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Editors: Valter Lang, Kalevi Kull, Tiina Peil (vol. 1-4), Monika Tasa

Editorial board:
Marek Tamm – Tallinn University
Peeter Torop – University of Tartu
Eileen Barker – London School of Economics
Regina Bendix – Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Tom Moring – University of Helsinki
Anu-Mai Kõll – Södertörns högskola, Centre of Baltic and East European Studies
Roland Posner – Technische Universität Berlin

Managing editors: Anu Kannike, Monika Tasa (monika.tasa@ut.ee) 
ISSN: 2228-060X 
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Volume 1
The Space of Culture – the Place of Nature in Estonia and Beyond. 
Tiina Peil (ed.) 2011. Tartu University Press.
ISBN 978-9949-19-623-4
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This book contains papers first presented at the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT) annual conference Spatiality and Visualisation of Culture–Nature Relationships, held in Tallinn, Estonia on 22–24 October 2009. In combining the approaches of various disciplines, the objective is to open up the discussion of the spatiality of culture and to examine ways of constructing nature and domesticating landscapes in various locations at different times. The ontological separations of nature and culture are challenged through consideration of recent humanist and ecological perspectives on space (and time) in the context of nature as performative expression: as something one constructs, as well as contemplates.

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Volume 2
The Curving Mirror of Time
Halliki Harro-Loit, Katrin Kello (eds.) 2013. University of Tartu Press.
ISBN 978-9949-32-258-9 (print)
ISBN 978-9949-32-259-6 (online)
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This volume attempts to create a ‘relief map’ of temporalities in Estonian newspapers over different periods of time. The special focus is on binding the empirical analysis to the theoretical and methodological discussions of the temporality of news(paper) culture. The authors of the articles ask to what extent newspapers report on the past and present and to what extent these reports refer to the future. A diachronic analysis of newspaper texts from different periods of time demonstrates that the temporal focus of newspapers changes over time: in some periods, the past receives remarkably more attention, while in other periods the news timeframe is biased towards current events and the future. One study asks how similar, or different, is the (re)construction of the past in Estonian daily newspapers published in Estonian and Russian in 1994 and 2009. Two articles focus on analysis of the links between social remembering and anniversary journalism. Another article provides on overview of the depiction of women in Estonian newspapers and magazines from 1848 to 1940.

This collection revitalizes the study of time in news discourse, suggesting new methodological perspectives and developing interdisciplinary approaches in cultural theory.

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Volume 3
Things in Culture, Culture in Things
Anu Kannike, Patrick Laviolette (eds.) 2013. University of Tartu Press.
ISBN 978-9949-32-394-4 (print)
ISBN 978-9949-32-395-1 (online)
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This volume addresses the dynamics of materiality over time and space. In cross-cultural, multi-temporal and interdisciplinary studies the authors examine how things gain meaning and status, generate a multitude of emotions, and feed into the propagation of myths, narratives and discourses. The book is divided according to four themes: soft objects, stoic stories, consuming and the collectable, and waste and technologies. The first section discusses the meanings of the lived environment on the individual and national levels. The second section provides specific examples on the role of things in identity construction. The third section focuses on historical and contemporary aspects of consumption and collecting. The phenomena under scrutiny in the fourth section are moral dilemmas associated with and representations of dirt/waste and advancements in science and technology. Presenting diverse case studies of material culture, the volume points to rich interdisciplinary approaches in cultural theory.

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Volume 4
Estonian Approaches to Culture Theory
Valter Lang, Kalevi Kull (eds.) 2014. University of Tartu Press.
ISBN 978-9949-32-613-6 (print)
ISBN 978-978-9949-32-614-3 (online)

The fourth volume in the Approaches to Culture Theory series is a contemporary Estonian anthology in culture theory. Most of the authors are members of the research groups of the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory: arhaeology, cultural communication studies, contemporary cultural studies, ethnology, folkloristics, religious studies, landscape studies, and semiotics. These scholars have revised their recent work to highlight current topics in culture theory in Estonia and use theoretical analyses to advance the self-description and self-understanding of culture.

