Faculty of History

if7 Universiteto, LT-01513
Tel. 268 7281, fax 268 7282
E-mail
www http://www.if.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Petrauskas

STAFF

45 teachers (40 holding research degree), 18 research fellows (4 holding research degree), 37 doctoral students


RESEARCH AREAS

History of Lithuania: Sources, Historiography, Heritage, Memory
Prehistory and Archaeology of Lithuania

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2013

V. Bukaitė. Political and diplomatic relations between the Republic of Lithuania and France in 1919–1940.
A. Gieda. Historiography and society: historiology and the dimensions of the profession of a historian and the historical culture in Lithuania in 1904–1940. 
L. Prascevičiūtė. The Valakas land reform heritage: research and protection problems.
A. Railaitė-Bardė. Genealogical identity among the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its expression in the heraldry of the 16th–18th centuries.
A. Stankevič. Activities of the Lithuanian Supreme Tribunal in the later half of the 18th century: application of the nobility law.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2013

The 6th international theoretical seminar of the Baltic Archaeologists Continuity and Change in the Past

International conference European Route of the Magdeburg Law: Historical and Current Relations between Cities (cooperation with the National Museum Royal Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania)

International conference Turks History and Culture in Lithuania (cooperation with Turkish Language Centre of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University, Tatar Community of Vilnius District)

International conference The Lithuanian Statute and the Noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

International conference Maturity and Fragility of the Lithuanian Statehood (19181940)

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013

Scientific project Tradition, Image and Modern Identity of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Prof. A. Bumblauskas, 2010–2013, supported by Research Council of Lithuania) was successfully completed.

Three scientific projects supported by the European Union Structural Funds (measure Maintaining scientific research (global grant) projects)Origins of the Lithuanian State According to the Data of Dubingiai Microregion Research;Tradition, Image and Modern Identity of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Population Displacement and its Political and Cultural Legacies in the 20th Century Lithuania were successfully continued.

DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7297, fax 268 7282
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Petrauskas

STAFF 

Professors: Dr. R. Petrauskas (part-time), Dr. I. Valikonytė.
Associate professors: Dr. L. Jovaiša, Dr. J. Karpavičienė (part-time), Dr. S. Pamerneckis, Dr. E. Saviščevas.
Lecturer: Dr. V. Dolinskas (part-time).
Research fellows: Dr. T. Čelkis (part-time), L. Steponavičienė, N. Šlimienė, S. Viskantaitė-Saviščevienė.
Doctoral students: N. Dambrauskaitė, M. Jakulis, M. Klovas, V. Liepuonius, A. Maciulevičius, N. Navakas, V. Volungevičius. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

History of Lithuania: sources, historiography, heritage, memory
Society of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (henceforth the GDL) in the 14th–16th centuries
Research and publication of the 1st Lithuanian Statute (1529) and the Lithuanian Metrica (the so-called Court Record Books of the 1st half of the 16th century)
History of the GDL in the 2nd half of the 18th century
Woman’s Status in the GDL in the 16th Century
Life of Christian Churches and Religions in the GDL in the 16th–18th Centuries

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2013

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the East and Central Europe. Prof. R. Petrauskas. 2009–2013.

Lithuanian Metrica Court Record Book No. 50 was prepared for publishing; the text of the Lithuanian Metrica Court Record Book No. 40 is already transcribed; half part of text of the Lithuanian Metrica Court Record Book No. 35 is transcribed; research on the development of state, society and economy structures in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th–18th centuries is continued. International conference European Route of the Magdeburg Law: Historical and Current Relations between Cities (cooperation with the National Museum Royal Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania) was held in 2013.

Main publications:

Petrauskas, R., 2013. Mежду Вильнюсом и Киевом: литовские вельможи во главе Киевского воеводства в ХV–начале ХVI вв. Ukraina Lithuanica: студiï з iсторiï Великого князiвства Литовського , Vol. II, 4860.

Petrauskas, R., 2012. Związki personalne między możnowładztwem Polski i Litwy od końca XIV do połowy XVI wieku. Narodziny Rzeczypospolitej. Studia z dziejów średniowiecza i czasów wczesnonowożytnych. Kraków, Vol. 1, 479 496.

