• CfP: 4th Eastern Platform Seminar in Tartu

    The two-day seminar is organized by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu draws on the experience of the Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine, a multidisciplinary project based at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), University College London. The event is generously supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine is a multi-disciplinary initiative […]… Read more

  • CfA: 4th UPTAKE training school “Straight Talk about Russia”

    Call for Applications Fourth UPTAKE PhD Training School STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT RUSSIA Internal Developments, External Conflicts and Outside Perceptions 26 August – 1 September 2018 Uppsala University, Sweden Within the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE Project, we are happy to announce a Call for Applications for the fourth UPTAKE PhD Training School. The event will be held from 26 […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE workshop on Ethnopolitics, 9-10 February 2018

    UPTAKE workshop Ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in a State of Flux 9-10 February 2018, University of Tartu (Estonia) After the end of the Cold War, ethnic relations in Central and Eastern Europe have been subject to a quadratic nexus which consists of ethnic minorities, their external homelands (or kin-states), the (frequently) nationalizing new […]… Read more

  • Professor Lauri Mälksoo receives prestigious international prize

    Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu, received the prestigious Peregrinus Foundation prize. The prize has been awarded biennially since 1996 by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. The prize was conferred on 1 December in Potsdam. The prize may be awarded to scholars from Eastern and Southeastern Europe for outstanding achievements […]… Read more

  • Research focuses on Russia’s role and activity in the European Court of Human Rights

    A new volume “Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: the Strasbourg Effect” has just been published at Cambridge University Press, which sheds a light on how Russia has managed in the European Court of Human Rights during the last nearly 20 years. The volume has been co-edited by Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International […]… Read more

  • Guest lecture by Prof Schlögel on the Russian Revolution

    On Monday, 20 November, Professor Emeritus Karl Schlögel will deliver a guest lecture titled “Beyond the Horizon: The Russian Revolution seen from afar”. The lecture takes place at Lossi 36-305 at 12.15. After the lecture, refreshments will be served. Abstract of the lecture: Historiography is, as the Russian poet Alexander Blok stressed, not only about „calendar […]… Read more

  • Kääriku Winter School “People and Territories”

     Winter school PEOPLE AND TERRITORIES: Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus Kääriku, Estonia, 11-17 February 2018 The University of Tartu and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, invite graduate and post-graduate students to apply for the winter school “People and Territories:  Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus”. […]… Read more

  • Conference examines Russia and Eastern Europe against the backdrop of the Russian revolutions

    The Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 4-6 June will bring nearly 200 researchers from across the world to Tartu, where they will discuss the contemporary realities in the region. This academic conference is organised for the second, consecutive year at the initiative of the University of Tartu’s Centre for […]… Read more

  • Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies

    We are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, to be held on 4-6 June 2017 in Tartu. The conference theme this year is “The Russian Revolution and Its Legacies: Taking Stock a Century Later”. Following the general standard of an academic conference, the programme will consist of plenary sessions […]… Read more

  • CfA: Second UPTAKE Training School in Estonia

    Second UPTAKE Training School Scrutinizing the Story of Good and Bad Institutions: Post-Communism and Beyond August 20-27, 2017 Tartu – Narva – Tallinn (Estonia) Application deadline has been extended until 29 May 2017. Acemoglu and Robinson (2012) have famously argued that the success or failure of nations depends, above all, on the kind of institutions that […]… Read more