The priest, who came in from the cold – and ended up in Denmark

By Stefan Pajung and Mihkel Mäesalu While the activities of Danish clergymen in Estonia have attracted some attention from historians, theologians, and other scholars, far less is known about Estonian clerics who went the other direction and came to Denmark during the Middle Ages. Accordingly, we set out to establish the extent to which this…

Carlsberg fellowship 5: The Curious Case of the Swapping Bishops

By Stefan Pajung & Mihkel Mäesalu As a historian, it is fascinating to see, how certain subjects attract a lot of attention, are revisited again and again and new interpretations of them are formulated – while other subjects remain unexplained, obscure or only of interest to a small group of individuals. Over the last decade…

Carlsberg Fellowship 2: did the Teutonic Order possess lands in Medieval Denmark?

Authors: Mihkel Mäesalu and Stefan Pajung, Carlsberg fellowship grantees. Historical research works in peculiar ways. Sometimes historians discover new facts, but choose not to give significance to them and so these facts can remain unknown to the wider circle of history enthusiasts. This is the case with the possessions of the Teutonic Order in Medieval…