Petrauskas, R., 2013. Europa późnego średniowiecza a rozwój społeczeństwa i kultury Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego. Zapiski Historyczne, Vol. 78.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Legal Consciousness of Noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Norms and Reality (No. LIT-7-3) . Prof. I. Valikonytė. 2013–2015.

International conference The Lithuanian Statute and the Noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (L. Steponavičienė, I. Valikonytė, N. Šlimienė) was held in 2013. The Preface (I. Valikonytė) and Indexes of subjects, personal and place names (L. Steponavičienė) ofCourt Records Book of Lithuanian Metrica 264/50 are prepared. The reportPovilas Kasparavičius Ostrovickis (Bytautaitis): Features of the Biography was presented at the conference The Lithuanian Statute and the Noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (I. Valikonytė).

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Lithuanian Institute of History (Lithuania)
National Museum Royal Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Petrauskas –

Prof. I. Valikonytė –

Assoc. Prof. J. Karpavičienė –

  • deputy chairman of the commission of the project The Saxon-Magdeburgian Law as a Cultural Link between the Legal Orders of Eastern and Central Europe (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig).

Dr. L. Jovaiša –

  • academician of the Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science, www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=19;
  • editor-in-chief of the scholarly series Bažnyčios istorijos studijos,www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=111;
  • editorial board member of the Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis;
  • editorial board member of the Studia Franciscana Lithuanica;
  • editorial board member of the Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos;
  • editorial board member of the the series Fontes Historiae Lituaniae.

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY

7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7284, fax 268 7282
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Algimantas Merkevičius

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. M. Michelbertas (professor emeritus), Dr. A. Kuncevičius.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Luchtanas, Dr. A. Merkevičius, Dr. V. Šimėnas (part-time), Dr. G. Vėlius.
Lecturers: R. Nemickienė (part-time), Dr. J. Poškienė (part-time), Dr. E. Šatavičius.
Research fellow: L. Tamulynas.
Doctoral students: R. Augustinavičius. D. Baltramiejūnaitė, R. Kačkutė, G. Petrauskas, G. Rimkutė, V. Rimkutė, V. Suncovas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Material and spiritual culture of the Baltic tribes
Burial rites, household tools and weapons and ornaments of the Lithuania’s inhabitants
Data collection on Baltic tribes’ settlements, buildings, defence fortifications and cultural ties with neighbours and more distant European tribes and nations

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2013

Projects Supported by University Budget

Research of the Beginnings of the Baltic Identity. Assoc. Prof. A. Merkevičius. 2011–2015.

Archaeological excavations were carried in the Eastern Lithuania (Dubingiai, Molėtai district; Kernavė, Širvintos district; Kretuonas, Švenčionys district), in the Central Lithuania (Skaruliai, Jonava district), in the Western Lithuania (Kašučiai, Kretinga district).

Publications: Archaeologia Lituana, 2013, vol 14.

National Research Projects 

Research Council of Lithuania. Identity of Early Baltic Society according to the Investigations of Archaeological Sites of Lithuania (No. VAT-12052). Assoc. Prof. A. Merkevičius. 2012–2014.

In 2013 data about c. 600 settlement and burial sites, dated to the Early Metal Period were collected in museums and archives of Lithuania, Germany and Russia. C. 500 settlement and burial sites were surveyed and aditional information about each site was collected. 50 samples were submitted to Radioizotopic Laboratory of Nature research Centre for 14C dating. The distribution maps of the 2nd and 1st millenia BC burial sites were produced. Electronic website was created providing the description of some sites, maps, photos and drawings of the artefacts. Two catalogues deal with Early metal period settlements and Early metal period burial sites.

European Union Structural Funds. Origins of the Lithuanian State According to the Data of Dubingiai Microregion Researches (No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-01-037). Prof. A. Kuncevičius. 2011–2015.

In 2013 a group of scientists, participating in the project, continued archaeological survey in Dubingiai microregion. Archaeological excavations were held in Dubingiai castle site and Baluošos hillfort. Collected ground samples were examined by the methods of palaeobotany survey; archaeological artefacts were dated by radioactive carbon. Side by side with the archaeological survey, group members collected historical data about the Dubingiai microregion in the historical archives in Minsk, Belarus and Warsaw, Poland. In 2013 a team of scientists presented obtained results of the project at scientific conferences in Lithuania and abroad (Croatia, Finland, Czech Republic).

