Centre for Religious Studies and Research

rstc9/1–105 Universiteto, LT–01513 Vilnius
Tel./faks.  268 7189
E-mails:
http://www.rstc.vu.lt

Director - Prof. Dr. Rita Šerpytytė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. R. Šerpytytė, Dr. T. Sodeika.
Docents: Dr. A. Pažėraitė, Dr. M. Gutauskas (part-time), Dr. D. Bacevičiūtė (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. N. Čepulis (part-time), Dr. S. Maslauskaitė (part-time), Dr. D. Razauskas (part-time).

 

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF THE CENTRE

Religion and Culture

Interdisciplinary research on religion

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Religion and everyday life: challenges of the contemporary world
Philosophy of religion
New religious movements
Nihilism and secularization
Religion and visualization
Role of the church in the post-modern transformations

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Religion and Culture. Prof. R. Šerpytytė. 2001–2012.

During the year 2012 ten articles were published in the national scholarly journals and collections of articles. The annual conference Religion and Culture was organized and the material for the publishing in two volumes of scholarly journal Religion and Culture (vol. 10–6 articles, vol. 11–5 articles) was prepared.

Projects Supported by Research Council of Lithuania

Religion and Culture: the Challenges of the Contemporary World to the Identity (VAT 13/2010). Prof. R. Šerpytytė. 2010–2013.
(National programme: State and Nation: Heritage and Identity. 2010–2014).

Philosophical Research into Cinema Art: Theoretical Assumptions, Methods, Objectives (MIP-11219). Dr. N. Milerius. 2011–2013.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Articles

T. Sodeika. „Nėr vardo tinkamo, yra tik jaumas...“ // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 10, p. 80–104.
 
A. Pažėraitė. Termino ethnos reikšmių pokyčiai: nuo Biblijos vertimų iki naujųjų utopijų // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 10, p. 32–62.
 
M. Gutauskas. Cinizmas ir nihilizmas // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 10, p. 22–31.
 
D. Bacevičiūtė. Sekuliari kasdienybė ir religinė prasmė: etiškumo ir religiškumo santykis // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 10, p. 7–21.

S. Maslauskaitė. Švenčiausiosios Trejybės atvaizdai: ištakos, ikonografijos bruožai, deformacijos // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 10, p. 63–79.

K. Sabolius. Ritmo, carne e immaginazione: verso una sensazione di intercorporeità // In: Gianluca Cuozzo (ed.) Resti del senso: Ripensare il mondo a partire dai rifiuti. Roma: Aracnes, 2012, p. 121–135.

K. Sabolius. Reaching Imaginary Places: Resonance and Reverberation // Altre modernità. Bachelard e la plasticità della materia. Milano: Università degli Studi di Milano. 2012, N° 8, p. 105–117.

K. Sabolius. Protėjas // Lietuvos dailė 2012: 18 parodų. Vilnius: Šiuolaikinio meno centras. 1012, p. 106–119.

K. Sabolius. Kiek reikia laiko, kad išeitum iš kambario? // Athena. Filosofijos studijos. Vilnius: Lietuvoks kultūros tyrimų instituto leidykla, 2012, Nr. 8., p. 75–91.

L. Brašiškis. Apie nereprezentacinio kino galimybę. Nuo André Bazino iki Gilles’io Deleuze’o // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 11, p. 7–15.

A. Žukauskaitė. Politinis įvykis kaip nereprezentuojama meno dimensija // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 11, p. 16–29.
 
N. Milerius. Montažo ontologija ir anapus jos // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 11, p. 30–42.

K. Sabolius. Susvetimėjimas ir vaizduotė. Charlie’o Kaufmano „Sinekdocha, Niujorkas“ // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 11, p. 43–57.

J. Baranova. Nietzsche ir Wittgensteinas: kinematografinės paraštės // Religija ir kultūra / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012 t. 11, p. 58–78.

R. Šerpytytė. Nihilizmas ir tikrovė: spekuliatyvusis realizmas - nihilizmo banalizavimas? // Problemos / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, t. 81, p. 7–16.

R. Šerpytytė. Nihilizmas ir naujieji realizmai // Problemos / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, t. 82, p. 7–17.