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Volume 5
Generations in Estonia: Contemporary Perspectives on Turbulent Times
Nugin, Raili; Kannike, Anu; Raudsepp, Maris (eds) Tartu: University of Tartu Press
ISBN 978-9949-77-055-7

This volume provides a compelling insight into 20th century generational identities in Estonia. Located on the borderline between East and West, Estonia offers a particularly concentrated example of multidirectional changes. It is the first collection of studies for the international reader that offers a wide-ranging analysis of generations in Estonia, including intergenerational relations, generational dynamics, socialisation and habitus, the perception of generational identity, and generations as carriers of memory. The chapters present original approaches to generational theory and are intended for a broad spectrum of researchers, students and the general public interested in social and cultural studies.

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Volume 6
Dynamics of Cultural Borders
Kannike, Anu; Tasa, Monika (eds) Tartu: University of Tartu Press
ISBN 978-9949-77-082-3

This volume encompasses a broad span of issues related to borders as areas of intense activity substantially contributing to the dynamics of culture.
The chapters address questions relating to the construction and reconstruction of borders, as well as the experience and representation of physical, spiritual, imagined and symbolic borders. The authors provide perspectives on emerging and dissolving borders in the past and present. Special emphasis is placed on subjective perception by asking how borders are experienced and expressed at the level of the specific community or individual. Several articles tackle dramatic and controversial issues like war, conflict between different ideologies and cultures, and remembering. The authors also explore dialectical relations between culture, social relations and landscape, and the interplay of ideological constructions and material culture. The contributions are arranged into two sections focusing on two wider issues: how borders are drawn in landscape, religion and scientific discourse (Wandering borders), and how representations of cultural borders and border crossings have changed over time (Bordering ruptures: the dynamics of self-description). The authors of this volume come from various scholarly fields and offer innovative tools for expanding the concept of the border across disciplinary frames.

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Eva Toulouze & Liivo Niglas 2016.

Volume 7
Body, Personhood and Privacy: Perspectives on Cultural Other and Human Experience
Kannike, Anu; Västrik, Ergo-Hart (eds) Tartu: University of Tartu Press


Harro-Loit, Halliki; Kõresaar, Ene (eds.) 2010. Trames. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Special issue "Revisiting time in cultural research", 14 (4).

Kuutma, Kristin; Västrik, Ergo-Hart (eds.) 2009. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 3 (2). [Special issue of the CECT summer school "Local Knowledge and Open Borders: Creativity and Heritage" (Tartu, 30.07.-04.08.2009)]

Kuutma, Kristin; Västrik, Ergo-Hart (eds.) 2010. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 4 (1). [Special issue of the CECT summer school "Local Knowledge and Open Borders: Creativity and Heritage" (Tartu, 30.07.-04.08.2009)]

Leete, Art (ed.) 2012. Folklore. Electronic Journal of Folklore, 51.

Lang, Valter (ed.) 2011. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 15 (2). Special issue on the culture of death.

Lang, Valter (ed.) 2012. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 1. Suplementary series. Keava - "The Hand of the Sun". 

Leete, Art (ed.) 2011. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 5 (1). Special issue "Religion and the Re-identification of Ethnic Groups" .

Leete, Art; Ventsel, Aimar (eds.) 2011. World Routes in the Arctic. Folklore. Electronic Journal of Folklore, 49.

Västrik, Ergo-Hart (ed.) 2010. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 4 (2).

Västrik, Ergo-Hart (toim.) 2012. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 6 (2).


Aarelaid-Tart, Aili; Bennich-Björkman, Li (eds.) 2011. Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads. London/New York: Routledge.

Aljas, Agnes; Anepaio, Terje; Kaalep, Tuuli (eds.) 2011. Rahvusvaheline konverents "Toidukultuuri kogumine ja vahendamine: individuaalsed ja institutsionaalsed vaatepunktid"/ International conference "Recollecting and mediating food culture: individual and institutional perspectives". Teesid/Abstracts. Tartu, Eesti/Estonia, 11.-12.04.2011.

Bowman, M.; Valk, Ülo 2012. Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life: Expressions of Belief. Sheffield, Bristol, CT: Equinox.

Cobley, P.; Deely, J.; Kull, Kalevi; Petrilli, S. (eds.) 2011. Semiotics Continues to Astonish: Thomas A. Sebeok and the Doctrine of Signs. Semiotics, Communication and Cognition 7. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Emmeche, C.; Kull, Kalevi (eds.) 2011. Towards a Semiotic Biology: Life is the Action of Signs. London: Imperial College Press.

