In the summer of 2023, people from all over the world will travel to the Baltic shore to participate in Latvia’s celebrated Song and Dance Festival - one of the largest festivals in the world. A visit to Latvia is a good opportunity to see its Baltic neighbor Estonia - a beautiful historical country, whose capital Tallinn is one of the best-preserved picture-perfect medieval capitals of Europe. This seminar will introduce you to beautiful Estonia, its unique Nordic culture, and its eventful history that includes Vikings, crusaders, Teutonic knights, and the last tree-worshippers in Europe.
Led by an expert on Estonia and the Baltics, Nina Wieda, this Conversation will introduce you to Estonia. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased fascination with this Baltic country and a desire to visit it this summer.
Nina Wieda is a native of the Caucasus living in Chicago, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in Nationalism Studies from Central European University. Nina also has experience in journalism, advertising, and consumer research – her writing has been published in three languages. She wrote her Master's thesis about the Northern Caucasus region. Dr. Wieda currently teaches at Northwestern University near Chicago.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.