Faculty of History

if7 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7280
E-mail:
www.if.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Petrauskas

 

 

STAFF

49 teachers (incl. 45 holding research degree), 28 research fellows (incl. 20 holding research degree), 36 doctoral students.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

Department of Ancient and Medieval History
Department of Archaeology
Department of Modern History
Department of Theory of History and History of Culture
Centre for Stateless Cultures
Bioarchaeology Research Centre

RESEARCH AREAS

History of Lithuania: sources, historiography, heritage, memory
Prehistory and archaeology of Lithuania

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2018

J. Drungilas. Integration of the Polish nobility in Samogitia: migration, language, memory, 16th–18th centuries.
G. Gudaitienė. The first inhabitans in the Western part of the Neris River baisin in Lithuania.
Š. Jatautis. Paleodemography of Lithuania according to paleoosteological data.
K. Kilinskas. Civil-military relations in Lithuania 1918–1940.
J. Kozakaitė. Traumas in 13th–18th century Lithuania based on bioarchaelogical data.
R. Lakačauskaitė-Kaminskienė. Modernization of the living space of the 20th century urban resident. Two cases: Interwar Kaunas and Soviet Vilnius.
S. Stasiulis. Historiography of the Holocaust in Lithuania: traditions and problems.
T. Zarankaitė-Margienė. The phenomenon of hunting in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th–16th century (1572): socioeconomic, sociopolitical, mental aspects.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2018

International conferences:

Historical Ties between Lithuanian and German Speaking Countries (with the National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Institute of History, www.valdovurumai.lt/lankytojams/renginiai/lietuvos-ir-vokiskai-kalbanciu-krastu-istoriniai-rysiai)

Splendin Encounters 7. Conflict and Peace-making in Diplomacy 1300–1800 (with others, www.premoderndiplomats.org/previous-conference-programmes.html)

Scientific seminars:

Vilnius University: Traditions, Interruptions and Inventions (with others, www.if.vu.lt/69-lt/bendros-naujienos/mokslo-renginiai/1193-moksline-konferencija-vilniaus-universitetas-tradiciju-tasa-pertrukiai-ir-isradimai)

Research of Soviet Lifestyle and Space: Sociological Aspect (www.if.vu.lt/69-lt/bendros-naujienos/mokslo-renginiai/1249-seminaras-sovietmecio-gyvenimo-budo-ir-erdves-tyrimai-sociologinis-aspektas)

 BEST PRESENTATIONS MADE AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

“Contested Land Use and Subsistence in Olekma River Basin: Natural Reserve and Indigenous Village”, an interdisciplinary workshop of the Russian Studies Workshop’s Siberian Studies, Initiative Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment, Berlin, Dr. D. Brandišauskas
“Infrastructure in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1547–1795): Socio-economic and Socio-cultural Impact to Society”, EHRI/RFHE Workshop: Jewish Heritage Records and Digital Humanities, King’s College London, Dr. D. Troskovaite
“Lithuania as the Subject of Vatican’s Ostpolitik (1963–1988)”, Religion, Diplomacy and Peace, Rome, Prof. A. Streikus
“Literature and Cinema: Unconventional History in Postmodern Lithuanian Culture”, 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University, Assoc. prof. A. Švedas
“Looking in the Mirror of Literature and Cinema: Four Portraits of the (Post)modern Historian”, 3rd International Network for Theory of History Conference Place and Displacement. The Spacing of History, Södertörn University, Sweden, Assoc. Prof. A. Švedas

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018

During comparative expert assessment of research and development in Lithuania (evaluation period 2013–2017; international experts; 16 institutions and 22 units of assessment) the Faculty was recognised as an international leader.
Important national awards for research received.
National significance discoveries: analysis and identification of the remains of participants of the January Uprising (1863–1864); analysis and identification of the remains of Lithuanian partisan Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas (Dr. J. Kozakaitė).


DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

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

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Petrauskas

STAFF

Professors: Dr. R. Petrauskas (part-time), Dr. I. Valikonytė (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. V. Dolinskas (part-time), Dr. L. Jovaiša, Dr. J. Karpavičienė (part-time), Dr. E. Saviščevas.
Assistants: Dr. N. Dambrauskaitė, Dr. T. Čelkis, Dr. M. Jakulis.
Research fellows: Dr. Neringa Dambrauskaitė.
Junior research fellows: N. Šlimienė, S. Viskantaitė-Saviščevienė.
Doctoral students: B. Balčiūnaitė, R. Dediala, V. Diemantaitė, A. Jurkevičius, A.Petrilionis, T. Vaitkus.

