4 Researchers, 6 Questions about Christmas

I chatted to four University of Tartu researchers on Twitter about their  Christmas. Please meet Senior Research Fellow in Botany Aveliina Helm, Professor of Philosophy of Language Tuomo Juhani Yli-Vakkuri, Professor in Information Systems Marlon Dumas, and Professor of Jazz Music Iñaki Sandoval.

While Aveliina Helm’s Christmas seems to be traditionally Estonian, the rest of the company’s holidays are as international as their backgrounds. What unites them all is a hearty Christmas dinner with family or friends, as well as doing some work during the holidays.

Let’s see what our researchers’ Christmas look like.


What makes it feel like Christmas for you?

Three philosophers: John Hawthorne, Timothy Williamson, and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri.
A pre-Christmas dinner party at Timothy Williamson’s house in Oxford some days ago. From left to right, three philosophers: John Hawthorne, Timothy Williamson, and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri. Image credit: Margot Strohminger.


Blood sausage: yes or no?

sausages
Image credit: The Digital Marketing Collaboration on Unsplash


What is a must on your Christmas dinner table?

roast lamb
Roast lamb. Image credit: fs999 / Flickr Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Are there any Christmas traditions that you follow?

kids with a Christmas tree
The Christmas tree has been found! Photo from a private collection
lambs
Aveliina Helm’s family’s sheep. Image from a private collection
Juhani Yli-Vakkuri with his goddaughter
A pre-Christmas dinner party at Timothy Williamson’s house in Oxford some days ago. Juhani Yli-Vakkuri with his goddaughter Marlowe Saint Hawthorne. Image credit: Margot Strohminger.


Do you work during Christmas? If yes, how much?


Do you experience Christmas stress? If yes, how would you describe it?


Merry Christmas!

Inga Külmoja is the editor of the UT Blog.

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