Aigi Rahi-Tamm is Head of Department of Archival Studies at the Institute of History and Archaeology of the University of Tartu. She has 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 Kleio (now Ajalooline Ajakiri, The Estonian Historical Journal) (1991-2000). Her research work combines study and interpretation of sources, history of institutions, individual and social practices. She is the leading expert on materials of different Estonian memory institutions, she has participated in several campaigns of collecting materials of personal history (e.g. project “European Gulag oral archives“, project "Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries (COURAGE)". She has published several articles and chapters of book in War, Revolution, and Governance: The Baltic Countries in the Twentieth Century. Stanford University: Academic Studies Press, 2018; Narratives of Exile and Identity in Soviet Deportation Memoirs from the Baltic States. CEU Press, 2017; Baltic Socialism Remembered. Memory and Life Story since 1989. Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group, 2017; Life Writing and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; etc. Currently she is working on project “The mechanisms of social control: The Case of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940-1991)”.
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