“For the Benefit of the People” – On Lydia Koidula’s Social Thought in the 1860s

Piret Peiker made a presentation at the celebratory meeting of the Estonian Academic Agricultural Society on 20 February 2019, her talk titled “For the Benefit of the People” – On Lydia Koidula’s Social Thought in the 1860s, based on her latest research collaborating with colleagues Krista Mits and Daniele Monticelli. The talk discussed Koidula’s conceptualisation of the ideas of „the history“ and „the people“. The meeting was dedicated to the celebration of the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The Estonian Academic Agricultural Society unites top scholars in the agricultural fields and promoters of knowledge-based Estonian agriculture. We are pleased that Piret Peiker was invited to join the Society in connection with her contribution to the historical study of modern Estonian agriculture, as well as with her role as a Member of Board of the company that won the prize for the best Estonian organic product 2018 (birch syrup).

The Un-Polish Poland, 1989 and the Illusion of Regained Historical Continuity

We are pleased to host a lecture by TOMASZ KAMUSELLA, Reader of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of language politics and nationalism in modern central Europe. His recent English-language publications include monographs Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War: The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria (Routledge 2018) and The Un-Polish Poland, 1989 and the Illusion of Regained Historical Continuity (Palgrave 2017). At present he is finishing Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe (IB Tauris 2020).

The lecture, entitled The Un-Polish Poland, 1989 and the Illusion of Regained Historical Continuity, will take place on April 11, 14.15, in room M 649.

Everyone is warmly welcome!

“The Curse of Cain. Early Modern Impulses for an Intellectual History of Transnational Migration”

We are delighted to host a talk on methods in transnational intellectual history by Dr Stefan Donecker (Univ. of Tübingen):

“The Curse of Cain. Early Modern Impulses for an Intellectual History of Transnational Migration”
Dr Donecker will speak on 25.02, 14.15-16, in room M 328. This is a seminar open to all university students and staff and everyone is very welcome!

 

“Bildungsroman and Soviet Estonian Modernity: The Case of Silvia Rannamaa’s Kadri-novels” talk by Piret Peiker

Piret Peiker will give a presentation “Bildungsroman and Soviet Estonian Modernity: The Case of Silvia Rannamaa’s Kadri-novels” on 50th Annual ASEES (Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies) Convention, Boston MA, 6-9 December 2018. She will speak on panel, The Influence of Literature and Literary Publishing in the Formation and Transformation of Identity in Central Europe and the Baltics.

Piret Peiker will participate as discussant Artishok biennial 20.-28.10.2018

From 20 to 28 October, the passenger terminal of the Baltic railway station in Tallinn will host the VI Artishok Biennial which will use the format of a fashion exhibition. For curator Sten Ojavee (Centre for Contemporary Arts Estonia), the main aim of the exhibition is to offer a critical approach to the contemporary ideas about national identity and to offer different viewpoints on interpreting contemporary nationalism. To achieve this aim, the participating artists will be using the possibilities offered by fashion. This year’s biennial is organized by the contemporary art platform Artishok in co-operation with the Centre for Contemporary Arts Estonia.

Artishok Biennial is an experimental exhibition format created in 2008 where every participating artist will make a new work and every writer will write an article about these works. The texts are exhibited alongside the works in the gallery. AB is the only such art biennial in Estonia that brings artists and writers together to an equal platform and experiments with their mutual relationships.

Piret Peiker is invited as a discussant to a joint art performance/philosophy seminar event, 28.10, 18.00