Love and Sex in Digital World: Philosophy, Ethics and Theology


On-site in Tartu, 1 - 7 August 2022

Digital technologies have tremendously transformed all spheres of our life, including romantic and sexual relationships. This course is an attempt to analyse all those changes from philosophical, ethical, and theological perspectives.

It will discuss a variety of topics from the ethics of dating apps and online infidelity to cybersex and future relationships with robots. Philosophy, ethics, and theology have a long  history of discussing love and sex, and this course will provide a fresh look at existing discussions by adding recent technological influences to them. Moreover, this course will try to show how contemporary humanities could contribute to the development of technologies to make them more ethical.

Focus area: Philosophy, ethics, theology Coordinating unit at UT

School of Theology and Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy

Study Field: Humanities Course Leader Anastasiia Babash, Junior Research Fellow
Format Summer course Location Tartu, Estonia
Course dates: 1-7 August 2022 Apply by: 19 June 2022
ECTS: 2 Fee: 250 €
Study group primarily MA students, but advanced BA and interested PhD students are welcome Language English


  • Anastasiia Babash, University of Tartu
  • Ezio Di Nucci, University of Copenhagen
  • Francesco Orsi, University of Tartu
  • Jenna Marie Strizzi, University of Copenhagen
  • Juho Tamminen, University of Helsinki
  • María Jimena Clavel Vázquez, University of Tartu
  • Mona Tärk, University of Tartu
  • Roland Karo, University of Tartu

Application period has ended. See you in 2023!

Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.

Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.

The University of Tartu will offer 20 tuition waivers (scholarships) altogether for citizens of Ukraine for all summer courses. It will cover the course fee and cultural programme. Accommodation and daily expenses are not included.
The selection process is going to be based on the motivation letter. In order to apply for the scholarship please submit your application to the summer course  and upload a motivation letter (no longer than approx 1 A4 page).


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