My primary research focus is on 20th century Scandinavian and Baltic political history, with a particular interest in Baltic-Scandinavian contacts and the transnational history of the Baltic Sea Region. I have written on the idea of Estonia's Nordic identity, German annexationism in the First World War, Swedish right-wing nationalism in 19th and 20th century wars, the war experiences of Estonian soldiers and Scandinavian volunteers, and other related subjects. I am also interested in contemporary Baltic and Scandinavian politics, especially foreign and security policy. Furthermore, I have an academic side-interest in Medieval Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture.
Most of my teaching concerns 20th century European political history, especially the history of Scandinavian and Baltic politics, society, and culture. I have also taught modules in Medieval Studies, including overview courses in Old Norse literature.
In 2015, I was Head of Department of Scandinavian Studies at University of Tartu, and I am currently Head of Department of European and International Social and Political Studies (EISPS) at UCL. EISPS hosts three elite undergraduate degrees that combine language-based area studies with specialisms in social sciences.
I have also translated books, poetry and short stories, mainly from Icelandic and Old Icelandic into Estonian. In 2016, I was awarded an Estonian literary debut prize.
SUMMARY IN MANDARIN:Dr. Mart Kuldkepp (Associate Professor of Scandinavian History and Politics)
- PhD in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures. University of Tartu, Estonia, 2014.
- MA cum laude in Scandinavian Languages and Cultures. University of Tartu, Estonia, 2010.
- BA cum laude in Scandinavian Languages and Cultures (Swedish philology). University of Tartu, Estonia, 2006.
- 01.10.2018-...: Associate Professor of Scandinavian History and Politics. Department of Scandinavian Studies/European and International Social and Political Studies, UCL.
- 01.09.2015-30.09.2018: Lecturer in Contemporary Scandinavian History. Department of Scandinavian Studies/European Social and Political Studies, UCL.
- 01.01.2015-31.08.2015: Research Fellow. Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tartu.
- 01.06.2014-31.12.2014: Junior Research Fellow. Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tartu.
- 01.02.2011-31.05.2014: Assistant Lecturer. Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tartu.
- 2007-2011: Adjunct, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tartu.