On July 15th, the specialized, 14th volume of a journal “Culture Crossroads” by The Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture (the LAC) has been published in a digital format (ISSN 2500-9974, http://www.culturecrossroads.lv/en/latest). In this issue are gathered articles in English as a continuation of thought-provoking discussions and studies at a conference “Poetics and Politics of History in Film and Theatre” which took place in Riga, at the LAC, from November 29 till December 1, 2018. In the conference, as well as in the journal the attention has been paid not only to the representation of the centenaries of the Baltic States in film and theatre, but also to a scrupulous analysis of interpretations and problematics of historical time, events and how these processes have shaped and influenced fates of people, as well as theatre creators and filmmakers and their artistic decisions.
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As a deliverable of the Horizon 2020 funded project ‘CoHERE’ the volume ‘Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing Identities’ is in the print. It also includes the article of the LAC representatives Rūta Muktupāvela and Anda Laķe ‘Comparative aspects of the Song and Dance Celebration of the Baltic countries in the context of nation branding processes’.
Ullrich Kockel, Cristina Clopot, Baiba Tjarve & Máiréad Nic Craith (eds.) (2019) Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing Identities, Routledge, ISBN 9780367186760
Professor Inga Pērkone, head of the Department of Audiovisual Art at the Latvian Academy of Culture was one of the speakers at the international research conference "History of the National Cinematography of the USSR and Prospects for the Development of Cinema and Film Studies in the SNG, Georgia and the Baltic States" from 6 to 8 December, 2017. During the conference a collective research monograph on the history and development perspectives of the cinema in post-Soviet space was first premiered to the public under the title: История национальных кинематографий в СССР и перспективы развития кино государств-участников СНГ, стран Балтии и Грузии: Коллективная монография / Науч. ред. Н.А. Кочеляева, А.П. Николаева-Чинарова, Е.В. Пархоменко. -- М.: Академический проект, 2018, ISBN 978-5-8291-2171. The monograph also contains an article by Inga Pērkone “Latvian Cinema: Periods and Trends.” The article has been translated into Russian by the lecturer of the Latvian Academy of Culture Ēriks Bormanis. The photos used in the monograph are from the collection of the Latvian Academy of Culture Riga Film Museum.