Tag Archives: Estonia

The usefulness of medicinal plants is more than folktales

Find out the scientifically proven medicinal effect of juniper, peppermint, birch leaves, and linden tree blossoms. Continue reading

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Eduardo from Mexico Adores Arvo Pärt and Eerie Estonia

Young philosopher and poet Eduardo Torres shares his story of falling in love with Arvo Pärt and Estonia. Continue reading

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Digging Deep In Archaeology: The Orange and The Scurvy

PhD student Alessandra Morrone describes how the study of disease patterns in past populations, combined with bone chemistry, offer unique insights into health and dietary issues of the past. Continue reading

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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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Summer School “Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture”

Getting away from the heat, I moved north to the long-awaited semiotics summer school and a new season of Game of Thrones. Having crossed the Seven Kingdoms (four, to be honest), I found myself in Estonia where dried yellowness of … Continue reading

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Eesti Blues Through the Eyes of a Photographer

Estonians cherish their beautiful summer, long sunny days and short fairy-tale nights. On the other hand, our dim and foggy days could be just as beautiful. Our IT law lecturer Tõnu Runnel has captured some amazing moments from those dim days all around Estonia. Continue reading

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