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Friday, November 6, 2015

This most recent development supports the Libraries ongoing efforts to expand its Baltic Studies collection and commitment to preserve the region’s cultural heritage.

Washington DC—Earlier this week on Nov. 3, 2015 Eerik Marmei, the Estonian Ambassador to the United States, presented Michael Keller, Stanford University Librarian, with an Estonian e-resident’s digital identity card.  Keller has become one of the 6,000 people to join the tech-savvy country’s bold e-residency program. 

Under Michael Keller’s leadership and with donor support Stanford Libraries has established a growing Baltic Studies Program, which includes resources on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian history, literature and culture. In addition to books, periodicals and primary source holding Stanford Libraries actively collaborates with the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as other institutions and organizations in order to enhance the Baltic studies by conducting collaborative projects, organizing seminars, conferences and other events to support collection development. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"In the Crosswind" (2014), film image

The Baltic film series continues with the film screening of "In the Crosswind" (2014) with introduction by Uve Poom.

When: Monday, November 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall
Contact: Liisi Esse or CREEES, 650-725-2563

Uve Poom is the former CEO of the Unitas Foundation, an Estonian educational charity aimed at raising awareness of history and human rights in the 20th century. He is currently a Masters candidate at Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sarah Newton with Andy the robot

The Stanford News recently published a photo essay of the Stanford Libraries Conservation Lab.

"In the Conservation Lab of Stanford University Libraries, every story has a happy ending.

Each story begins with the arrival of a university treasure – a rare book, map, serial or manuscript that needs repair, or a one-of-a-kind object that needs a custom-made box.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dangerous Summer book cover image

The Baltic film series continues with the film screening of "Dangerous Summer" (2000) with introduction by Marta Mannenbach.

When: Monday, November 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Pigott Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Building 260
Contact: Liisi Esse or CREEES, 650-725-2563

Set in Riga, the capital of Latvia, the film tells a tragic love story before and during the Soviet invasion of Latvia in 1940 and the early stages of World War II.

All film screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Following this event, the Baltic Film Series will feature: "In the Crosswind" (2014), and "Land of Songs" (2014). Please see the Baltic Film Series page for a full listing of films, event times and locations, and film synopses.

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