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OCSEAN SUMMER SCHOOL 2024 is on its way - 20.06 - 18.08 2024 in TARTU, Estonia

We are very glad to announce that OCSEAN second Summer School will be held in Tartu, the European Culture Capital of 2024, also known as the home of the Kissing Students, and the City of Good Thoughts.

Summer School will be hosted by the University of Tartu, the oldest university in Estonia.

We invite all OCSEAN members to join.

Summer School 2024 will be yet another capacity building event covering topics of Heritages Studies: Folkloristics; Ethnobotany & Biocultural Diversity; Archaeogenetics; Linguistics; and more.

Book your calendars!

OCSEAN Summer School 2024

20.06 – 18.08 Tartu Estonia


20.06 – 14.08 HERITAGE STUDIES

I module Folkloristics

lead by Assoc Prof Merili Metsvahi & Prof Art Leete, University of Tartu, Estonia

principles of academic studies in folkloristics & neigbouring diciplines

            building blocks of identity

            how to preserve oral history

archives, museums, ways to popularize folklore & heritage


II module Ethnobotany

lead by Senior Researcher Raivo Kalle, Estonian Literary Museum and Assoc Prof Renata Sõukand, Ca'Foscari University, Italy

importance of local biodiversity & heritage

finding local ethnobotanical narratives

            traditional ecological knowledge

            main methods of ethnobotany


III module Archaeogenetics

lead by Prof Kristiina Tambets, Assoc Professor Mari Tõrv, Assoc Professor Alena Kushniarevich, Research Fellow Lehti Saag and Junior Researcher Kadri Irdt all from the University of Tartu, Estonia

learn basic principles of archaeogenetics

acquire skills to critically evaluate & analyze published studies

know main methods, scope and limitations



IV module Linguistics

lead by Assoc Prof George Saad, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czechia &

Dr Hanna Fricke, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

practical curation and formatting of linguistic datasets

linguistic databases

practical academic writing  skills


END CONFERENCE – presentation of ongoing projects, guest lectures.


During the Summer School Local Culture & Heritage tour, Tartu Singing Festival

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 873207.


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