CALL FOR PAPERS – Vilnius Seminar

October 9, 2013

Baltic Heritage Network seminar for young diaspora researchers in Vilnius on November 7-9, 2013.

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 Vilnius at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania at the beginning of November will be the XVI such event to take place in the Baltic States.

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 October 20, 2013.