CALL FOR PAPERS – Seminar in Riga

April 28, 2014

The Baltic Heritage Network seminar for young diaspora researchers in Riga on May 30, 2014.

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 level. The seminars 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.

The seminar to be held in Riga at the main building of the Latvian University (Raiņa bulvāris 19) at the end of May will be the XIX such event to take place in the Baltics.

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 collector, researcher as oral historian
– what could be done by memory institutions to make the 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
The deadline for submissions is May 15th 2014.