Proceedings of LAS. Section A. List of authors

Agnese Bergholde-Wolf

Dr. art. Agnese Bergholde-Wolf since 2015 is a specialist at the image archive at the Herder Institūte in Marburg, Germany. In 2011, acquired Doctoral degree in art history for the dissertation “Medieval Architecture and Sculptural Décor of the Riga Cathedral in the Context of European Analogies”, published in 2015 in the series of editions of the Institute of Art History of the Latvian Academy of Arts. Research interests: medieval (brick) architecture and sculpture in the Baltic region, art and architecture in Latvia.

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Aīda Rancāne

Dr. biol., Mag. phil. Aīda Rancāne is the leading researcher of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia. Research interests: masking traditions, indigenous religions, modern spirituality, traditional culture, author of the book Masks and Masking in Latvia (2009).

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Aivars Spilbergs

Dr. oec. Aivars Spilbergs is the Head of Economics and Finance Department in BA. Previous experience includes working in economics and finance research (1976–1996 research work in cybernetics, economics and mathematics, University of Latvia) and professional work in banking sector (1995–2016 — head of multiple departments in SEB Bank — Credit Management, Risk Management, and Risk Centre). Author affiliation details: BA School of Business and Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Riga, Latvia.

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Andris Kairišs

Andris Kairišs received his Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Latvia (2002) and Diploma in Law from the Police Academy of Latvia (2006). Since 2019, he has been a PhD oec. candidate at Riga Technical University. Currently he is a manager of the nation-wide European Social Fund project in the field of reduction corruption and shadow economy. A. Kairišs has extensive experience in the law enforcement sector, as well as in the field of jurisprudence and museums. He is a developer and manager of several national and international research and law enforcement projects concerning protection of cultural heritage,

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Andris Priede

Dr. hist. eccl. Andris Priede is associate professor and leading researcher of the Department of the History of Church and Religions of the Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia, associate professor of the Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences affiliated to the Pontifical Lateran University (RARZI), is involved in the Commission of the Sacral Art with the Riga Metropolis. Has studied in the Art Academy of Latvia and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Research field: history of Church with specialisation in Eastern Christianity, Christianity and art, and Catholic reform and Protestant reformations.

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Andris Šuvajevs

Andris Šuvajevs has graduated from the University of Oxford where he was awarded the Master of Science degree in Social Anthropology. A. Šuvajevs graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Since 2017, A. Šuvajevs is a doctoral candidate at the University of Latvia in the Department of Sociology.

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Anne Sauka

Dr. phil. Anne Sauka is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Ethics. She prepares and delivers courses in social philosophy and the history of philosophy. Research interests: biophilosophy, genealogy of the carnal self, body and gender, philosophical anthropology, existentialism and psychoanalysis.

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Antra Medne

Antra Medne is the Director of Aleksandrs Čaks Museum, Member of the Board of ICOM Latvia (International Council of Museums). She has Masters degree in art, Latvian Academy of Culture, in cultural theory, and Bachelors degree in cultural education work at the Latvian State Conservatory. In 2016, she completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia. Awards: Latvian Ministry of Culture Certificate of Recognition 2009 and Aleksandrs Čaks Award 2011. She is an author of more than 20 popular scientific publications, including books: Čaks in the Kitchen (2011), Poet of the Present (2012), City

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Ausma Špona

Dr. habil. paed. Ausma Špona is a professor of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art, University of Latvia. Research interests: general pedagogy, theory and methods of upbringing. She has participated in international research studies together with scientists from Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, and Russia. Consultant and leader of doctoral dissertations for prospective Latvian and German researchers in pedagogy; under her scientific guidance, 64 dissertations have been defended. Author of more than 200 scientific and methodical publications, 14 monographs and collective monographs.

