Category Archives: Humanities

Gamification of History: Explaining Soviet Culture Through Digital Formats

Semioticians of the University of Tartu have developed the digital learning project “History on Screen” that explains Soviet culture through an interactive digital format. Continue reading

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Who Owned the Right of the First Night in Estonia?

The right of the first night, or the right of the local noble to deflower local peasant brides on their wedding night before their newlywed husbands, has never been a historic fact in Estonia and the rest of Europe. 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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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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People Feel Similar Affection For Mobile Phones as For Other People

Merilin Piipuu’s master’s thesis demonstrated that cell phones have become our inseparable companions, best friends and cure for loneliness. Continue reading

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The Daily Life of a Researcher

Have you ever wondered what our researchers are doing on a day to day basis? Here is a snapshot of photos showing how exciting a life of a researcher can be. Continue reading

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Stefan Zaric: Introducing Estonian Art History in Serbia

Stefan Zaric from Serbia was the only foreign art history student at the University of Tartu last semester. He gave tours at Tartu’s Art Museum and is now introducing Estonian art history in Serbia. Continue reading

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