2018 | University of Tartu

Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003 Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • View all other units

Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003 Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6339
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17–103, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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2018

 

Workshop on Disagreement in Inquiry

Title: Workshop on Disagreement in Inquiry
Time: December 8th, 2018
Place: Jakobi 2-336, University of Tartu

Speakers:
Georgi Gardiner (University of Oxford)
Jaakko Hirvelä (University of Helsinki)
Torfinn Huvenes (Umeå Univeristy)
Michele Palmira (University of Barcelona)

Organised by Bryan Frances and Margot Strohminger

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is supported by the programme Mobilitas Pluss project MOBTT45, “Expertise and Fundamental Controversy in Philosophy and Science”, and the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (European Regional Development Fund) and is related to research project IUT20-5 (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research).

The Ethics of Conduct in Debate - Graduate Conference

Debate is not just an exchange of propositions. It’s an exchange that happens between people with different conceptions of themselves and others, of their own and other's actions within the debate, and who have different levels of influence. Whether a debate takes place in politics, science, or society at large, the effectiveness of that debate will be shaped by how participants conduct themselves within it. On October 20th 2018, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tartu will be hosting a graduate conference on "The Ethics of Conduct in Debate".

The conference will feature a variety of topics, ranging from freedom of speech in universities to interpretative injustice and slippery generics. Dr. Robert Simpson from University College London will be our keynote speaker, presenting a talk titled "Silencing Milo – On the Mission and Culture of a University."

Simpson's main research interests are in social and political philosophy, primarily related to freedom of speech. More information on Simpson’s research can be found here.

Contact Information
Conference website: gradconftartu2018.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993389007600796/


The conference will take place in Jakobi 2, Room 336. No registration is required to attend.

 

Programme 

11:00 - 12:00Alba Moreno Zurita (University of Granada): There is no injustice in utterance interpretation

12:00 - 12:15: Coffee break

12:15 -13:15Annie Bosse (University of Cambridge): Slippery generics

13:15 - 15:00: Lunch

15:00 - 16:00: Diana Adela Martin (Dublin Institute of Technology): A constructivist approach to conveying the diversity of view points in debate in an engineering professional practice course

16:00 -16:15: Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15Suzanne Whitten (Queen's University Belfast): Critical civility as an alternative to no platforming?

17:15 - 17:30: Coffee break

17:30 - 19:00: Robert Simpson (University College London) Keynote: Silencing Milo: on the mission and culture of a university

20:00: Group Dinner (Location TBA)

This event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund).

“How to evaluate interdisciplinary research? Conceptual, methodological and empirical challenges”

Tartu, Sept 28-30, 2018, Jakobi 2, room 336

Book of abstracts

In 2015, a group of philosophers of science from the University of Tartu began to study interdisciplinarity in the project “Essentialism in the context of interdisciplinary research: a philosophical and cultural analysis of stereotypes in scientific communities“, funded by the Estonian Research Council. In the course of the project, interviews with scientists in different interdisciplinary fields have been made and analysed; workshops, conferences, symposia, and seminars have been attended or organised; presentations prepared and papers published. Research methodology has been updated in response to new conceptual and empirical challenges. Several problem areas have been identified and investigated. 

The importance of communities for the creation and evaluation of knowledge claims has been widely discussed among philosophers of science. With the rise of interdisciplinary research, communities where knowledge is produced may no longer be expected to be united in any way they used to be in disciplinary research. Given the importance of the shared background for the evaluation of knowledge claims, this development raises a number of interesting questions. Do participants of interdisciplinary projects experience problems related to evaluating other participants’ contributions, having their own contributions evaluated by other participants or their overall project being evaluated from the outside? How does interdisciplinary work influence one’s self-conception and perception of one’s competence as a researcher? Do interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects offer new robust criteria for evaluation thanks to, for example, their greater practical impact? Or does their practical successfulness raise new problems for evaluation? If interdisciplinary research may indeed be expected to face certain problems, why does it remain attractive and what does it say about our understanding of traditional disciplines? The presentations in this workshop address these questions from a variety of perspectives, helping to understand the present practice and the potential possibilities of interdisciplinary research.

Invited speakers:
Inkeri Koskinen, University of Helsinki
Miles MacLeod, University of Twente
Julie Mennes, University of Ghent
Michiru Nagatsu, University of Helsinki
Hauke Riesch, Brunel University, London
Henrik Thorén, University of Helsinki, University of Lund.

