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09/10/2019

Lecture by social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter on the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda

Julia Vorhölter. Publicity photo
Julia Vorhölter. Publicity photo
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On Tuesday, October 29, at 18:00 social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter will give a public talk titled "Crazy Times: New [Dis]Orders and the Emergence of Psychotherapy in Uganda". The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free admission.

25/09/2019

Exhibition "In Defence of Freedom. British Military and Diplomatic Support to Latvia 1918–1920"

The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
British divers going down to examine the propellers of the light cruiser HMS Calypso which were damaged entering Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
British divers going down to examine the propellers of the light cruiser HMS Calypso which were damaged entering Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
Civilians and soldiers beside a British warship on the Daugava River. Riga, 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Civilians and soldiers beside a British warship on the Daugava River. Riga, 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Major Austin Keenan with Latvian Army officers in Ludza, 1920. Image – Latvian War Museum
Major Austin Keenan with Latvian Army officers in Ludza, 1920. Image – Latvian War Museum
British officers on board the light cruiser HMS Caradoc watching the shore at Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
British officers on board the light cruiser HMS Caradoc watching the shore at Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Stephen Tallents and Harold Alexander in Zilupe, 1920. Image – National Library of Latvia
Stephen Tallents and Harold Alexander in Zilupe, 1920. Image – National Library of Latvia
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From 16 October until 20 November 2019, the National Library of Latvia Level 1 atrium will feature the exhibition "In Defence of Freedom. British Military and Diplomatic Support to Latvia 1918–1920". Compiled by historians and institutions in both Latvia and the United Kingdom, the exhibition offers new insights, including previously publicly unpublished photographic materials, regarding the diplomatic and military history of Latvia's War of Independence, as well as the daily routines of the British and Latvian soldiers involved. Free admission.

11/09/2019

Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"

Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"
Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"
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The annual conference, Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, invites submissions of proposals for its 5th conference to be held in Riga, Latvia (venue – the National Library of Latvia), 17–20 March 2020. The DHN conferences aim is to provide an overview of research, education and communication about the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities from the Nordic to the Baltic region, and beyond.

03/09/2019

Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš

Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš
Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš
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On 14 September at 10.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Ziedonis Hall, Level 1) a public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš will be held. Language: Latvian with simultaneous translation into English. Free entrance.

29/08/2019

Exhibition-installation "Water Reflections" by Tina Eskilsson

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Until 8 September 2019, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Level 1 orangery will feature the exhibition-installation Water Reflections by Swedish artist Tina Eskilsson. Water Reflections is a site specific installation tailor-made for the Baltic Sea Festival and the National Library building in Riga. Free admission.

26/08/2019

Exhibition "Invisible Libraries"

Mazstraupe estate library, beginning of the 20th century. Meiendorf family archive (Denmark)
Mazstraupe estate library, beginning of the 20th century. Meiendorf family archive (Denmark)
Pope estate library, beginning of the 20th Century. Rundāle Palace Museum collection
Pope estate library, beginning of the 20th Century. Rundāle Palace Museum collection
Library of the Rīga Historical and Ancient Researchers' Association. C. 1935, Herder Institute, Marburg
Library of the Rīga Historical and Ancient Researchers' Association. C. 1935, Herder Institute, Marburg
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From 30 August 2019 until 1 March 2020, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Level 1 atrium will feature the NLL's centenary exhibition Invisible Libraries. It will be dedicated to 14 of the NLL's historical collections, which comprise the foundation of the Library's collection.

09/08/2019

Knut Djupedal's guest lecture

Knut Djupedal. Photo from private archives
Knut Djupedal. Photo from private archives
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A guest lecture by Norwegian researcher Knut Djupedal is expected at the Archives of Latvian Folklore (Level 5) on August 14, 2019, at 15.00. Mr. Djupedal's lecture is entitled "World View, Culture, and Folklore". The lecture will discuss the relationship between these three concepts. At the end of the lecture, Mr. Djupedal will discuss some of the practical uses that an education in folklore – in his experience – can provide when studies are finished, a degree is achieved, and a living must be made. Free admission.

06/06/2019

Exhibition "The Early Years of Lithography"

Exhibition "The Early Years of Lithography"
Exhibition "The Early Years of Lithography"
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The The Early Years of Lithography exhibition will be opened in the Level 4 gallery of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) at 16.00 on 18 June. Visitors will have the opportunity to see valuable graphic-art works made with the lithography technique in the first half of the 19th century, from the collection of the K. Ubāns Art Reading Room. These will be complemented by video stories portraying the technical process of lithography and assessing the place classic lithography holds and its ability to coexist with contemporary technologies. Free admission.

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