At the Department of Scandinavian Studies the main research topics are:
- Comparative study of the Scandinavian languages
- Old Norse culture and literature
- Modern Scandinavian literature
- The political and cultural relations between Estonia and Scandinavia throughout the history
- Comparative folklore in Estonia and Scandinavia
For more specific overview see the yearly reports:
- Scientific Activity at Skandinavistika 2012-2013
- Scientific Activity at Skandinavistika 2011-2012
- Scientific Activity at Skandinavistika 2010-2011
See the list of defended theses:
- Old Norse Folklorists Network
- Austmarr Network
- Encountering the Otherworld in Medieval Nordic Literature: New Perspectives
- NordPlus Project: Folklore and Philology
- Nordistica Tartuensia
- NordUd network (project is coordinated by the University of Vilnius)
Find more information about finished projects here.
- The 7th Austmarr Symposium "Crossing Disciplinary Borders in Viking Age Studies. Problems, Challenges and Solutions", December 1-3, 2017
- Conference "Svenska språkets historia 15", June 14-15, 2018
Several conferences and symposia have taken place in the Department of Scandinavian Studies since 1998. For more detailed information about previous events, see here.
Find the list of Skandinavistika's study trips here (in Estonian).