Latvian National Oral History Archive: from collecting to disseminating

In the late 1980s the Latvian Culture Foundation began to collect and publish people’s diaries. After the restoration of independence idea about collecting people’s life stories was transferred, together with its initiators, to the Institute of …

Padomju cilpas Latvijas zemturim: 20. gadsimta 40. gadu 40. gadu laikabiedru atmiņu mantojums

Let's teach out-of-family-care children what a family is

«A family-type environment» in welfare policy of Latvia has been a guiding principle of organizing care for out-of-family-care children. Within the framework of deinstitutionalization commenced in 2015, it is also the main target for reforms in the …

Reaction of the Latvian Society to the Implementation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (1939–1941)

Rīkotāji: The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk together with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.

A community without history? A life story approach to Romany memory and ethnicity

This paper approaches Romany memory culture through life stories and is based on results and conceptualizations from the study of biographical narratives and life experiences obtained within various ethnic and cultural settings in Latvia. It explores …

Emigration from Latvia to Sweden after 1991: Analysis of Life Stories

Life history method gives the voice to the individual, offers an opportunity to express their interpretation of individual and social events. The study identify the main reasons why Latvia people choose to make their homes in Sweden.

Pārdzīvojušā laulātā mantojuma tiesības latviešu tautasdziesmās

Latviešu folkloras kā ieražu tiesību avota pētniecība ir visai komplicēta. Latvijā ieražu tiesības nekad nav tikušas pilnībā kodificētas. Arī latviešu folkloras materiāls neļauj spriest par kādu vienotu tiesību sistēmu senatnē. No apjomīgā krājuma …

Narrative Construction Of Generational Experience In Latvian Life Stories

Biographies demonstrate a variety of trajectories, resources and opportunities, choices and acting strategies. It may be reflected through life stories, which are studied like personal experience narratives developed along the master scripts and …

13th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe 2019: Baltic Solidarity

From June 25 to 29, four researchers of the project «Narrative perspectives on intergenerational transmission of memory» (finansed by the Latvian Science Council) participated in the 13th Baltic Studies Conference in Europe «Baltic Solidarity», which took place in Gdansk, Poland.

Home as History: Space, Memory, and Solidarity in Latvia

Rīkotāji - Centre for Work and Employment, The University of Greenwich/ Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London / Feminist Research Group, University of East London / Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education. Ieskats simpozija norisē. Diskusijas. No kreisās: Edmunds Šūpulis, Maija Krūmiņa, Ginta Elksne, Kaspars Zellis