The 4th international oral history conference «Generation, Migration and Memory: Narrative and its Transformations», November 12-13

Oral history and life story researchers’ group in the UL Institute of Philosophy and Sociology invites you to the conference to seek for new connections between the study of generations, migration and memory. We aim to break new ground by revealing the light that each one of our conceptual fields can throw upon the others.

Programme. November 12

12:00Opening words
Prof. Maija Kūle (director, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia)
Prof. Vieda Skultāne (project leader, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia)
12:301. session (chair Maruta Pranka) Generational communication as a source for cultural memory
Edmunds Šūpulis (University of Latvia) Voices of generations: the transfer of memories in the Baltics States
Ieva Garda, Māra Zirnīte (University of Latvia) Insights into the intergenerational transmission of memories in Latvian Oral History Archive
Ludmila Artamoshkina (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation) Biographical writing: from generational memory to cultural memory
Lavinia Besliu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) «My roots are old»: generational identity and the transmission of memory in evangelical communities in northeast Romania
Emilia Sieczka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) Genealogy of the Polish middle class in socialist Poland: discursive denial, life trajectories and memory politics
14:00Keynote lecture
Prof. Molly Andrews (University of East London, UK) ’I am a child of my time’: the (in)conceivability of a country that is no longer
15:002. session (chair Agita Lūse) Migration and generational narratives in diaspora
Baiba Bela (University of Latvia) Migration and the experience of return in interviews with returning migrants in IR magazine
Maija Krūmiņa, Maruta Pranka (University of Latvia) Place identity in the life stories of members of the Latvian diaspora
Sigita Kraniauskienė (Klaipėda University, Lithuania) One generation in the same region: three ethnicities and different stories of migration
Leena Kurvet-Käosaar (University of Tartu, Estonia) «My memory is like a big house»: the transgenerational transmission of memory among Estonians in the diaspora
Maija Runcis (University of Stockholm, Sweden) Second-generation migrants – life experiences and historical consciousness

November 13

11:00Keynote lecture
Prof. Vieda Skultāne (University of Latvia) The passage of experience and memory across generations
12:003. session (chair Edmunds Šūpulis) The generational transfer of narratives
Karol Morawski (The Karkonosze State University, Poland) History, memory, ideology
Kaspars Zellis (University of Latvia) Controversial memories in the life stories of the Soviet generation
Martin Nõmm (University of Tartu, Estonia) Generational pressures of identity and belonging in the autobiographical works of Agate Nesaule and Elin Toona
Tiiu Jaago (University of Tartu, Estonia), Kirsi Laurén (University of Eastern Finland, Finland) Analysing traumatic memories
Vidmantas Vyšniauskas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania) Impacts of globalisation and the intergenerational transmission of memory in Lithuania’s Šalčininkai region
14:004. session (chair Kirsi Laurena) Generational memory in communities and family
Violeta Kotseva (Sofia University, Bulgaria) Donations and collective transfers by migrants from small settlements
Agita Lūse (Riga Stradiņš University, University of Latvia) Remembering care and caring for memories: adoptees’ sources of self
Anni Reuter (University of Helsinki, Finland) The family as the carrier of memories of Soviet exile and terror - deported and diasporic Ingrian Finnish families
Laima Žilinskienė (University of Vilnius, Lithuania) Communicative family memory: the case of Lithuania
Ginta Elksne, Ilze Koroļeva (University of Latvia) Intergenerational relations and migration in families among Latvian emigrant communities
16:00Closing session
Overview of the cooperation between Baltic and Nordic researchers in the Nordplus project «From past to present: migration and integration through the life stories network» (Māra Zirnīte, Maruta Pranka)


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