A City with a VD Problem: Policing Prostitution in Tsarist Tallinn

A City with a VD Problem: Policing Prostitution in Tsarist Tallinn

Second only to the capital of St Petersburg in incidence of syphilis and gonorrhoea, Tallinn outranked much larger cities in the Russian Empire in terms of infection.Continue Reading →

Jan Bułhak – the Man Who Captured Turn-of-the-Century Vilnius

Jan Bułhak – the Man Who Captured Turn-of-the-Century Vilnius

“My far-away, unknown colleagues and friends – take pictures with your heart!”Continue Reading →

Being Non-Binary in a Language Without Gendered Pronouns – Estonian

Being Non-Binary in a Language Without Gendered Pronouns – Estonian

Gendered languages pose problems for identity expression. But what about genderless languages? Does Estonian offer a natural home for the nonbinary?Continue Reading →

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Ģirts Raģelis's project Pilsētas piezīmes [City Notes] gives a fascinating insight into the many contrasting sides of the largest city in the Baltic states.Continue Reading →

Reading Between Kopli’s Lines: Exploring Tallinn’s Vanishing Slum

Reading Between Kopli’s Lines: Exploring Tallinn’s Vanishing Slum

"For the adventurer, photographer, urban explorer or historian, Kopli Lines are a beautifully preserved window into the past."Continue Reading →

Photographic Pioneers in Soviet-Era Latvia: the Story of Riga Photo Club

Photographic Pioneers in Soviet-Era Latvia: the Story of Riga Photo Club

Founded in 1962, Riga Photo Club revolutionised photography in Soviet-era Latvia, putting on the first-ever exhibition in the Antarctic along the way.Continue Reading →

Deep Baltic Podcast – Lietuva

Deep Baltic Podcast – Lietuva

For the second ever Deep Baltic podcast, Will Mawhood is joined in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second city, by Richard Schofield and Žilvinas Rinkšelis for a discussion that covers the country’s Jewish…Continue Reading →

Lichen – Adam Cullen

Lichen – Adam Cullen

If I had a car/ if we had time/ I'd take you/ first to a ferry/ and then/ over sea/ island-bound...Continue Reading →

A Minnesotan Writing in Estonian: An Interview with Adam Cullen

A Minnesotan Writing in Estonian: An Interview with Adam Cullen

"Something to be preserved at all cost is the connection to this place – that’s the reason it’s Estonian literature, and not Latvian or French literature."Continue Reading →

A Way of Resistance: A Brief History of Buddhism in Estonia

A Way of Resistance: A Brief History of Buddhism in Estonia

The first Estonian to be declared a saint was a Buddhist, and the religion provided a means of resistance for intellectuals during the Soviet occupation.Continue Reading →

Film Focus: Together For Ever

Film Focus: Together For Ever

"Natural and believable performances transport you to modern Vilnius and allows you to experience how families cope in post-modern society."Continue Reading →

Estonian Film Music: A Tasting Menu for the Autumn

Estonian Film Music: A Tasting Menu for the Autumn

"All the songs I’m offering here have been used in classic pieces of Estonian cinema, old and new..."Continue Reading →