Born: April 29, 1941, Cesvaine, Latvia
History of Latvia -
- Industry of Latvia
- Workers in Latvia
- Economics of Latvia
Languages: Latvian, Russian, German
University of Latvia (Department of History and Philology), 1965
Dr. hist. (Candidate of Science in former USSR), Institute of History of Latvia, 1971
Dr.habil.hist., Institute of History of Latvia, 1990
Institute of History of Latvia:
- Junior Researcher, 1971-1987
- Senior Researcher, 1987-1993
- Leading Researcher, 1993 - 2002
- Director, 2002 -
Honours and Awards
- Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1998
- Full Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2000
- The Latvian SSR State Prize, 1987
- The Latvian Academy of Sciences Arveds Svabe Prize, 1998
- Member, Latvian Council of Science Expert Committee for History, 2000 -
- Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
- Member of Editorial Board, Journal of the Institute of History of Latvia
Recent / Representative Publications
- J. Berzins. Problems of armed rising in Latvian cities during the Revolution'1905. - Journal of the Institute of History of Latvia, 1992, N 4, pp.
74-87; 1993, N 1, pp. 63-76; 1993, N 2, pp. 46-68 (in Latvian).
- J. Berzins. The Influence of Revolution'1905 upon spiritual life of Latvian society. - Proc.
Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1995, N 9/10, pp. 62-70 (in Latvian).
- J.Berzins. The Level of Latvian Industry Workers Life in 1900-1914, Riga, 1997, 208 pp.
- J. Berzins. Workers of Latvian Industry in 1900-1914. - Journal
of the Institute of History of Latvia, 1998, N 1, pp. 167-181 (in Latvian).
- J. Berzins. On some of the characteristicfeatures of the workers employed in Latvian
industry at the turn of the 20th century. - Europa nie Provinconalna,
Instytut Studiow Politycznych PAN, Warszawa/London, 1999, pp. 503-511 (in Polish).
- J. Berzins. The problems of history of workers, industry, transport, revolution'1905 and
foreign Latvians. - Latvian History of 20th Century. Part 1. Latvia from the
Start of the Century till Declaration of Independence in 1900-1918, Riga, 2000 (in
- J.Berzins (Head of Project). History of Latvia in the 19th Century. Latvian Council
of Science, 1992-1996.
- J.Berzins (Member of the Research Team). History of Latvia in the 20th Century. Latvian
Council of Science, 1996- 2000.
- J.Berzins (Head of Project). Research of Latvian History in
19401960. Latvian Council of Science, 2001 -
Last update 16.09.2002