A. Pažėraitė. La violence et la sacré: Emmanuel Levinas et René Girard // Levinas autrement. Édité par R. Burggraeve, J. Hansel, M.-A. Lescourret, J.-F. Rey, J.-M. Salanskis. Louvain, Paris: Éditions de l‘institut supérieur de philosophie Louvain-la-Neuve, Éditions Peeters, 2012, p. 145–154.

R. Šerpytytė. Nihilism and the Problem of Sense: E. Levinas // Levinas autrement. Édité par R. Burggraeve, J. Hansel, M.-A. Lescourret, J.-F. Rey, J.-M. Salanskis. Louvain, Paris: Éditions de l‘institut supérieur de philosophie Louvain-la-Neuve, Éditions Peeters, 2012, p. 371–380.

COOPERATION

Centre for Religious Sciences of Trento (Italy)
Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies of Luigi Pareyson, Turin (Italy)
Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
The National Distance Education University (UNED), Madrid (Spain)
University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow (Poland)
University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Department of Philosophy, Kaunas Technological University (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Association of Phenomenology (Lithuania)
Ohio University (USA)
University of the Basque Country (Spain)
University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy)
University of Turin (Italy)
University of Salzburg (Austria)
Nordic Society for Philosophy of Religion (NSPR), www.tf.uio.no/nspr/

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Šerpytytė –

  • President of Lithuanian Philosophy Teachers’ Association;
  • member and national representative (correspondent) of International Association for Philosophy Teachers (Association Internationale des Professeurs de Philosophie, enregistrée á Bruxelles), http://www.aipph.de;
  • editorial board member of the journal Žmogus ir žodis (Man and the Word), http://www.vpu.lt/leidykla/zmzodis2.php;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Religija ir kultūra (Religion and Culture), http://www.rstc.vu.lt;
  • editorial board member of the journal Экзистенциальная традиция: философия, психология, психотерапия (Existential Tradition: Philosophy, Psychology, Psychotherapy), http://www.existrad.nm.ru;
  • chairman of the Science Council of the  Lithuanian Culture Research Institute;
  • member of organising committee and jury of Lithuanian Philosophy Olympiad;
  • member of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) in Lithuania, http://www.kaad.de/deutsch/inhalt.htm;
  • member of the Research Council of Lithuania (Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences);
  • expert of the Research Council of Lithuania;
  • expert of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education;
  • expert of Latvian Science Council;
  • expert of Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR);
  • expert of Humanities and Social Sciences unit European Science Foundation (Hera).

Prof. T. Sodeika –

  • editorial board member of the scholarly journal Athena: filosofijos studijos (Athena: Philosophical Studies), http://www.kfmi.lt/athena/?lang=en&no=editorial-board;
  • editorial board member of the journal Religija ir kultūra (Religion and Culture), http://www.rstc.vu.lt;
  • editorial board member of the interdisciplinary journal Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas (Sociology. Thought and Action), http://www.ku.lt/sociologija/page.php?id=staff;
  • expert of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education;
  • expert of the Research Council of Lithuania;
  • expert of the Ministry of Education and Science (Commission for Social and Moral Education);
  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of Phenomenology;
  • deputy chairman of Lithuanian Society of Philosophers.

Doc.  Pažėraitė –

  • authoress of Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute;
  • directress of Lithuanian Jewish Culture Research Centre (in Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, former Culture, Philosophy and Arts Research Institute);
  • expert of the State Studies and Science Foundation;
  • religions expert of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.

Doc. M. Gutauskas –

  • editorial board member of the journal Religija ir kultūra (Religion and Culture), http://www.rstc.vu.lt;
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Phenomenology;
  • member of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) in Lithuania, http://kaadbonn.de/stipendien/.

Doc. D. Bacevičiūtė –

Dr. S.  Maslauskaitė –

  • editorial board member of the journal Religija ir kultūra (Religion and Culture), http://www.rstc.vu.lt;
  • member of the Lithuanian Art Historians’ Society, http://www.ldid.lt/en/members/;
  • member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association;
  • member of International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Dr. D. Razauskas –