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Institute of History and Archaeology

Jakobi 2
51005 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 5651
ajalugu@ut.ee
Ene Leius
Academic Affairs Specialist
+372 737 5656
Jakobi 2-215

Chair of Archaeology

Valter Lang
Valter Lang
Academician, Professor of Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
Jakobi 2-205
Eve Rannamäe
Eve Rannamäe
Associate Professor of Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
Jakobi 2-203
Arvi Haak
Arvi Haak
Research Fellow in Archaeology 0.2 p
MA (Archaeology)
Jakobi 2-208
Marcus Adrian Roxburgh
Marcus Adrian Roxburgh
Research Fellow in Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)

An ever-present fact in the study of Archaeology is that ‘The truth isn’t easily pinned to a page. In the bathtub of history, the truth is harder to hold than the soap and much more difficult to find.’ But of course, we still try. My research interest is to better understand the impact of the Roman world on the peoples of the Eastern Baltic, who lived over 1000km from its northern borders. This is explored through the prism of globalisation theory, especially in the adoption and adaptation of ‘Roman’ material culture, by local peoples. This is primarily fuelled by better understanding the geo-temporal nature of the copper-alloy artefacts that survive in great numbers here, especially amongst the tarand grave areas of north-eastern Estonia. I am very much interested in the application of XRF on corroded copper-alloy artefacts, which can provide useful insights into chronological change if used in a qualitative way. It cannot exactly pinpoint the soap as yet, but it can at least tell us which part of the bathtub it is in.

Mari Tõrv
Mari Tõrv
Research Fellow in Archaeology 0.5 p
PhD (Archaeology)
+372 737 5652
Jakobi 2-204
Irina Khrustaleva
Junior Research Fellow in Archaeology 0.5 p

My main research interests include the Stone Age of Eastern and Northern Europe, hunter-gatherers sites and settlements, Prehistoric housing and dwellings, settlements organization and landscape. My work is also related to the study of sources and ways of using of the lithic raw materials (Carboniferous and Silurian flint, first of all) during the Stone Age in Eastern Europe. My PhD project concentrates on the Stone Age Architecture of Estonia, and the data from the territories of Finland, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus serve as comparative material. I participate in international multidisciplinary research projects in Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Latvia. 

Alessandra Morrone
Alessandra Morrone
Junior Research Fellow in Archaeology 0.45 p
MSc

The aim of my doctoral project is to investigate historical periods of Middle Age and Early Modern Baltic history from a bioarchaeological perspective, focusing on the health and dietary aspects of human communities through the combined use of paleopathology and biomolecular archaeology. Human skeletal remains collected during previous excavations from different rural and urban locations in South-Eastern Estonia, covering the 13th-18th centuries temporal span, are being analysed to develop a pathological and dietary profile. From the pathological perspective, the individuals undergo a macroscopic examination to track down signs of metabolic, infectious, degenerative and dental disease. Bone and tooth samples are then employed for carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis for dietary reconstruction. The results will be integrated with further data from other coeval Estonian sites to reconstruct the general health status and variations within the populations. As a broader contribution to archaeological sciences, this study will explore the effects of disease on isotopic values in human bone.

Chair of Laboratory Archaeology

Aivar Kriiska
Aivar Kriiska
Professor of Laboratory Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
Jakobi 2-206
Kerkko Samuli Nordqvist
Visiting Professor
PhD (Archaeology)
Ester Oras
Ester Oras
Associate Professor of Archaeology 0.5 p
PhD
+372 737 5652
Jakobi 2-204

Centre for Archaeological Research and Infrasructure

Heiki Valk
Heiki Valk
Head of Centre, Professor of Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
+372 737 5653
Jakobi 2-209
Andres Tvauri
Andres Tvauri
Associate Professor of Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
508 9803
Jakobi 2-202
Riina Rammo
Riina Rammo
Associate Professor of Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
+372 737 5659
Jakobi 2-208
Ragnar Saage
Ragnar Saage
Research Fellow in Archaeology
PhD (Archaeology)
737 5659
Jakobi 2-208
Kristel Kajak
Kristel Kajak
Conservator
MSc (Preservation of Cultural Heritage)
+372 737 5659
Jakobi 2-208
Riina Vesi
Riina Vesi
Technician-Drawer
+372 737 5653
Jakobi 2-211

