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  • Skeleton found from the tomb discovered in the UT History Museum | Faculty of Philosophy
    06 2013 The depths of the medieval tomb discovered during the renovation of the lobby of the University of Tartu History Museum revealed a skeleton that belonged to a male human The isolated tomb uncovered in the Dome Church and the manner of the burial indicate the burial site of a dignified person The tomb found in March during the renovation of the lobby of the UT History Museum is of high archaeological value as no medieval tomb this intact had been found from the Dome Church before After fortifying the hole from within archaeologists started to clear the tomb The excavations revealed a human skeleton that was buried about 1 8 metres deep According to bone archaeologist Martin Malve an Archaeological Cabinet technician at the University of Tartu the surprising aspect of the discovery was the integrity of the preserved skeleton As the contents of tombs were disturbed by the Russian troops during the Livonian War there was little hope of finding a complete skeleton The body was buried in a plank coffin stuck together with nails We did not find any items with the dead body however there are plenty of coffin nails and a small amount of decayed wood By analysing it we hope to identify the tree species that the coffin material came from this in turn would help us date the burial says Malve As of now it can be said that the skeleton dates from 13 th to 15 th century when tombs were actively used for burial The skeleton belongs to a 40 to 50 year old man Based on preliminary observations we can say that his teeth were relatively little worn there are some missing teeth that he lost during his lifetime and some tartar and caries are visible In the farthest

    Original URL path: http://www.fl.ut.ee/en/news/skeleton-found-tomb-discovered-ut-history-museum (2014-02-05)
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  • Investigating Identities in Academia: An International Interdisciplinary Workshop May 17 | Faculty of Philosophy
    2013 Organised by the Chair of Philosophy of Science University of Tartu Estonia in co operation with the Centre of Gender Studies University of Uppsala Sweden and Centre for Ethics University of Tartu Estonia Date Friday May 17 2013 10 00 18 00 Venue Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics University of Tartu Jakobi 2 room 336 The workshop is devoted to discussing how social professional and academic identities are shaped and changed in the increasingly complex contemporary research and higher education landscape Since identity has become an issue studied from several disciplinary perspectives we have invited speakers from science education gender studies communication studies and higher education studies to participate in the workshop Our theoretical basis lies in the anthropological approach proposed by Sharon Traweek and in the work of Joseph Rouse a philosopher of science For them disciplinary identities in science are not simply predetermined by some shared theoretical consensus or a given list of values but are instead seen as something that is developed and modified by an epistemic group on the basis of shared history and perspectives of the future Allies and enemies are formed in response to particular situations people and problems to be solved The groups that eventually form in certain circumstances are important objects of research from an academic and educational point of view In the workshop we will discuss specific examples of the formation and significance of researchers transgressive identities intersectionality in negotiating identities teacher identities student identities and the aims values and methods of identity research The workshop language is English Everybody interested is warmly welcome The workshop is supported by the Doctoral School of Linguistics Philosophy and Semiotics Programm 10 00 Introduction Endla Lõhkivi Why We Need to Investigate Identities in Academia 10 15 11 15 Anita Hussénius and Kathryn Scantlebury

    Original URL path: http://www.fl.ut.ee/en/news/investigating-identities-academia-international-interdisciplinary-workshop-may-17 (2014-02-05)
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  • International Conference of Young Folklorists "Vernacular Expressions and Analytic Categories" May 14.-16. 2013 | Faculty of Philosophy
    Tartu Nefa Group in partnership with the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore Vilnius and the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory The 3rd International Conference of Young Folklorists continues the tradition of annual meetings of young folklorists established by the Departments of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and Ethnology University of Tartu in May 2011 and carried on by the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore in April 2012 The conference aims to foster academic communication collaboration and research in the field of folklore by bringing together advanced students and recently graduated scholars from different countries and giving them an opportunity to present their research to an international audience As an English language forum this meeting complements the tradition of annual Estonian language conferences of young scholars of folk culture which goes back to 1974 and has been enjoying growing popularity since 2006 when ethnologist and folklorists joined forces to establish Noorte hääled a conference representing the voices of young scholars The International Conference of Young Folklorists has grown significantly since the first meeting in 2011 a one day event with 12 presentations The programme of the 2013 conference extends over three days and features 30 presenters from 11 countries Canada Estonia Finland France Hungary Italy Lithuania Russia Slovenia Ukraine UK as well as two keynote lecturers Dr Eike Anderson Bournemouth University UK and Dr Eli Yassif Tel Aviv University Israel While graduate students and scholars of folklore ethnology and ethnomusicology make up the core of participants neighbouring fields of study are represented as well The theme of this year s conference Vernacular Expressions and Analytic Categories concentrates on the interfaces between scholars and those whose creative expressions we study The aim of the conference is to explore power relations between scholars and the folk the distinction between etic and

