Keskkonnaajaloo keskus

The Centre for Environmental History is an academic research network affiliated with Tallinn University School of Humanities. Since 2015 it is part of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History. The Centre fosters the research activities of the scholars of environmental history in Estonia. 

Activities

  • Bringing Research Into Green Humanities Teaching (BRIGHT) network has been funded by NordPlus. KAJAK is a part of it, along with partners from Nordic countries. The network is led by KAJAK board memberDolly Jørgensen, professor of history at University of Stavanger.
  • On October 8-9, 2018, the First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (BALTEHUMS) takes place at the Academic Center for Natural Sciences, Latvian University, Riga, Latvia. More information here.

  • On 21.-25.08.2019, ESEH biannual conference will be held in Tallinn with KAJAK as the main organiser. Doctoral school preceding the conference will take place in Tartu.

The Centre aims to:

  • develop the understanding of interrelationship between human culture and the natural environment through research and teaching in Estonia;
  • promote regional and international cooperation;
  • distribute literature on environmental history, popularise information within this area, and further knowledge of the historical integration of environment and human culture.

The research is based on the assumption that the relationship between environment and human culture cannot be one-sided, but rather that every historical change in one leads to reactions and adaptations in the other. The intellectual aspect of culture is equally important with its material relations, since every kind of human activity is applicable through the prism of knowledge and culture. The Centre’s activities are mainly focused on the historical cultural space of Estonia, but since environment is a cross-cultural phenomenon, regional and international cooperation is seen as essential.

The thematic focus of the centre's research is on food history, archaeology, human-animal relations, and the presentation of environmental history in museum context. 

The Centre organises seminars, conferences, and public lectures; lecture courses and seminars for bachelor and master students. It promotes doctoral studies in environmental history; facilitates the publishing of research findings and source materials; coordinates translation of publications that introduce environmental history; participates in international research projects and furthers cooperation with other similar institutions abroad.

Membership of the Centre is comprised of researchers active in Estonia, with an area of interest in the concurrence of and interaction between the environment and human culture from a historical perspective. In addition to the researchers working at the School of Humanities, the Centre also includes partner members from various Estonian academic institutions, in order to maintain broad-based and interdisciplinary research.

As ‘unity makes strength’, we try to gather under the umbrella of the Centre for Environmental History, the specialists who have shown outstanding individual research results in the field, for gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the history of environment in Estonian territory and in the Eastern Baltic Sea region from pre-historic to modern times.

Members

KAJAK has 40 members - see the list here.

KAJAK is led by dr. Kadri Tüür, together with board members prof. Ulrike Plath, dr. Priit Raudkivi and dr. Kati Lindström

Members of the international advisory board of KAJAK are:

Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Christof Mauch ( Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Libby Robin (Australian National University; KTH)

Verena Winiwarter (Universität Klagenfurt) 

Our partners

ESEH - The European Society for Environmental History

ICEHO - International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations

RCC - Rachel Carson Center

ERM - Estonian National Museum 

UTKK - Under and Tuglas Literature Centre

Contact us
 

ADDRESSNarva mnt 29, 10120 Tallinn

Phone(+372) 619 9525

 

 

 

Tulekul üritused

 

  • 8.-9.10.2018 toimub Läti Ülikoolis rahvusvaheline konverents "First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (BALTEHUMS)".

Rohkem infot

  • 21.-25.08.2019 on KAJAK Euroopa Keskkonnaajaloo Ühingu kaheaastakonverentsi peakorraldaja. Konverents toimub Tallinnas, sellele eelneb doktorikool Tartus.

Liikmed

2017. aasta alguse seisuga on KAJAKul 40 liiget. 

Keskkonnaajaloo keskuse juhatus on neljaliikmeline. Keskust juhib Tallinna Ülikooli humanitaarteaduste instituudi teadur Kadri Tüür. Juhatusse kuuluvad TLU AAK professor Ulrike Plath, vanemteadur Priit Raudkivi ja KTH teadur Kati Lindström

Keskuse rahvusvahelise nõuandva kogu liikmed on: 

Dolly Jørgensen (Universitetet i Stavanger)

Christof Mauch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Libby Robin (Australian National University; KTH)

Verena Winiwarter (Universität Klagenfurt) 

Keskuse liikmed:

Kadri Tüür – keskuse juhataja

Prof. Ulrike Plath – asutajaliige, keskuse juhatuse liige

Priit Raudkivi – asutajaliige, keskuse juhatuse liige

Kati Lindström –asutajaliige, keskuse juhatuse liige

Erki Russow – asutajaliige

Inna Jürjo – asutajaliige

Andres Tarand – asutajaliige

Lembi Lõugas – asutajaliige

Gurly Vedru

Ants Hein

Pille Tomson

Prof. Karsten Brüggemann

Erki Tammiksaar

Liisi Jääts

Anneli Banner

Tiina Peil

Heldur Sander

Marten Seppel

Ülle Sillasoo

Ülle Tarkiainen

Heiki Valk

Risto Paju

Aivar Jürgenson

Anu Kannike

Kersti Kihno

Prof. Tiiu Koff

Prof. Kalevi Kull

Prof. Valter Lang

Marju Kõivupuu

Riin Magnus

Franz Krause

Laur Kiik

Raili Allmäe

Maie Pihlamägi

Ken Ird

Elle-Mari Talivee

Ott Heinapuu

Maie Remmel

Eve Rannamäe

Linda Kaljundi

Julia Tofantšuk

Kaarel Vanamölder

Raivo Kalle

Koostööpartnerid

ESEH - The European Society for Environmental History

ICEHO - International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations

RCC - Rachel Carson Center

ERM - Eesti Rahva Muuseum

UTKK - Underi ja Tuglase Kirjanduskeskus

Võta meiega ühendust!

 

PostiaadressNarva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn

Telefon(+372) 619 9525