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Boguslavas Gruževskis

Boguslavas Gruževskis is the Head of the Institute of Labour Market Research of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre in Vilnius, Professor at the Vilnius University, Expert of Employment Policy for European Commission, Advisor for the Prime Minister of Lithuania. He has more than 25 years’ experience in research development practice (at national and international levels) as well as in policy design in the fields of employment policy, vocational training, social inclusion and human resource development. Research interests: employment and labour market policy (especially, active labour market policies and inclusive labour markets), social security, industrial relations, etc.

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Dagnija Baltiņa

Mg. Dagnija Baltiņa is the Director of the Special Collections Department at the National Library of Latvia since 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Latvia and Master’s degree in World Heritage studies from Brandenburg Technical University (Germany) and Deakin University (Australia). From 2008 to 2016, she served as the Secretary General at the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and from 2009 to 2011 also represented the Republic of Latvia at the UNESCO Executive Board being elected its Vice-President. Dagnija Baltiņa is an expert in UNESCO standard-setting instruments and cultural heritage policies, especially in the

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Daina Bleiere

Dr. hist. Daina Bleiere is a historian and researcher at the Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia (UL). Has published research on the history of Latvia in 1940–1941 and 1944–1991, as well as on domestic and foreign policy after the restoration of Latvia’s independence. Main research interests: the political, social, and cultural history of Latvia since 1940.

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Daina Šķiltere

Dr. oec. Daina Šķiltere is a professor at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia. The academic and scientific interests of the professor are related to socio-economic analysis and forecasting, mathematical statistics, risk analysis. Daina Šķiltere is an expert in economics at the Latvian Council of Science, leading researcher at the Institute of Economics and Management. Professor is the author of many business simulation games, author of forecasting methods, author of textbooks and monographs.

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Dalia Klajumiene

Dalia Klajumiene, PhD, is an art historian, cultural heritage expert and director of the Institute of Art Research of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Scientific interests include Lithuanian art of 16th — early 20th century; décor of secular interiors; protection of cultural heritage. D. Klajumienė is the author of three monographs, over 80 of scientific and more than 50 popular science articles. During the last decade, D. Klajumienė focused her research efforts on investigating interior décor of the 19th — early 20th century secular architecture in Vilnius.

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Dārta Indriksone

Dārta Indriksone, recently working as a research assistant at the University of Latvia, has obtained Master’s degree in Management of Public Administration. Has also received Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Diplomacy. Latest professional experience — as the head of Finance and Administration of Corporate & Public Management Consulting International branch in Latvia, a company implementing EU-funded projects with the focus on public sector reforms.

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Dzintra Paegle

Dr. philol. Dzintra Paegle is a pedagogue and linguist, she has been associated professor of the Department of Baltic Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia. Research interests: modern Latvian language morphology, dialectology, language culture, history of Latvian orthography, ancient writings, local history.

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Eduards Lielpēters

Mg. soc. sc. Eduards Lielpēters is a doctoral degree candidate at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, and a research assistant at the Research Institute of Economics and Management at the University of Latvia. His scientific interests include digital democracy methods and digital development of the public and private sector.

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Elīna Miķelsone

PhD Elīna Miķelsone professionally and academically has experience in management of technology. In the recent six years, she has participated in more than 20 scientific conferences and has published more than 20 articles. E. Miķelsone has more than 10-year experience as an international and national level project manager and assistant. She is also a reviewer of scientific journals in Latvia and internationally. To promote innovation and introduction of new technology in organisations she has established a NGO Idea and Innovation Institute. In  2021, she started her PostDoc project about idea management. Author affiliation details: Idea Innovation Institute Ltd., Riga Technical

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Elita Lielā

Dr. Elita Lielā is an Assistant Professor and Programme Director at BA School of Business and Finance. Elita Lielā graduated from the University of Latvia (UL), Faculty of Finance and Trade, and holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from the UL. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in a public sector (ministries and government institutions of Latvia) as well as in a private sector, for example, pharmacy, consultations, etc. Her research focuses on Innovation Policy and Innovation Management. Author affiliation details: BA School of Business and Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Riga, Latvia.

