Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Communication

Sukurta: 16 July 2018

kf9 Saulėtekio av., LT-01222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6101
E-mail:
http://www.kf.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Laužikas

 

 

NOTE: In 2017, a structural reorganization was implemented at the Faculty of Communication. In accordance with decisions of the Faculty Council and Dean Order No. 160000-DV-44, the new structure started functioning from September 1, 2017. Research results in 2017 also reflect the activities of the previous Departments, functional during January-August, 2017:

Department of Museology (research project supported by University Budget: The Social Role of the Production and Communication of Museality in a Changing World);

Institute of Book and Documentation Science (research project supported by University Budget: Documentary Media Evoliution and Today’s Effects);

Institute of Creative Medias (research project supported by University Budget: Interdisciplinary Research of Lithuanian and Global Cinema and Visual Culture);

Institute of Information and Communication (research project supported by University Budget: Analysis of Changes in Knowledge Society);

Institute of Journalism (research project supported by University Budget Transformation of Lithuanian Media in the Convergence Circumstances);

Institute of Library and Information Science (research project supported by University Budget: Development and Change of Culture and Science Communication in Information Infrastructures);

Media Research Laboratory (research project supported by University Budget: Fundamental and Applied Research of Interactive Media).

STAFF

115 teachers (60 holding research degree), 4 research fellows (3 holding research degree), 22 doctoral students.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

DEPARTMENT OF BOOK SCIENCE AND PUBLISHING
DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTARY MEDIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF SCREEN AND PERFORMATIVE COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF MUSEOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
GENDER STUDIES CENTRE
THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR THE ORGANISATION OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION
DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF RHETORIC

RESEARCH AREAS

Information and Communication in Traditional and Network Society

Generating and Communicating Heritage

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED IN 2017

K. Jakutytė-Ancienė. E-participation in the implementation of the third sector Aativities: case of Lithuanian non-governmental organizations.

M. Bražiūnas. The journalistic field in occupied Lithuania (1940–1944).

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2017

International conferences:
Books and Screens and the Reading Brain
The Slip and Form of Censorship
Unrevealed Powers of Librarians: Where to Find Them
?
National conferences:
Information and Communication Expressions of Theory and Practice’ 2017
25 years of Gender Studies in Lithuania

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2017

Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Macevičiūtė, E., Nilsson, K., Wallin, B., Wilson, T.D. 2017. Books on screens: Players in the Swedish book market. Göteborg: Nordicom, p. 237

Grigas, V., Juzėnienė, S., Veličkaitė, J. 2017. 'Just Google it' – the scope of freely available information sources for doctoral thesis writing. Information Research, 22(1), 2017, paper 738.

Gudauskas, A. Ar Andrejus Tarkovskis skaitė Henri Bergsoną? Logos. Vilnius: Logos. 2017, Nr. 92, p. 151–165.

 

DEPARTMENT OF BOOK SCIENCE AND PUBLISHING 

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6111, 236 6112, 236 6116

E-mail:

Head - Prof. Dr. Aušra Navickienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas, Dr. R. Misiūnas, Dr. A. Navickienė.
Associate professor: Dr. A. Braziūnienė.
Assistants: Dr. R. Cicėnienė, Dr. T. Petreikis, Dr. K. Tolkačevskis.
Research fellow: Dr. A. Braziūnienė.
Doctoral students: F. Kepalienė, I. Kažuro, A. Urbanavičiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Media publishing and marketing
History, theory and methodology of book and other media sciences
Manuscript and printed heritage communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Documentary Media Evoliution and Today’s Effects. Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė. 2016–2020.

The aim of the project was to analyse printed media in different historical periods and their heritage in today’s memory institutions, to investigate processes of traditional and digital publishing in network society and to develop fundamental and applied research of documental communication disciplines. Main research results in 2017: two books, nine research articles published in volumes of scholarly journal Knygotyra (Book Science) and others peer-reviewed publications. Inter-institutional scholarly contacts were intensively developed while taking part in European and regional scientific events and organizing international conference Books and Screens and the Reading Brain (Vilnius, 27‒29 September, organized together with the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, European Cooperation in Sciences and Technology (COST) Action IS1404 “Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation” (E-READ) network, global Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP).

Main publications:

Kaunas, D. 2017. Aš esu Etmės Evė: Ieva Simonaitytė amžininkų liudijimuose: simonaitistikos šaltinių publikacija. Liudijimus užrašė, rinkinį sudarė ir parengė leisti Domas Kaunas. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 332 p.

