Latvian emigrants in Sweden in the Latvian National Oral history collection


The Latvian National Oral History research project at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Latvia was aimed at documenting the living, unexplored experience of the nation’s people in recent historical events. It is an essential resource in migration studies. The collection consists of both interviews with expatriates emigrating to Sweden after the Second World War as well as with those emigrating after the restoration of independence in 1991. The poster provides an insight into life story research about two generations of migrants in Sweden, based on the interviews collected in the Latvian National Oral History collection. By using life-story sources, researchers are analyzing the aims, context and changing identities of people from both emigration waves.

Aug 23, 2021 — Aug 27, 2021
Ginta Elksne

Socioloģe, LU zinātniskā asistente, strādā LU Filozofijas un socioloģijas institūtā.

Māra Zirnīte

Mutvārdu vēstures pētniece, Nacionālā mutvārdu vēstures projekta koordinatore