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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Admission and studies


About the institute

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Aprillis kogunes CULTURALITY konsortsium. Avakoosolekut saatis näitus "Loojaid ja hoidjaid: Women Weaving Europe".
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University of Tartu invites applications for doctoral studies from future researchers and top professionals.
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Dr Shawn C. Rowlands is an anthropologist and historian with diverse professional interests in human cultures.
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The lecture can be watched on the ENLIGHT EU Youtube channel.

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