Vilniaus universiteto Knygotyros ir dokumentotyros institutas: bibliografijos rodyklė: 1940‒1943, 1990‒2015 (Institute of Book Science and Documentation: Bibliography: 1940‒1943, 1990‒2015). Vilniaus universitetas, Komunikacijos fakultetas, Knygotyros ir dokumentotyros institutas; [sudarė Tomas Petreikis]; [parengė: Ina Kažuro, Tomas Petreikis, Kšištof Tolkačevski, Asta Urbanavičiūtė]. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 2017, 208 p.  

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. The National Lithuanian Studies Development Programme for 2016–2024. The Research Results Dissemination Project Publishing of Vilnius University Research Journal Knygotyra (Book Science) (Nr. LIP-073/2016/ LSS-160000-398). Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė. 2016–2018.

The aim of the project was to ensure uninterrupted publishing of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science) and its functioning in the space of social sciences and humanities. In 2017, volumes 68 and 69 of Knygotyra (Book Science) were published.

Main publications:

Knygotyra (Book Science). Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2017, vol. 68, 380 p.

Knygotyra (Book Science) Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2017, vol. 69, 309 p.

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

University of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
University of Tallinn (Estonia)
University of Wroclaw (Poland)
University of Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Braziūnienė –

Dr. R. Cicėnienė –

  • board member of The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences journal Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka;
  • member of the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • member of National Committee of UNESCO Memory of the World programme.

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas –

Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė –

Prof. Dr. R. Misiūnas –

Dr. T. Petreikis –

  • executive secretary of the serial publication Žemaičių kultūros savastys;
  • editorial board Chairperson of the Lithuanian National Retrospective Bibliography.
  • member of the local organizing committee of the international conference Books Screens and the Reading Brain, http://www.eread.kf.vu.lt/organisation/organising-committee/.

Dr. K. Tolkačevskis –

 

DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTARY MEDIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius

Tel. 236 6110

E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Arvydas Pacevičius

STAFF

Professors: Dr. A. Pacevičius, Dr. A. E. Walter.
Assistant: Dr. L. Juchnevič.
Doctoral students: E. Sėdaitytė, A. Valinčiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Age of Enlightenment and Romanticism in Lithuania and North Germany: memory and identity
Evaluation and digitisation of documentary heritage
Heritage, media and memory communication
History and documentary heritage of museums, libraries and archives
Knowledge society theories
Local lore studies
Management of libraries and information resource
Medieval-Modern Lithuanian written culture in the European context
Science communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Documentary Communication and Media: Theory, History, Digitization. Prof. Dr. Arvydas Pacevičius. 2017–2020. (Since 1st September, 2017)

In 2017, the aim of research theme was to investigate anthropological aspects of the development and function of archival and document media and library collections using diachronic and problematic approaches towards research methodologies for written media, comparative analysis of the history of libraries, archives and other memory institutions in Lithuania and Central as well as Eastern Europe. The most important topics of the research carried out by the Department in 2017 were the intermediality, social dissemination and consumption of documentation in Medieval-Modern societies (A. Pacevičius, A. Walter); sources of Lithuanian documentation heritage, creating inventories, prioritising collection and digital repatriation (A. Pacevičius, A. Walter); evaluation of public institutions, management of information institutions and resources (L. Juchnevič); censorship, readership and development of archives, libraries, and museums (A. Pacevičius, E. Sėdaitytė); science communication (A. Pacevičius, A. Valinčiūtė); local lore studies (L. Juchnevič, A. Pacevičius).

Main publications:

Bibliotheca Lituana IV: Privačioji raštija ir egodokumentinis paveldas. Sud. Arvydas Pacevičius. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 2017. 288 p.

Pacevičius, A., Navickienė, A. 2017. Dokumentas apie pasirengimą knygos mokslų studijoms Vilniaus universitete ir bibliotekos komplektavimo strategijas pirmaisiais XIX a. dešimtmečiais. Knygotyra, 2017, vol. 69, p. 216–252.

Sėdaitytė, E. Sovietinės cenzūros istoriografija: pagrindinės tyrimų kryptys ir cenzūros sampratos. Knygotyra, 2017, vol. 69, p. 84–12.