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 2018

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Court Record Books of the Lithuanian Metrica: in the Direction of the Second Statute of Lithuania (No. LIP-002/2016). Prof. I. Valikonytė. 2016–2018.

The aim of the project is to explore an issue which did not receive much reflection in the Lithuanian and foreign historiography, i.e. justice and trial of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) in the 1st half of the 16th century also legal culture and consciousness of noblemen of the GDL by analysing not only the norms of the Lithuanian Statute (this is typical for legal historians), but the application of the norms as well, which could be best seen from the cases made in the so-called Court Records Books of Lithuanian Metrica (LM).

Main publication:

Lietuvos Metrika (1554–1568). 35-oji Teismų bylų knyga [The Lithuanian Metrica (1554–1568). Court Record Book no 35], Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2018.

Research Council of Lithuania. Members of the Catholic Male Religious Orders in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Corpus of Biographical (No. MIP-17-34). Prof. R. Witkowski. 2017–2020.

The aim of the project is to prepare the corpus of structured biographical entries comprising the members of Catholic male religious orders and congregations, active in the GDL, from 1387 to 1795. In 2017, according to the plan, designing of the digital data base was implemented, and research in the libraries and archives of Lithuania was conducted.

Research Council of Lithuania. Overland Routes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 13th–18th Century: Structure, Architecture, Maintenance and Functionality (No. MIP-17-43). Dr. T. Čelkis. 2017–2020.

The structure of Lithuania’s overland routes in the 13th–the first half of the 15th century will be discussed in the project. Its dynamics depends on politic, social and economic development of the territory. Location of the water roads was ordered by the nature and adaptability, while overland routs were made purposeful and testified traces of human life.

Main publication:

Baliulis, A. A., Čelkis, T. 2018. Senųjų Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės kelių aprašymai [Descriptions of the Old Roads of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania], Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla.

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

Lithuanian Institute of History (Lithuania)
National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lithuania)
Chamber of Notaries (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Petrauskas

Prof. I. Valikonytė

Assoc. Prof. L. Jovaiša

  • academician of the Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science (Lietuvos katalikų mokslo akademija), www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=19&lng=1;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Bažnyčios istorijos studijos (Studies in Church History), www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=111&lng=1;
  • editorial board member of the journal Fontes Historiae Lituaniae, www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=123&lng=1;
  • editorial board member of the journal Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis (Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science Annuals), www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=105;
  • editorial board member of the journal Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos (Studies in Cultural Heritage of Religions);
  • editorial board member of the journal Studia Franciscana Lithuanica.

Assoc. Prof. J. Karpavičienė

  • deputy chairman and member 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).

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Knight’s Cross, Lithuania, Prof. R. Petrauskas
Award of Lithuanian Commission at the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, Prof. I. Valikonytė.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. R. Petrauskas

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY

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

Head – Prof. Dr. Albinas Kuncevičius

STAFF

Professors: Dr. A. Kuncevičius, Habil. Dr. M. Michelbertas (professor emeritus).
Associate professors: Dr. A. Luchtanas, Dr. A. Merkevičius, Dr. G. Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen (part-time), Dr. J. Poškienė, Dr. E. Šatavičius, Dr. G. Vėlius.
Lecturer: Dr. J. Kozakaitė (part-time).
Doctoral students: E. Ananyevskaya, S. Ardavičiūtė-Ramanauskienė, R. Augustinavičius, D. Baltramiejūnaitė, M. Grikpėdis, E. Marcinkevičiūtė, K. Minkevičius, A. Rusteikytė, L. Muradian, R. Valatkevičienė, A. Žilinskaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Prehistoric and historical archaeology of Lithuania and neighbouring countries (research of material and spiritual culture, landscape studies)
Archaeology of the Balts
Methodology of archaeological research
Bioarchaeology
Archaeological heritage management

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Landscape of the Statehood: Environment Transformations in the Historical Capitals of Lithuania (No. S-MIP-1736). Prof. A. Kuncevičius. 2017–2019.

