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Open Dual Lecture In Tallinn

“Dissonant Heritage: Re-evaluating the Soviet Legacies”

17 October 2023 | Estonian Academy of Arts

  • form of the event: lecture
  • date of the event: 17 October 2023
  • deadline of the application: 9 October 2023


The Estonian Academy of Arts is pleased to announce the next Open Dual Lecture: “Dissonant Heritage: Re-evaluating the Soviet Legacies”.The lecture will be held on the 17th of October 2023 in Tallinn. Estonian Academy of Arts is looking for a representative from academic field from partner universities, to be entrusted with a lectureship activity to be held in Tallinn!

The dual lecture will explore both local and transnational aspects of dissonant heritage in relation to Soviet legacies. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion on Ukraine in February 2022, Russian political behaviour, both in present and past, has been discussed across Europe and beyond as never before, including scrutinising Soviet and Russian-related heritage as one of the reactions to the aggression. This has resulted in creating new and opening up old conflicts between different communities. On the other hand, the situation gives a much needed opportunity for countries and memory groups to acknowledge their collective suppressed conflicts, provoking discussions that had been put on hold for decades. In this delicate process, transregional exchange of comparative experiences is substantial, paving the way for balanced discussions and cross-disciplinary expertise on heritage protection.

The objectives of the lectures are:

  1. encourage the academia-industry dialogue;
  2. define knowledge and know-how transfer methodologies;
  3. professional update and growth;
  4. strengthening of the bonds among institutional partners.

On behalf of EKA, the he professional will be:

Anu Soojärv – Her field of research is Estonian monumental art in the Soviet era, focusing on the role of public monuments in identity formation of local communities. In her everyday work she is mapping and documenting public monuments and works of art from the perspective of preservation and data gathering. She is a doctoral student and a junior researcher in EKA at the department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation.

The Estonian Academy of Arts will grant an attendance remuneration of 500€ and will cover the travel and accommodation expenses for the day of the lecture.

The lecturer must be nominated by a partner university that will submit the documentation by e-mail within the deadline of October 9, 2023 to the address pille.epner@artun.ee using the nomination form.

  1. Invitation (pdf, 181 KB)
  2. Nomination form (pdf, 108 KB)