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

Birštonas Public Library (Lithuania)
Eutiner Landesbibliothek, Forschungsstelle für historische Reisekultur (Germany)
Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library (Lithuania)
Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Lithuania)

Prof. Dr. A. Pacevičius –

  • editorial board member of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science), www.leidykla.vu.lt/mokslo-darbai/knygotyra/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Roczniki Biblioteczne, http://rocznikibiblioteczne.ibi.uni.wroc.pl/redakcja/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Archiwa-Kancelarie-Zbiory, http://www.home.umk.pl/~akz/redakcja.html;
  • editorial board member of book serials Lietuvos egodokumentinis paveldas;
  • editorial board member of book serials Bibliotheca Lituana;
  • editorial board member of book serials Fontes et studia historiae universitatis Vilnensis;
  • member of the Nordic Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • board member of the organizing committee and programme committee of the Iiternational conference Communication and information sciences in network society: experience and insights. III, http://www.conference.kf.vu.lt/?page_id=165.;
  • member of Geneology and Local History Standing Committee, IFLA ,http://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/37;
  • chairman of the organizing committee of the national conference Egodocuments in the context of book culture of Aukštaitija, Panevėžys, 22 March 2017;
  • board member of the organizing committee of the IFLA satellite meeting The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory, Connections and Challenges for Libraries and other Memory Institutions of the IFLA „Genealogy and Local History" commitee, Vilnius, 16–17 August 2017.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6107

E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Renata Matkevičienė

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr. B. Grebliauskienė, Dr. M. Stonkienė, Dr. R. Matkevičienė.
Assistant: Dr. M. Šupa.
Doctoral students: A. Telyčėnaitė, E. Nabažaitė, L. Tamutienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Theoretical, methodological, practical analysis of tendencies and problems of corporate communication and its derivative fields, focusing on analysis of changing discourse (participants, context, narrative) of corporate communication

Public and media discourses in relation to corporate communication, public interest, social responsibility, corruption, values and social impact

Investigation of corporate communication in international and intercultural perspective focusing on changes in communication content, forms and channels, as well as on legislation processes

Stakeholders communication and their engagement in corporate communication and in relation with that - analysis of reputation, image, branding development and communication strategies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Research on Corporate Communication in Lithuania: Analysis of Reputation, Trust, Sustainability Discourses Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė. 2017–2020. (Since 1st September, 2017)

Aims of the research carried out by scholars are based on the theoretical, methodological, practical analysis of tendencies and problems of corporate communication and its derivative fields, focusing on analysis of changing discourse of corporate communication.

Focus of the researches are on investigation of public and media discourses in relation to corporate communication, public interest, social responsibility, corruption, values and social impact; investigation of corporate communication in international and intercultural perspective focusing on changes in communication content, forms and channels, as well as on legislation processes.

Main publications:

New Media and New Public Governance: The Strategic Communication Approach. Edited by Renata Matkevičienė and Andris Petersons. Vilnius University, Turība University. Trnava: University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, 2017, 152 p.

Matkevičienė, R. 2017. Trust in Governmental Institutions is the Main Requirement for Effective New Public Governance. New Media and New Public Governance: The Strategic Communication Approach. Vilnius University, Turība University. Trnava: University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, p. 15–38.

Šupa, M. 2017. Foucault and the City: Conceptualising Social Control over Urban Space. Fletcher, Samantha and White, Holly (eds.). Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. London: EG Press Limited.

International Research Projects

ISCH COST Action IS1308. Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics. 2013–2017. The coordinator activities are supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Prof. Dr. Toril Aalberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

The goal of this Action was to investigate populist political communication and its impact on democratic political life across Europe. This is necessary not only in light of recent populist backlashes in many democracies against governments and political and economic developments, but also in respect to changes in national media and communication systems.

In order to comprehend this poorly understood aspect of contemporary political communication this Action will examine three interconnected, but distinct aspects of populist political communication:

First, populist political communication actors and their communication strategies. Second, the media and populist discourses and frames. Third, citizen's engagement with populist political messages and the effect of these messages.

This Action will provide a thorough critical reciew of existing knowledge, much improved research co-ordination, widen co-operation between scholars, bridge gaps in existing knowledge and strengthen dialogue with various societal stakeholders, benefiting media organizations, NGOs and policy actors as well as the wider scientific community. MC member – R. Matkevičienė.

