Tag Archives: history

First National Atlas for Estonia’s 100th Anniversary

Take a glimpse into the future national atlas of Estonia by viewing a selection of five historical maps. Continue reading

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How Russia and Estonia Remember WWII?

See how Russia pushes the WWII memory into the domain of sacred, while Estonia de-sacralizes the war. Continue reading

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The Second Crimean War: When Decaying Empires Strike Back

Professor Rein Taagepera maps the present situation in Crimea, Russia, and Ukraine in the broader historical context, relying on quantitative studies of empire growth and decay over the last 5000 years. Continue reading

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To Be Estonian – It Sucks! Or not?

See why it may suck to be Estonian and what UT researchers and students think about this popular social and political parody. Continue reading

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University Milestones on a Timeline: 1632 – 2012

This is a virtual timeline with the milestones in the history of the University of Tartu from 1632 and up to the present. Continue reading

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Mika Keränen: I Need Colder Seasons To Think and Work

This is a podcast interview with Mika Keränen, a writer, alumnus and lecturer of Finnish at the University of Tartu. Mika: “If your happiness is somewhere between the bushes of Botanical Garden, or near the riverbanks where the self-made thinkers sit, then you are in the right place – in Tartu.” Continue reading

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Tartu Student Fashion Through Time

The story presents Tartu student fashion starting from 1632 through the end of the 20th century. The overview draws on the exhibition at the University of Tartu’s History Museum entitled: “Studying in style. Changing times, changing customs.” Continue reading

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