    Original URL path: http://www.fl.ut.ee/en/news/international-conference-young-folklorists-vernacular-expressions-and-analytic-categories-may (2014-02-05)
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  • University of Tartu to receive renowned German authors and poets for the first time in the Baltic states | Faculty of Philosophy
    May a conference of the German Academy of Language and Poetry will take place at the University of Tartu for the first time in Estonia bringing together many renowned German and Estonian authors During a formal award ceremony the Germanist and translator Mati Sirkel will receive the Friedrich Gundolf literary award for mediating German culture abroad In the course of the conference one can take part in literature evenings and listen to speeches and discussions on the cultural and above all literary connections between Germany and Estonia throughout the history and today The discussions will go into Estonia s position as the meeting point of languages and cultures our relations with the larger neighbouring countries as well as the rebirth of the Estonian national culture and state in which literature and music played a crucial role German and Estonian literary and academic traditions will also be covered The participating Estonian authors are Jaan Kaplinski Doris Kareva Kristiina Ehin and Ene Mihkelson The German authors presenting their works include Ingo Schulze Friedrich Christian Delius Ursula Krechel and Aris Fioretos The formal culmination of the conference will be the academy award ceremony The Sinologist Wolfgang Kubin will be given the Johann Heinrich Voß translation award for translations from Chinese to German and the Germanist and translator Mati Sirkel will receive the Friedrich Gundolf award for mediating German culture abroad The spring conferences of the Academy often take place abroad like in Tartu this year and their purpose is to learn about the literary life of other countries as well as to engage in discussions with the local authors and intellectuals The President of the German Academy of Language and Literature Heinrich Detering regards Tartu as a small but intellectually vibrant university town that is European in its openness and highly important for

    Original URL path: http://www.fl.ut.ee/en/news/university-tartu-receive-renowned-german-authors-and-poets-first-time-baltic-states-0 (2014-02-05)
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  • Colloquium “How True are Memories? A Sympathetic yet Critical Reflection on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission” May 2, 2013 At 16.15 In Jakobi 2-336, 3rd floor | Faculty of Philosophy
    2013 professor dr Monika Reif Hülser from the University of Konstanz makes a presentation How True are Memories A Sympathetic yet Critical Reflection on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the colloquium held by the Centre for Ethics The presentation focuses on South Africa and the many ways how the narratives based on memory have worked for reconciliation between the people of different colour Professor Reif Hülser analyses the reflection of racial problems in narratives in the example of two novels J M Coetzee s Disgrace 1999 and Gillian Slovo s Red Dust 2000 and argues that literature has a significant contribution to make to these questions Monika Reif Hülser is a professor of British and American studies During the spring term 2013 she is a guest professor at the Institute of Cultural Research and Fine Arts of the University of Tartu All are welcome to participate in the discussion Registration until 30 April via e mail triin dot roos ät ut dot ee triin dot roos ät ut dot ee or phone 737 5426 Below you can find the abstract of prof Monika Reif Hülser s presentation Abstract The years between 1990 and 1994 in South African history are called the period of transition After Nelson Mandela s release from his 27 years imprisonment on Robben Island in 1990 he had nothing lost of his charisma and his power of political influence As he had not consented to abstain from armed resistance to new waves of racism against his people politicians of all colours clergy and members of the resistance movements feared a wave of violence which might lead to a civil war in the country In order to turn these energies round to a peaceful political social and ethical construction of a new state order which

