James Montgomery Baxenfield is a Junior Research Fellow at Tallinn University School of Humanities. He researches Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian history, with a particular focus on the concept of a Latvian-Lithuanian state. Baxenfield is currently completing his PhD with the Institute of History, Archaeology & Art History. His doctoral dissertation, Footnotes to the Past: Forgotten Episodes of Latvian-Lithuanian Federation & Confederation, 1885–1984, examines various ideas of establishing a Latvian-Lithuanian state from the period of national awakening until the final decades of the twentieth century. Baxenfield completed his MA in Comparative History of Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe at Central European University, Budapest. He is currently the co-guest editor for a themed issue of Acta Historica Tallinnensia that marks the centenary of the 1922 diplomatic recognition of the governments of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by the United States of America. The special issue, entitled “Recognition: de facto & de jure”, draws together scholars from across the Baltic states and is due to be published in December 2022.