May 15, 2017

Baltic Heritage Network seminar for young diaspora researchers in Riga on the 20th and 21st of June 2017.

The aim of the Baltic Heritage Network (BaltHerNet) youth seminars is to bring together young diaspora researchers from different fields of study (history, sociology, cultural studies, literature, art, music and others): university students at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies levels. The seminar also welcome university students who are just beginning to look into diaspora studies as well as experienced researchers who are willing to share their expertise with junior colleagues.

Topics for presentations include, but are not limited to the following:

-new research findings on the Baltic diaspora
-how to research the past and present of the Baltic diaspora communities
-availability of (historical) sources and data pertaining to the Baltic diaspora
-researcher as a collector, researcher as an oral historian
-what could be done by memory institutions to make cultural heritage of the Baltic diaspora more accessible and available

Please feel free to propose additional topics.


The seminar will be conducted in English and is free of charge for all participants.

Please send abstracts of up to 1 page to maarjamerivooparro[at] The deadline for submissions is June 5th, 2017.