Events

27
May
Workshop "Use of Documentary Heritage for Informing the Public"

On May 27, 2019, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences will organize the workshop "Use of Documentary Heritage for Infoming the Public" (in Latvian). The workshop is organized in the framework of the National Research Programme project "The Significance of Documentary Heritage in Creating Synergies between Research and Society".

The aim of the workshop is to find out how the documentary heritage is used in product (service) development.

The programme of the workshop (in Latvian):

28
Nov
26th Nordic Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

How should we live in cultural diversity? Building sustainable communities in times of fear

26th Nordic Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference

November 28 - 30, 2019, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia

Save the dates! Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invites you to participate in the 26th Nordic Intercultural Communication conference that will be held in Valmiera – a more than 700 years old Hanseatic town  located about 100km North-East of Riga. The conference language is English.

This time the overarching theme of the conference is centred on exploring cultural diversity and intercultural sustainability1. The conference predominantly but not exclusively addresses the intercultural communication challenges and opportunities as illuminated, for instance, by international migration and diversity. Unfortunate by-products of these processes often are anger, fear, and societal division.  Thus, the conference seeks to foreground the understanding of ways in which communities could be both diverse and integrated. The specific emphasis is on the notion of joint living in instead of merely with diversity2 in a variety of realms e.g. in the practices of everyday interaction, education, policymaking, language and communication training, media, and so forth. Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged. The potential forms of participation include individual presentations of either fully developed papers or work in progress, as well as panels and workshops. Concerning publication, the participants are invited to submit articles for peer review to the Journal of Intercultural Communication.

This call for papers is addressed to scholars and practitioners focusing on but not limited to the following themes:

• Culture, communication and civic participation

• Building trust in societies

• Methods and practices of communicating, cultivating, and negotiating cultural diversity

• Cultural diversity in relation to education and pedagogy, training and management

• Intercultural aspects of migration and diasporic life

• Language training and cultural diversity

• Personal relationships across culturally diverse contexts

• Media, cultural diversity, and sustainable communities

During the conference, the 3rd ESPAnet Baltics annual meeting section “Social policy responses to the turbulence of the modern world – values, action, and communication” will take place and also invites proposals. More about the organization itself can be found at https://blogg.hioa.no/espanet.

Presentation proposals should follow the abstract format of approximately 500 words (including title and reference information). Panel proposals should also be approximately 500 words, including rationale, a list of proposed participants as well as their individual contribution.

The submission system will open on June 1, 2019 at http://va.lv/en/nic-conference. Submission deadline is September 1, 2019. We look forward to seeing you in Valmiera!

The 26th NIC conference is organized by the Faculty of Society and Science at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. For further inquiry, you are welcome to contact the chair of the organizing committee Liene Ločmele at liene.locmele@va.lv.

You can download CFP here.

 

1Busch, D. (2016). What is intercultural sustainability? A first exploration of linkages between culture and sustainability in intercultural research. Journal of Sustainable Development, 9 (1), p. 63-76.

2Antonsich, M. (2016). Interculturalism versus multiculturalism – the Cantle-Modood debate. Ethnicities, 16 (3), p. 470-493.

 

Archives

22
May
Research discussion afternoon

On May 22, 2019, at 10:00 researchers of HESPI research areas Research of natural and cultural heritagewill tell more about the topic "Integrated practice of bachelor program "Tourism organization and management" students".

Venue: Ogres municipality.

25
Apr
Research discussion afternoon

On April 25, 2019, at 16:00 HESPI researchers of research areas “Human resources development and inclusion policy” will present their research on the topic "Politics and policy in Latvia: impact of path dependency”.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

 

04
Apr
Kārlis Baloža award in economic sciences has been granted to HESPI senior researcher Dr.hist. Gatim Krūmiņš

On January, 2019 The Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) approved the decisions of the Award Expert Commission and named the winners of the LAS's word awards and awards to young scientists.

Kārlis Baloža award in economic sciences was granted to HESPI senior researcher Dr.hist. Gatim Krūmiņš for his contribution to the studies of economic history and dissemination of results to the public.

The awards will be presented at the LAS spring general meeting on April 4, 2019.

More information available here!

 

 

04
Apr
Research discussion afternoon

On April 4, 2019, at 16:00 HESPI research assistant Mg.sc.env. Jānis Bikše will present his research on the topic "Alternatives to transport mobility in rural areas"

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.

14
Mar
Conference / Discussion "Elections back then and now. What to learn from 1990 in order not to get into trouble in the near and distant future"

On March 14, 2019 conference / discussion "Elections back then and now. What to learn from 1990 in order not to get into trouble in the near and distant future" will take place at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Conference is devoted to the elections of 18 March 1990, which resulted in the Declaration of Independence of 4 May 1990.