Department of Estonian History
The Department of Estonian History assembles lecturers and researchers whose task is to teach history of Estonia and its neighbouring countries since the end of ancient history up to contemporary history, to explain our relationships with other countries and peoples of the Baltic region (Germany, Russia, Nordic countries, Poland, Baltic States), who at different times influenced our destiny, culture and mentality more directly. Without deeper knowledge about Estonian history and without creating an immediate contact between the histories of Estonia and neighbouring countries it would not be possible to adequately understand and assess all-European and global developments and phenomena. Proceeding from the current staff, the department has prioritized teaching Estonian early modern history, modern history and contemporary history, focusing on: 1) social and economic history ( T.Rosenberg, E.Küng); 2) institutional history and history of education and culture (A.Andresen, A.Raudsepp, J. Laidla); 3) political history, including military history ( A.Pajur, T.-A. Tannberg). Similarly, the Chair supports the teaching of didactics of history to teacher training graduates (se for it ‘the centre for didactics of history’).