The annual international conference on humanities “January Readings” was held this year with the support of the “Intellect Park” association.

Daugavpils University Association for Lifelong Learning, Science, and Cultural Communication “Intellect Park” supported the annual international conference on humanities, “January Readings”, by inviting recognized industry experts to participate in the plenary session dedicated to digital humanities – Dr. philol. Sanita Reinsona, a leading researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia and Dr.sc.ing. Arnis Cīrulis, an associate professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. They also contributed to the elaboration of the conference programme.


The conference took place on January 25–26, 2024, both in-person and online. The focus of the conference was on various fields of humanities, including comparative literature, descriptive linguistics, translation studies, regional studies, oral history research, cultural studies, and more. The 34th International Conference on Humanities “January Readings” held by Daugavpils University, hosted 120 speakers from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Latvia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Poland. The Scientific Committee of the conference was chaired by Professor Dr. philol. Maija Burima, the Chairperson of the board of the “Intellect Park” association, who also organized the plenary sessions of the conference.


The conference has been held since 1991 on the last Thursday and Friday of January, which is why the organizers and participants refer to it as “January Readings”. The inspiration behind the conference’s concept was Dr. habil. philol., corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, and emeritus professor at Daugavpils University, Fyodor Fyodorovs (1939–2020).