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Textology: from handwriting to publication (September 29, 2021)

Gundega Grīnuma, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia

How to read unreadable handwriting? How to create an academic commentary for a decrypted handwriting? - These and other issues relevant to researchers, archives and museum experts will be addressed in the seminar.

Seminar researcher Dr. philol. Gundega Grīnuma will tell about her experience in handwriting encryption and commenting with examples from her work, preparing Ivande Kaija's diary for publication, as well as about the challenges of the project "Correspondence between Rainis and Aspazija (1894-1929)" implemented by UNESCO "Memory of the World" program. Gundega Grīnuma will talk about the need for an individualized approach and share practical advice in textology.

Collection and dissemination: digital archival strategies (October 16, 2018)

Audun Kjus, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum) and Fredrik Skott, The Institute for Language and Folklore, Gothenburg, Nordic Folklore at Åbo Academy, Finland

Digital technology is opening new possibilities for tradition archives, both for disseminating old materials and for collecting new documentation. Fredrik Skott and Audun Kjus have been leading the development projects, and They will share experiences and insights from these projects (both success and failure) and discuss pros and cons of different digitalisation strategies.

The Long Shadows: Global Environmental Impacts of WWII (October 10, 2018)

Simo Laakkonen, University of Turku

What is the place of the Second World War in local, national or global environmental narrative? Up to day it seems that while this war affected nearly everything in the world, it did not affect the nature, the environment or our understanding of related issues. The presentation approaches these questions from historical and cultural point of view and argues that we need to address the Second World War and environmental issues together in order to understand both of them. The Second World War was not fought in all countries of the planet but its environmental consequences were of global scale. The presentation aims to provide an overview of the main environmental impacts of this war. Simo Laakkonen is an environmental historian and senior lecturer of landscape studies at the University of Turku, Finland. The presentation is based on his long-terms studies of the environmental history of the Baltic Sea and international publications that he has edited on militarized landscapes of World War II and the Cold War.

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