Aigi Rahi-Tamm, Head of Department of Archival Studies at the Institute of History and Archaeology of the University of Tartu (UT), the leading research centre in Estonia concerning 20th century history. I have been Head of Laboratory of History and Demography (1991-93), team leader of the personal register for the National Committee of Investigation Repressive Policies in Estonia (1997-2004), assistant editor of the journal Ajalooline Ajakiri (The Estonian Historical Journal). My research work combines different fields of study ‒ history and political violence in the 20th century, study and interpretation of sources, history of institutions, individual and social practices. I’m the leading expert on materials of different Estonian memory institutions, has led the ESF projects "History in letters", “Soviet mass repressions in Estonia: ON- and OFF-line databases“, „Estonian historical sources in Russian Archives“ etc. I have participated in several campaigns of collecting materials of personal history (e.g. project “European Gulag oral archives“), been senior researcher in several projects („Estonia in the era of the Cold War“ etc). I have been member of the working group Marie Curie IRSES project Social PracticE Cultural Trauma and REestablishing Solid Sovereignties (SPeCTRess, 2014-17) and involved in the project "Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries (COURAGE)" (HORIZON2020 2016-19).
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