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  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 20 (2022)

    The Special Issue of the journal Culture Crossroads is dedicated to arts and cultural education. The authors examine the many aspects of impact produced by arts and cultural education, the processes contributing to this impact, and the institutions involved. Most of the authors were also participants at the Latvian Academy of Culture international scientific conference on arts and cultural education in early 2020. 

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 19 (2021)

    The 19th volume of the international peer-reviewed journal Culture Crossroads looks back on a whole series of conferences that took place in 2020 and also includes non-conference related contributions, all selected to reflect the 30th anniversary of the Latvian Academy of Culture. Among those conferences, the International Forum “Modernism in Culture, Global and Local Succession Strategies and Approaches” (04.11.2020), as well as the Baltic Drama Forum “Theatre and New Technologies and Different Perspectives” (05.11.2020), and – last but not least, the conference “Culture Crossroads XIV” plenary (2.11.2020) and break-out sessions (06.11.2020).

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 18 (2021)

    The special edition of the journal Culture Crossroads dedicated to film and audiovisual media comprises proceedings from two academic conferences organized by the Latvian Academy of Culture in 2020 – the 6th Baltic Sea Region Film History conference and the conference Being Juris Podnieks (a session of the annual research conference Culture Crossroads). The volume contributes to a growing body of research on the region in the field of film and audio-visual media continuing explorations and providing new topics and approaches to already previously published special issues of the journal on this field (vol. 10 (2017), vol. 14 (2019)).

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 17 (2021)

    The  17th volume of the international peer-reviewed journal Culture Crossroads, offers topical commentary on the linkages and impacts of cultural, artistic and creative processes in national economy, politics and social life. The papers in the volume present a diverse and heterogeneous body of work falling into roughly three thematic strands: identity and its contestations, decision-making and creation of solutions based on various kinds of data (even fake ones) and processes. Finally, the third strand addresses the challenges and achievements of cultural and arts education, continuously working to keep a constant supply of professionals and amateurs in the cultural sphere.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 16 (2020)

    The 16th volume of the international peer-reviewed journal Culture Crossroads is dedicated to examining the interaction of cultural, artistic and creative processes in national economy, politics and social life. This volume finds the operators in the cultural and creative field, including researchers, in an unprecedented situation of prolonged uncertainty and broad-scale adjustments to safety measures related to the global pandemic of COVID-19.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 15 (2020)

    Since 2015 every year in October Latvian Academy of Culture hosts an International Conference on Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Jornadas de Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera en Riga). In October 2019, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary, a special volume of Culture Crossroads journal was released in order to provide an insight into the main research lines presented at the Conference over the years of its existence. In this special issue of Culture Crossroads all articles are written in Spanish not only because it is the official language of the Conference, but also to underline the contribution of plurilingualism to engage individuals in cross-cultural communication.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 14 (2019)

    This specialized, 14th volume of Latvian Academy of Culture’s journal “Culture Crossroads” is a continuation and resume of a crucial event in the scientific life of the Baltic States, a conference “Poetics and Politics of History in Film and Theatre”. Most of the papers are dedicated to the exploration on how performing and audio-visual arts have modelled, interpreted and reflected the history and people of Latvia and the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, and how historical processes have influenced fates of theatre and film makers.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 13 (2019)

    This volume of articles is an output of the research project “Graffiti in Latvia: challenges for artists, society, and conservators”. During the international scientific conference “Culture Crossroads” in 2017, a transdisciplinary panel was organised on graffiti and its presentations have served as inspiration and basis for the present collection of articles. This volume invites the alumni of the bachelor and master programmes of the Latvian Academy of Culture, whose research interests are connected to studying graffiti and street art in the context of cultural theory, cultural policy, cultural management, as well as intercultural communication and cultural heritage studies, for a dialogue. Researchers from such scholarly disciplines as ethnology, folklore studies and legal sciences have also joined.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 12 (2018)

    The 12th edition of Culture Crossroads comprises a selection of articles that were presented at the international conference of the Latvian Academy of Culture “Culture Crossroads XI” (2017). All authors of the articles are related in their research efforts to analyse local cultural phenomena in the context of global trends and topical theoretical research approaches.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 11 (2017)

    The 11th edition of Culture Crossroads comprises a selection of articles that were presented at the international conference of the Latvian Academy of Culture “Culture Crossroads X” (2016). All authors of the articles are related in their research efforts to analyse local cultural phenomena in the context of global trends and topical theoretical research approaches.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 10 (2017)

