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New Videos Available from IHRC Staff Presentations

Online videos are now available for IHRC Director Erika Lee's October public lecture titled "Local, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas" and an archival workshop led by Program Director Haven Hawley at the "Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture" conference in April 2012.

Erika Lee, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, spoke at the recent "Borderlands Workshop" held Oct. 19-20, 20012, at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University.

The IHRC hosted the international conference American Association in cooperation with the American Lativan Association and the Latvians Abroad Museum, April 12-14, 2012.
Research Archivist Daniel Necas participated as an archival expert in the panel "Understanding Differences between Libraries, Archives, and Museums & Basic Principles in Collection Development."

Sara Wakefield, Daniel Necas and Haven Hawley gave presentations, led trainings and facilitated discussions for the conference, which was conducted in English and Latvian. the American Latvian Association filmed the conference to provide community access to the training, with the Latvian Abroad Museum also co-sponsoring the event.

November 7th, 2012