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Workshop on Pandemic Life Writing

On 27 April 2021, a workshop dealing with collecting and collections of pandemic life writing will take place online. Registration:

This workshop offers life writing archivists and researchers an opportunity to reflect and share experiences on intense work carried out during the pandemic year in collecting and creating collections of pandemic diaries, memories and other types of life-writing material. Workshop participants will provide insight into collecting projects carried out in Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Latvia.


April 27, 2021


Introductory words &

Collecting pandemic life writing in Estonia

Leena Kurvet-Käosaar, Maarja Hollo,
Tartu University and Estonian Literary Museum, Estonia


Documenting the pandemic: the Koronakevät collection campaign

Marja-Leena Jalava,
Finnish Literature Society, Finland


Covid19 experiences from an unplanned fieldwork

Audun Kjus

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norwegian Ethnological Research


Diaries during a Christmas like no other

Susanne Nylund Skog
Institute for Language and Folklore (ISOF), Sweden


Pandemic diary project in Latvia

Sanita Reinsone, Ilze Ļaksa-Timinska, Justīne Jaudzema
Archives of Latvian Folklore, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia


Discussion / QA

This workshop is the first episode in the Nordic & Baltic life writing workshop series that will take place by the middle of June 2021 and will provide a floor for discussions on collecting, archiving and researching life-writing material.
Episodes of the Nordic and Baltic life writing are organized in a joint effort by the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art (University of Latvia), Tartu University and Finnish Literature Society, supported by Nordic Culture Point and the Latvian Council of Science.

Project No. lzp-2018/1-0073

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