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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2023. aasta Eesti folkloristika aastapreemia otsustati anda Tartu Ülikooli folkloristika kaasprofessorile Anastasiya Astapovale.
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The UT student body is looking for a new student union board this spring due to the end of the two-year term of the current board. All new board member candidates have now been revealed
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Thesis defenses of the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore on June 1, 2023 in University 16-212 and Zoom.  
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Creating cooperation with Vietnamese colleagues from the University of Hue.

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