Category Archives: Research

Female Viking Warriors?

Stories about female warriors are frequent in Old Scandinavian poetry and prose. Several Eddic poems tell about Valkyries, (semi-)mythological warrior women taking part in battles, sometimes flying in the air, often acting as the god Odin’s agents. Many 14th century Icelandic … Continue reading

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Play a semiotical game of Greimas Puzzle

The University of Tartu’s master’s student Sven Anderson came up with a game based on Greimas square – Greimas Puzzle. Play it now using emoticons! Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Smart Devices

Have you ever tried to eat ten ice creams in a row? Too much of a good thing can make you sick. Excessive amount of vitamins creates an adverse reaction in the body. Too much sun is bad for your … Continue reading

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Sugar Sweet Science at the University of Tartu

Ecologists Riin Tamme and Lena Neuenkamp describe one of the sweetest scientific experiments in Estonia and explain why they add sugar to the meadow every year. Continue reading

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Yuxuan Chen: Estonian Small Cities Give Me a Peaceful Feeling

Yuxuan Chen from China describes her life in Estonia after graduating from the EU-Russia programme.
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The impact of Facebook (groups) on political discussions

Our former student Martin Noorkõiv writes about his research which focused on analysing the political discussions in closed groups on Facebook. Continue reading

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Where Do Our Everyday Habits Come From?

Professor of Ethnology Art Leete and folklorist Reet Hiiemäe explain where some of our everyday habits might come from and how some habits used to have a completely different meaning a few centuries ago than they do have now. Continue reading

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