We are doing it again! The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites all those interested in history to participate in a Summer School in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Summer School programmes focus on the history of crimes against humanity and human rights violations during and after the Second World War, which we introduce from the perspective of Estonia’s experience. Together, we will visit memorial sites and museums, listen to interesting lectures in a relaxed atmosphere, watch films on the topic, and discuss the importance of learning and teaching history. We will also exchange experiences and ideas of how to study and teach sensitive historical topics in an environment where ideological values may clash.

Participation in the Summer School is free of charge. The organisers will cover all expenses in Estonia (accommodation, food, and transportation within the programme). The participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses* to and from Tallinn.

The Summer School will be held in English.

There are a limited number of places available in the Summer School. The application deadline is 7 June 2021. The participants will be announced on 11 June.


Summer University for teachers and young historians will take place from 25 to 30 July 2021

If you are a teacher of history and/or social studies, or a postgraduate history student, then you can apply for the Summer School here.

Summer School for secondary school and undergraduate history students will take place from 1 to 6 August 2021

If you are at least 16 years old and studying in high school or obtaining an undergraduate degree in history, then apply for the Summer School here.


In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at eli.pilve@mnemosyne.ee

* Please do not purchase any travel tickets before the organisers have confirmed your participation
in the Summer School. We strongly advise participants to get travel insurance that covers possible
restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus.