Baltic Heritage Network XVI Diaspora Seminar in Vilnius November 7-9, 2013

November 1, 2013

The seminar to be held in Vilnius at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania on November 7-9, 2013 will be the XVI such event to take place in the Baltic States.


Thursday, November 7
19.00 Participants meet and greet at Forto Dvaras (Pilies str. 16)

Friday, November 8
10.00 Opening remarks by Baltic Heritage Network board members Maarja Merivoo-Parro, Jolanta Budriūnienė and Kristine Bekere

10.15 Kristina Lupp and Bart C. Pushaw (Tallinn)
Estonian artists in Canada and in the United States, ca 1900-1930

10.45 Dr. Laura Laurušaitė (Vilnius)
Literature of Baltic diaspora: theorizing the diasporic imagery

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Maarja Merivoo-Parro (Tallinn)
American Estonian youth and the implications of academic mobility

12.00 Dr. Kristina Ūsaitė (Kaunas)
Discovering WLYA: availability of sources and data pertaining to the formation and development of the common Lithuanian youth association in exile

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Tour of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

15.45 Coffee

16.15 Ann Aaresild (Tartu)
Communication through the Iron Curtain – contacts with homeland of the 1944 refugees

16.45 Dr. Pauli Heikkilä (Tartu)
Estonia as a captive nation: national perspective to the Assembly of Captive European Nations, 1954–1972

17.15 Discussion

Saturday, November 9
10.00 Jolanta Budriūnienė (Vilnius)
Lithuanian National Library of Martynas Mažvydas and Lithuanian Cultural Institute in Germany – implemented projects and makings for the future cooperation

11.00 Guntis Svitins (Riga) About the Project „Virtual exhibition „Camps in Germany for refugees from Baltic countries. 1944-1951”

11.30 Coffee

11.45 Kristine Bekere (Riga)
Latvian Diaspora: participants in the events of 1989-1991

12.15 Inese Kalnina and Laura Millere (Riga)
The Central file-cabinet of Latvians in Germany 1945-1950.

12.45 Discussion and closing remarks.