On 14-17 May of this year
the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia, in
collaboration with the University of Latvia, will be holding the Third
Baltic Bioarchaeology Meeting. Papers on DNA studies, migrations,
diet, health and the quality of life of the ancient
inhabitants of the Baltic Sea region will be given by 60
scholars from Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, the United
Kingdom, the USA, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Belarus.
The conference will be held at the University of Latvia, 19 Raiņa
bulvāris, Auditorium 153.
Pētījumi par nemateriālo kultūras mantojumu (Bulgārija - Latvija) /
of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Bulgaria - Latvia).
Latvijas vēstures institūts, 2013 - 179 lpp. (available at: http://www.lvi.lv/lv/elektropubl_files/Nematerialais_kulturas_mantojums_Intangible_Cultural_Heritage_2013.pdf)
Kalpaka bulvāris 4,
Rīga LV-1050, LATVIA
Tel: +371 67034509
Fax: +371 67034510
of Latvian History was founded
by a Law of the Cabinet of
Ministers of the Republic of Latvia passed on 14 January 1936. The
Institute has continued to function under various names from that time
right up to the present day. In accordance with Instruction of the
Cabinet of Ministers No. 176 and Decision No. 174 of the Senate of the
University of Latvia, on 1 April 2006 the Institute became the Agency
of the University of Latvia "Institute of Latvian History at the
University of Latvia".
Major research fields include: the prehistory of Latvia; ethnic and
cultural history of the inhabitants of Latvia in prehistory and
medieval times; ethnic history of the Baltic States; 20th century
history of Latvia; traditional lifeways and customs of the inhabitants
of Latvia; culture-historical studies on Riga; bioarchaeology;
palaeodemography; dendrochronology. On 1 January 2006, the Institute
had a staff of 56, including four habilitated doctors and 26 doctors.