Favareau, D.; Cobley, P.; Kull, Kalevi (eds.) 2012. A More Developed Sign. Interpreting the Work of Jesper Hoffmeyer. Tartu Semiotics Library 10. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Hermann, Kristina; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Pern, Tanel (ed.) 2011. Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives. Winter school. Programme and lecturers` abstracts. Tartu, 31.01.-05.02.2011.

Hermann, Kristina; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Pern, Tanel (ed.) 2011. Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives. Winter school. Students` abstracts. Tartu, 31.01.-05.02.2011. ISBN 978-9949-21-618-5

Hermann, Kristina; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Tüür, Kadri (ed.) 2010. Time in Culture: Mediation and Representation. III CECT Autumn Conference. Program and abstracts. Tartu, 28.-30.10.2010. ISBN 978-9985-4-0647-2

Kirschbaum, Karl-Erik; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp., eds.) 2009. Degree Course "Local Knowledge and Open Borders: Creativity and Heritage" (30.07.-03.08.2009); SIEF Working Group Conference on Cultural Heritage and Property (04.08.2010). Programme and abstracts. Tartu, Estonia.

Kroó, Katalin; Torop, Peeter 2014. Text within Text - Culture within Culture. Russian Literature (19th Century) in Context of Cultural Dynamics. Budapest, Tartu: L'Harmattan.

Kull, Anne; Valk, Pille (eds.) 2009. Ecumenical Theological Education. Pedagogical Perspectives and Practical Experiences. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Kull, Kalevi; Lindström, Kati; Lotman, Mihhail; Maran, Timo; Salupere, Silvi; Torop, Peeter (eds.) 2011. Sign Systems Studies, 39 (2/4). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Kõresaar, Ene (ed.) 2011. Soldiers of memory: World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

Kõresaar, Ene; Kuutma, Kristin; Lauk, Epp (eds.) 2009. The Burden of Remembering: Recollections and Representations of the Twentieth Century. Helsinki: Suomen Kirjallisuuden Seura.

Lang, Valter (ed.) 2012. Medieval Urban Textiles in Northern Europe. Muinasaja teadus 22. A. Haak, R. Rammo (eds.). Tartu.

Lang, Valter; Mäesalu, Ain; Tvauri, Andres; Valk, Heiki; Kriiska, Aivar; Konsa, Marge; Lõhmus, Mari; Oras, Ester; Kaldre, Helena; Malve, Martin (comp.) 2010. Arheoloogia lugu Tartu Ülikoolis 1920-2010/ The Story of Archaeology at the University of Tartu 1920-2010. Lõhmus, Mari; Oras, Ester (eds.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli ajaloo ja arheoloogia instituut.

Laul, Silvia; Tamla, Ülle 2014. Peitleid Lõhavere linnamäelt. Käsitöö- ja ehtevakk 13. sajandi algusest. Tallinn, Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli areholoogia osakond, Tallinna Ülikooli Ajaloo Instituut, Õpetatud Eesti Selts.

Leete, Art 2014. Guileless Indigenes and Hidden Passion. Description of Ob-Ugrians and Samoyeds through the Centuries. Folklore Fellows' Communication 306. Helsinki:  Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.
 
Merrell, Floyd (eds.) 2013. Meaning Making. It’s what we do; it’s what we are. Tartu Semiotics Library 12. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Oras, Ester; Russow, Erki (eds.) 2012. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis  = Archaeological Fieldwork in Estonia, 2011. Tallinn 2012.

Salupere, Silvi; Torop, Peeter; Kull, Kalevi (eds.) 2013. Beginnings of the Semiotics of Culture. Tartu Semiotics Library 13. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Seljamaa, Elo-Hanna; Valk, Ülo (eds.) 2009. ISFNR Newsletter, 4.

Seljamaa, Elo-Hanna; Valk, Ülo (eds.) 2010. ISFNR Newsletter, 5.

Tart, Indrek (ed.) 2011. Basic Human Values in Estonia and Baltic Sea Countries. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Tvauri, Andres 2012. The Migration Period, Pre-Viking Age, and Viking Age in Estonia. Estonian Archaeology, 4. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sign Systems Studies. Zoosemiotics. Special Issue, 37 (3/4), 2009. Lehto, Otto; Martinelli, Dario (eds.) Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sign Systems Studies, 37 (1/2), 2009. Lindström, Kati; Kull, Kalevi; Salupere, Silvi (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sign Systems Studies. Semiotics of Resemblance. Special Issue, 38 (1/4), 2010. Maran, Timo; Võsu, Ester (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press

Sign Systems Studies, 39 (1), 2011. Kull, Kalevi; Lindström, Kati; Lotman, Mihhail; Salupere, Silvi; Torop, Peeter (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sign Systems Studies, 39 (2/4), 2011. Kull, Kalevi; Lindström, Kati; Lotman, Mihhail; Maran, Timo; Salupere, Silvi; Torop, Peeter (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sign Systems Studies, 41(1), 2013. Salupere, Silvi; Torop, Peeter; Kull, Kalevi, Soovik, Ene-Reet, Lindström, Kati; Lotman, Mihhail; Maran, Timo (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Tart, Indrek (ed.) 2011. Basic Human Values in Estonia and Baltic Sea Countries. Tartu: Tallinn University Press.

Tvauri, Andres 2012. The Migration Period, Pre-Viking Age, and Viking Age in Estonia. Estonian Archaeology, 4. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Valk, Ülo (ed.) 2009. Stories about India and Indian Stories: Expressive Culture and the European Understanding. Abstracts. University of Tartu, 15.-16.05.2009. ISBN 978-9985-4-0576-5

Valk, Ülo (ed.) 2012. ISFNR Newsletter, 6.



Piret Punags-Kohv 2015.
Between maintaining and sustaining heritage in landscape: the examples of Estonian mires and village swings. Doktoritöö, Tartu Ülikool, geograafia osakond. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus.

Ester Bardone 2013. My farm is my stage: A performance perspective on rural tourism and hospitality services in Estonia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Ethnology. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.

Karo, Roland 2009. Eros & Mysticism: Are Mystical States of Consciousness Evolutionary Byproducts of Sexual Response? Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Kello, Katrin 2014. The functions and contexts of general education history teaching: social and professional representations in Estonia and Latvia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of f Social Sciences and Education. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.

Ķencis, Toms 2012. A Disciplinary History of Latvian Mythology. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Kivari, Kristel 2016. Dowsing as a link between natural and supernatural. Folkloristic reflections on water veins, Earth radiation and dowsing practice. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.

Kreegipuu, Tiiu 2011. The ambivalent role of Estonian press in implementation of the Soviet totalitarian project. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Media and Communication. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Kurvits, Roosmarii 2010. The Visual Form of Estonian Newspapers from 1806 to 2005. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Media and Communication. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Lyngdoh, Margaret 2016. Transformation, Tradition, and Lived Realities: Vernacular Belief Worlds of the Khasis of Northeastern India. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore. Tartu: University of Tartu.

Nugin, Raili 2011. Coming of Age in Transition: Some Self-Reflexive Social Portraits of the 1970s Cohort in Estonia. Doctoral dissertation, Tallinn University, Estonian Institute of Humanities. Tallinn: Tallinn University.

Ojamaa, Maarja 2015. The transmedial aspect of cultural autocommunication. Doktoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Semiotics. Tartu: University of Tartu.

Paales, Liina 2011. Aspects of Deaf name lore: A folkloristic study of disability and deafhood. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Punags-Kohv, Piret 2015. Between maintaining and sustaining heritage in landscape: the examples of Estonian mires and village swings. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Semiotics. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.

Remmel, Atko 2011. Anti-religious struggle in Estonian SSR in 1957-1990. Main institutions and their activities. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Riistan, Ain 2011. The Historical Jesus: the Problem of Science in the Context of Religion. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Ringvee, Ringo 2011. State and Religion in the Post-Soviet Estonia from 1991 to 2008. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Rohtmets, Priit 2012. Teoloogilised voolud Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteri Usu Kirikus aastatel 1917–1934. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Schihalejev, Olga 2009. Estonian Young People, Religion and Religious Diversity: Personal Views and the Role of the School. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Theology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Semm, Kadri 2012. Milieus in Neighbourhood Place-Making. Doctoral dissertation, Tallinn University, Estonian Institute of Humanities. Tallinn: Tallinna University.

