Tartu was first mentioned in a chronicle from the year 1030 A.D. Over the centuries it has been an important center for trade (as a member of the Hanseatic League), religion, cultural growth and education. University of Tartu (originally named Academia Gustaviana) was founded in 1632 by the Swedish ruler Gustav II Adolf. After the subsequent turbulent times it was re-opened in 1802 as a german-speaking imperial university and has been a significant research center ever since. Over the years many renowned researchers have been connected to either Tartu or the University, for example such prominent authors as Yuri Lotman and Jakob von Uexküll, among several others.
The symposium takes place in the large lecture hall at the building of the Philosophy department, at Jakobi 2, Tartu. When you are coming from the direction of the town center, the closest entrance is that between the Ülikooli 16 and Jakobi 2 buildings. After entering, take the doors on the left which lead to a wardrobe, the lecture hall is just up the stairs. Click on the map to take a closer look.
There is wireless internet connection at the venue. Also, most of the cafes in the centre of Tartu have wireless internet connection (look for the sign WIFI on the door: www.wifi.ee).
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Interesting places to visit
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu, 51004
Tartu Art Museum
Raekoja plats 18, Tartu, 51004
Wed, Fri-Sun 11-18
University of Tartu Museum
Lossi 25, Tartu, 51003
University of Tartu Art Museum
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, 50090
University of Tartu Natural History Museum
Vanemuise 46, Tartu, 51014
[closed until renovations complete]
Estonian Printing Museum
Kastani 42, Tartu, 50410
Lossi 40, Tartu, 51003
University of Tartu Botanical Garden
Lai 38, Tartu, 51005
The Garden opens daily
Tartu Toy Museum
Toy Museum and Playroom: Lutsu 8, Tartu, 51006
Theatre House: Lutsu 2, Tartu, 51006
University of Tartu Bookshop
Raekoja plats 11, Tartu, 51004
St. Antonius Gild
Lutsu 3, 51006, Tartu
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
Kalevi 13, 51010, Tartu
Lai 37, 51005, Tartu
Tartu has a number of museums and galleries.
When in Tartu...