Institute of Cultural Research

The Institute of Cultural Research belongs to the field of humanities of the University of Tartu and consists of three departments: the Department of Literature and Theater Studies, the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and the Department of Ethnology. Since 2011, the Institute of Cultural Research includes the Center for Oriental Studies and since 2021 the Arctic Studies Centre. The institute also has a professorship in the liberal arts and the UNESCO Chair on Applied Research of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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About the institute

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15. – 17. December 2022 will take place International Workshop „The Same Event? Morphologies, Reflections, Disseminations“.
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The “Research news” section gives regular hints about interesting studies in various fields of research.
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Recipients of University of Tartu honorary decorations announced
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4.-5. novembril toimub Tartu Ülikooli kultuuriteaduste instituudis (Ülikooli 16-212)  Mongoolia filmifestival.

Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore

Department of Ethnology

Department of Literature and Theatre studies

Arctic Studies Centre

Centre for Oriental Studies

UNESCO Chair on Applied Studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Professor of Liberal arts