The academic staff of the Faculty of Humanities actively participates in the international and local conferences, organized by partner institutions worldwide. Moreover, the academic staff of the Faculty of Humanities organizes local and international conferences, welcoming colleagues from Latvia and other countries.

Various conferences at the Faulty of Humanities have become annual or at least regular.

Each year from January till March the University of Latvia organizes the annual international scientific conference. All faculties participate in the conference. The Faculty of Humanities organizes various sections, devoted to linguistics, literary studies, Oriental studies, folklore studies, anthropology, as well as several interdisciplinary sections. The sections of the Faculty of Humanities work under the subtheme “Ideas in Humanities – Language, Texts, Culture” of the Faculty of Humanities in the priority research direction “Lettonic Studies, Diaspora and Intercultural Communication” of the University of Latvia.

Since 2011, each January the Faculty of Humanities organizes an international seminar “Latvian Writings and Writings in Latvia in the 16th-19th centuries: Current Research Trends and Issues” (the organizer – Professor Pēteris Vanags). Linguists, literary scholars, book publishing historians participate in the seminar with their current researches. Colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania, Australia, Russia, Germany and Sweden take part in the seminar.

The conference takes place since 1965 and is devoted to the memory of an outstanding Latvian linguist Arturs Ozols. Colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Norway and other countries participate in the conference. The conference is timed to the birthday of Arturs Ozols that takes place on the 18th of March. Each year an organizing committee chooses the theme from the fields of synchronic, diachronic and general linguistics. Working languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, English. The conference is organized by the Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies of the Faculty of Humanities.

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The symposium is organized (once in three years since 2009) by the Department of the English Studies and the Centre of Applied Linguistics.

The aim of the symposium is to gather together scholars, practitioners and young researchers from various spheres of linguistics, literature and culture, in order to offer an opportunity to discuss the role of the language in the world of the international communication. The symposium pays special attention to the development of the linguistic capacity for international, scientific and professional communication.

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The conference has been organized by the Department of Contrastive Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Interpreters and Translators since 2015. The conference is devoted to the current (theoretical and practical) issues in translatology and terminology. The conference proceedings are published in the collection of articles that is also available online at www.rakstiskatulkosana.lu.lv.

Studies and Latin Culture Heritage Centre since 2001. Antiquitas Viva conferences, organized by the classical philologists of the University of Latvia, traditionally pay attention to a certain aspect of the ancient world, stressing its vitality and heredity into the modern society.

The conference gathers together researchers from various countries and is devoted to different topics, e.g. Roman theme (Urbs Aeterna, 2005), comic (2007), education (2012), the word in the text and dictionary (2016).

Working languages: Latvian and English. The conference proceedings are published in a peer-reviewed collection of articles Antiquitas Viva. Studia Classica.

The Colloquium Balticum is a conference series of Northern European classicists who study Greek and Latin antiquity and its reception mainly in the Baltic region. The conferences are organized annually by the members of the Baltic Network of Classical Scholars. The network includes University of Marburg (Germany), University of Lund (Sweden), University of Latvia, University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Vilnius (Lithuania). The conference took place in Riga in 2004, 2010, 2014. The next conference in Riga will take place in 2021.

The conference has been organized (once in two years) at the Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies of the Faculty of Humanities since 2006. Each conference has its own sub-theme, researching the issues in theology, literary studies, religion, literature, art, cinema and music, as well as their interaction. Working languages: Latvian, English, German. Conference proceedings are published in the peer-reviewed collection “Literature and Religion”.

Readings in Dialectology is an annual event that has taken place each autumn since 1997. The Readings are organized in honour of Marta Rudzīte, professor of the University of Latvia, an outstanding Latvian linguist, dialectology scholar.  The conference is organized by the Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies; the head of the organizing committee is Professor Lidija Leikuma. Researchers and students from various institutions participate in the conference (University of Latvia, Institute of the Latvian Language, Liepāja University, Daugavpils University). The conference usually closes with the presentation of an edition devoted to linguistics.

The conference has been organized by students of the BA and MA programmes in Baltic Philology since 2016. Young researchers in the field of the Latvian studies (Latvian culture, language and literature) from various countries (Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Russia, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, India, etc) take part in the conference. The participants discuss current issues in the Latvian studies, as well as get acquainted with the Latvian culture through various events, organized by the University of Latvia. The conference proceedings are published on the literary portal Ubi Sunt. Working languages are Latvian and English.  

 

The aim of the annual international conference “Newest Literature in Latvia” is to actualize research of the latest literature created and/or published in Latvia, to look at literary contributions of the latest years and to think and talk about today’s writing. The conference takes place on the third week of October and its materials are published in an electronic journal. Info – jaunakaliteratura.lu.lv.

The conference has been organized by the Department of Contrastive Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Interpreters and Translators since 2015. The conference offers the annual winter session of topical discussions about translation studies and translation industry in the Baltics. The conference enables practitioners, researchers, students and academic staff to share insights, ideas, concerns and research projects about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of translation and interpreting today and tomorrow.