Contractual Research

Invest Lithuania, Agreement 2017-10-17, Nr. IL-280IBS-160000-2005. Contractual research task: monitor foreign media based on the tasks formulated with tool Newspoint by Invest Lithuania and to provide recommendations for communication strategy of Invest Lihuania.

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

Lithuanian PR Specialists Union (Lithuania)
Investuok Lietuvoje (Invest Lithuania)
Association of Responsible Business in Lithuania (LAVA) (Lithuania)
Uppsala University (Sweden)
Turiba University (Latvia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stonkienė -

DEPARTMENT OF SCREEN AND PERFORMATIVE COMMUNICATION

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3168
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Renata Šukaitytė

 STAFF

Associate professors: Dr. R. Bitinaitė-Širvinskienė, Dr. K. Kirtiklis, Dr. M. Petrikas, Dr. R. Šukaitytė.
Assistant: Dr. R. Kregždaitė.
Asociate professor of practice: Dr. T. Petrikis.
Doctoral students: M. Meilutytė, R. Stonytė, A. Dabrovolskas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lithuanian and European cinema
Visual culture and media
Media theory and philosophy

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Media, Culture, Politics and Citizenship Convergence in Lithuania. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė. 2017–2020. (Since 1st September, 2017).

The project aims at discussing which media, culture and politics convergence strategies dominating in Lithuanian visual culture and what is the role of creative citizenship in it. National phenomena will be located in global context and looked at from critical theory and interdisciplinary research perspective.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Political Shift on the Screen: Post Communist Transformation in Lithuanian Film and Video. Leader Dr. Anna Mikonis-Railienė. Researchers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Martišius, doct. R. Stonytė. 20172019.

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

University of Lodz (Poland)
University of Central Lancashire (UK)
Tallinn University (Estonia)
University of Helsinki (Finland)
Lusofona University (Portugal)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Petrikas –

Assoc. Prof. T. Petrikis –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Bitinaitė–Širvinskienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Kirtiklis –

  • vice-chair of Philosophy of Communication Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), http://www.ecrea.eu/;
  • member of a doctoral defense committee of a student Zachary Sapienza (dissertation Grounding the Transmission Model of Communication). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSEOLOGY

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3290
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Laužikas

STAFF

Professor: Dr. R. Laužikas.
Associate professors: Dr. J. Blažiūnas, Dr. A. Puškorius, Dr. R. Repšienė, Dr. V. Vaitkevičius.
Assistant: Dr. Ž. Būčys.
Doctoral students: D. Armakauskaitė, T. Božerocki, N. Charapan, N. Latvytė-Gustaitienė, I. Vosyliūtė, T. Žižiūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digitization and digital communication of cultural heritage
Social values of museums and heritage communication
Commnunication of traumatical heritage

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Importance of Heritage Communication, Museum and Museums for Social Cohesion and Economic Growth in Lithuania. Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas. 2017–2020 (Since 1stst September, 2017).

Main publications:

Laužikas, R. 2017. Reading the church: a communicative approach for understanding the Dubingiai Parish community, Lithuania, in the fifteenth-eighteenth centuries. In Sacred monuments and practices in the Baltic Sea region: new visits to old churches. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 170185.

Latvytė-Gustaitienė, N. 2017. (Ne)pamirštas Vilniaus Genius Urbis: Vilniaus Geto biblioteka. Knygotyra. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, vol. 68, p. 107131.

Laužikas, R., Kuncevičius, A., Kurauskas, V., Žižiūnas, T., Šmigelskas, R., Augustinavičius, R., Žilinskas, E. 2017. Kultūros paveldo informacijos pusiau automatinis valdymas ir tyrimai naudojant 3D technologijas. Informacijos mokslai. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, vol. 77, p. 160179. 10.15388/Im.2017.77.10712.

International Research Projects

Apheleia – Integrated Cultural Landscape Management for Local and Global Sustainability. Funded by the Erasmus + programme no 2014-1-PT01-KA203-001082.

Coordinator at Vilnius University Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas. More information: <https://www.up2europe.eu/european/projects/apheleia-integrated-cultural-landscape-management-for-local-and-global-sustainability_103371.html>

COST ARKWORK (Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment). 2016–2020. Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Dr. Isto Huvila (Uppsala University, Sweden). (Since 20th October, 2016).

