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Why School of Humanities?

  • Tallinn University is a vibrant study and research centre situated in the capital of Estonia. It is almost in the city centre and easily accessible by public transport. The Tallinn Port, Bus Terminal and Airport are within easy reach. 
  • The School of Humanities is the biggest unit in Tallinn concentrating on teaching and research of Humanities. We are running a number of curricula at BA, MA and PhD level.
  • Our school is interdisciplinary and international, innovative and teamwork-orientated. We welcome both foreign staff and students. We have students from the United States, Nigeria, Ghana, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, China, Turkey and many other countries.
  • Due to our Erasmus contacts, our students have excellent opportunities to spend a part of their studies abroad. We also welcome a growing number of incoming Erasmus students every year.
  • All our curricula promote the individual development of every learner, close contacts between students and teaching staff are vitally important.

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Academic Life

The staff of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History deals first and foremost with all periods in Estonian and Baltic history in a broad regional context (Scandinavia, Russia and East-Central Europe) from the time of the crusades till the fall of the Soviet Union. The competence of the staff is related to fields like cultural history, diplomatic, socio-economic and military history, the history of migrations, environmental history, memory studies, the history of reformation, education and "soft issues" like tourism and sports. The staff also focuses on transnational aspects and, especially concerning the earlier periods, issues related to visual and material culture.

Extracurricular Activities

A central event in the academic life of the Institute of History, Archeology and Art History is the biannial Conference on Modern History of Estonia, which has been held in the Estonian capital regularly since 1989. PhD students are especially welcomed to present their projects during this traditional meeting of international specialists in the field.

Additionally, students are invited to take part in the work of the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Centre for Environmental History where guest lectures and smaller workshops are held. Recently, on the initiative of our students, a special conference for younger scholars has been organised that is meant first and foremost to encourage closer contacts with academia in Latvia and Lithuania. Read more HERE.

Regularly, international conferences for MA and PhD students are being organised by Prof. Karsten Brüggemann in Germany