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.
15 May 2020, 16:00-19:00
22 Nov. 2019, 16:15