Main publications:

Augustinavičius, R., Laužikas, R., Kuncevičius, A., Jankauskas, R., 2013. Territorial model of Eastern Lithuania during the 1st15th centuries. Migracje: Funeralia Lednickie, Vol. 11, 59–74.

Contractual Research

Archaeological investigations in Joniškė cemetery (2 contracts)
Archaeological investigations in protected area of Kluonaliai fossil fields (2 contracts)
Archaeological investigations in protected area of Palanga old city (4 contracts)
Archaeological investigations in surroundings of Maišiakulė hillfort
Archaeological investigations in surroundings of Šešuoliai cemetery
Archaeological investigations in Užutrakis manor site

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute of Archaeology University of Wrocław (Poland)
State Cultural Rezerve of Kernavė (Lithuania)
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Tartu (Estonia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. emeritus M. Michelbertas –

Prof. A. Kuncevičius –

  • editorial board member of the publication Archaeologia Lituana;
  • editorial board member of the publication Archaeologia Baltica, www.ku.lt/leidykla/leidiniai/moksliniai-zurnalai/archaeologia-baltica/;
  • editorial board member of the publication Lituanistica;
  • head of the Scientific Commission of Archaeology of the Department of Cultural Heritage Protection;
  • head of the scientific organizing committee of 22nd EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) conference which will take place in Vilnius (2016);
  • member of the Council for Estimating Cultural Properties.

Assoc. Prof. A. Luchtanas –

  • editorial board member of the publication Archaeologia Lituana;
  • editorial board member of the publication Lietuvos istorijos studijos;
  • member of the Scientific Commission of Archaeology of the Department of Cultural Heritage Protection;
  • member of the Council for Estimating Cultural Properties.

Assoc. Prof. A. Merkevičius –

  • editorial board member of the BASE publication Interarchaeologia;
  • editorial board member of the publication Archaeologia Lituana;
  • editorial board member of the publication Estonian Journal of Archaeology,www.kirj.ee/11373;
  • editorial board member of the publication Lietuvos archeologija,www.istorija.lt/la/redkolegija.html;
  • member of the organizing committee of the international scientific seminar Baltic archaeological seminar (BASE);
  • member of the scientific organizing committee of 22nd EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) conference which will take place in Vilnius (2016).

Assoc. Prof. G. Vėlius –

L. Tamulynas –

  • editorial board member of the publication Lietuvos archeologija.

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN HISTORY

7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7286, fax 268 7282
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Zenonas Butkus

STAFF

Professor: Dr. Z. Butkus.
Associate professors: Dr. D. Bukelevičiūtė, Dr. A. Jakubčionis, Dr. A. P. Kasperavičius, Dr. S. Kaubrys, Dr. R. Kraujelis (part-time), Dr. A. Streikus.
Lecturers: Dr. A. Abromaitis (part-time), Dr. K. Burinskaitė (part-time), N. Černiauskas, Dr. R. Gaidis, A. Grodis (part-time), Dr. V. Klumbys (part-time).
Senior assistants: A. Narbutas (part-time).
Research fellows: Dr. T. Balkelis (part-time), Dr. V. Davoliūtė (part-time), A. Grodis (part-time), Dr. K. A. Richter (part-time), Dr. A. Streikus (part-time), Dr. A. Vyšniauskas (part-time), I. Zakšauskienė.
Doctoral students: N. Černiauskas, I. Zakšauskienė, M. Ėmužis, M. Kareniauskaitė. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research on Lithuanian international relations in the 20’s–30’s of the 20th century
Research on political, social and cultural life in Lithuania during the interwar period
Problems of the national and religious minorities in Lithuania and Klaipėda district
Soviet occupation and re-occupation of Lithuania
Anti-Soviet resistance in Lithuania: armed and passive resistance
Soviet Lithuania and western countries during the Cold War
Catholic Church in Soviet Lithuania
Cultural life in Soviet Lithuania
Research on the issues of modernizing history studies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2013

Projects Supported by University Budget 

Lithuania during the 19–20th Centuries and Its Neighbours: Ethnic, Political, and Cultural Processes. Prof. Z. Butkus, Assoc. Prof. A. Jakubčionis. 2007–2017.