The main aim of ARKWORK is to build a trans-disciplinary network that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices and their current projects in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use to make a major push forward in the current stateof-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society. Vilnius University – Grant holder institution. Rimvydas Laužikas – Science Representative, MC member and leader of WG3. Researchers of Departament of Museology – V. Vaitkevičius, I. Vosyliūtė, T. Žižiūnas took part at different WG.

CA COST Action CA16213. New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent. Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Dr. Maciej Maryl (Instytut Badan literackich Polskiej akademii nauk, Poland). (Since 16th September, 2017).

The main aim of the Action is to trigger the next discovery phase of this legacy through forging a new, reflexive approach and providing a platform for incubating networked, transnational, multidisciplinary and technology-conscious research with creative dissemination capacities. Researcher of Departament of Museology – I. Vosyliūtė took part at MC Substitute.

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

University of York, York (United Kingdom)
Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)
Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Athens (Greece)
Toronto University, Toronto (Canada)
Zadar University, Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Repšienė –

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius

Tel. 236 6119

E-mail:

Head - Prof. Dr. Zenona Atkočiūnienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė, Dr. A. Mikalauskienė.
Associate proffesor: Dr. L. Stundžė.
Assistants: Dr. I. Girnienė, Dr. V. Jadzgevičienė, Dr. S. Preidys, Dr. D. Siudikienė

Doctoral students: J. Gribovskis, V. Vaitkevičius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Communication and information theory
Information interaction in society
Knowledge society
Examination the efficiency of human communication processes
Impact of information technologies on the change of knowledge society

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Information and Knowledge Management Activities in Promoting Innovation in the Context of the Information Society Development. Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė. 2017–2020.

The purpose of the research was to examine the efficiency of human communication processes and the impact of information technologies on the change of knowledge society. The theme of the research was pursued by carrying out theoretical and applied research on organisational communication, public relations, information and knowledge management and information technologies. In 2017, under research goals the national conference Information and Communication Expressions of Theory and Practice’ 2017 was organised.

Main publications:

Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences), Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2017, vol. 77. 183 p.; vol. 78, 180 p.

Siudikienė, D. 2017. Citizens as customers: the role of communication increasing their role in public services. In New media and new public governance: the strategic communication approach. Vilnius University, Turība University. Trnava: University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, p. 75105.

Atkočiūnienė, Z. O., Girnienė, I. 2017. Моделирование управления знаниями на основе инноваций. In Теоретичні та прикладні питання економіки. Київ: Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка, No. 2 (35), p. 1524.

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

Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Lisboa University Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Minsk Institute of Management (Belarus)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė –

  • editor-in-chief of the journal Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences), http://www.vu.lt/leidyba/lt/mokslo-zurnalai/informacijos-mokslai/redakcine-kolegija;
  • member of the Research Council of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • board member of The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences journal Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka;
  • member of the Organizing Commitee of national conference Information and Communication Expressions of Theory and Practice’ 2017;
  • member of the Lithuanian Standards Board Technical Committee LST TK 90 Human Resources and Knowledge Management.

Dr. I. Girnienė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Standards Board Technical Committee LST TK 90 Human Resources and Knowledge Management.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė –

Dr. D. Siudikienė –

  • organizing commitee member of the national conference Information and Communication Expressions of Theory and Practice’ 2017.

 

GENDER STUDIES CENTRE

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3028
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lijana Stundžė (from 2017 06 01)

STAFF

Professor: Dr. (HP) D. Leinartė (till 2017 04 18).
Associate professors: Dr. I. Michailovič, Dr. A. Novelskaitė, Dr. L. Stundžė.
Assistants: Dr. D. Šėporaitytė–Vismantė, Dr. R. Lužytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Implementation of gender equality in Lithuania: gender equality policies
Women’s rights
Human rights
Family policies
Gender and communication
Disabled women
Family history
Women’s oral history
Sociology of gender, science, organizations, professions, art; ethics of academic activities

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Gender Studies Bibliography: 1990-2012. Prof. Dr. D. Leinartė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė. 2017.

Gender studies are a field of an interdisciplinary study devoted to issues of social injustice on the local and the global levels. It is a kind of science of civic engagement, which aims, among other things, to help to create a just social policy for both women and men.
The aim of the research is to analyse gender studies science communication. Research included the following dimensions of analysis: institutional affiliation of the authors of the articles, the language of the publications, topics of the publications, the gender of the authors; the leaders of scientific communication in this journal (the authors that have published the biggest number of articles) were identified, too.

