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Call for papers for a conference "Rainis and Aspazija Among Contemporaries in the European Cultural Context"

Date: September 26-27, 2024

Hosted by: The Rainis and Aspazija Museum & The Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art, University of Latvia

Location: The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House, Jāņa Pliekšāna Street 5/7, Majori

About the Conference:
This international gathering aims to shed light on the profound influence and intersections of Rainis and Aspazija with their European counterparts during a transformative period in European culture and literature. Delve into their intertwined ideologies, collaborations, and the broader socio-cultural themes of their epoch.

Conference Languages: Proceedings and discussions will be held in Latvian and English.

Invitation for Papers:
  • We welcome contributions from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and museum studies on the following themes:
  • The intellectual and artistic contributions of Rainis and Aspazija, and their associations with eminent European personalities of their era.
  • The ebb and flow of ideological movements in Latvia and across Europe during the time of Rainis and Aspazija.
  • Celebrating women writers of the period and delving into the evolving narrative of women's rights.
  • The changing self-representation of iconic figures and their societal impact over decades.
  • The pivotal role of contemporary museums in bridging the past with the present, especially in portraying the legacies of influential individuals.
  • A comparative analysis of European artistic collaborations, highlighting couples like Rainis and Aspazija, Arne and Hulda Garborg (Norway), Marie Under and Artur Adson (Estonia), etc.

Fee: There are no charges for attending or participating in the conference.

Upcoming Publication: Selected papers from the conference will be curated into a peer-reviewed volume, scheduled for release in the fall of 2025.

Submission Guidelines:
Submit your paper proposals to by December 20, 2023.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation and further details by January 20, 2024

In photo Rainis and Aspazija in their Dīķa Street flat, 1925. Photo by Gustavs Vilciņš. Collection of The Museum of Literature and Music.

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