XIX Diaspora Seminar

May 20, 2014

May 30, 2014

Latvian University (Raina bulvaris 19), Riga
Faculty of Theology, basement floor, auditorium 3


Session 1

8.30 Opening remarks by Baltic Heritage Network board members

8.40 Michael Auksi (Tallinn)
Wisdom of the Elders and traditional people – aboriginal perspectives on the development of young people

9.10 Guntis Svitins (Riga)
Records about Tobago in collections of the Latvian National Archives

9.40 Ann Aaresild (Tartu)
Diasporas and contact with homeland

10.10 Coffee

Session 2

10.30 Toms Kikuts (Riga)
Sources on the 19th century Latvian diaspora: situation and perspectives

11.00 Lilita Zalkalns (Stockholm)
Latvian diaspora reactions to the Soviet Repatriation campaign 1955-1958

11.30 Lunch

Session 3

13.00 Sander Jürisson (Tallinn)
25/40 years of Estonian Expatriate Literature Centre

13.30 Rima Gungor (Vilnius)
New documentary film: Game Changer: Lithuania’s Nonviolent Revolution

14.00 Coffee

Session 4

14.30 Liene Salmina (Valmiera)
Latvian diaspora communities in Siberia and their connections with Latvia

15.00 Kristine Bekere (Riga)
Soviet propaganda on Latvian emigrés: the case of „Daugavas Vanagi“

15.30 Discussion and closing remarks.

16.00 Guided tour in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Info and registration: Maarja Merivoo-Parro, maarjamerivooparro@gmail.com