Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Marek Tamm

Title Professor
Academic Institution Tallinn University
Academic department School of Humanities
Country Estonia
Contact Information
Disciplines history; cultural theory; theory of history
Area(s) of Expertise medieval history; cultural memory studies; theory of history

About fellow

Marek Tamm is a cultural historian working at the intersection of medieval studies, memory studies and historical theory. Graduated in history and semiotics at the University of Tartu, he earned his master degree in medieval studies from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and his doctorate degree in medieval history from Tallinn University. Among some other research topics, he is currently working on the present-oriented “time regime” in the contemporary Western world and its impact on historical research. Tamm has recently published an edited volume, Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), a study of Estonian historical culture, Monumentaalne ajalugu: Esseid Eesti ajalookultuurist (Monumental History: Essays on the Historical Culture of Estonia, 2012); a companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier (Ashgate, 2011, co-edited with L. Kaljundi and C. S. Jensen), and numerous articles in various anthologies and journals.