Sepp, Tiina 2014. Pilgrims' reflections on the Camino de Santiago and Glastonbury as expressions of vernacular religion: fieldworker's perspective. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Seo, Jinseok 2013. The role of shamanism in Korean society in its inter- and intra-cultural contacts. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sõukand, Renata 2010. Herbal landscape. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Semiotics. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Sütiste, Elin 2009. Tõlke mõiste dünaamikast tõlketeaduses ja eesti tõlkeloos. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Semiotics. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Tõrv, Mari 2016. Presistent practices. A multi-disciplinary study of hunter-gatherer mortuary remains from c. 6500-2600 cal. BC, Estonia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu,  Faculty of Archaeology. Tartu: University of Tartu Press.

Tønnessen, Morten 2011. Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology – An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Semiotics. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Ventsel, Andreas 2009. Towards semiotic theory of hegemony. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Semiotics. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Ugur, Kadri 2010. Implementation of the concept of media education in the Estonian formal education system. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Faculty of Media and Communication. Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Yamurzina, Lyudmila 2011. The Rituals Connected to the Mari Family Cycle (based on the Example of the Eastern Mari). Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu, Institute of History and Archeology. Tartu: Tartu University Press.


Leete, Art 2012. Investigating Ethnic Culture in the Era of Globalisation. – Pan European Networks: Government, 1: 164-167.


Aljas, Agnes; Anepaio, Terje; Kaalep, Tuuli (eds.) 2011. Rahvusvaheline konverents "Toidukultuuri kogumine ja vahendamine: individuaalsed ja institutsionaalsed vaatepunktid"/ International conference "Recollecting and mediating food culture: individual and institutional perspectives". Teesid/Abstracts. Tartu, Eesti/Estonia, 11.-12.04.2011.

Baishya, Dinesh; Valk, Ülo (toim.) 2013.  Symposium "Genres of Belief from a Folkloristic Perspective". Abstracts. Guwahati, 04.-05.02.2013.

Eero, Liisbet; Rumm, Kaija; Tasa, Monika (toim) 2013. Embodiment, Expressions, Exits: Transforming Experience and Cultural Identity. Program and Abstract. Tartu, October 30-November 1, 2013.

Hermann, Kristina; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Pern, Tanel (ed.) 2011. Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives. Winter school. Programme and lecturers` abstracts. Tartu, 31.01.-05.02.2011.

Hermann, Kristina; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Pern, Tanel (ed.) 2011. Time and Temporality: Categories, Models and Narratives. Winter school. Students` abstracts. Tartu, 31.01.-05.02.2011. ISBN 978-9949-21-618-5

Hermann, Kristina; Tasa, Monika (comp.); Tüür, Kadri (ed.) 2010. Time in Culture: Mediation and Representation. III CECT Autumn Conference. Program and abstracts. Tartu, 28.-30.10.2010. ISBN 978-9985-4-0647-2

 Kirschbaum, Karl-Erik; Kuutma, Kristin; Tasa, Monika (comp., eds.) 2009. Degree Course "Local Knowledge and Open Borders: Creativity and Heritage" (30.07.-03.08.2009); SIEF Working Group Conference on Cultural Heritage and Property (04.08.2010). Programme and abstracts. Tartu, Estonia.

Pern, Tanel (ed.) 2011. Things in Culture, Culture in Things. IV CECT Autumn Conference. Program and Abstracts. Tartu, 20.-22.10.2011. ISBN 978-9985-4-0677-9

Rattasepp, Silver 2012.  In, Out and in Between: Dynamics of Cultural Borders. V CECT Autumn Conference. Program and abstracts. Tallinn, 18.-19.10.2012. ISBN 978-9949-9360-0-7

Rumm, Kaija; Tasa, Monika 2014. Eesti kultuuri süvamehhanismid. Ajakava ja teesid. Tallinn, 29.-31. oktoober 2014.

Valk, Ülo (ed.) 2009. Stories about India and Indian Stories: Expressive Culture and the European Understanding. Abstracts. University of Tartu, 15.-16.05.2009. ISBN 978-9985-4-0576-5

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