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International Workshop „The Same Event? Morphologies, Reflections, Disseminations“

15–17 December 2022 will take place International Workshop „The Same Event? Morphologies, Reflections, Disseminations“.

Organisers: Hella Liira, Artis Ostups, Martina Zagni, Krista Anna Zalāne

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr Marina Grishakova

How to write (about) historical events? This interdisciplinary workshop explores conceptual and methodological approaches to the narration of historical events and their interpretation from historiographical, literary and regional perspectives: In narratology, ‘event’ is the central element in a plot that brings about change. Becoming manifest, identified and transmitted in different ways depending on various regimes of representation, disciplinary contexts, media and semiotic channels, the narrative construction of an event thus not only determines its respective features – factual, perceptual, affective, moral, ideological, etc.; it also lends the event a certain agency by influencing our perceptions of historical actors, actions and experiences. At the same time, multiple spatial perspectives reshape and diversify events across regions. In this respect, the Baltic Sea region with its multi-layered historical caesuras and turning points is a particularly promising area for investigating the complexity of historical events and ‘eventfulness’ – marked by past and acute challenges, it calls for new ways of writing a narratology of events.

The event will take place at the University of Tartu, Institute of Cultural Studies (Ülikooli 16-212).

To participate in the event, please pre-register at



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