In examining the themes and message of Estonian culture, some parallels can be drawn. In many fields „official” culture begins at the end of the 19th century, when Estonians became a nation in the modern sense. Initially, examples and ideas were taken from the romantic period of the German-speaking cultural area. The rich folkloric material was still alive in many regions at the beginning of the 20th century. The collecting of folklore and ethnographic items became one of the cornerstones and endless sources of inspiration of Estonian culture. Establishing itself as a nation in the 20th century, a period of great upheaval and collapse, culture still deals with the history and identity of the person and the nation (Films „Names on a Marble Plaque”, „Somnambuul”, books of Jaan Kross, Tõnu Õnnepalu), with the „us” and „them”, also investigates location and identity in a changing world.
- What is EURAXESS
- Incoming Researchers
- Roadmap: Visas & Entry conditions
- Residence permits
- Arrival in Estonia
- Welcoming Programme
- Health & Social Security
- Daily life
- Language courses
- Things to know
- Outgoing Researchers
- Grants and Fellowships
- About Estonia
- Networking events for researchers
- Networking event at the ERM 2016
- Networking Event at Maarja Village, spring 2016
- Networking event in Kumu Art Museum, autumn 2015
- Networking Event on Saaremaa, spring 2015
- Networking event in Observatory, autumn 2014
- Weekend in Ida-Virumaa, Spring 2014
- Networking event in ERM, Autumn 2013
- Weekend in Pärnu, Spring 2013
- Maritime Event, autumn 2012
- Researchers’ visit to AHHAA, summer 2012
- EURAXESS trip to Narva, autumn 2011
"I love my job and colleagues here. I have been rather active since my arrival with the possibility to focus on my research and develop my teaching skills at the same time."
"What makes living in Estonia very easy is the electronic/internet support, starting from the free WiFi through electronic banking, well developed e-services and ending with e-voting."
"We held a summer school at the University of Tartu in 2008. Since that time our two universities have signed and exchange agreement."
"Entering the Estonian community allows you to speak to anyone you want as a peer, another advantage of the little hierarchical Estonian society."
"The best part of Estonia is represented by its uncontaminated nature with many spectacular places and their rich and diversified flora and fauna."