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Gatis Krūmiņš

Dr. hist. Gatis Krūmiņš is an Associate Professor and leading researcher of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Key areas of research: economic history and the role of history in strategic communication. Compiler, co-author and scientific editor of the books: Founders and Restorers of the Republic of Latvia (2020), History of Latvia’s National Economy (2017), The Force of Nine Men (2016) and Overview of the Key Issues of Latvia’s History (2016). Author of many scientific and popular science publications. Since 2018, he is the director of the “Values in Action” project of the National Research Programme “Latvia’s Heritage and Future Challenges

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Gatis Ozoliņš

Gatis Ozoliņš, Dr. philol., folklorist, researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia; Associate Professor at the University of Daugavpils. Co-author of the collective monographs Latvian Folkloristics in the Interwar Period in Latvian (2014) and in English (2017) and Collections of the University of Latvia at the Archives of Latvian Folklore (2019). Main research interests: history of folklore studies, Neopaganism, cultural heritage, regional folklore studies, urban folkloristics.

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Giedrė Mickūnaitė

Giedrė Mickūnaitė holds PhD in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest (2002). Currently, she is professor of and senior researcher in art history at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her research interests: relation of pictorial and textual imagery, vocabulary of visual experience and temporal dimensions of images. Mickūnaitė publishes regularly in Lithuanian and international scholarly press and acts as exhibition curator.

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Ginta Tora

Mg. sc. admin., Mg. hist. Ginta Tora is a researcher at the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics, University of Latvia. Research interests: improvement of the equal access to formal, non-formal, and lifelong learning, research of factors promoting and hindering the realisation of the knowledge triangle.

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Gunda Reire

Dr. Gunda Reire is Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Director of the Centre for International Studies. She holds the position of visiting professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law and Riga Stradiņš University. Her core research interests include global peace and security, strategic communications, Russia, and multilateral cooperation. She has served as Deputy Chairperson of the Strategic Analysis Commission under the auspices of the President of Latvia, Chief of Staff of the Speaker’s Office, and Advisor to several ministers. She holds a doctoral degree in Political Science and International Relations from

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Gunther Neumann

Gunther Neumann, Prof., Dr. phil., Dr. math., studied physics (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), defended his doctoral thesis in mathematics (1986) and in philosophy (1998). He was a scholarship recipient at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, conducted studies in physics in the research programmes of Fraunhofer Society. G. Neumann is a member of the Scientific Council for international research publications Heidegger’s Studies and Heidegger’s Yearbook, as well as the editor of Heidegger’s collected works. Research interests are related to relationships between science and philosophy, physics, mathematics, phenomenology, natural philosophy, the history of ancient and modern philosophy, issues of metaphysics and ethics.

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Guntis Kalme

Dr. theol. Guntis Kalme is an assistant professor of Luther Academy, Chair of the Department of Church History and Systematic Theology. Research interests: Christianity and its history in the world and in Latvia, systematic theology, Christian ethics, Christian philosophy, military ethics, Latvian history, Latvian military history.

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Guntis Zemītis

Dr. hist. Guntis Zemītis is a historian, archaeologist, leading researcher of the Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia, Professor at Turība University, Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. He led archaeological excavations in several Iron-Age and medieval archaeological monuments: at the medieval cemetery of Tērvete Sanatorium garden, the complex of archaeological sites at Daugmale (hillfort, old city and two burial grounds), Gaideļu–Viduču cemetery, Jelgava Castle, Satesele hillfort, and elsewhere. Main research interests: society in Latvia in the Late Iron Age (9th–12th centuries), ancient Semigallians, issues of the history of law.

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Heikki Hanka

PhD Heikki Hanka is a professor of Art History and the head of the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, Jyväskylä University. He is a founder and leader of the Study Programme of Culture Environment Studies. Hanka has a wide range of national responsibilities in the field of culture heritage and culture environment, e.g., current or past memberships of the boards of the Society for Cultural Environment Research, the National Gallery Foundation, the Foundation of the Finnish Antiquarian Society, and the Finnish Orthodox Museum Foundation.

