Liisi Keedus and Henry Mead gave papers on decadence

“Decadence in Estonian Culture” conference („Dekadents eesti kultuuris: tõlge ja tõlgendus“) took place in Tallinn on 4-6 May.

Liisi Keedus presented the results of her work with Johannes Bent in a paper “Oswald Spengler Eestis: väljavõtteid Teise maailmasõja eelsetest arvustustest ja võrdlus teiste Ida-Euroopa retseptsioonidega.”

Henry Mead gave a paper entitled “An Anarchy of Atoms: Decadence and Organicism.”

More information about the conference, as well as abstracts of the papers, are available here.

Juhan Hellerma on museums and temporality

Dr. Juhan Hellerma, who has recently joined the project, will be giving a talk at the Mõtlev muuseum (Thinking museum) conference organised by Tartu University Museum on the 12th of May. The presentation title is “Mõtestades ajaloolist aega: presentism ja temporaalne provintslus” (“Examining historical time: presentism and temporal provincialism”).

More details and the conference programme are available here.

Ksenia Shmydkaya, ‘Revolution, She Wrote’: Thesis Defence, 7 November 2022

We are proud to announce that on November 7, 2022 at 11.00, Ksenia Shmydkaya will defend her doctoral thesis:

“Revolution, She Wrote: Historical Representation in the Interwar Works of Stanisława Przybyszewska, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Olga Forsh”.

The public defence will take place in Tallinn University hall M648. The wider audience can follow the defence and ask questions from the degree applicant in Zoom.


Liisi Keedus, Professor at Tallinn University

 Julia Kuznetski, Professor at Tallinn University


Catriona Kelly, Honorary Professor at Cambridge University

Zsófia Lóránd, Marie Curie Fellow at Cambridge University

The doctoral thesis is available in Tallinn University Digital Library ETERA.

Zoom link to the Defense.