BaltHerNet Conference New Beginnings of Baltic Diaspora


Tuesday, June 26

13.00-15.15 Session 1
1. Raimo Raag, Three New Beginnings: The Circularity of Estonian (perhaps even Baltic) Diasporic Life 1918–2018
2. Geert Franzenburg, How to Cope with Diaspora Situations? Some psychological Remarks Concerning Latvian Life in Muenster Since 1945

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-17.30 Session 2
3. Jüri Kivimäe, Scholars in Exile- The legacy of the Baltic University in Germany (1946-1949)
4. Marcus Velke, Baltic Diaspora at Bonn, Germany – A forgotten Memorial Site of Baltic Exile in Germany After WWII?
5. Helga Merits, The Blond Lady Who Found the Grey Glove
Documentary by Helga Merits

18.00 Reception at the Estonian National Museum. Opening of the exhibit Food: A Treasury of Estonian heritage. Businesses and Factories in Toronto (VEMU, ERM)


Wednesday, June 27

9.30-11.00 Session 3
6. Pauli Heikkilä, Between Hopes and Failure – Committee for a free Estonia
7. Kristīne Beķere, Baltic Diaspora Advocating for their Countries: The Case of Legal Continuation of Baltic States During Soviet Occupation
8. Krišs Kapenieks, Latvian Community of Šventoji in Lithuania: Between Past and Present

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.30 Session 4
9. Liene Salmina, Transnational Tools and Activities to Preserve Local Culture: Case of the Promotion of Latvian Author´s Literary Contribution in Siberian Magazine
10. Ilja Lotkin, Materials in Siberian Archives on the State of Cultural Activities in the Baltic Ethnic Groups of Siberia in the 1920-s
11. Anu Korb, Estonian Communities in Siberia After the Restoration of the Republic of Estonia: Adaptation and New Opportunities
12. Jolanta Budriūnienė, The History and the Present of Emigration – Educational Aspect

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Guided tour at the Estonian National Museum

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.45 Bus to the Estonian National Archives. Visiting Noora and reception
(approximately until 20.00)


Thursday, June 28

9.30-11.00 Annual meeting of the Baltic Heritage Network

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-13.00 Session 5
13. Inno Salasoo, Estonian Archives in Australia – First 40-odd Years
14. Maie Barrow, Estonian Archives in Australia 66 and Beyond
15. Ave Maria Blithe, It Takes a Village – Estonian WWII Refugees in Lakewood, NJ and Surrounding Areas
16. Piret Noorhani, VEMU´s Story: The Path to Becoming a Museum

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Session 6
17. Baiba Vanaga, Some Latvian Scholars´Organizations in Exile and Their Documents in the National Archives of Latvia
18. Terry Kass, Digitized Land Records in New South Wales: An Untapped Source for Migrant History 19. Ivi Tomingas, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- really?” Audiovisual Heritage in the Film Archives of Estonian National Archives
20. Michaela Snopkova, Our Entire Story – How We Tell It

16.15 Bus to the Estonian Literary Museum. Visiting the Estonian Literary Museum. Opening of the Art and Archival Exhibition In an Enchanting Circle: an Estonian Artist  under the Southern Cross. Reception. (Approximately until 20.00)


Friday, June 29

10.00-11.00 Session 7
21. Žydronė Kolevinskienė, Lithuanian Writers´Society in America as the Memory Institution of Lithuanian Diaspora
22. Aija Sakova, How Ivar Ivask Became a Literary Scholar: Reading Estonian Literature Through German Lens

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Session 8
23. Marin Laak,  Love and Landscape: Estonian Exile Poet Gunnar Neeme in Australia
24.Anneli Mihkelev, “Wind over the Sea” Diaspora-Homeland Relations in Estonian Poetry
25. Tiina Kirss, Endings: Discource of Life-Writing and the 1944 Estonian Diaspora