    This is the first special edition of "Culture Crossroads" dedicated entirely to cinema. The articles been inspired by reports presented at two international academic conferences held in Riga in 2016 organised by two institutions functioning under auspices of Latvian Academy of Culture: Riga Film Museum and Scientific Research Centre. The aim of the conference "Baltic Sea Region Documentary Cinema: Social and Aesthetic Phenomena" was to examine the documentary film of the Baltic Sea Countries, to study the main trends and authors, looking at specific narrative and formal manifestations of the films. While the conference "Film Director Jānis Streičs: His Films and the Signs of the Time" was devoted to the classic of Latvian film Jānis Streičs, marking the director’s 80th birthday. 

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 9 (2016)

    In the first electronic edition of "Culture Crossroads" not only do professionals and experts in the domain of culture introduce the reader to the newest achievements and discuss the most topical research issues in the field, they also indicate possible models of collaboration with governmental and international culture policy-making bodies, outline the prospects for culture and art research at the regional and global levels, thus confirming the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach and its importance in the research of culture phenomena as well as their promotion abroad.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 8 (2015)

    Latvijas Kultūras akadēmijas zinātnisko rakstu krājuma “Kultūras Krustpunkti” 8. laidiens veltīts akadēmijas rīkotajā starptautiskajā zinātniskajā konferencē “Kreisuma ideja kultūrā. Parole – Asja” (Rīga, 2015. gada 6.–7. marts) izskanējušajām un gūtajām atziņām, krājuma pamatā – raksti, kas tapuši pēc konferencē nolasītajiem referātiem un diskusijām.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 7 (2015)

    “Kultūras krustpunkti” 7. izdevumā publicēti pētījumi, kas attīstīti dažādu zinātņu disciplīnu un pieeju ietvaros – arheoloģijā, ekonomikā, etnogrāfijā, kinozinātnē, kultūras antropoloģijā, kultūras mantojumā, kultūras menedžmentā, kultūras socioloģijā, mākslas zinātnē, muzeoloģijā, muzikoloģijā, teātra zinātnē, tiesību zinātnē, valodas zinātnē u. c. “Kultūras Krustpunkti 7” iekļauto pētījumu tematiskā un disciplinārā daudzveidība ir “saspiesta” četru tematisko virzienu sadaļās: 1) Tradicionālā kultūra, kultūras mantojums un muzeoloģija; 2) Radošās industrijas, kultūras sociālie, ekonomiskie un izglītības aspekti; 3) Skatuves un audiovizuālā māksla; 4) Literatūra, māksla un valoda kultūrā.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 6 (2014)

    Šajā krājumā apkopoti zinātniskie raksti, kurus sagatavojuši LKA ZPC 2013. gada 1.–2. novembrī organizētās starptautiskās konferences “Kultūras krustpunkti” referenti. Šis “Kultūras krustpunktu” izdevums skatāms kā sērijas atjaunošana, kas pēc neilga pārtraukuma turpina zinātniskās pētniecības tradīciju, kuru aizsāka LKA pirmais rektors Pēteris Laķis. Rakstu krājumā “Kultūras krustpunkti VI” apkopotie zinātniskie raksti atklāj Latvijas kultūras un mākslas procesu dinamiku laikā un telpā, to savstarpējo mijiedarbību, kā arī sinerģiju ar ekonomiskajiem, sociālajiem, izglītības un politikas procesiem. Pētījumu teorētisko pieeju un metodoloģiskā daudzveidība mudināja rakstus krājumā grupēt
    atbilstoši četriem pētījumu tematiskajiem virzieniem: 1) Tradicionālā kultūra, kultūras mantojums,muzeoloģija; 2) Audiovizuālā un skatuves māksla; 3) Literatūra; 4) Kultūras un mākslas sociālie, menedžmenta, politiskie un komunikatīvie aspekti.

  • Culture Crossroads
    Vol. 5 (2011)

    The articles in "Kultūras Krustpunkti" Volume 5 encompass a wide spectrum of issues and questions relating to the identification, characterisation and classification of ancient cult sites in the Baltic region and beyond. All articles are proceedings of the conference ‘Natural Holy Places or Holy Places in Nature. Identification, Discovering and Classification’ held at Turaida Museum Reserve, organised jointly by the Scientific Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Turaida Museum Reserve (on 7–9 May 2009).