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

Embasy of the USA in Lithuania
Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson (Lithuania)
Center of Equality Advancement (Lithuania)
Research Centre of Social Innovations at Šiauliai University (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Michailovič –

Dr. D. Šėporaitytė - Vismantė –

Dr. R. Lužytė –

DIGITAL MEDIA LABORATORY

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6105
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrius Šuminas

STAFF

Professor: Dr. E. Macevičiūtė.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Gudinavičius, Dr. E. Janiūnienė, Dr. D. Jastramskis, Dr. Z. Manžuch, Dr. A. Šuminas.
Doctoral students: A. Aleksandravičius, M. Savickas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Interactive and traditional media
Social media and social networking
Political communication
Publishing and marketing
Strategic management of cultural heritage digitisation
Strategic management of libraries and information services
Communication of cultural content in the digital age
Library management
Digital publishing and e-reading
Digital libraries, resources and services
Digital reading and media use for social inclusion
Media publishing and marketing, digital publishing, e-reading
Digital reading and media use for social inclusion
Human-computer interaction
Information behaviour
Information and information quality management
Information service management
Media policy and regulation
Media economics and management
Media psychology and effects

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Digital Media Effects on Modern Society. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Šuminas. 2013–2017. (Since 1st September 2017).

The aim of the project was to analyze documentary media in modern society and digital heritage in today’s memory institutions, to investigate the role of digital media in communication processes of network society, to explore reading of digital texts and its role on social inclusion.

10 articles, published in Lithuanian and international scholarly journals ‒ Information research, Library and Information Research, Journal of Documentation (referred in data base Web of Science), Political Preferences, Parlamento studijos (Parliamentary Studies), Knygotyra (Book Science). Inter-institutional scholarly contacts were intensively developed while preparing research publications and organizing international conferences in Lithuania, Sweden and Italy.

Main publications:

Šuminas, A., Aleksandravičius, A., Gudinavičius, A. 2017. Negative political communication in online video advertisements: case study of 2016 Lithuanian Parliamentary Election. Political Preferences, vol. 14, p. 4762.

Macevičiūtė, E., Wilson, T.D., Gudinavičius, A., Šuminas, A. 2017.  E-Books in academic libraries: results of a survey carried out in Sweden and Lithuania. Information Research, vol. 22(3), paper 762.

Manžuch, Z. 2017. Ethical issues in digitization of cultural heritage. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies [interactive], vol. 4, iss. 2.

National Research Projects

Lithuanian Research Council. Programme Welfare Society, 2 call. GER-002/2017. The stimulation of digital reading as a means of reduction in the digital divide. Head of the project Dr. E. Macevičiūtė; project participants – Dr. A. Gudinavičius, Dr. A. Šuminas, T.D. Wilson, Dr. Z. Manžuch, A. Aleksandravičius. 20172018.

The analysis of the potential of digital technologies for reduction of second and third level of digital inequalities was carried out. The means of reduction of digital divide by reading and digital reading were explored. The measures and indicators for measuring impact of digital means on reduction of inequalities were explored and selected for adaptation to the Lithuanian context. Two articles prepared and submitted for review in scholarly journals.

The partners for carrying out the experimental activity were sought and selected. The overall design of activities for experimental investigation was carried out together with the partners. The project to attract additional financing for the partners was submitted and it was successful. The final design of experimental activities and measuring their impact is under development.

Applied research project Establishment of Analysis, Modeling and Risk Management (i.MAMC) on Lithuanian Taxpayer Behavior carried out together with the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate and financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds. Head of the project A. Stašionis; project coordinators – Dr. A. Gudinavičius, Dr. A. Šuminas; project participants – A. Aleksandravičius, J. Tamosynas. 2016–2019.

International Research Networking Projects

COST Action IS1404 E-READ. Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitization. 2014‒2018. The coordination activities are supported from the EU RTD Framework Programme. Dr. Anne Mangen (University of Stavanger, Norway).

The goal of this Action was to improve scientific understanding of the implications of digitization, hence helping individuals, disciplines, societies and sectors across Europe to cope optimally with the effects. Based on a multidimensional, integrative model of reading, and combining paradigms from experimental sciences with perspectives (e.g., diachronic) from the humanities, the Action develops new research paradigms and metrics for assessing the impact of digitization on reading. These metrics enable the development of evidence-based knowledge of paper and screen reading, and provide guidance for practitioners, policy makers, publishers and designers.

