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The Baltic States since 1908

Regions Covered: 
Estonia
Finland

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to the Baltic states and peoples in the twentieth century. The approach will be comparative both chronologically and geographically within the Baltic region. We will also view the Baltic states in the larger context of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the Russian Empire/Soviet Union. Three main periods are covered: the interwar independence era, Soviet rule, and the reestablishment of independence and its aftermath, 1987-2007.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/toivo-raun-0
Course Code: 
R501
When Taught: 
Fall 2010

Modern Scandinavia and the Baltic States

Regions Covered: 
Estonia
Finland

Modern Scandinavia and the Baltic States

This course is a survey of the history of the Scandinavian and Baltic States since the 18th century. The emphasis will be on a comparative approach, seeking to identify uniformities and differences in development. Along with political and socio-economic developments, culture will also receive extensive treatment.

Requirements: a mid-term and final exam, both of the essay type; a comparative essay using various literary sources from Scandinavia and the Baltic States.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/toivo-raun-0
Course Code: 
R309
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 5:00pm

 

 

Estonian Independence Day (95th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia)

Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for the celebration of Estonian Independence Day, the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

Tiny Country, Global Player: Estonian Foreign Policy in 2013

On January 16th, 2013, Indiana University was paid a special visit by the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States, Marina Kaljurand. This visit was sponsored by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the West European Studies Center, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia.

Coffee Hour with the Estonian Ambassador

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:45pm

On Wednesday, January 16, Estonian Ambassador to the U.S., Marina Kaljurand, will be giving a public lecture entitled "Estonian Foreign Policy in 2013" at the University Club (IMU, 2nd floor) at 3:00PM. The Ambassador will also present Professor Dr. Toivo Raun (director, West European Studies) with the Order of the White Star, a state decoration from the Republic of Estonia.

A reception will follow in the IMU Faculty Club.

Estonian Foreign Policy in 2013

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:00pm

A visit by Marina Kaljurand, the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States

Lecture: Food and Daily Life in Estonia, 1918-1991

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 5:30pm

Kristina Lupp, a researcher studying the history of Estonia Cuisine, will present a lecture entitled "Food and Daily Life in Estonia, 1918-1991" on Tuesday, April 24.  Her talk will aim to clarify the influences of the USSR on the Estonian diet and cuisine by first drawing a lear picture of food culture in everyday life in both independent and occupied Estonia.  Mr.

Translating the Baltic Sea Region: A Conversation with Literary Translators

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 3:30pm

As moderated by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies' Toivo Raun, "Translating the Baltic Sea Region" represents a rare opportunity to hear translators from a variety of backgrounds discuss the particularities and challenges of their work.  Panelists will include Bill Johnston of IU's Department of Comparative Literature (Polish to English), Gergana May of the Germanic Studies Department and the West European Studies Center (Norwegian to Bulgarian), and Tuula Friman of CEUS (Estonian to Finnish).

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