Conference “Baltic Amber across Time and Borders”. Video Recording

Conference “Baltic Amber across Time and Borders”. Video Recording
Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The international conference “Baltic Amber across Time and Borders” took place in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia on the 19th and 20th of September as part of the “Riga 2014” Programme. Below is a video recording of the conference.

On the first day of the conference, the 19th of September, there were two simultaneous live broadcasts – from the Great Hall of the University of Latvia and from the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. On Saturday, the 20th of September, lectures and discussions in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia were streamed live on our portal.

The conference covered the theme of amber in pre-history and later history, as well as in ethnography and folklore, drawing on findings in natural history and variety of approaches to the research in the field, including conservation and restoration of amber. Scientists from 16 countries participated in the conference, including – in addition to Latvia and other European countries – scientists from Jordan, the United States, and China. A full programme of the conference can be downloaded here.

Series of sessions “Amber in Its Diversity”:

Opening session (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 19th of September)  

Session “Geology and Geography of Amber” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 19th of September)  

Session “Amber and Natural Sciences” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 19th of September)  

Session “Amber Which Unites” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 19th of September)  

Series of sessions “Amber from Earliest Times till Present”:

Session “Stone and Bronze Age” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 20th of September)  

Session “Ancient History” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 20th of September)  

Session “Iron Age and Middle Ages” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 20th of September)  

Session “Modern and Contemporary History” (the Great Hall of the University of Latvia, the 20th of September)  

The conference was organised by the University of Latvia in co-operation with the “Riga 2014” foundation. The conference was run by the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Latvia and the Faculty’s Dean Dr. hist. Andris Šnē, as well as the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia and the Director of the Institute, Dr. hist. Guntis Zemītis.

The reports presented at the conference will be collated into a conference edition to be published before September 2015.

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