Dr. art. Ieva Vītola – Senior Guest Researcher
Ieva Vītola is a researcher at the Latvian Academy of Culture and a guest researcher at the University of Latvia Livonian Institute. Her academic interests include intangible heritage, archaeology and folklore, identity of cultural landscapes. She has considerable experience in field research both in Latvia and in diaspora communities. As an expert she has participated in the evaluation of cultural projects, provided advice on safeguarding and developing of Latvia ‘s intangible cultural heritage values, cooperated with non-governmental sector and local governments in conducting various cultural and historical research. Results of her research were integrated into various educational activities and events – publications and lectures, seminars and exhibitions.