Category Archives: Humanities

Would you clone your dog?

In 2017, my cohorts and I became the first students for the newly developed Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies master’s programme. After a few false starts, I finally found my project topic when I heard that American celebrity Barbara Streisand … Continue reading

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How to see plants again: The plant blindness phenomenon

Plant blindness, or the lack of attention to plants as active agents in ecosystems, may seem to be a harmless ignorance. However, its consequences are directly related to the current state of environmental deterioration. Plants have been of crucial importance … Continue reading

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3 myths about conspiracy theories

University of Tartu semioticians Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel highlight three myths related to conspiracy theories. Continue reading

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What Belarusian people joke about

Anastasiya Fiadotava writes about the jokes that Belarusian people make about their families and politics. Continue reading

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Health as a value, health as a right

Philosopher Francesco Orsi analyzes how health came out on top of fundamental values in the coronavirus pandemics. Continue reading

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How Lyudmyla leads semiotic research in a Moscow agency

In an interview to UT Blog, fresh PhD Lyudmyla Zaporozhtseva unveils how she leads semiotic research at a marketing research agency in Moscow. Continue reading

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The problem with Disney’s live-action remakes: Creating emotion with animation

Jason Mario Dydynski writes about how Disney’s live-action remakes compare to their older animated films in regard to creating emotion. Continue reading

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