The exhibition Borderlands. Ukraine in historical maps is based on the collections of Leiden University Libraries.


This exhibition is also available in Ukrainian.


Authors: Martijn Storms and Harrie Teunissen

Translation into Ukrainian and advice: Andrii Mishkovskyi

Digitization: Eva van 't Loo and Nico van Rooijen

Digital exhibition: Jef Schaeps and Liesbeth van Wijk

Design: Artefacto (London)


Martijn Storms (1978) studied human geography and planning at Utrecht University where he specialised in GIS and cartography. He is curator of maps and atlases at Leiden University Libraries. He wrote various articles on the history of cartography. At the moment he is working on the book Maps That Made History that will be published in October 2022.


Harrie Teunissen (1949) studied psychology of culture and religion in Nijmegen and Paris and Islamic sciences in Leiden and Damascus. He was assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam and taught courses at, among others, the Jewish Study Centre Leiden and the Islamic Centre De Middenweg in Rotterdam. He designed exhibitions such as 'The Balkans in Maps' (2003, Leiden University Library), 'Map as Art' (2009, Museum De Lakenhal Leiden) and 'East of Auschwitz' (2015, Riga Ghetto Museum). In preparation is 'Mapping Modernity' (2023, Design Museum Den Bosch). With his partner John Steegh he donated a large collection of atlases and maps to Leiden University Libraries in 2021.


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© Leiden University Libraries, May 2022