In 2013, research on Lithuania and Its Neighbours in 19–20th Centuries: Ethnic, Political and Cultural Processes was further carried out, and the results of the previous research were summarized. The research focused on the situation of Lithuania and the ”National question” in the Russian Empire. The history of independent Lithuania was analysed in several aspects. Significant attention was paid to the international relations and history of diplomacy. In 2013, research papers were presented and presentations were made at national and international conferences. The Department organized an international conference dedicated to the maintenance of Lithuanian statehood during the period of 1918–1940.

Main publications:

Streikus, A., 2013. Der Berg der Kreuze. Religiöse Erinnerungsorte in Ostmitteleuropa: Konstitution und Konkurrenz im nationen und epochenübergreifenden Zugriff. Akademie Verlag Berlin.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Publishing of the journal Lietuvos istorijos studijos (LIT-7-40). Prof. Z. Butkus. 2013–2015.

Volumes 31 and 32 of the journal Lietuvos istorijos studijos during 2013 were published.

Research Council of Lithuania. The Conclusion and Publishing of the Book Lietuvos III Seimas: 1926–1927. Išbandymų metai (LIT-13021). Assoc. Prof. A. Vyšniauskas. 2013.

The book was concluded and published.

European Union Structural Funds. Population Displacement and its Political and Cultural Legacies in the 20th Century Lithuania (VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-03-014). Dr. T. Balkelis. 2013–2015.

During 2013 the members of the research group took participation in the 10th conference on Baltic Studies in Europe: Cultures, Crisises, Consolidations in the Baltic World.

Contractual Research

Historical development of the National Audit Office of Lithuania (National Audit Office of Lithuania).

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Genocide and Resistance Research Center (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Special Archives (Lithuania)
Lithuanian State Historical Archives (Lithuania)
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Z. Butkus –

Assoc. Prof. D. Bukelevičiūtė –

Assoc. Prof. A. Jakubčionis –

Assoc. Prof. A. Kasperavičius –

  • editorial science council member of the Lithuanian Encyclopaedia;
  • member of international commission of Lithuanian and Polish history textbooks.

Assoc. Prof. S. Kaubrys –

Assoc. Prof. A. Streikus –

DEPARTMENT OF THEORY OF HISTORY AND CULTURAL HISTORY

7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7288, fax 268 7282
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Alfredas Bumblauskas

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. E. Gudavičius (emeritus), Habil. Dr. T. Bairašauskaite (part-time), Dr. A. Bumblauskas, Dr. R. Čepaitienė (part-time), Dr. D. Leinarte (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. D. Brandišauskas (part-time), Dr. M. Drėmaitė (part-time), Dr. G. Kirkienė, Dr. E. Raila, Dr. N. Šepetys, Dr. R. Šermukšnytė, Dr. A. Švedas, Dr. J. Verbickienė (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. N. Babinskas (part-time), Dr. B. Gailius (part-time), Dr. S. Kulevičius (part-time), Dr. J. Poškienė (part-time), Dr. L. Skurvydaitė (part-time), Dr. A. Vasiliauskas (part-time).
Assistants: Dr. A. Gieda (part-time), D. Vitkauskaitė.
Senior research fellow: Dr. D. Brandišauskas (part-time).
Research fellow: I. Leonavičiūtė.
Doctoral students: V. Janušauskaitė, M. Jurkutė, E. Keidošiūtė, V. Kurienė, K. Kučiauskas, R. Lakačauskaitė, A. Naudžiūnienė, A. Petrauskienė, M. Ramonaitė, V. Starikovičius, S. Stasiulis, D. Strimaitytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Theoretical, methodological and historiographical problems of history
History of Lithuanian culture
Theoretical and didactical aspects of history of the Lithuanian culture
Historical culture and forms of cultural identity of the Lithuanian society
Individual and collective forms of historical memory
Cultural heritage studies
Studies of Lithuanian ethnic and confessional minorities
Everyday life and domestic historyFunctions of history in the contemporary society

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2013

Projects Supported by University Budget 

Lithuanian Culture: History, Heritage and Memory. Prof. A. Bumblauskas. 2010–2020.

In 2013 important contribution to the first half of the 20th century exploration of the cultural processes is Aurelijus Gieda’s doctoral dissertation analyzing the genesis and spread of the tradition of Lithuanian professional historiography in 1904–1940. This is the first attempt to undertake a detailed interpretation of the theoretical underpinnings of the then science of history in Lithuania. The examination of theoretical and methodological orientations of the science of history in Lithuania in the context of the changes of European historiography is an essential part of this study.

