AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE LATVIAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE
a new prehistory of Latvia: tracing
long-term change from habitations and burials"
PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE LATVIAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE
Encyclopaedia of the Humanities: People,
Sources and Terms"
leader: V.Hausmanis (Institute of Literature, Folkore and Art of the
University of Latvia)
at the Institute of Latvian History "Database of Terms and People in
IN THE STATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME: "LETONICA"
AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY:
cooperation to protect archaeological heritage" (AAC),
the framework of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation
Programme within the European Neighborhood and Partnership instrument
A new archaeology and
heritage protection project "ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY &
cooperation to protect archaeological heritage" (AAC) started on 1 May
2012 in the framework of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border
Cooperation Programme within the European Neighborhood and
Partnership instrument 2007-2013. The project, with a total
of 1,714,515 euros or 1,204,968.46 lats (LVL) (programme co-financing:
1,520,731.16 EUR (88.7 %) or 1,068,775.94 LVL and partners
cofinancing 193,784.50 EUR (11,3%) or 136,192.52 LVL.), will
until the end of 2014. The project involves 9 organizations from 3
countries – Latvia, Estonia and Russia.
Project website: http://www.aac-project.eu
newsletter 4, December 2014
newsletter 3, February 2014
newsletter 2, February 2013
newsletter 1, August 2012
between the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with
Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Institute of Latvian
History at the University of Latvia "Values
of Identities" (2012-2014)
leaders: M.Santova (Institute of
Folklore of the Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences), A.Jansone (Institute of Latvian History)
hist. A.Jansone, Prof. Dr. Hist.
I.Saleniece, Dr. hist
I.Boldāne-Zeļenkova, Dr hist. A.Karlsone, Dr. hist.
L.Reinvalde, Dr. philol. G.Pakalns, Assitant A.Pūtelis.
kultūras mantojumu (Bulgārija - Latvija) / Studies
of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Bulgaria - Latvia).
Latvijas vēstures institūts, 2013 - 179 lpp. (available at:
NFI/R/2014/062, "Technology transfer in the processing of mineral
resources in earlier times"
The project is co-financed by the European Economic Area Financial
Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Programme
LV05 ‘Research and Scholarships’.
Project total costs: € 480850.00
Implementation period: 1 June 2015 - 30 April 2017
Project promoter: University of Latvia (project implemented at the
Faculty of History and Philosophy)
Partner 1: Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia
Partner 2: Oslo University Museum of Cultural History
Principal investigator: Valdis Bērziņš (Institute of Latvian
History at the University of Latvia)
The project focusses on the technologies used for the processing of
mineral resources important in prehistory and in historical times,
giving particular attention to questions relating to the transfer of
technology between different societies and cultures.
A crucial raw material for tool-making was flint, and so special
methods for working this material developed over the millennia. The
production of iron from bog ore began in present-day Latvia in the
first centuries AD and continued in later periods, developing on a
large scale during the time of the Duchy of Courland.
With the participation of Norwegian specialists, flint-working in the
Stone Age and the development of iron production technologies in
present-day Latvia from the period up to the early modern period is
examined from the perspective of technology transfer. Technical
analysis is undertaken on flint tools; archaeological excavation takes
place at the site of an ironworks; an ancient iron smelting furnace is
reconstructed; the results of the study are brought together in
international scholarly publications.
The project will contribute to the general understanding of
technologies and their development in Northern Europe in the