Employees

If the employee has kirmus.ee and folklore.ee e-mail addresses, letters can be sent to either address.

Director

Direktor Piret Voolaiu foto
Merike Kiipus
In the Director's duties (1,0)

Financial workers

Margit Avarmaa. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Margit Avarmaa
Financial Manager (1,0)
Marju Butlers. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Marju Butlers
Accountant (0,5)

Administration Department

Margus Peet. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Margus Peet
Administrative Manager (1,0)
Emily Keerberg. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Emily Keerberg
Secretary, assistant to the director (1,0)
Inga Ivanova. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Inga Ivanova
Sales and Storage Specialist (1,0)
Jürgen Alliksaar
Technician (0,3)
Helle Tuvi
Cleaner (1,0)
Rein Närska
Guard (0,45)

IT Department

Ilona Kolossova. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Ilona Kolossova
Software Developer (1,0)
Mihkel Tsäko. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Mihkel Tsäko
Junior Software Developer (1,0)
Jüri Rui. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Jüri Rui
Help Desk Specialist (1,0)

Archival Library

Merike Kiipus. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Head of Department (1,0)
General analytical retrospective bibliography of Estonian journalism
Ave Pill. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Head Librarian (1,0)
Periodicals in Estonian and foreign languages, old book
Ülvi Kalpus. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Librarian (1,0)
Older Estonian book
Kristin Liba. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Librarian (1,0)
Estonian and foreign language print
Helle Maaslieb. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Helle Maaslieb
Project Manager (1,0)
Estonian book
Senior Librarian (1,0)
Baltica, map collection
Hanna Väli
Librarian (0,8)
Mariliis Õunapuu. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Mariliis Õunapuu
Librarian (0,3)
Jaanus Tordik. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Jaanus Tordik
Bookbinder-restorer (1,0)
Tiiu Lepasepp. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Tiiu Lepasepp
Restorer (1,0)
Kaja Marga. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Kaja Marga
Digitiser (1,0)
Marje Mehine-Merilainen
Librarian (0,7)
Estonian print

Bibliography Department

Kaie Oks
Senior Librarian (0,8)
Estonian and foreign language publications (baltica and memorial collections), articles
Ülle Tamm. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Ülle Tamm
Senior Bibliographer (1,0)
General analytical retrospective bibliography of Estonian journalism

Cultural History Archives

Head of Department (1,0)
Estonian literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, biography, manuscript collection
Vilve Asmer. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Archivist (1,0)
Manuscripts, photo and art collection
Senior archivist (1,0)
Manuscripts
Irma Pilt. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Irma Pilt
Archivist (1,0)
Photo collection
Mari Õunapuu. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Mari Õunapuu
Archivist (1,0)
Manuscripts
Alar Madisson. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Alar Madisson
Photographer (1,0)
Photo collection
Marju Mikkel. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Digital Archivist (1,0)
Kreutzwald´s century, databases, digital archiving, digitization of manuscripts
Ülle Kaart
Ülle Kaart
Assistant (1,0)
Biographies collection

EKLA cultural history sources and literature working group

Extraordinary Senior Researcher (0,25)
Extraordinary Senior Researcher (0,75)
Marin Laak. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Kalevipoeg, 20th century literature, diaspora, manuscripts; Kretzwald century; Methis
Senior Researcher (1,0)
History of Estonian literature, cultural history of the Soviet period, autobiography
Triinu Ojamaa. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Estonian western diaspora culture, acculturation, autobiography
Maarja Hollo. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Exile literature, autobiographical writing, Bernard Kangro, collection of manuscripts
Editor (1,0)
Estonian 20th century theater history, databases (ELLEN), Kaarel Ird, publications

Estonian Folklore Archives

Risto Järv. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Head of the Archives, Senior Researcher (1,0)
Fairy tale theory, modern storytelling tradition, folklore historiography
Extraordinary Junior Researcher (0,8)
Mari Sarv. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Research Fellow, Leader of the Research Group (1,0)
Folklore poetics
Anu Korb. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Research Fellow (0,5)
Oral tradition of Russian and Siberian Estonians, theory of folkloristic field work
Aado Lintrop. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Research Fellow (0,5)
Siberian shamanism, religions of the eastern Finno-Ugric peoples
Taive Särg. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Research Fellow (1,0)
Connection of music, language and group identity; history of Estonian ethnomusicology
Ave Goršič. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Research Fellow(1,0)
History of collecting and researching folk medicine, history of folkloristics
Janika Oras. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Research Fellow (1,0)
Older folk song and music, audio archives
Research Fellow (1,0)
Typology of Estonian folk songs, local song traditions, "Vana kannel"
Astrid Tuisk. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Research Fellow (1,0)
Modern children's lore, games, folklore of Siberian Estonians
Helen Kõmmus. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Research Fellow (1,0)
Popular music, sacred folk music
Project Manager (0,4)
Place-lore; holy and burial places
Kadri Tamm. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Archivist (1,0)
Manuscript collection, editing of publications
Kärri Toomeos-Orglaan
Junior Research Fellow (1,0)
Influence of print on oral tradition, fairy tale publications,
Olga Ivaškevitš. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Olga Ivaškevitš
Digital Archivist (1,0)
Databases
Junior Research Fellow (1,0)
Place-lore, nature in folklore, folklore in environmental communication.

Sound studio

Jaan Tamm. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Sound Engineer (1,0)
Preservation and digitization of audio recordings
Tiit Konsand. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Tiit Konsand
Digitiser (1,0)
Audio archive

Department of Folkloristics

Eda Kalmre. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Contemporary folklore, socio-political aspects of contemporary folk tales, oral history.
Head of Department, Lead Research Fellow, Head of the Centre of Excellence for Estonian Studies (CEES) (1,0)
Spells and mediums, folk religion, modern folklore and traditional healers
Tõnno Jonuks. Foto: Alar Madisson
Lead Research Fellow (1,0)
Scandinavian sagas, ancient settlement
Mare Kalda. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Treasure legends, digital folklore
Reet Hiiemäe. Fotograaf: Alar Madisson
Senior Researcher (1,0)
Folk religion and stories, modern folklore
Researcher (1,0)
Udmurt folk religion, language and folklore

Retirements

Emeritus
Relationship between man and nature in folk religion, formation and telling of folk tales
Emeritus
Estonian biographies, literary criticism, cultural history
Emeritus
Typology of archaic folk tunes, traditional music in modern folklore