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Helena Lonkila

PhD Helena Lonkila is a university teacher at Culture Environment Studies and Museology at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, Jyväskylä University, postdoctoral researcher at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, as well as researcher at MAMOMI consortium at the University of Lapland. Has studied the formation of national cultural heritage, and the materiality of cultural heritage. In her recent research Lonkila has focused on the question of the heterochronia of cultural environment and cultural heritage. She is also the chairperson of the Society for Cultural Environment Research.

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Helmut Dahmer

Prof. Dr. H. Dahmer, was born in Göttingen in 1937. He studied sociology, philosophy and literature at the universities of Bonn, Göttingen and Frankfurt am Main (With Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Jürgen Habermas), got a diploma in sociology and the PhD. From 1968 till 1992, he was chief editor of the psychoanalytic monthly Psyche, founded in 1947 by Alexander Mitscherlich. In 1974–2002, he was teaching sociology at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He is a member of the German Association of Sociologists (DGS) and has been guest-professor at the universities of Bern, Lima and Innsbruck. He has been co-founder

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Ieva Pīgozne

Dr. art. Ieva Pīgozne is a researcher at the Institute of Latvian History, University of Latvia. Her research interests include the history of clothing and footwear in Latvia, research into their wearing traditions, a review of the history of the branch, an in-depth analysis of iconographic and folklore sources, and expansion of research applications. I. Pīgozne regularly gives public lectures on clothing history.

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Ieva Zuicena

Dr. philol. Ieva Zuicena is a former leading researcher of the Institute of Latvian Language, University of Latvia, co-author of the Dictionary of Literary Latvian, editor and co-author of the electronic Dictionary of Modern Latvian Language. Compiler of several Latvian–Russian and Russian–Latvian dictionaries. Author of articles on issues of lexicography, word semantics and language culture.

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Igors Šuvajevs

Igors Šuvajevs, Dr. phil., Professor at the University of Latvia, Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Publications: 15 monographs; more than 50 books, compiled and translated. Member of the Editorial Board (Oriens Aliter, Religious-Philosophical Articles etc.). Honours and awards: Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst (2015), European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Felix Prize (2001).

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Igors Trofimovs

Mg. iur. and Mg.sc.ing. Igors Trofimovs is a Doctoral candidate in Law from Daugavpils University; Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Daugavpils University and State Police College of Latvia. Research interests: Criminal Law; criminal intelligence; issues of national, state and regional security.

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Ilga Šuplinska

Dr. philol. Ilga Šuplinska is a professor at Rēzekne Academy of Tehnologies, she is the leading researcher of the Research Institute for Regional Studies of this Academy. Research areas: regional studies, Latgalian studies, regional theory; reception problems and methodology of a work of art; the role of creativity in the improvement of literary skills and mastering of literature.

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Ilgars Grosvalds

Dr. sc. ing. Ilgars Grosvalds (1927–2019) was an outstanding chemist technologician, scientist and educator, he worked in the area of construction and was a lecturer and teacher. He was the director of the Latvian Museum of Chemistry, honorary member of the Latvian Association of History of Science, scientist emeritus of the State of Latvia. He was born in the USA but his family returned to Latvia already in the late 1920s. I. Grosvalds was a prolific science historian. His recent studies in the Latvian history of science include its development, scientific institutes and scientists in Latvia and the world. I.

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Inna Romānova

Dr. oec. Inna Romānova is the leading researcher at the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics, University of Latvia. Research interests: challenges of financial sector development, development of financial technologies, financial aspects of population aging and stratification problems.

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Inta Dišlere

Dr. h. c. hist. Inta Dišlere is the Head of the Museum of Durbe Castle of the Museum of Tukums. She has obtained education in German language and literature at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Latvia. Research interests: cultural history of the populated areas in Kurzeme region and Tukums Municipality, historic research of the social, economic, and spiritual life concerning the preservation of cultural inheritance; genealogical studies of outstanding local personalities, relations between Baltic Germans and Latvians within the context of the 19th and 20th century social political events.

