Baltic Heritage Network Conference “Accessing the History of the Baltic Diaspora” Tartu, Estonia, July 7-10, 2009

Venue: Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42, Tartu
Tuesday, July 7


13.00-14.00 Coffee

14.00-14.30 Opening

14.30-16.15  1. Session
1. Piret Noorhani (Estonian National Museum), Connecting People and Archives: The First Year of the Baltic Heritage Network
2. Andero Adamson, Jüri Viikberg, Jaak Viller (Compatriots Program/Estonian Ministry of Education and Research), The First Three Years of the Compatriots Program`s Archival Competition
3. Mai Maddisson (Australia), Priit Vesilind (USA), “When the Noise Had Ended: Geislingen`s DP Children Remember”. Book Presentation

19.00 Opening reception (Estonian Students Society, Jaan Tõnissoni 1)

Wednesday, July 8

9.00- 10.30  2. Session
4. Baiba Bela (University of Latvia), Life Stories as Cultural Heritage: The Latvian Diaspora
5. Tiina Kirss (Tartu University), Correspondences, Diaries, and the Family Album: The Personal Archive as a Tool For Life-Writing
6. Arvydas Pacevičius (Vilnius University), Ego-Documents as First-Person Writings: State of Art and Research in Lithuania and Diaspora

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30  3. Session
7. Anu Korb (Estonian Literary Museum), Can Collected Lore Be Returned To the Community?
8. Iivi Zajedova (Tallinn University), The Importance of Folk Culture for Estonian Refugees
9. Marcus Kolga (Realworld Pictures), Researching Private and Archival Footage in the Estonian Diaspora in Canada

12.30-14.00 Lunch (Café Shakespeare, Vanemuise 6)

14.00-15.30  4. Session
10. Anne Valmas (Tallinn University Library), Research Prohibited!: The Activities of the Archival Sector of the Restricted Access Department at the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR in 1974-1989
11. Rutt Hinrikus (Estonian Literary Museum), The History of Exile Estonian Literature and Literary Archives
12. Kanni Labi, Kristel Karu-Kletter (Estonian Literary Museum), How to Define an Estonian? Identity Study in Stockholm

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-18.00 BaltHerNet General Meeting

Thursday, July 9

9.00- 10.30 5. Session
13. Kaja Kumer-Haukanõmm (Center for Estonian Diaspora Studies, Tartu University), Why Do We (Researchers) Need Archives, Memory Institutions?
14. Hauke Siemen (University of Hamburg), Archival Evidence of the Baltic Émigrés’ Political Activities: PhD Research in Progress
15. Tina Tamman (University of Glasgow), Archival Treasures from the Researcher’s Perspective

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30  6. Session
16. Maie Barrow (Estonian Archives in Australia), Who? What? Why? Researchers in the Estonian Archives in Australia
17. Enda-Mai Mihelson Holland (Estonian Archives in the U.S.,Inc), Who Uses the Cultural-Historical Collections of the Baltic Diaspora, and to What Purpose?
18. Daniel Necas, (Immigration History Research Center), Cooperative Collections Care: The Case of Estonian American Archival Materials at the IHRC

12.30-14.00 Lunch (Café Shakespeare, Vanemuise 6)

14.00-15.30  7. Session
19. Ain Dave Kiil (Alberta Estonian Heritage Society), Historical and Cultural Heritage of Alberta’s Estonians
20. Terry Kass (Estonian Archives in Australia), Finding Sickler: A Romp through the Records
21. Ann Tündern-Smith (Estonian Archives in Australia), Locating Baltic Heritage in Australia

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.30 BaltHerNet Board Meeting/Professional Vistis (Estonian Literary Museum or Estonian National Museum)

18.00-19.30 Walking Tour in Tartu City Center

Friday, July 10

9.00- 10.30  8. Session
22. Maija Hinkle (LaPa MPC), Planned Latvian Diaspora Museum and Research Center in Latvia
23. Linas Saldukas (Lithuanian Emigration Institute), The Significance of Diaspora Archives for Lithuanian Historical Research
24. Kersti Lust (National Archives of Estonia), Web-Based Database: Estonia-Related Archival Sources in Foreign Archives

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30  9. Session
25. Everita Andronova, Aleksey Andronov (St. Petersburg State University), The First Sound Recordings of Lithuanian Speech and Music: The Fate of Eduard Wolter’s Collection in St. Petersburg, Vilnius and Berlin
26. Toms Ķikuts (National History Museum of Latvia/University of Latvia), The History of Latvian Peasant Colonies in Russia (1870-1922). Research Problems and Perspectives in Russian Provincial Archives: Example of Bashkortostan
27. Veronika Mahtina (Estonian Cultural Society of St. Petersburg), The History of Estonian St. John`s Church in St. Petersburg: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

12.30-14.00 Lunch (Café Shakespeare, Vanemuise 6)

14.00-16.00  10. Session
28. Leili Utno (Association for Estonians Abroad), Alīda Zigmunde (Riga Technical University),The State Historical Archives of Latvia as a Source of Estonian Educational History
29. Peeter Väljas (National Archives of Estonia), The Archives of Sisters Agnia (Rutt) and Elga Eliaser: A Unique Document of a Typical Fate of an Educated Estonian Family

Discussions, conclusions

19.00  Closing Reception (Raadi Manor Park, Narva Rd 177)