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  • 2014 | Faculty of Philosophy
    Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Social Sciences and Education Colleges Euro College Narva College Pärnu College Viljandi Culture Academy Institutions The UT Botanical Garden Estonian Genome Center UT Museums University Library The Gifted and Talented Development Centre Other Units Tartu Student Village Tartu Students Club Tartu University Academic Sports Club Tartu University Press Tartu University Hospital Tartu University Foundation Student Council of the University of Tartu Student Organisations Support Units Administrative Office Estates Office Finance Office Information Technology Office Lifelong Learning Centre Marketing and Communication Office Office of Academic Affairs Office of Research and Development Personnel Office Rector s Strategy Office Student Council Admissions Studies Research Faculty Home News archive 2014 2014 28 01 2014 Students can learn Korean culture and language at the University of Tartu News archive 2014 1 2013 12 2012 3 2011 2 Events February M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Admissions Bachelor s Master s PhD Why choose Tartu Studies Study Regulations Guidelines at the Faculty of Philosophy DoRa Programme Research Graduate Schools Centre for

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  • 2013 | Faculty of Philosophy
    University Foundation Student Council of the University of Tartu Student Organisations Support Units Administrative Office Estates Office Finance Office Information Technology Office Lifelong Learning Centre Marketing and Communication Office Office of Academic Affairs Office of Research and Development Personnel Office Rector s Strategy Office Student Council Admissions Studies Research Faculty Home News archive 2013 2013 27 11 2013 Senior Lecturer Pärtel Piirimäe was chosen to carry out research at Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study 26 11 2013 Lectures by Ainė Ramonaitė from Vilnius University 04 11 2013 Gustav Adolf s day and foundation day of Academia Gustaviana is celebrated in Tartu with lectures and concert in the assembly hall 28 10 2013 University of Tartu among the top 200 universities in the world also in studies of modern languages 15 08 2013 University of Tartu among the top 200 universities in the world also in studies of modern languages 21 06 2013 Long history of teaching Hungarian brings the President of the Republic of Hungary to visit the University of Tartu 04 06 2013 Skeleton found from the tomb discovered in the UT History Museum 14 05 2013 Investigating Identities in Academia An International Interdisciplinary Workshop May 17 14 05 2013 International Conference of Young Folklorists Vernacular Expressions and Analytic Categories May 14 16 2013 14 05 2013 University of Tartu to receive renowned German authors and poets for the first time in the Baltic states 23 04 2013 Colloquium How True are Memories A Sympathetic yet Critical Reflection on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission May 2 2013 At 16 15 In Jakobi 2 336 3rd floor 04 03 2013 Conference on Finnic minority languages and cultures University of Tartu March 7 8 2013 News archive 2014 1 2013 12 2012 3 2011 2 Events February M T

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  • 2012 | Faculty of Philosophy
    College Narva College Pärnu College Viljandi Culture Academy Institutions The UT Botanical Garden Estonian Genome Center UT Museums University Library The Gifted and Talented Development Centre Other Units Tartu Student Village Tartu Students Club Tartu University Academic Sports Club Tartu University Press Tartu University Hospital Tartu University Foundation Student Council of the University of Tartu Student Organisations Support Units Administrative Office Estates Office Finance Office Information Technology Office Lifelong Learning Centre Marketing and Communication Office Office of Academic Affairs Office of Research and Development Personnel Office Rector s Strategy Office Student Council Admissions Studies Research Faculty Home News archive 2012 2012 09 11 2012 Old Norse Folklorists Network 2nd Meeting Tartu November 29th December 1st 2012 12 06 2012 Marie Alohalani Brown Ka Po e Mo o Hawaiian Reptilian Water Deities 05 03 2012 Archeology Students Brave Winter Freeze Viking Style News archive 2014 1 2013 12 2012 3 2011 2 Events February M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Admissions Bachelor s Master s PhD Why choose Tartu Studies Study Regulations

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