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Irēna Saleniece

Dr. hist. Irēna Saleniece is a professor at the Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities, Daugavpils University, Head of the Oral History Centre, and the organiser of 12 oral history expeditions. Author of two scientific monographs and about 100 scientific articles. Main research interests: school policy in Latvia in the 20th century, Sovietisation of Latvia after the Second World War, oral history in the context of source studies.

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Ivars Brīvers

Dr. oec. Ivars Brīvers has been working in the academic field of economics for many years in various universities in Latvia and other countries, reading courses related to economic theory, history of economic thought and mathematical economy. Has also worked in the field of politics as a member of the 12th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia. Currently, he is a student of theology, combining studies with a job of senior researcher at the University of Liepāja.

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Janīna Kursīte

Janīna Kursīte is a professor at the University of Latvia (UL), Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Author of monographs about Latvian folklore, traditional culture and literature. Since 1999, together with students of the UL, she has regularly performed field studies in various regions of Latvia as well as studied Latvian diaspora abroad.

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Jānis Vanags

Dr. oec. Jānis Vanags is a professor at Riga Technical University, a leading researcher of the Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences. Research interests: external and internal business environment, macroeconomics, economic development, real estate economics, investment and financial markets, regional economics, as well as construction economics.

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Jānis Zilgalvis

Dr. arch. Jānis Zilgalvis, since 1995, heads the Architecture Department of the the State Inspection for Cultural Heritage Protection. Leading researcher of the Institute of Art History, Art Academy of Latvia (1989–2009). Associate Professor of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Riga Technical University (2001–2014). Since 2012, full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Research interests and practical work concern research of the architectural heritage of Latvian countryside and towns, and cultural historical environment, protection and popularisation of cultural heritage.

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Jēkabs Raipulis

Dr. biol. Jēkabs Raipulis is a geneticist and has studied the influence of various unfavourable environmental and everyday life factors on heredity. Through the aspect of genetics he strives to analyse and interpret also the natural phenomena and the human. Has worked at the Institute of Microbiology of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the University of Latvia (UL), lectured at the UL and Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy. Has written textbooks and study aids in genetics, popular science books and articles about the human from a genticist’s point of view, human−environmental

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Juhan Maiste

Juhan Maiste is Professor and Head of the Department of Art History at the University of Tartu; PhD at the Moscow Central Institute of Art History (1985); doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki, doctoral degree at the Estonian Academy of Arts (1995). Visiting professor at the universities of Helsinki, Turku, Oulu in Finland, Greifswald, La Sapienza in Rome and others. Doctor honoris hausa of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Author of ca 20 monographs on art history, cultural heritage and landscape architecture. Editor-in-chief of the Baltic Journal of Art History. Recent publications include: series of publications on the architectural

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Juris Krūmiņš

Dr. habil. oec. Juris Krūmiņš is a professor and leading researcher at the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics, UL . Main research directions: demographic development, socio-economic differentiation of demographic processes, the role of public health and education in the reproduction of population.

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Juris Urtāns

Dr. hist., Dr. habil. art. Juris Urtāns is a professor at the Latvian Academy of Culture and full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Scientific interests: hillforts, cult sites, aerial and underwater archaeology, archaeology and folklore, archaeological sites as cultural phenomena and their surroundings.

