2021 marks 15 years since the first conference focused on the archives of Baltic people abroad. This took place in 2006 at the Estonian Literary Museum in Tartu and led to the official establishment of the NGO Baltic Heritage Network in 2008.
2021 is the year for BaltHerNet’s regular conference, but due to the pandemic we have decided to host it online and not in Vilnius, as was originally planned. The 6th BaltHerNet conference “No Topic Conference” will take place September 15th-16th on Zoom. We have adjusted the event schedule to adapt as much as possible to everyone’s time zones. Sessions will take place according to Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian time from 9:30pm-midnight on September 15 and from 9:00pm-midnight on September 16. The conference recording can be viewed at a later time at https://www.balther.net/
The last year has changed the world quite drastically. On our two-day conference we will discuss in what position has the pandemic situated memory institutions and communities of Baltic people abroad, including their archives groups, and what could we take from this experience. What new ways of working and new methods have been used? How has the pandemic affected the lives and livelihood of diaspora communities?
The conference will be in English.
Participation in the conference is free.
Conference is supported by the Compatriots Program (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research), National Archives of Estonia, and Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU).
All those interested across the globe are welcome!