Main publications:

Švedas, A., Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė, L., 2013. Epizodai paskutiniam filmui. Režisierius Almantas Grikevičius. Vilnius: Vaga.

Piešimas buvo tarsi durys. Petrą Repšį kalbina Aurimas Švedas . Vilnius: Aidai, 2013.

Bumblauskas, A., 2013. Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštija – tautų atminties vieta: nuo istoriografinio mandagumo prie Septynknygės idėjos. Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštijos istorijos ir tradicijos fenomenai: tautų atminties vietos. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 17–43. 

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Environmental and Social Change and Adaptations in East Siberia: Power Relations and Economy of Luck (No. MIP-12040). Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas. 2012–2014.

In 2013 research overviewed a vernacular notion of luck that is crucial in understanding indigenous adaptations to the shifting environment and state policies. A conference was organized: Human-environment relations: skills, knowledge, emotions and politics in Siberia and China (Evenk and Even peoples). The First conference gathering worldwide specialists in anthropology of Tungus (Evenk and Even) peoples of Russia and China (University of Versailles, France. Jan 10–13, 2013). Research presented at four conferences.

European Union Structural Funds. Historical Demographic Studies and their Application to the Jewish Censuses of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-03-050). Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė. 2013–2015.

Research findings should basically adjust the existing knowledge about the past of East European Jews and shape a full view (historical, cultural, social and demographic) of communities in this region. With this project we aim: to create a methodology, which would enable us to generalize, analyse and compare data of Jewish censuses with other demographic data of society; encourage scholars from different countries to cooperate in order to achieve a common goal; provide knowledge about historical demographic methods and their application in sociocultural historical research, justify its benefits for historical studies. For this project international research group is gathered. Findings of the project will be summarized in a collective monograph.

Research Council of Lithuania. The Translation of the Monograph Matricos nelaisvėje to the English language (No. LIT-7-23) . Assoc. Prof. A. Švedas. 2013.

During the project the Lithuanian monograph In the Captivity of the Matrix: Soviet Lithuanian Historiography (1944–1985) was adapted to the foreign auditorium and translated into the English language. The adaptation of the text will enable the reader not only to understand the development of Lithuanian historiography during the Soviet times, but also to interpret it in the historiographical context of both the interwar period and the period after the 1990s.

Research Council of Lithuania. Tradition, Image and Modern Identity of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (VAT-19/2010). Prof. A. Bumblauskas. 2010–2013.

The project aims to stimulate, expand and integrate theoretical, historical, sociological and philological research on Tradition, Identities of ethnic groups: Lithuanians, Poles, Ruthenians, Jews, Tartars, Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians in the 14th–21st centuries. Project results were summarized in the collection of articles The Phenomena of History and Tradition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Memorial Places of Nations.

Main publications:

Bumblauskas, A., Potašenko, G. (ed.), 2013. Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštijos istorijos ir tradicijos fenomenai: tautų atminties vietos. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 310 p.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. Traditions, Memories and Heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - for Lithuania’s Eastern Neighbourhood Policy and Communications (No. 2013-VB-BY/UA-0046). Assoc. Prof. G. Kirkienė. 2013–2014.

In 2013–2014 we are planning together with Belarusian and Ukrainian historians to publish two books. The first book concerns the Ruthenian (Ukrainian) origin princes Ostrogiškiai. The main focus is on the two great representatives of this family: GDL Grand Hetman Constante Ostrogiškis and his son Constant Constantine Ostrogiškis. The second book is Cossacks and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Ukraine is one of the most important Lithuanian foreign policy dimensions, so this book becomes necessary: through the aspect of the GDL shows the role of Cossacks, so studies of Cossacks and their historical role in the deliberations is becoming not just academic cultural actuality, but is particularly relevant to all sections of society.

Research Council of Lithuania. Workshop of Architectural Criticism (No. MIP-099/2013). Assoc. Prof. M. Drėmaitė. 2013–2014.