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Katrien Maes

PhD Katrien Maes is Deputy Secretary-General of LERU, the League of European Research Universities, which is a network of 23 renowned universities. LERU advocates the values of research universities across Europe and beyond. Katrien has worked in several roles for LERU since 2004, having co-authored or co-developed many LERU policy papers, for example recent ones about societal impact, interdisciplinarity, citizen science and others. As an expert in EU research, innovation and higher education policies, she serves in several advisory groups. Katrien Maes obtained a PhD in linguistics from and worked as an assistant professor at the University of Delaware (1992–2002),

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Kitija Mirončuka

Kitija Mirončuka has received a master’s degree in the University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy, defending a thesis “Inclusion of Violence as a Societal Norm” (2020). Scientific research is mainly focused on terrorism studies, analysis of the ethical dimension of violence; along with investigation of how various phenomenon occur, why they manifest themselves despite societal norms, she has studied also how violent events resonate with the just war theory and the current issues of biopolitics.

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Leo Dribins

Dr.h.hist. Leo Dribins is a leading researcher of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, author and co-author of more than ten books. He is one of the most outstanding specialists of national identity, ethnic relations and societal intergration issues in Latvia.

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Lidija Leikuma

Dr. philol. Lidija Leikuma is a professor at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities, she is the head of the Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies, Chair of Baltic Linguistics. Research areas: regional studies, Latgalian studies; dialectology, toponomastics, history of the Latvian language and linguistics.

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Magdalena Zioło

Dr. hab. Magdalena Zioło is Associate Professor, PhD hab., University of Szczecin, Poland. She is the head of the Institute of Sustainable Financial Systems. Research and teaching scope of interest: finance and banking, especially sustainable finance and green banking, sustainable development, public finance.

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Manfreds Šneps-Šneppe

Manfreds Šneps-Šneppe — Candidate of Technical Sciences in Medical Engineering (1965), Doctor of Technical Sciences in Telecommunications (1969), Professor (1983), Habilitated Doctor of Engineering (1992). As of 2010, his biography is included in the Who is Who in the World celebrity collection and other encyclopedias. Since 2005, the leading researcher of the Ventspils University College International Radio Astronomy Center. Author/ co-author of fifteen books — on medical engineering, telecommunications, history.

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Māra Grudule

Dr. philol. Māra Grudule is a professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia and a researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia. Her research topics are Latvian literature in the 16th–19th centuries, Baltic German culture.

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Māra Vidnere

Dr. habil. psych., Dr. oec. Māra Vidnere has worked as part of the academic staff at the University of Latvia in 1977–2005. After the liquidation of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psichology of the University of Latvia, she worked at RPIVA as profesor and at the Institute of Social Research of Daugavpils University as the leading researcher. Has published more than 20 monographs, books and more than 300 popular and scientific research articles.

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Marina Levina

Mg. arch. Marina Levina is an architect, Assistant of the Head of the Department of Architecture of the National Heritage Board. For many years she has researched cultural heritage. A special research topic (represented in publications and books) is sacral architecture and art as well as Old Riga urban construction complex (she has worked as part of the Old Riga Regeneration Project Group). Since the 1980s, she has prepared descriptions of monuments for encyclopaedias including the latest National Encyclopaedia created by the Latvian National Library — www.enciklopedija.lv.

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Marta Valdmane

Mg. phil. Marta Valdmane has obtained a Master’s Degree of Humanities in Philosophy, at the University of Latvia, in 2020 and is currently a doctoral student of Philosophy at the University of Latvia. Scientific research: political and social philosophy, ethics, biopolitics, philosophy of Michel Foucault.

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Mārtiņš Mintaurs

Dr. hist. Mārtiņš Mintaurs is deputy director of the Letonica and Baltic Centre of the National Library of Latvia (NLL), head of Aleksejs Apīnis’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room of the NLL, assistant professor of the Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Latvia, member of the association ICOMOS Latvia. Research interests: cultural heritage theory, history of the protection of the architectural heritage, history of Latvia in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Nadežda Pazuhina

Nadežda Pazuhina, Dr. art., leading researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, the University of Latvia, assistant professor at the Baltic International Academy. Doctor of Arts degree achieved at the Latvian Academy of Culture (2008). Research fields: history and culture of the Orthodox Old Believers, history of Russian minority in Latvia, theoretical approaches to the study of religion and culture. In 2011–2018 engaged as researcher in several research projects of the Latvian Council of Science, Latvian coordinator of the Latvian — Czech bilateral mobility project “National minorities and ethnic groups: past and present experience in Czech Republic and Latvia”

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Nicolas W. Balabkins

Nicolas W. Balabkins, Ph. D., is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, the U.S., since 1957. Research interests: the concept of forced labour, Russian economic thought and its debilitating legacy, the clash of political and economic nationalism in Latvia, Schumpeter’s innovators, biobibliography of Carl Ballod. He has authored 13 books, his publications are available at Misiņša library in Riga, Latvia.

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Ņina Linde

Dr. paed. Ņina Linde is the Chair of the Board of the Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences. Research interests: business economics, national economy, business support, management psychology, development of entrepreneurial personality and entrepreneurial skills, employment, social entrepreneurship, aspects of economic and psychological integration.

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Ojārs Spārītis

Dr. habil. art. Ojārs Spārītis is a professor at the Art Academy of Latvia, Vice-President and Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, member of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Research interests: history and theory of culture, religion, and art, architecture, art, cultural heritage, museum values, restoration.

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Oļģerts Krastiņš

Oļģerts Krastiņš is a full member of the LAS, state emeritus scientist. Interests during the working career: statistics (theory, methods, agricultural statistics, social statistics, textbooks), history of the social structure and national economy of the first State of Latvia, journalism, work with doctoral students. Currently: philosophy of science (peculiarities of social sciences, difficulties, opportunities and restrictions, significance of results).

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Pēteris Zvidriņš

Dr. habil.oec. (demogr.) Pēteris Zvidriņš is a Professor of University of Latvia, full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1992), Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2006), Member of the International Union for Scientific Studies of Population (1979) and the European Association for Population Studies (1987). In 1996, was awarded the prize of Kārlis Balodis, and in 2004, the prize of Marģers Skujenieks, Latvian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of about 400 scientific works.

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Raita Karnīte

Dr. oec., Full Member of the LAS Raita Karnīte, is the head of the Section of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the member of the board and leading researcher of the private research institution EPC (Economic Prognosis Centre). Makes researches in macroeconomics, branch economics, labour economics etc. Since 1992, she has been leading Latvian group of experts the in international research project. Since 2004, she is the leader of experts of the Latvian National Correspondent of the European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

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Raivis Bičevskis

Dr. phil. Raivis Bičevskis is a professor at the University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy. Research interests: German philosophy from the late Middle Ages till the modern time, link between the German and Baltic intellectual traditions, philosophy of J. G. Hamann, G. Herder, M. Heidegger and Ludwig Klages, phenomenology, hermeneutics, history of ideas and intellectual history, philosophical problems of the humanities, theories of experience, philosophical anthropology.

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Ralfs Kokins

Dr. theol. Ralfs Kokins is a Professor of Biblical Theology at the University of Latvia, theologian (Faculty of Theology) and Lutheran pastor (Ev. Luth. Church of Latvia). Research interests: theology of the New Testament, methods of exegesis and textual research, age of Early Christianity, research of the Nag-Hammadi codices, Art and Theology.

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Ramona Rupeika-Apoga

Dr. oec. Ramona Rupeika-Apoga is the leading researcher at the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics, University of Latvia. Research interests: financial aspects of the access economy, fintech, identification and management of financial risks, financial aspects of population aging and stratification, bank stability.

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Rasa Miežienė

Rasa Miežienė is a Senior Researcher at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre with almost 15 years of research development practice. She has a doctoral degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Management and Business Administration. Research interests: labour market policy, working conditions, living standards, poverty measurements. Since 2006, she has been working as a National Correspondent for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

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Reinis Vilciņš

Mg. phil. Reinis Vilciņš is a scientific assistant at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia. In the academic year 2013/2014, he was granted Kristaps Morbergs scholarship. R. Vilciņš’ research interests include Wittgenstein’s philosophy already since 2014.

