12.00 Opening words 

Prof. Maija Kūle (director, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia) 

Prof. Vieda Skultāne (project leader, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia) 

1. session (12.30, chair Maruta Pranka) Generational communication as a source for cultural memory  

  1. Edmunds Šūpulis (University of Latvia) Voices of generations: the transfer of memories in the Baltics States 
  2. Ieva Garda, Māra Zirnīte (University of Latvia) Insights into the intergenerational transmission of memories in Latvian Oral History Archive 
  3. Ludmila Artamoshkina (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation) Biographical writing: from generational memory to cultural memory 
  4. Lavinia Besliu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) “My roots are old”: generational identity and the transmission of memory in evangelical communities in northeast Romania   
  5. Emilia Sieczka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) Genealogy of the Polish middle class in socialist Poland: discursive denial, life trajectories and memory politics  

Keynote lecture (14.00) Prof. Molly Andrews (University of East London, UK) ’I am a child of my time’: the (in)conceivability of a country that is no longer 

2. session (15.00, chair Agita Lūse) Migration and generational narratives in diaspora 

  1. Baiba Bela (University of Latvia) Migration and the experience of return in interviews with returning migrants in IR magazine  
  2. Maija Krūmiņa, Maruta Pranka (University of Latvia) Place identity in the life stories of members of the Latvian diaspora   
  3. Sigita Kraniauskienė (Klaipėda University, Lithuania) One generation in the same region: three ethnicities and different stories of migration   
  4. Leena Kurvet-Käosaar (University of Tartu, Estonia) “My memory is like a big house”:  the transgenerational transmission of memory among Estonians in the diaspora  
  5. Maija Runcis (University of Stockholm, Sweden) Second-generation migrants – life experiences and historical consciousness  


Keynote lecture (11.00) Prof. Vieda Skultāne (University of Latvia) The passage of experience and memory across generations  

 3. session (12.00, chair Edmunds Šūpulis) The generational transfer of narratives 

  1. Karol Morawski (The Karkonosze State University, Poland) History, memory, ideology  
  2. Kaspars Zellis (University of Latvia) Controversial memories in the life stories of the Soviet generation  
  3. Martin Nõmm (University of Tartu, Estonia) Generational pressures of identity and belonging in the autobiographical works of Agate Nesaule and Elin Toona  
  4. Tiiu Jaago (University of Tartu, Estonia), Kirsi Laurén (University of Eastern Finland, Finland) Analysing traumatic memories 
  5.  Vidmantas Vyšniauskas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania) Impacts of globalisation and the intergenerational transmission of memory in Lithuania’s Šalčininkai region   

4. session (14.00, chair Kirsi Laurén) Generational memory in communities and family 

  1. Violeta Kotseva (Sofia University, Bulgaria) Donations and collective transfers by migrants from small settlements 
  2. Agita Lūse (Riga Stradiņš University, University of Latvia) Remembering care and caring for memories: adoptees’ sources of self  
  3. Anni Reuter (University of Helsinki, Finland) The family as the carrier of memories of Soviet exile and terror - deported and diasporic Ingrian Finnish families   
  4. Laima Žilinskienė (University of Vilnius, Lithuania) Communicative family memory: the case of Lithuania  
  5. Ginta Elksne, Ilze Koroļeva (University of Latvia) Intergenerational relations and migration in families among Latvian emigrant communities 

Closing session (16.00) Overview of the cooperation between Baltic and Nordic researchers in the Nordplus project “From past to present: migration and integration through the life stories network” (Māra Zirnīte, Maruta Pranka)