 

 

Aigi Rahi-Tamm
Aigi Rahi-Tamm
Head of Department, Professor of Archival Studies
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-222
Kurmo Konsa
Kurmo Konsa
Associate Professor of Archival Studies (Preservation) 0.5 p
PhD (Information Science)
Jakobi 2-221
Olev Liivik
Olev Liivik
Associate Professor of Archival Studies 0.5 p
PhD (History)
Janet Laidla
Janet Laidla
Lecturer in Estonian History 0.5 p
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-233
Tõnu-Andrus Tannberg
Tõnu-Andrus Tannberg
Head of Department, Academician, Professor of Estonian History
PhD (History)
+372 737 6510
Jakobi 2-220
Enn Küng
Enn Küng
Associate Professor of Estonian History (Early Modern and Modern History)
PhD (History)
+372 737 6509
Jakobi 2-231
Ago Pajur
Ago Pajur
Associate Professor of Estonian History (Contemporary History)
PhD (History)
+372 737 6509
Jakobi 2-231
Anu Raudsepp
Anu Raudsepp
Associate Professor of History Didactics 0.75 p, Programme Director
PhD (History)
+372 737 6509
Jakobi 2-231
Andres Andresen
Andres Andresen
Associate Professor of Estonian Modern History 0.75 p
PhD (History)
+372 737 6509
Jakobi 2-231
Janet Laidla
Janet Laidla
Lecturer in Estonian History 0.5 p, Programme Director
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-233
Teele Saar
Junior Research Fellow in History 0.45 p
MA (History)
Ilmar Tammisto
Ilmar Tammisto
Junior Research Fellow in History 0.5 p
MA (Teacher of History and Civics)
Juhan Maiste
Head of Department, Professor of Art History
PhD (Art Studies)
+372 737 6507
Ülikooli 18-024
Tõnis Tatar
Tõnis Tatar
Lecturer in Art History
PhD (History of Art)
+372 737 5655
Ülikooli 18-024
Krista Andreson
Visiting Lecturer 0.2 p
MA (History of Art)
+372 737 5655
Ülikooli 18-024
Anu Ormisson-Lahe
Anu Ormisson-Lahe
Junior Lecturer in Art History
MA (History of Art)
+372 737 5655
Ülikooli 18-024
Kadri Asmer
Kadri Asmer
Referent 0.2 p
MA (History of Art)
+372 529 9994 (6166)
Ülikooli 18-024
Karin Veski
Karin Veski
Head of Department, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History
PhD (History)
+372 737 6504
Jakobi 2-223
Eero Medijainen
Professor of Contemporary History
PhD (History)
+372 737 6504
Jakobi 2-223
Olaf Mertelsmann
Olaf Mertelsmann
Professor of Eastern European History
PhD (Modern History)
+372 737 6504
Jakobi 2-223
Martin Klesment
Visiting Professor of Contemporary History 0.3 p
PhD (Demography)
Kaarel Piirimäe
Kaarel Piirimäe
Associate Professor of Contemporary History
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-223
Jaak Valge
Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary History 0.2 p
PhD (History)
+372 737 6504
Jakobi 2-223
Mati Laur
Mati Laur
Head of Department, Professor of Modern History
PhD (History)
+372 737 5657
Jakobi 2-218
Anti Selart
Anti Selart
Professor of Medieval History
PhD (History)
+372 737 6506
+372 5340 6116 (6506
Jakobi 2-225
Mait Kõiv
Associate Professor of General History (Ancient History)
PhD (History)
+372 737 5657
Jakobi 2-219
Marten Seppel
Marten Seppel
Associate Professor of Early Modern History
PhD (History)
+372 737 5657
Jakobi 2-219
Madis Maasing
Madis Maasing
Visiting Research Fellow
PhD (History)
+372 737 5657
Jakobi 2-219
Hannes Vinnal
Research Fellow in General History 0.4 p
PhD (History)
Jakobi 2-219