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Centre for Medieval Studies

The Centre for Medieval Studies is an academic research network of the Tallinn University.  

The Centre has three main aims:  

  • to create an innovative and supportive forum for scholars working with the Middle Ages;
  • to encourage and initiate interdisciplinary research and collaboration; 
  • to coordinate, promote and offer information about medieval studies in Estonia.

The major emphasis of the Centre's research focuses on the medieval Europeanization process and the cross-cultural interaction in the frontier areas, with a special emphasis on the comparative research into the political, social, economic, cultural and religious integration of the Baltic Sea region (10th-16th centuries).

The Centre co-operates with national and international scientific programs; regularly holds seminars, lecture-series and conferences; launches research projects; as well as develops multidisciplinary curricula for academic graduate and postgraduate training in medieval studies at the University of Tallinn.

The Centre was officially formed in 2005, since 2015 it is part of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History. It brings together researchers and postgraduate students from various Estonian universities and research institutions, involving a wide range of disciplines, such as history, archaeology, art history, theology, and folklore and literature studies.

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