Personal and cross-cultural identities in every-day life stories –
Development of research and presentation methods
The partners of Network Co-operation
Dr. Simo Laakkonen, Senior Lecturer of Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Knut Djupedal, Director of the Norwegian Emigrant Museum in Hamar, Norway
Dr. Christian Richette, archivist at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden
Oral History Archive's work in academic research is supported
by the Science Council of Latvia (Latvijas Zinatnes padome)
collection, documentation, and archival development is divided
into several phases and projects.
Lifestory Web Page is supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy's
small grant program.
Oral History Archive collection holds more than 1,000 lifestories
The National Latvian Council in Great Britain's Education
Committee, whose centenarians of Latvia.
The Cultural Fund of Latvia, whose support facilitated the
centenarians project (100 x 100), the videofilm about the
poet Astride Ivask, K. Eglite's interviews with cultural figures
of 1960s-1970s Latvia, The development of the study of Selija's
The American Latvian Fund, whose help facilitated
informational seminars for the Latvian community in exile,
the purchse of computer equipment, five summers of field work,
and "Lifestories in Latvia."
Soros Foundation-Latvia's Education Program for
Change in Latvia's, whose aid contributed to the development
of the videofilm about Melanie Vanaga.
Heinrich Boell Fond in Germany, whose aid supported
the organization of a training seminar in Mazirbe.
The World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA) in
the United States, whose aid supported the preparation of
the essay collection "Spogulis, Latvijas mutvardu vesture"
(Mirror: Oral History in Latvia), the purchase of computer
equipment, the development of a videofilm about cultural figures
Research organizations which have facilitated
Oral History Association in London, Great Britain
The Ethnological Research Center at Oslo University, Norway
The Folklore Department of Indiana University, Bloomington,
The Biography and Folklore Department at Tartu University,
Collaborative publications, events, projects:
The Occupation Museum of Latvia
The Latvian Center in Riga
The Livonian Cultural Center "Livo Kultur sidam"
The Government-protected Livonian cultural-historical territory
"Livod Randa" (Livonian Coast)
The Philology Department of the University of Latvia
The Judaic Center of the University of Latvia
The Multinational Culture Center in Daugavpils