Category Archives: Humanities

How Did They Build the University in Tartu?

Kadri Asmer writes about the construction process of the University of Tartu Main Building and about its architect Johann Willhelm Krause. The article is based on the compendium “Johann Willhelm Krause. The University in the Athens of the Emajõgi River. Catalogue 4.” Continue reading

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Introducing the Relationship between Human Rights Issues and Philosophy of Biology

Edit Talpsepp, a researcher of philosophy of science, explains how philosophy can have a practical relevance to different domains of human life – including human rights issues. Continue reading

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Getting Inspired at the International Summer University

14 International Summer University participants share their thoughts and feelings about their studies at University of Tartu and the time spent in Estonia. Continue reading

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A Letter to Tartu Students from a Moscow Prison

Read the letter from prominent Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sent to Tartu students from a Moscow prison. Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Ethnologist Ester Bardone shows how food reflects our identities and values. Continue reading

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How Sharing a Meal Is About Sharing a Culture

Ethnologist Ester Bardone explains how sharing a meal deepens the sense of belonging and togetherness. Continue reading

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Aldus Manutius: Italics, the Semicolon, and Pocket Books

Learn about the invention of italics, the semicolon, and portable pocket-sized books. Continue reading

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