Winter school is a traditional event of the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, bringing together all PhD students of partner universities. 5-day event takes place once a year, organized alternately by the university of Tartu and Tallinn. Since 2018, Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics has been the co-organizer in the University of Tartu.
The topic of a winter school is selected according to its timeliness in research and its potential to address all PhD students of the graduate schools. The plenary speakers of the event are up to eight guest lecturers, invited for their research topic as well as interdisciplinary perspective. The programme of the winter school includes ordinarily lectures (followed by discussion) and seminars, practically-oriented worshops take place on a seperate day.
The main aim of the winter school is to provide a forum for discussion within humanities reasearch and widen the horizon of our PhD students. Equally important is the possibility to bring together the PhD students of humanities and arts in Estonia and advance their networks. For that reason the evening programme is an integral part of the winter school, providing the space and time for the PhD students to get to know both their peers and the lecturers.