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Sanita Osipova

Prof. Dr. iur. Sanita Osipova is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, the Chairwoman of the Constitutional Court and Corresponding Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS). Sanita Osipova is the author of more than 100 publications on the history of law, constitutional law, sociology of law (such as the effectiveness of law and legal culture), and legal ethics. Sanita Osipova is the founder and member of the assembly of the Professor Kārlis Dišlers Foundation. The aims of the Foundation are to promote the development of the national science of state law, to involve students

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Skaidrīte Lasmane

Dr. phil. Skaidrīte Lasmane is professor emeritus at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication. Main research interests: ethics, media ethics, modern moral philosophy, philosophy of literature. She is the author of books “The Transformations in the 20th Century Ethics” (2004), “West European Moral Philosophy” (2006), “Communication ethics” (2012). Her latest research works are on media diversity and moral ecology.

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Svetlana Jesiļevska

Dr. oec. Svetlana Jesiļevska is an expert in economics at the Latvian Council of Science, the author of several scientific publications, books and publications in the mass-media devoted to the methodological aspects of statistics on innovations and problems of the development of innovative companies in Latvia. In 2015, Svetlana Jesiļevska won a prize, in the competition of 35 researchers from 27 countries, for the study “Iterative method for reducing the impact of outlying data points: Ensuring data quality”. In the study, the author addresses the problem of ensuring the completeness of the data, so that they can be used for

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Tatjana Volkova

Prof. Dr. Tatjana Volkova is a Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation Management and a leading researcher at BA School of Business and Finance in Riga, Latvia. She has extensive practical experience in management and consultancy, including working as Manager of Rotterdam Consult, Ltd, HR recruiting professional at Amrop International Office, working as Training Officer at WOCCU office in Riga. Her research findings have been published in a number of peer-reviewed books and journals nationally and internationally and presented at numerous international conferences. Tatjana is also a member of Editorial Committee of Scientific Journals (e.g., Editor and Reviewer of Journal

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Vija Daukšte

Dr. hist. Vija Daukšte is the leading researcher of the National Library of Latvia, Letonica and Baltic Centre, emeritus professor of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, director of the National Research Programme Project “The Significance of Documentary Heritage in Creating Synergies between Research and Society” (VPP-IZM-2018/1-0022), has been awarded the title of the Officer of the Order of the Three Stars. Research interests: history of Latvia in the 19th century and the historical heritage of the Baltic German community.

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Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte is the leading researcher at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Studies Centre and the head of the national biobank — Genome Database of the Latvian Population. V. Rovīte’s research interests include studies of molecular mechanisms for the development of neuroendocrine tumours.

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Voldemārs Lauciņš

Church historian Dr. theol. Voldemārs Lauciņš works in the Latvian branch of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation as a board member and scientific editor. V. Lauciņš’s scientific interests include the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther, early Wittenberg (Lutheran) theology, the history of the Reformation in the 16th century, the history of the Church in Latvia, especially the turn of the 20th century, and the relations between the Lutheran Church and church and state of the Republic of Latvia.

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Yuliia Shchukina

Yuliia Shchukina is a theatre researcher, senior lecturer of the Theatre Studies Department at Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts. Research interests: musical and drama theatre, history of Ukrainian theatre, history of theatrical criticism, history of the world theatre of animation.

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Zbigņevs Stankevičs

Zbigņevs Stankevičs is the present Roman Catholic metropolitan archbishop of Riga (ordained as priest on 16 June 1996, consecrated as bishop on 8 August 2010, installed as metropolitan archbishop on 21 August 2010). Honorary member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Z. Stankevičs has published several scientific works, reported at scientific conferences. He willingly focuses on issues of society development and openly, uncompromisingly declares his opinion on these issues. The range of his interests includes Eastern culture — Hinduism, Buddhism. Z. Stankevičs masters six languages — Latvian, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, English, and Italian, and can read and communicate also in

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