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 Venue

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).

 
 

Accommodation

ASAP has reserved a limited number of rooms with a special discount rate at Hotel London (****) and Hotel Pallas (***). To book your accommodation with the special rate, please submit a request directly to london@londonhotel.ee or pallas@pallas.ee using the passphrase "ASAP8".

Click here for a general listing of places of accommodation in Tartu or shift thine gaze below:

 
 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS

London

Rüütli 9, Tartu, 51007
Phone: +372 730 5555
Fax: +372 730 5565
E-mail: london@londonhotel.ee
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Barclay

Ülikooli 8, Tartu, 51003
Phone: +372 744 7100
Fax: +372 744 110
E-mail: barclay@barclay.ee
Homepage

 
 
Pallas

Riia 4, Tartu
Phone: +372 730 1200
Fax: +372 730 1201
E-mail: pallas@pallas.ee
Homepage

 

Draakon

Raekoja plats 2, Tartu, 51003
Phone: +372 50 19 173
Fax: +372 7 423 000
E-mail: draakon@draakon.ee
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OTHER HOTELS

Antonius

Ülikooli 15, Tartu, 51003
Phone: +372 737 0377
Fax: +372 737 0378
E-mail: sale@hotelantonius.ee
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Dorpat

Soola 6, Tartu, 51014
Phone: +372 733 7180,
+372 5646 8309
Fax: +372 733 7181
E-mail: info@dorpat.ee
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Tartu

Soola 3, Tartu, 51013
Phone: +372 731 4300
Fax: +372 731 4301
E-mail: info@tartuhotell.ee
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GUEST HOUSES

Carolina Guest House

Kreutzwaldi 15, Tartu 51014
Phone: +372 7 422 070
Fax: +372 7 422 070
E-mail: tartu@carolina.ee
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Domus Dorpatensis

Raekoja plats 1 / Ülikooli 7, Tartu 51003
Phone: +372 7 331 345
Fax: +372 7 331 340
E-mail: dorpatensis@dorpatensis.ee
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Tampere Maja (Tampere House)

Jaani 4, Tartu, 51007
Phone: +372 738 6300,
+372 5645 3822
Fax: +372 738 6301
E-mail: maja@tamperemaja.ee
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Interesting places to visit

 

Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu, 51004
Sun-Thu 10-19
Fri-Sat 10-20
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Tartu Art Museum
Raekoja plats 18, Tartu, 51004
Wed, Fri-Sun 11-18
Thu 11-21
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University of Tartu Museum
Lossi 25, Tartu, 51003
Tue-Sun 10-18
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University of Tartu Art Museum
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, 50090
Mon-Sat 10-18
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University of Tartu Natural History Museum
Vanemuise 46, Tartu, 51014
[closed until renovations complete]
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Estonian Printing Museum
Kastani 42, Tartu, 50410
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Old Observatory
Lossi 40, Tartu, 51003
Tue-Sun 10-18
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University of Tartu Botanical Garden
Lai 38, Tartu, 51005
The Garden opens daily
Greenhouses 10-17
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Tartu Toy Museum
Toy Museum and Playroom: Lutsu 8, Tartu, 51006
Theatre House: Lutsu 2, Tartu, 51006
Wed-Sun 11–18
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University of Tartu Bookshop
Raekoja plats 11, Tartu, 51004
Mon-Fri 10-18
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St. Antonius Gild
Lutsu 3, 51006, Tartu
Infolink

Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
Kalevi 13, 51010, Tartu
Homepage

Kultuurikvartal
Lai 37, 51005, Tartu
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