The plenary lecture will be held on the 21st of august 2018 at 18.00 at the University of Tartu Assembly Hall. It is located in the University of Tartu Main Building. This is one of the finest specimens of classicistic architecture in Estonia. It was constructed in 1804-1809 by the University Architect Johann Wilhelm Krause. Since the Assembly Hall inaguration ceremony on 31st of July in 1809 all major events at the university have been celebrated there. It was reopened for public use on 3rd of May in 2002 after its latest renovation.

The main Building of University of Tartu

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The conference will be held in the V-spa conference centre. Opened in december 2016, V-spa conference centre is one of the largest and newest in Tartu.

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The farewell dinner on 23rd of August will be held in the White Hall.

The White Hall, located on the third floor of the University of Tartu History Museum, is one of the most prestigious venues of Tartu.

The White Hall is part of the old school room of the Dome Cathedral. This monumental 14th century church was the religious centre of the Bishopric of Dorpat until the Reformation. The sacral building stood in ruins for centuries before it was once again utilised in the 19th century, now as a temple of knowledge. The choir area of the ruins became the University Library (finished in 1806). To this day you can see the five imposing octagonal pillars and the niches in the outer walls which give the room a medieval feel.

The library spanned three floors, each of which had a hall in the centre for walking and disputing. The lower floor was used as the University assembly hall until the construction of the main building in 1809. The second floor consisted of the reading room and catalogue room. The books and manuscripts were kept in the other rooms.

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