Researchers of the Digital Media Lab took part at the Action Management Committee, developed research of digital media. MC member – Dr. E. Macevičiūtė; MC substitute – Dr. A. Gudinavičius; participant – Dr. A. Šuminas.

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

Warsaw University (Poland)
University of Boras (Sweden)
University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
University of Stavanger (Norway)
University of Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Šuminas –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Manžuch –

  • chairperson of the programme committee and organisational committee member of the international scientific-practical conference Unrevealed powers of librarians: where to find them?, 1 December 2017. Main organizer: Lithuanian Librarian Association; Vilnius University Faculty of Communication is a partner;
  • editorial board member of the journal LIBER Quarterly, http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/about/editorialTeam;
  • member of the Lithuanian Library Council under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • member of the programme committee of the 21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/program-committee/;
  • member of the programme committee of the 15th International Symposium of Information, http://isi2017.ib.hu-berlin.de/programme.html.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Jastramskis –

Prof. Dr. E. Macevičiūtė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Gudinavičius –

 

THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR THE ORGANISATION OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION

9 Saulėtekio av., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel: 236 6113
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Regina Varnienė-Janssen

STAFF

Associate professor: Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen.
Assistants: Dr. V. Grigas, Dr. J. Kuprienė, Dr. M. Prokopčik, Dr. J. Rudžionienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital libraries
Digital curration and long-term preservation
Digital and media literacy
Management of requirements for information systems
Metadata
Scholarly communication
Heritage and memory communication
Management of libraries and information resource
Organization of data and information

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Organization of Library Activities and Information within the Smart Society and Smart Management. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen. 2017 – 2020. (Since 1st September 2017).

The project aims are to investigate efficient management of the libraries and services organisation from the view point of reducing of social exclusion and aims to investigate international, interinstitutional and inter-sectoral cooperation from the point of innovative services in the context of strengthening knowledge and intellectual potential.

Results: Qualitative analysis of scientific literature as well as the specification of Virtual Information of Electronic Heritage. (VEPIS) and its services allowed to establish a model for provenance related added value of VEPIS, which is based on OAIS, CRMdig and RDF, supports the following functionality: Providing metadata and context of the digitization process referring to the master version and derivation chain. All this creates trustful provenance information and provides access to it by using open protocols; Provenance information within VEPIS allows referring to the versions of objects as they evolve, are modified or accessed over time.  The identity of the object is strongly related to PDI (Context, Provenance, Fixity, and Reference Information as defined in OAIS) and helps understand the environment of the resource. There is a standard way within VEPIS to find provenance for a given resource: a standard WEB application within VEPIS based on the OPAC; VEPIS uses a standard way to present several basic provenance entities: 1. PURL, for referring to an object (resource), 2. A person/entity that the object is attributed to and 3. A processing step done by a person/entity to create a new object; Queries within VEPIS regarding provenance are based on paths of CRMdig. On the basis of received results, an article was prepared and submitted for publication.

Main publications:

Grigas, V., Juzėnienė, S., Veličkaitė, J. 2017. 'Just Google it' – the scope of freely available information sources for doctoral thesis writing. Information Research, vol. 22(1), paper 738.

Todorova, T. Y., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Güleda, D., Saunders, L., Horvat, A., Terra, A. L., Landøy, A., Repanovici, A., Morrison, C., Sanchez V., Egbert J., Secke, J.,  Rudžionienė, J., Kortelainen, T., Koltay, T. 2017. Information professionals and copyright literacy: a multinational study. In Library Management. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., vol. 38, Iss. 67, spec. iss. SI, p. 323344.

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

Vilnius University Library (Lithuania)
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen –

Dr. J. Rudžionienė –

Dr. V. Grigas –

  • programme committee member of the fifth international conference European Conference on Information literacy (ECIL), http://ecil2017.ilconf.org/programme-committee/;
  • cooperation with the Research Group on School Pedagogy in general and its Information Society Research Team in EFOP-3.6.1.-16.2016-00001 Complex Development of Research Capacities and Services ar Esterhazy Karoly University project.

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA

11 Bernardinų str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3041
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Žygintas Pečiulis.

