The theoretical seminars are for discussion of the themes and topics
central to the Centre of Excellence: culture, cultural theories,
identity, memory, time and space. These seminars connect the research
groups through theoretical and methodological discussions, offering
opportunities for the presentation of field-specific perspectives and
discussion of individual research problems. The purpose of the seminars
is to map the theoretical platforms of the research groups, and as a
result, move towards the creation of a common theoretical network and a
more complete understanding of cultural research.
March 15 – religious studies, ethnology, folkloristics (Tartu)
April 19 – semiotics, cultural communication studies (Tartu)
May 3 – folkloristics, contemporary cultural studies,
ethnology, cultural communication studies (Tartu)
September 13 – (in English) landscape studies, archaeology,
contemporary cultural studies (Tallinn)
October 4 – ethnology, cultural communication studies (Tartu)
Each research group organises one seminar on a topic of interest. The
theoretical seminars take place once a month on Tuesdays, 14:00-18:00.
Address: in Tartu, Ülikooli 16-102; seminar rooms in Tallinn University
will be specified.
The working language of the seminars is mostly Estonian.
February 9 – cultural communication studies (Tartu)
March 2 – contemporary cultural studies (Tallinn)
April 6 – semiotics (Tartu)
May 4 – religious studies (Tartu)
October 5 – ethnology (Tartu)
November 2 – folkloristics (Tartu)
November 23 – landscape studies (Tallinn)
December 7 – archaeology (Tartu)
In the first half of 2009, five lectures/seminars took place in Tartu,
presenting cultural-theoretical problems from the point of view of
different research areas.
the seminars from the 1st half of 2009 (in Estonian).
In the second half of 2009, a more systematic mapping of the
meta-level, and the creation of a common language for the CECT, began
under the supervision of Professor Peeter Torop. The discussions were
based on basic texts and problem definitions given by the research
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