The Baltic Heritage Network Summer School is intended for Estonians living abroad who are involved with the collection and preservation of the cultural heritage of the Estonian diaspora. The Summer School awaits those working in the archives of Estonian communities abroad as well as others interested in collecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Estonian communities in the east or west. The programme includes lectures, training courses and practical exercises, discussions and debates. Specialists from different Estonian cultural preservation institutions will share their knowledge of archiving, librarianship, and museology. There have been four summer schools: Koke 2007, Käsmu 2008, Viljandi 2010, and 2011 in Kääriku.
The Summer School will take place 7-10 July, 2013 at the Alutaguse Puhke- ja Spordikeskus. (www.alutaguse.com).
The theme for this year’s Summer School will be Estonian Diaspora Databases (an overview of existing databases, the presentation of a new technical solution by National Archives) and private correspondence as a historical source (the importance and possibilities of private correspondence collections, the use of private correspondence in historical research).
The event will be organised by NGO Baltic Heritage Network, the Estonian National Archives, the Estonian Literary Museum, and the Estonian National Museum.
Registration for the summer school will be open until 3 June. Information and registration: http://suvekool.balther.net/2013/