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17/04/2019

The NLL invites applications to the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities

The NLL invites applications to the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities
The NLL invites applications to the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities
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The National Library of Latvia welcomes novice digital humanists to enrol in the Second Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities that will be held in July 23–26, 2019, at the National Library of Latvia (Riga, Latvia). The registration will be open until June 30.

09/04/2019

Exhibition "Five Homes. Stories About Adapting"

NLL reading room at Jēkaba iela 6/8 (1969). Picture from NLL collection
NLL reading room at Jēkaba iela 6/8 (1969). Picture from NLL collection
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From its foundation in 1919 until 2014, when the move to the new building designed by Gunnar Birkerts took place, the National Library of Latvia never had its own home. The construction of this home had been planned since 1928, but for almost a century, the Library was forced to adapt to a range of architecturally diverse historical constructions – imposing bank buildings, apartment buildings, factories, cellars – a total of 38 addresses, none of them suitable for library operations. People moved from one place to another, but the collection was sorted and moved even more frequently.

05/04/2019

Photo exhibition "Swedish Dads – Latvian Dads"

Photo: Johan Bävman
Photo: Johan Bävman
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A photography exhibition about the men of today – "Swedish Dads – Latvian Dads" (Tētis Zviedrijā – Tētis Latvijā) – by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman will be opened at the Level 7 gallery of the National Library of Latvia at 17.00 on 9 April. Its content is adapted from the exhibition Swedish Dads, which portrays men who have taken paternity leave. The exhibition will be open 6-30 April and entrance is free.

06/03/2019

Archaeology exhibition about the history of Latvia and Poland

Archaeology exhibition about the history of Latvia and Poland
Archaeology exhibition about the history of Latvia and Poland
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The opening of the international archaeology exhibition entitled "Latvia and Poland: So Far Away and Yet So Close. More Than 100 Years of Common History" will take place on 7 March at 16.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Gallery on level M).

12/02/2019

Social anthropologist Tobias Köllner on the interplay between the Orthodox religion and politics in contemporary Russia

Tobias Köllner. Publicity photo
Tobias Köllner. Publicity photo
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On Tuesday, February 26, at 18.00 social anthropologist Tobias Köllner will give a public talk "On 'Entangled Authorities': The Interplay between Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Russia". The event will take place at the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Event language: English. Admission free.

11/01/2019

Excursions at the exhibition "Paintings for Latvia"

Artist Janeric Johansson. Publicity photo
Artist Janeric Johansson. Publicity photo
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This weekend, 12 January at 12.00 and 13 January at 14.00, Swedish artist Janeric Johansson will be in Riga and will offer two guided excursions at his exhibition Paintings for Latvia. The exhibition can be viewed at the Conference Centre (level -1) of the National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free entrance.

13/12/2018

Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched

Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched
Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched
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11.00 on Tuesday 18 December will see the launch of Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site www.enciklopedija.lv – a high-quality general-knowledge and information online resource in the Latvian language, accessible free of charge – at Bebrene Manor in Bebrene Parish.

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