Programme on Saturday, September 29th

10.00 – 11.00 Registration, coffee

11.00 Opening

11.15 – 11.45 Inkeri Koskinen “Epistemic success and societal impact in extra-academic collaboration”

11.45 – 12.15 Jaana Eigi & Katrin Velbaum “Plurality of self-perceptions among interdisciplinary researchers and its implications for taxonomies of interdisciplinarity”

12.15 – 12.45 Hauke Riesch „Inter-Discipline and Punish“

12.45 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 14.45 Edit Talpsepp-Randla „Looking for essentialist thinking in interdisciplinary research”

14.45 – 15.15 Michiru Nagatsu & Miles MacLeod “What does successful ID research look like? understanding ID research from a methodological perspective”

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee

15.45 – 16.15 Julie Mennes “The difficult status of multi-disciplinarity in university research policy: a case study of Flanders, Belgium”

16.15 – 16.45 Henrik Thorén “Interdisciplinarity as assessment: ‘interdisciplinarity as validity check’ revisited”

16.45 – 17.15 Endla Lõhkivi “Metaphors, analogies and figurative speech in the studies of interdisciplinary research”

17.15 – 17.30 Coffee 

17.30-18.30 Roundtable about the methods applied in empirical research

Everybody is welcome to attend the workshop on Saturday, the 29th of September.

Registration and further information: Endla Lõhkivi endla.lohkivi [ät] ut.ee
 

The event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund), IUT 20-5 Estonian Ministry of Education and PUT 732 Estonian Research Council.

 

Workshop with Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen "Why History Matters: The Rational Grounding of Historiography"

VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE LECTURES

Based on his award-winning book Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography
Time: 19-22 March 2018

Venue: Jakobi 2-336 (Philosophicum - all classes and public lectures) and Lossi 25 (University of Tartu Museum - visit to museum on Tuesday), Tartu, Estonia
Primary focus group: master, doctoral and advanced undergraduate students, and young scholars in philosophy and history
Amount of credits and final assessment (facultative): 3 ECTS, differentiated
Maximum number of participants: 25

For credits, the participant must write a 4-6 page essay based on a topic of the workshop, to be handed in two weeks after the workshop. More detailed info (the pages will be complemented).

There are a limited number of travel supports of up to 200 euros available for graduate students from abroad.

This intensive course focuses on the current state of the philosophy of history and historiography. We will consider the nature of narrativism, rationality, representationalism and pragmatism in the context of the philosophy of historiography. The central questions are: What is historical knowledge? How can it be justified?

The course bases itself on Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen’s book Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography and its view, according to which historiography is a rational practice of its own kind. He will be presenting new material that develops this insight and forms the core of a new book preliminarily entitled Why History Matters: The Rational Grounding of Historiography. The course is composed of both lectures and seminars, including practical workshops and a visit to a local museum.

Students are expected to prepare for the course by reading the following material:

Main course material

Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti. 2015. Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography. London: Palgrave.

Brandom, Robert. 2001. “Introduction.” In R. Brandom, Articulating Reasons. An Introduction to Inferentialism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1-45.

Supporting material

McMeekin, Sean. 2013. The Russian Origins of the First World War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

      And at least two reviews of the book. For example:

  • Evans, Richard. 2011. “The Road to Slaughter.” New Republic (December 5, 2011)
  • Sanborn, Joshua. 2012. A review in The American Historical Review, Volume 117, Issue 4, Pages 1329–1330 (https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/117.4.1329)
  • Stoff, Laurie. 2013. A review in The Journal of World History, Volume 23, Issue 3. 719-721.
  • (Or any other professionally prepared review).

Optional

Stories of Finnish Art edited by S. Pettersson, A. Utriainen and S. Metsola. Ateneum/Finnish National gallery and Hatje & Cantz.

The main course material relates to all course content during the week. McMeekin’s book and the reviews will be used in two workshop meetings, and Stories of Finnish Art in one workshop meeting.

Workshop schedule and abstracts

Application deadline has passed.

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen is currently Associate Professor in Philosophy, and a director of the Centre for Philosophical Studies of History, at the University of Oulu. His book Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography (Palgrave 2015) won the ICHTH Book Prize for The History and Theory of Historiography in 2017. See more about him.

Additional information: Endla Lõhkivi (endla.lohkivi(at)ut.ee, Ave Mets (avemets(at)ut.ee)

This event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Regional Development Fund).