The Program of the BaltHerNet Seminar for Young Diaspora Researchers in Riga is Now Available!

September 27, 2012

Baltic Heritage Network seminar for young diaspora researchers. Dates: October 5 – 6, 2012. Location: Latvian Academy of Sciences, Senate Hall.

Registration information

Kristina Lupp:; Ph. +372 5399 1873


Friday, October 5
12:45 Conference opening
– Piret Noorhani, BaltHerNet
– Eduards Bruno Deksnis, LAS

First session:
13:00 Kristina Lupp. Researching Estonian Food History
Questions and discussion

13:30 Ellu Maar.Looking into Diaspora through Photography: The Photo as an  Artwork and Document
Questions and discussion

14:00 Coffee

14:30 Guntis Svitins. Exile Art Collection in the National Museum of Fine Arts

15:00 Departure to the National Museum of Fine Arts
15:30 Graphic Art and paintings by Latvian Artists in Exile. National Museum of Fine Arts.

17:00 Baltic Heritage Network Board Meeting (Place to be resolved upon)

Saturday, October 6
10:00 Opening of the second day, Coffee

Second session:
10:30 Tina Tamman. Compiling National History Piece by Piece
Questions and discussion

11:00 Ineta Didrihsone-Tomasevska. Latvian Community in Australia from the Late 1940s until 1991: Research Opportunities in Latvia
Questions and discussion

11:30 Maija Krumina. National Oral History Archive: Opportunities for Researchers of Latvian Refugees and Diaspora
Questions and discussion

12:00 Lunch

Third session:
13:30 Ain Haas. Choosing Topics and Methods for Baltic Diaspora Research
Questions and discussion

14:00 Tõnis Märtson. Recognition and Non-recognition Issues in International Relations (using Baltic question as an example)
Questions and discussion

14:30 Kristine Bekere. Creativity and Immagination: Public Political Actions by Baltic Émigrés (1945-1991)
Questions and discussion

15:00 Conclusion of the seminar