Video from conference about World War I available

Video from conference about World War I available
Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
12-11-2013 A+ A-
International forum ”The turning point - before and after WWI. History and nowadays. Latvia and Europe." will be held at „Splendid Palace” on November 12. Such issues as the changing paradigm of relationships between the human thought and the political authorities since WWI will be discussed. Starting from Wednesdey, November 13, panel discussions are available here, in our video archive. You can select the translation/the original language on the video page.

Forum Opening Lielajā zāle (Main auditorium)

Welcome address by Diāna Čivle, Head of the Rīga 2014 Foundation

Introductory address by Gints Grūbe, member of the Rīga 2014 Foundation Artistic Council, Curator of the Brīvibas iela (Freedom Street) chapter

Panel Discussion I: Events that changed the course of history. The world that disappeared because of World War I

Moderator: Pauls Raudseps


--- Ēriks Jēkabsons PhD (hist): World War I: what we know, have forgotten and never knew

--- Max Arthur (historian and author of Forgotten Voices of the Great War)

Panel Discussion II: The Second Life of a World War I symbol. The fate of the Zeppelin in Rīga and Europe

Moderator: Gints Grūbe


--- Dr. Ursula Zeller, Director, Zeppelin Museum

--- Ineta Lipša PhD (hist): In the Rīga Central Market social space: notes on the 20th century

--- Prof. Daina Teters PhD: Playing power games with names. How Brīvības iela (Freedom Street) changed its name

13:00 Panel Discussion III: Post scriptum WWI – the major changes to the European/world map, to relationships between countries and in people's minds. For the Balts, did World War I actually end in 1991?

Moderator: Eduards Liniņš


--- Imants Lancmanis PhD (hab): How World War I scarred Latvia’s architecture, art, culture

--- PhD Irvo Juurvee Institute of History and Archaeology of University of Tartu:

     Remarks on WWI Legacy and its Influence in Tallinn

--- Rihards Pētersons MA: History of the KGB building

14:00 Panel Discussion IV: The voices of the countries founded after World War I on Europe’s ‘modernity’ – the contemporary concept of Europe versus that which prevailed at the turn of 1913/1914

Moderator: Nele Hertling (Soul for Europe / Vice-president, Berlin Akademie der Kunste)


--- Prof. Thomas Anz PhD (University of Marburg – researcher into the relationship between war and literature): German poets during the First World War. Transformations from war enthusiasm to modern international pacifism and ideas of European Community

--- Žaneta Ozoliņa PhD (educ): War meets art and politics

--- Prof Sergejs Kruks PhD (inf. sc.): Image rights: the exploitation of urban art in politics

--- Markku Jokisipila PhD (soc), Director, Baltic Sea Region Study Centre, Turku University: From Russian empire to integrated Europe through Scandinavia - Finland


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