Tartu University: An Icon of Enlightenment in the North


  • Juhan Maiste




University of Tartu, Enlightenment, Johann Wilhelm Krause, architectural treatises, neoclassicism versus neogothic


Tartu University: An Icon of Enlightenment in the North


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Author Biography

Juhan Maiste

Juhan Maiste is Professor and Head of the Department of Art
History at the University of Tartu. PhD at the Moscow Central
Institute of Art history (1985), doctoral studies at the university
of Helsinki, second Doctoral degree at the Estonian Academy of
Arts (1995). The annual Baltic prize for the best scientific research
(1997). Fellow and scholarships at the universities of Stockholm,Oxford, British Academy, and ICCROM in Rome. Visiting professor
at the universities of Helsinki, Turku, Oulu in Finland, Greifswald,
Sapienza University of Rome. Doctor Honoris Causa of the Latvian
Academy of Sciences. Main fields of study: classical ideal and its
reflections in the Renaissance and Neoclassicism in Northern Europe
and Baltic countries, manor architecture, the university landscape
of the Enlightenment period. He is author of several monographs
on philosophy and the poetics of art history, cultural heritage and
landscape architecture. The editor-in-chief of the Baltic Journal of
Art History. Recent publications include: series of publications on
the architectural and cultural history of Tartu University and the
architecture of Johann Wilhelm Krause (5 volumes, 1999–2016), Eesti
kunsti ajalugu (History of Estonian Art, 1770–1830, ed. by Juhan Maiste,