STAFF

Professor: Dr. Ž. Pečiulis.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Gudauskas, Dr. J. Mažylė.
Assistant: Dr. D. Donauskaitė.
Doctoral student: J. Tillenius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mass communication
Audiovisual communication
History and theory of television
Public communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Journalistic content and distribution channels change in terms of intermedialism. Prof. Dr. Ž. Pečiulis. 2017–2020. (Since1st September 2017).

The aim of the project is to analyse the content of traditional journalistic and other media with the change of dissemination channels. Research approach – theories of mediamorphosis (media interation) and intermediality (the influence of old media to the new ones and intersections of different expressions in each medium).

Research themes: journalism genres and techological changes in content dissemination, activity principles of journalists and public (media information producers), media functions, transformations of audiovisual media expressions and narratives.

Main publications:

Gudauskas, A. 2017. Ar Andrejus Tarkovskis skaitė Henri Bergsoną? Logos. Vilnius: Logos, Nr. 92, p. 151165.

Mažylė, J. 2017. Lithuanian parliamentary election and the regional press. Political preferences. Katowice: University of Silesia, vol. 14, p. 6386.

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

European Communication Research and Education Association
Baltic Association of Media Research (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. Ž. Pečiulis –

Assoc. Prof.  J. Mažylė –

  • editor of the journal Žurnalistikos tyrimai (Journalism Research), http://www.vu.lt/leidyba/lt/mokslo-zurnalai/zurnalistikos-tyrimai/redakcine-kolegija.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

11 Bernardinų str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3041
E-mail:

Head –Prof. Dr. Andrius Vaišnys

STAFF

Professors: Dr. G. Aleknonis, Dr. A. Vaišnys.
Associate professor: Dr. M. Martišius.
Assistants: Dr. M. Bražiūnas, Dr. V. Denisenko.
Doctoral student: V. Venckūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Information policy (media-state relations)
History and development of mass media
Journalism ethics
Journalism theory and practise
Media effects
Media management
New and traditional media
History of Journalism (process of media-government conflict as theoretical and practical aspects)
Political communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Conflicts of Political Communication in Journalism: Experience, Challenges, Perspectives of Media-Audience-Government Relationship. Prof. Dr. A. Vaišnys. 2017–2020. (Since 1st September 2017).

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

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (Poland)
Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
European Communication Research and Education Association
Baltic Association of Media Research

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. A. Vaišnys –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Martišius –

Dr. V. Denisenko –

  • scientific editor of the journal Žurnalistikos tyrimai (Journalism Research), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/zurnalistikos-tyrimai/pages/view/editorial-board;
  • organizing committee member of the international practical and scientific conference The Slip and Form of Censorship.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RHETORIC

11 Bernardinų str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3041
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Murinienė

STAFF

Professor: Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė.
Associate professor: Dr. L. Murinienė.
Doctoral student: A. Avčininkas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Media rhetoric, political rhetoric, rhetoric of the old Lithuania’s literature
Language communication, pragmatics, stylistics
Language policy, standardisation and codification

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2017

Projects Supported by University Budget

Power and Strategies of the Contemporary Spoken and Written Public Language. Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė. 2017–2020. (Since 1st September 2017).

The aim of the project was to analyse the relation and interface between rhetoric and language communication, trends and tendencies of public discourse for choice of rhetoric strategies.

Main research results in 2017 (since September) were 3 scientific reports.

Catechism of Filomats’ Honour Principles: Rhetoric Aspect by Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė in a seminar organized by Lithuanian Culture Policy Institute, took place at Jašiūnai Aušros Gymnasium of Šalčininkai District;

Unifying Goal of Biblical Rhetoric, Homilletics, Antique and Other Intertexts in Jan Czeczot’s Works by Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė at the international interdisciplinary conference Dynamics of Religion in Culture: Interactions of Identities and Their Expression organized by Mykolas Romeris University Institute of Humanities together with their partners;

Language Recommendations of Antanas Salys: Criteria and Strategies in the Contemporary Context by Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė at a conference in honour of the linguist organized at Salantai Gymnasium of Kretinga District.

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė –

  • editorial board chairperson of the journal Žurnalistikos tyrimai (Journalism Research), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/zurnalistikos-tyrimai/pages/view/editorial-board;
  • editorial board chairperson of the journal Parlamento studijos (Studies of Parliament), http://www.parlamentostudijos.lt/Redakcija.htm;
  • editorial board chairperson of the journal Lituanistica, http://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/public/journals/8/Redkolegija.pdf;

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė