Ralph Tuchtenhagen .
- Writings of the Baltic Historical Commission . Berlin / Münster: Lit-Verlag since 1.1989, until 2001: Verl. Nordostdt. Kulturwerk, edited by Stefan Donecker, Matthias Thumser and Ralph Tuchtenhagen.
- The Baltic States in the past and present . edited by Michael Garleff and Paul Kaegbein .
In addition, she participates in the publication of the journal Researches on Baltic History and pursues (as of 2015) twelve research projects, including a number of edition projects.
- Paul Kaegbein and Wilhelm Lenz : Fifty Years of Baltic Historical Research . 1947-1996. The Baltic Historical Commission and the Baltic Historians' Meeting in Göttingen. Publications, lectures, members . Cologne: Mare Balticum 1997, ISBN 3-929081-25-3 .
- Baltic Historical Commission: Baltic Historical Commission. Retrieved April 9, 2020 .