The conference will address the history of Latvia in the 19th century when it was under the political and administrative authority of the Russian Empire as the empire’s western provinces. Latvia as the economic centre of Russia. The rapid economic growth of Latvia, in particular of Rīga (but not only – also Daugavpils, Jelgava, Liepāja), and how this affected the situation in Latvia – both in the cities themselves and in the countryside, and the processes of national awakening. The evolution of the traditional rural environment in the 19th century – the modernisation of agriculture, changes in social structure, the landed gentry’s adaptation to the new conditions, the increasing role of Latvians – in both economic and administrative terms. The different administrative model of the Baltic provinces of the Russian Empire – Baltic autonomy. The dimension of our own foreigners – namely, the Baltic Germans – in the history of Latvia and Latvians. The birth of education reform and the national intelligentsia; specifics of the national awakening by region; jaunlatvieši (the new Latvians) International research conference: Latvia’s
Created and done by: National Library of Latvia / University of Latvia's Faculty of History and Philosophy
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