Mission of the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences is to study Estonian literary culture from the historical and theoretical perspective, within the context of the historically multilingual Baltic literary space and world literature, as well as to promote cultural and literary thought in line with global modern trends.

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Life Writing and History Writing in Contemporary Baltic Cultures

The 12th International Conference of Baltic Literary Scholars in Tallinn
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Victims, Perpetrators and Implicated Subjects: Rethinking Agency at the Intersections of Narrative and Memory

Roosta, Estonia
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Letters, Law and Court in Polish Livonia – the Case of David Hilchen

International conference in Tallinn
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Aspects of Multilingualism in the 17th Century

Facetten der Mehrsprachigkeit im 17. Jahrhundert
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Advisory role of academies in the information-rich society

Conference of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
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The Wretched Soul Will Bear the Blossoms of the Mind. The Writings of Paul Reets

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Väiksed vaatlused. Artikleid, ülevaateid, arvamusi

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Friedebert Tuglas´ Collected Works 14. Ado Grenzsteini lahkumine

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Kurja lillede lapsed

Children of the Flowers of Evil. Estonian Decadent Art

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Virtual exhibition

Landscape with a City and a Townie

 The exhibition “Landscape with a City and a Townie” focuses on the experience of modernization and urbanization at the beginning of the 20th century – how Estonian artists depicted urban space and urbanite in their artworks.

The exposition mainly consists of works made by Estonian artists at the beginning of the 20th century, but it also includes Friedebert and Elo Tuglas’s photograph collection.

“Landscape with a City and a Townie” took place in the main exhibition hall of the Estonian National Library 12. October–2. November. 2019.
Curator: Lola Annabel Kass.

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Ado Vabbe

Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the literary group Siuru

Siuru – an  expressionist and neo-romantic literary group founded in 1917 in Estonia – celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. In order to celebrate the occasion, Under and Tuglas Literature Centre organised an exhibition at the Estonian National Library. At this virtual exhibition a selection of works which were presented at the main exhibition are displayed.

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