Sponsors:


Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
Compatriot Program

 

Welcome to the Baltic Heritage Network!

Baltic Heritage Network is a multilingual electronic gateway to gather information on the cultural heritage of the Baltic diaspora with the aim of ensuring access to relevant information. The gateway hopes to develop a network of international cooperation encompassing both Baltic, expatriate and foreign archives, libraries and museums, memory and research institutions, and diplomatic, cultural and other organizations of the worldwide Baltic ethnic communities, societies and individuals passionate about preserving the cultural and historical heritage of the Baltic diaspora.

The Website contains:
- suggestions and advice on organizing and preserving cultural heritage material (see Archival Guidelines)
- information on the memory institutions engaged in the collection, preservation and research of the cultural heritage of the Baltic diaspora (see Memory Institutions)
- databaseswebsites, electronic publications, bibliographies, electronic exhibitions (see References)
- news on events, grants, training programs, job offers (see Billboard)
- reports of events and photo gallery, news archives (see Chronicle)



NEW on the website!!!

- Baltic Heritage Network Newsletter 2016, No.1


UPDATED in November 2015:

- References 


NEW VIRTUAL EXHIBITION!
“No, My Friends, We Won’t Go Slow”


Camps in Germany for refugees from Baltic countries




Using the website
- Using the website is free. Registering and logging in is not required.
- We welcome your suggestions, opinions, and clarifications regarding the contents of the website. Please contact the person responsible for the corresponding section.
- Please send notices and news that you wish to post on the website to karin dot kiisk[at]gmail dot com
- The proprietary rights of the original materials published on the website belong to the Baltic Heritage Network Non-profit Association. The published materials are protected by copyright (as indicated alongside the materials).
- The original materials published on the website can be quoted and referenced only when the author, title, and source are noted. The materials published on the website can be copied without prior written permission from the holder of the copyright only for personal use. None of the copyright materials can be used for other purposes, including reproducing, distributing or  making available online without the prior written permission from the copyright holder.


The History of the Website

The decision to launch this information website was made during the International Conference on Baltic Archives Abroad, held in Tartu in the summer of 2006 and it was included in the memorandum adopted by the conference. The development of the website was initiated by the Working Group of Estonian Archives Abroad in the summer of 2007, and the test version was launched in November 2007. Our Latvian and Lithuanian partners joined in late 2007. The website was made available to the public in January 2008. The electronic design and technical aspects of the website are provided by Portal Invest Ltd (Estonia).


The Baltic Heritage Network Non-profit Association
This new organization was founded in January 2008 in order to create a website, expand international and national cooperation, and coordinate the activities of its members from the Baltic States and the global Baltic diaspora. Information on the objectives of the organization, criteria for membership, and the application form for joining is available under NPA BaltHerNet. New members interested in preserving the cultural heritage of the Baltic diaspora are warmly welcomed!

Piret Noorhani


 





Piret Noorhani
Baltic Heritage Network, President
piretnoorhani[at]gmail dot com

 

 


Latest News

06.11.2015
Baltic Remembrance networking event

Find good partners and develop strong international projects!
November 26-27, 2015
Riga, Latvia


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30.10.2015
BaltHerNet XXII diaspora seminar

Baltic Heritage Network XXII diaspora seminar
3.-4. November 2015
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius


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12.10.2015
CALL FOR PAPERS

Baltic Heritage Network seminar for young diaspora researchers in Vilnius on November 3-4, 2015


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08.09.2015
The story of the Baltic University (1946-1949). Adventure and struggle

Conference "The story of the Baltic University (1946-1949). Adventure and struggle"
13 February, 2016 in Toronto

Conference organizers:
VEMU/Estonian Studies Centre
Chair of Estonian Studies, University of Toronto


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08.09.2015
Memory Institutions and Diasporas: Roles and Responsibilities. Baltic Heritage Network and Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU Conference in Toronto

On 16-19 September, 2015 BaltHerNet will host its first North American conference in Toronto. This event, which will be organized in partnership with Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU will take place at Tartu College (310 Bloor St West, Toronto). On September 19th there will be a special program featuring Dr. Vello Soots` Memorial Lecture given by Prof. Thomas Salumets (University of British Columbia) on the topic “Sophisticated Simplicity. Arvo Pärt, Gerhard Richter, and Jaan Kaplinski” and the opening of he exhibition “Touch of Arsenic. Sketching the past by Arne Roosman”.


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