Below you will find research projects that concern Estonia.

Ethnobotany of Europe: A Journey Across Folk Wild Plant Uses in the European Continent

Duration: 2015 - ongoing

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg & Renata Sõukand (Tartu University)  | Project page

Laboratories of Marketization: A Historical Reassessment of Economic Reforms at the Soviet Union´s Western Fringes, 1987-1991

Duration: 1 October 2014 - 30 September 2017

Project leader: Fredrik Stöcker | Project page

This project reassesses the dynamics of economic reform in the Baltics and Ukraine during perestroika. Focusing on the cooperation between reform-minded bureaucrats, private entrepreneurs and Western advisors and investors, the project aims at uncovering the various mechanisms that lay behind the development of ‘embryonic capitalisms’ in the western Soviet borderlands.

Ethnoichtyology of fresh water fish: a neglected research field

Duration period: 2014 - ongoing

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page

Research Network: Eastern-European Ethnobiologists

Duration: 2010 - ongoing

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page

In October 2010 a significant workshop called »Old treasures in the new Europe«, with representatives from many European countries, was organized in Padise, Estonia. This was a new beginning for ethnobiological research in northern, eastern and south-eastern Europe. A new network of dedicated, mostly young, scholars from various countries has emerged. In October 2011 we met again, this time in the village of Királyrét in northern Hungary, thus attracting further scholars from a wider circle of countries in the eastern and south-eastern parts of Europe. A third meeting was held in Kików near Busko Zdrój, Poland, in October 2013. The network that emerged from these three meetings has been vital and has created co-operation, and opportunities for the co-authoring of many scientific publications.

Inter-ethnic culture gap in Estonia

Duration: Jan 2016 - ongoing 

Project leader: Leonid Polishchuk | Project page