Dept. of Medieval and Early Modern History
Dept. of 20th Century Research
Dept. of Archaeology
Repository of Archaeological Material
Dept. of Ethnology
Repository of Ethnographic Material
Dept. of Bioarhaeology
Repository of Bioarchaeological Material
Dendrochronological Lab.


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.
Conference programme

Electronic publication:
Pētījumi par nemateriālo kultūras mantojumu (Bulgārija - Latvija) / Studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Bulgaria - Latvia).
[Rīga:] LU Latvijas vēstures institūts, 2013 - 179 lpp. (available at:

Kalpaka bulvāris 4,
Rīga LV-1050, LATVIA
Tel: +371 67034509
Fax: +371 67034510



The Institute 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.

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