Chair of Church History

Ülikooli 18 - 313
50090 Tartu linn,
Tartu linn, Tartumaa
EST
+372 737 5302
Riho Altnurme
Riho Altnurme
Professor of Church History
dr. theol.
+372 5344 1310
Ülikooli 18-312

Research interests:

  • history of theology in Estonia,
  • methodology and historiography of church history,
  • secularization,
  • interconfessional relations combined with national(ist) ideas,
  • Lutheran-Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations,
  • Baltic German heritage in Estonian context.

CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Information System

Priit Rohtmets
Priit Rohtmets
Associate Professor of Church History
PhD (Theology)

Research interests:

  • Estonian, Baltic, and Scandinavian church history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
  • state-church relations,
  • the history of Orthodox Churches in the Baltic states and in the Balkans,
  • the relationship between nationalism and religion in Northern Europe,
  • the ecumenical movement in the Baltic states and Scandinavia. 

CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Information System

Irina Paert
Irina Paert
Associate Professor of Orthodox Church History
PhD (History)
inimene
Liina Eek
Research Fellow in Church History 0.15 p
PhD (Religious Studies)

Research interests:

  • sociological studies of religion in the contemporary Estonian Orthodox Church,
  • conciliarity (sobornost) in the contemporary Estonian Orthodox Church.

CV and publications in Estonian Research Information System

Alison Ruth Kolosova
Alison Ruth Kolosova
Research Fellow in Church History 0.5 p
PhD (Theology)

Research interests: 

  • Orthodox church history and theology,
  • history of the Russian Orthodox Church, particularly among Russia’s non-Slavic peoples in the imperial period,
  • intercultural theology,
  • interfaith dialogue,
  • missiology,
  • ecumenical relations.

CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Information System

Rahel Toomik
Rahel Toomik
Junior Research Fellow in Theology
MA (Theology)
Ülikooli 18-309A

Research interests:

  • Academic literature of Tartu University in the Early Modern Era,
  • Neo-Latin language and rhetoric,
  • Intellectual history and textual hermeneutics.

CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Information System

inimene
Andrei Shishkov
Junior Research Fellow in Theology (employment contract suspended)
(Physics)

Research interests:

  • contemporary Orthodox theology
  • political theology
  • ecclesiology
  • eco-theology
  • theo-aesthetics
  • philosophy of speculative realism

CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Information System