The Baltic Heritage Network Seminar for Young Diaspora Researchers in Latvia, Riga on October 7-8, 2010

September 28, 2010

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.

However, the seminars also welcome university students who are just beginning to look into diaspora research. The first seminar took place at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia in October 2009. Three following seminars have also taken place in Estonia in 2010. Now the Baltic Heritage Network would have the first Baltic youth seminar in Latvia, Riga on October 7-8, 2010.


Thursday, October 7
Venue: State Archives of Latvia, Bezdeligu str. 1, Riga

11.00-12.15 Session 1
Piret Noorhani, Opening
Sander Jürisson (Tallinn University), The beginnig of the community life of Estonian immigrants in Brazilia
Tõnis Märtson, Recognition of Annexation of the Baltic States by Australia

12.15-12.45 Coffee

12.45-14.00 Session 2
Maarja Merivoo-Parro (Tallinn City Museum), Re-establishment of Estonia and Song: the Global Singing Revolution
Jane Kalajärv (Estonian Academy of Arts), Collecting information in Estonian Diaspora

14.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00-16.15 Session 3
Guntis Švītiņš and Inese Kalniņa (Latvian State Archives), The work of Latvian State Archives with exile archives: overview and current problems
Linas Saldukas (Lithuanian Emigration Institute), The perspective of the Lithuanian archives in the diaspora

16.15-16.45 Coffee

16.45-18.00 Session 4
Marianna Auliciema (LAPA museum), Overview of the LAPA museum work in 2008-2010
Piret Noorhani (Estonian Studies Centre/ Estonian Literary Museum), Building an Estonian museum in Toronto: VEMU

Friday, October 8
10.00-12.00 Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-16.00 Visit to the repositories of the State Archives of Latvia