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      Spring school 2022

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Spring school 2022 “Dialogues with the senses”
Organiser: Estonian Literary Museum
Time and venue: 26-27 May 2022, Toila Spa Hotel, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia

Registration to the spring school has ended because all places are already taken!

The series of the autumn schools organised by Estonian Literary Museum will be concluded by a spring school on 26-27 May 2022, titled “Dialogues with the Senses” in Toila Spa Hotel ( The spring school observes the role of the senses in culture through time – reflections of sensory perceptions (e.g., tactile experiences, hearing, seeing, non-verbality, subconsciousness, the sixth sense) in language use, beliefs and fears, representations and functions of the senses in various cultural spaces, symbolism, chronicles, modern media and advertising. The event takes place in cooperation with the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics, but other PhD students (e.g., cultural research), their supervisors as well as master’s level students are also warmly welcome.


The lectures and discussions of the spring school approach the topic of the senses in a broad and interdisciplinary way: we look at sensory perceptions in language use, in transcendent and supernatural experiences; their role in philosophies and lifestyles and their cultural and semiotic outputs.

PhD students whose research topic is related to this topic are welcome to give a 20-minutes paper. Registration to the spring school has ended because all places are already taken! Final programme and information about reading materials will be sent by May 19th. Working language is English.

Students can earn 2 credit points (ECTS) for participation or 3 credit points when additionally presenting a paper.

The trip between Tartu to Toila will be organised with a rented bus. All participants are granted food and accommodation (in double rooms), there are also nice possibilities for recreation activities onsite. In case of Covid restrictions, virtual formats will be used if necessary.

The event is supported by the European Union (ASTRA project of Estonian Literary Museum, EKMDHUM), it is also related to the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies.

More information: Reet Hiiemäe,

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