Latvian Writers in Exile: selection of the archive materials and digitization in the Latvian Centre Münster

Duration of the project

20.05.2020. - 30.09.2020.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia
Institute for Slavic Studies, University of Münster
Latvian Center Münster
Estonian Literary Musuem

Project Manager

Prof. Dr. Mara Grudule

Project goals

Firstly, the digitization skills of the members of the project improved considerably;

Secondly the materials concerning the collections of Latvian writers in exile in the Latvian Centre in Münster were evaluated, selected and digitized ;

Thirdly, the content of the project and the digital collections were presented to the Latvian society in Münster and researchers in the humanities through the closing seminar in Münster and at the Latvian National Library in Riga as well as through the website

Main activities and venues

Introductory seminar in Riga (ILFA) – improvement of the knowledge in digital humanities, discussion about the directions of research in the archives in Münster;

Work with the collections of the Latvian writers in exile in the Latvian Center in Münster – review, evaluation, selection of the materials and digitization;

Closing seminar in Münster and at the Latvian National Library in order to inform the members of Latvian diaspora in Germany, researchers and general public in Latvia about the content of the archives and the new materials achieved and digitized.

Direct and indirect target groups

Direct: researchers in humanities; archives, museums, library staff; teachers, students, high school students ~ 300

Indirect: Latvian society; users – on average 24000 individual views per month