The UNESCO Chair on Applied Studies of the Intangible Cultural Heritage contributes to the understanding of the heritage and heritagisation processes, unpacks the social and economic context involved while working closely together with all stakeholders, from heritage practitioners and researchers to officials and entrepreneurs. An important goal is to disseminate the research results achieved by students and scholars among the practitioners in the area: to policy-makers and policy implementers, including various NGOs. To this end seminars and discussions are organized.

You may contact the UNESCO Chair with a request

- to obtain an expert evaluation regarding a particular problem in cultural heritage;

-to obtain an explanation concerning sustainable development goals and challenges in the context of heritage politics and cultural management;

-to arrange discussions and seminars on heritage topics;

-to carry out collaborative projects.

The UNESCO label and the wide cooperation initiative provide our Chair with credibility and competence for partnerships in international research projects, such as the European Horizon. The University of Tartu is an accredited partner in the network of the New European Bauhaus through the UNESCO Chair. The Chair leads the research activities of the LIVIND project, analyzing the links between living heritage and sustainable development. Close co-operation is established with other UNESCO Chairs through seminars, conferences, and joint publications, such as the Nommer / Normer Conference (2021) and a special issue of Slovak Ethnology (Vol. 69, 2021, No. 4). We are also active in the Nordic-Baltic Intangible Cultural Heritage Network.


Career conference „To new hights with a PhD degree!“

Rahvusvaheline Ulmeuuringute Ühingu suur aastakonverents 07.-11.05.2024

Science Fiction Research Association annual conference at University of Tartu

UNESCO õppetooli ribareklaam

Panel of the UNESCO Chair at the Estonian Annual Conference of Humanities