Baltic Languages, Folk Belief and Natural Science
Who, what, where and when
A block seminar by Dr. Bernd Gliwa, University of Latvia.
The seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 November at 15-17 in room 23.4.39, on Thursday 11 November at 10-12 in room 21.0.54 & at 15-17 in room 27.0.09 and on Friday 12 November at 15-17 in room 27.0.09 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) and will be given in English.
Organizer: Roots of Europe.
Everybody is welcome.
Short Description of the Topic
At the block seminar, dr Gliwa will mainly touch upon the following subjects:
1) Baltic plant-names in an Indo-European context. Dr Gliwa will show how evidence from folk-belief, botany and medicine can cast light on these parts of the Baltic inherited lexicon.
2) Baltic place-names in a mythological and historical context.
3) How legends and folklore can be used as a source of information for inherited Baltic and Indo-European concepts, especially myths associated with lakes and bogs which touches upon the role of music and musicians in society, the location of the Otherworld and beliefs regarding the hereafter.