The project Workshop of Architectural Criticism is an experimental virtual platform that combines artistic and academic research of architecture and urban studies. In 2013 the project carried out a workshop Showcasing Modernisms between Nostalgia and Criticism: contemporary visualization and Storytelling (25–26 October 2013) with 4 invited foreign researchers and 20 local researchers. It resulted in the publication Modernism: between Nostalgia and Criticism in English and Lithuanian, edited by dr. Marija Drėmaitė, Julija Reklaitė (project partner “Architectural Fund”) and invited editor prof. David Crowley. The publication is available online www.archfondas.lt. 

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Centre for Comparative History of Europe (Germany)
Department of Cultural Heritage (Lithuania)
Institute of Ukrainian History (Kiev, Ukraine)
Vilnius Yiddish Institute (Lithuania)
Warsaw University (Poland) 

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. emeritus E. Gudavičius –

  • member of the Russian Science Academy of Humanities in St. Petersburg;
    member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. T. Bairašauskaitė –

Prof. A. Bumblauskas –

Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas –

  • organization of conference Human-environment relations: skills, knowledge, emotions and politics in Siberia and China (University of Versailles, France);
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology in Aberdeen University (Scotland);
  • Associated Research, European Centre for the Arctic, University of Versailles (France);
  • member of the Association for the Study of the North “4 Winds”;
  • member of Association of the Young Scientist of Polar;
  • member of International Association for the Arctic Social Sciences;
  • reviewer of the journal Sibirica (Berghan books);
  • reviewer of the Journal of Royal Institute of Anthropology.

Assoc. Prof. M. Drėmaitė –

Assoc. Prof. N. Šepetys –

Assoc. Prof. R. Šermukšnytė –

Assoc. Prof. A. Švedas –

  • member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies;
  • editorial board member of the Lietuvos istorijos studijos,www.lis.lt/index.php?id=redakcija&lang=LT;
  • participant of Annual ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) Convention “Revolution” (Boston, USA, 21-11-2013).

N. Babinskas –

CENTRE FOR STATELESS CULTURES

7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7293
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Grigorijus Potašenko

STAFF

Associate professor: Dr. G. Potašenko.
Lecturer: Dr. L. Lempertienė (part-time). 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The Centre carries out research on the region’s stateless minority cultures (cultures that do not benefit from the moral and material support of a “home country” anywhere): Yiddish (in cooperation with Vilnius Yiddish Institute), Old Believers, Tatars, Karaimes, Roma and also multicultural studies.

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2013

Projects Supported by University Budget

Lithuanian Culture: History, Heritage and Memory. Prof. A. Bumblauskas. 2010–2020.

The Centre of Stateless Cultures organized international conference Turks History and Culture in Lithuania. This conference was dedicated to the 615th anniversary of Tatars and Karaimes in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The organisers of the conference are planning to publish the reviewed collection of articles, prepared on the base of the conference papers in 2014.

National Research Projects

Scientific Council of Lithuania Tradition, Image and Modern Identities of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (VAT-10061). Prof. A. Bumblauskas. 2010–2013.

This project sought to examine the new tradition and memory reception of the GDL in the 19th–21st centuries, revealing the Russian minority case in Lithuania. The project ended on the 30th of June, 2013. During the six month two publications were prepared and published. The first publication was: The Phenomena of History and Tradition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Memorial Places of Nations edited by prof. A. Bumblauskas and Assoc. prof. G. Potašenko.

The second publication is Lithuanian Russians in the 20th-beginning of the 21st Centuries: History, Identity, Memory edited by Assoc. prof. G. Potašenko, Assoc. prof. P. Lavrinec, and dr. A. Marcinkevičius. This book newly actualizes and investigates in much more detail the development of Lithuanian Russian’s identity and their historical memory in the 20th–21st centuries.

Main publications:

Bumblauskas, A., Potašenko, G. (ed.), 2013. Lietuvos Didžiosios kunigaikštijos istorijos ir tradicijos fenomenai: tautų atminties vietos. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 310 p.

Potašenko, G. (ed.), 2013. Lietuvos rusai XX–XXI a. pradžioje: istorija, tapatybė, atmintis. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 399 p.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

The Centre for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews (Lithuania)
Institute of Social Research (Lithuania)
Vilnius Yiddish Institute (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

L. Lempertienė –

  • academic board member of the Centre for the university teaching of Jewish studies “SEFER”;
  • bibliographer of the collection of books in Hebrew language published in Lithuania in 1759–1900 (stored in Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania).