The Network of Nordic-Baltic Tradition Archives (Nordic Culture Point — the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme)
The project is funded by the Nordic Culture Point — the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme.
Implementation period: from 01.02.2016 to 30.10.2018.
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art (University of Latvia), coordinator Sanita Reinsone, PhD
Lietuviu Literaturos ir Tautosakos Institutas / Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore — Lithuania
Eesti Rahvaluule Arhiiv, Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum / Estonian Folklore Archives, Estonian Literary Museum — Estonia
Norsk etnologisk gransking / Norsk Folkemuseum — Norway
Finnish Folklore Archives / Finnish Literature Society — Finland
Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Göteborg, Uppsala / Institute for Language and Folklore, Göteborg, Uppsala — Sweden
The Network includes also the following institutions:
Norsk Folkeminnesamling, Universitetet I Oslo / Norwegian Folklore Archives, University of Oslo — Nowary
Sámi Arkiiva/ The Sámi Archives — Norway
Dansk Folkemindesamling, Det Kongelige Bibliotek / Danish Folklore Archives, The Royal Library — Danmark
Nordiska museet — Sweden
Folklife Archives, Lund University — Sweden
SLS Arkiv, Svenska litteratursällskapet I Finland / The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland — Finland
Thjodminjasafn Islands / National Museum of Iceland — Iceland
The composition of the Network might be slightly changed or expanded depending on the situation within the three upcoming years.
The Network of the Nordic-Baltic Tradition Archives (NBTA), first established at the end of 2014, introduced the productive links among the similar institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The further development of the network will foster the closer cooperation, the joint initiatives and sharing the best practices between the tradition archives that hold vast and valuable testimonies of the richness of cultural traditions and everyday life within the region and beyond.
The Network is intended (1) to create a sustainable forum for discussions and exchange of information and specific knowledge across the tradition archives in the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond; (2) to carry out the joint initiatives in order to launch the cooperation in practice; to find solutions of relevant issues and to promote coherent development of the tradition archives, especially in terms of digitizing, (3) to maintain the close cooperation with pan-European and worldwide organisations dealing with the intangible cultural heritage, especially the materials of traditional culture.
- Meeting of the Baltic folklore archives, 17–18 May 2018, Latvia
- Conference "History, Memory, and Archives: Sensitive Issues", 17–19 October 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania.
The "History, Memory and Archives: Sensitive issues" (http://www.llti.lt/en/events/) was a conference dedicated to the Centenary of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and ultimately also Poland. It was the interim conference for the SIEF WG on Archives, in collaboration with the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore and the Nordic-Baltic Tradition Archives Network. More than 30 presentations analysed the ethical, sensitive and delicate issues in archival research and folklore research and publications in general.
- Tradition Archives Meet Digital Humanities. Panel at the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries".
- Conference "Archives as Knowledge Hubs: Initiatives and Influences", 25-28 September 2017, Tartu, Estonia.
- The visit of Estonian and Latvian Folklore Archives to the Archives of Lithuanian Folklore
May 22-23, 2017. Vilnius, Lithuania.
On 22nd and 23rd May, 2017 representatives of the Archives of Latvian Folklore and Estonian Folklore Archives paid a visit to the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore (Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas) in Vilnius.
The seminars and the discussions intended to promote development of joint initiatives, stimulate regional co-operation, exchange of information and form wide collaborative networks between the tradition archives of the Baltic sea region are organised already for the second year with the support of the Nordic and Baltic mobility programme "Culture".
- Congress of International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF): "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft - Creativity"
March 26-30, 2017. Göttingen, Germany.
The members of the Network of Nordic and Baltic Tradition Archives organised three panels in the SIEF Congress which is one of the largest international events in the field of ethnology and folkloristics:
Arch01 Dwelling in the cultural archives I: traces, experiences and meanings
Arch02 Dwelling in the virtual space: digital approaches and archival practices
Arch03 Dwelling in the cultural archives II: policies and archive practices
All panels were widely attended by the international audience, while support was granted to 18 participants from the NBTA.
During the Congress, the joint meeting of the NBTA network with the worldwide SIEF (The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Working Group on Archives took place, as well the meeting of WG2 and WG4 (editorial team).
Both events provided the floor to the international audience and supported not only cooperation among Nordic and Baltic countries, but in a wider, especially European, scope.
- The visit of the representative of the Archives of Latvian Folklore to the Institutet för språk och folkminnen
February 2017. Göteborg, Sweden.
The visit of the head of the Digital Archives of Latvian Folklore Sanita Bērziņa-Reinsone was carried out in order to explore Swedish folklore archive (Institutet för språk och folkminnen) and its collections and to participate in the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries" 2017 (Göteborg, March 13-16) introducing society involvement activities in creating digital cultural heritage at the tradition archives.
- Conference "Towards Digital Folkloristics: Research Perspectives, Archival Praxis, Ethical Challenges"
September 14-16, 2016. Riga, Latvia.
- The working meeting of the editorial team
September 15, 2016. Riga, Latvia.
During the meeting, the recent progress and outlines of the publication were discussed. The title of the anthology "Archives and Visions. The Production of Knowledge at the Tradition Archives", it is approved to be published in Folklore Fellows Communication publishing house (Finland). The meeting was attended by 4 participants from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Latvia.
- The visit of the representative from the Archives of Latvian Folklore to Iceland memory institutions and museums
June 2016. Reykjavik, Iceland.
During the visit, Sanita Bērziņa-Reinsone attended Icelandic Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, she was introduced with the folklore and audio collections. Other intangible cultural heritage institutions visited in Reykjavik and other parts of Iceland.
- The working meeting of Working Group 2
May 21-22, 2016. Riga, Latvia.
The working meeting of WG2 to develop the questionnaire for the in-depth study, discuss the outlines of the project proposal and discuss the EU funding options. The meeting was attended by 9 persons from Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland and Latvia. The survey of tradition archives in the Nordic-Baltic region was created during the meeting and next steps towards the joint project proposal to apply for EU funds scheduled. The meeting was attended by 10 participants from Estonia, Finland, Norway and Latvia.
- The visit of Lithuanian and Latvian Folklore Archives to the Estonian Folklore Archives
May 9-10, 2016. Tartu, Estonia.
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