Aims of the project: identification of the scale and character of environmental transformations in the historical capitals of Lithuania – Kernavė and Trakai (territories of Senieji Trakai castle and settlement, Trakai Peninsular castle), analyzing the results in comparison with Vilnius data and interpretation in the context of genesis of the State; application and promotion of complex, interdisciplinary and non-destructive methods.

Research Council of Lithuania. The Residents of Vilnius Castles in the 14th–18th Centuries: Social Structure and Everyday Life According Zooarchaeological, Zrchaeological and Historical Data (No. LIP-015/2016). Dr. P. Blaževičius. 2016–2018.

Around 52 700 fragments of animal bones, found during the archaeological excavations in Vilnius Castle complex during the year 1988–2016, were investigated and identified. More than 1300 finished objects, semi-finished products and production wastes of bone and antler were analyzed. Research of the written sources, conducted in the archives and the libraries of Lithuania and Poland, allowed assembling a meaningful base of data expanding the context for the archaeological material.
Publications: 3 scientific articles published.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) 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. A. Kuncevičius

Prof. emeritus M. Michelbertas

Assoc. Prof. A. Merkevičius

Assoc. Prof. E. Šatavičius

Assoc. Prof. G. Vėlius

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania, Lithuania, Assoc. Prof. G. Vėlius.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. A. Kuncevičius

Assoc. Prof. J. Poškienė

  • chairperson of the Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Council of Lithuania, www.lmt.lt/en/about-the-research-council/vice-chair/2684;
  • member of 2nd Assessment Council for Immovable Cultural Heritage, Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Lectures “Cultural Heritage Researcher: Studies’ Opportunities and Perspectives” and “Conservation of Archaeological Heritage in situ: Challenges and Opportunities”, delivered at the 1st international fair of Cultural Heritage Preservation, Technologies and Education HERITAS, Assoc. Prof. J. Poškienė.

Lectures “Familiar and Unfamiliar Archaeological Heritage”, “Archaeological Heritage in the Protected Territories”, delivered during the qualification improvement course Archaeology in Lithuania: Get It Know (Society of Lithuanian Archaeology), Assoc. Prof. J. Poškienė.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN HISTORY

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

Head – Dr. Arūnas Streikus

STAFF

Professors: Dr. Z. Butkus, Dr. A. Streikus.
Associate professors: Dr. D. Bukelevičiūtė, Dr. A. Jakubčionis, Dr. S. Kaubrys, Dr. R. Kraujelis (part-time), Dr. T. Vaiseta.
Assistants: Dr. N. Černiauskas, Dr. M. Ėmužis (part-time), Dr. R. Gaidis, Dr. K. Kilinskas, Dr. V. Klumbys (part-time), Dr. I. Zakšauskienė (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. A. Abromaitis (part-time), A. Grodis (part-time), A. Narbutas (part-time)
Research fellows: Dr. M. Ėmužis, A. Grodis (part-time).
Doctoral students: S. Černevičiūtė, D. Indrišionis, E. Jasiūnaitė, B. Lastauskas, L. Nekrašas, D. Noreika, R. Roženė, A. Žirlys.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research on Lithuanian international relations in the 1920s–1930s
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 history studies modernizing

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Political Censorship in Soviet Lithuania (No. MIP-022/2015). Assoc. Prof. A. Streikus. 2015–2018.

According to the plan of the research the historiographical analysis of the theme was performed as well as published sources were analysed.

Main publication:

Streikus, A. 2018. Minties kolektyvizacija: cenzūra sovietų Lietuvoje [Collectivisation of the Thought: Censorship in Soviet Lithuania], Vilnius: Naujasis Židinys-Aidai.

Research Council of Lithuania. The Change of Sexual Norms and Behaviour in Modern Society of Lithuania (No. S-MOD-17-6). Dr. V. Klumbys. 2017–2019.

The historiographical and theoretical analysis of the theme was performed, part of published sources (pedagogical, didactical, propagandistic literature, Lithuanian fiction, memoirs and juridical documents) were analyzed, methodological and theoretical framework of the research was prepared.

Postdoctoral internship project (Research Council of Lithuania). Communist Underground Movement in Lithuania (1935-1940): Activities, Infiltration, Portrait (No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 ). Dr. M. Ėmužis. 2017–2019.

According to the project plan, historiography and sources were analyzed.

Contractual Research

Contract with the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania.
A book about inventions in Lithuania was written and published.

Main publication:

Ambrulevičiūtė, A. et. al. 2018. Išrasta Lietuvoje: žmonės, idėjos, daiktai [Invented in Lithuania: People, Ideas, Things], Vilnius: Printėja.

Contract with the Dignitary Protection Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Analysis of archival sources and historiography was carried out; the main witnesses of the events were interviewed. According to the collected information and data, a scientific monograph was prepared, revealing the history of the department history from the oldest times to 2017.

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

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

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Z. Butkus

Prof. A. Streikus

  • academician of the Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science, www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=19&lng=1;
  • editorial board member of the series Bažnyčios istorijos studijos (Studies in Church History), www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=111&lng=1;
  • editorial board member of the journal Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis (Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science Annuals), www.lkma.lt/index.php?id=105.

Assoc. Prof. D. Bukelevičiūtė

Assoc. Prof. A. Jakubčionis

Assoc. Prof. S. Kaubrys

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

The Freedom Prize (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania), Lithuania, Dr. N. Černiauskas;
Vilnius University Rector’s award for research, Lithuania, Prof. A. Streikus.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. A. Jakubčionis

  • member of the Customs Museum Council.

Dr. M. Ėmužis

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

History popularisation project Delfi TV Laboratory of a historian.
N. Černiauskas, M. Drėmaitė, T. Vaiseta, Imagining Lithuania: 100 Years, 100 Visions 1918–2018, Vilnius: Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2018.
Lectures in New York and New Britain to the Lithuanian diaspora of the USA about the fight for freedom in Lithuania 1944–1953, Dr. Marius Ėmužis.

 

DEPARTMENT OF THEORY OF HISTORY AND CULTURAL HISTORY

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

Head – Prof. Dr. Alfredas Bumblauskas

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. T. Bairašauskaite (part-time), Dr. A. Bumblauskas, Dr. M. Dremaitė, Habil. Dr. E. Gudavičius (professor emeritus).
Associate professsors: Dr. D. Brandišauskas (part-time), Dr. A. Gieda, Dr. G. Kirkienė, Dr. S. Kulevičius (part-time), Dr. E. Raila, Dr. N. Šepetys, Dr. R. Šermukšnytė, Dr. A. Švedas, Dr. J. Verbickienė.
Assistants: Dr. N. Babinskas (part-time), Dr. B. Gailius (part-time), Dr. L. Skurvydaitė (part-time), Dr. A. Vasiliauskas (part-time).
Lecturer: D. Vitkauskaitė.
Research fellows: Dr. I. Leonavičiūtė, Dr. G. Sviderskytė.
Doctoral students: R. Anulytė, V. Bytautaitė, A. Dambrauskas, R. Goštautaitė, V. Janušauskaitė, A. T. Krutulys, Naudžiūnienė, L. Peluritis, M. Ramonaitė, D. Sakalauskas, Š. Sederevičiūtė. V. Starikovičius, S. Stasiulis, M. Šiupšinskas, E. Šmidtas, K. Žilinskaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

International Research Projects

Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. Developing Jewish Studies in Lithuania: Establishing the Research and Teaching Field in Vilnius University (Grant No. 086/14). Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė. 2014–2018.

The main goal of the project is to establish and develop Jewish Studies in Faculty of History (Vilnius University). It will focus on expanding and defining subjects of the field, making them more available for students and laying grounds for the future research projects. This project would open ways to promote young researchers research and career progress. These young perspective scholars will have the chance to continue with their training as young lecturers and remain engaged in the field by specializing in the study of history and culture of the East European Jews with a special focus being Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the history of Lithuanian Jewry and its specificities. In 2018, two round table discussion were held: “Teaching Jewish History and Culture at Universities: Exchange of Experiences and New Visions” (with Francois Guesnet ,University College London, UK).

National Geographic Society Award. Culturally Modified Rocs and Trees in East Siberia: Perception and Use of Rock Art and Wooden Objects among Orochen-Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters. Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas. 2016–2018.

Intership in Transbaikal University (Russia) and Rachel Carson Environment Center in Munich (Germany).

Norwegian Research Council. Challenges in Arctic Governance: Indigenous Territorial rights in the Russian Federation (No. 257644). Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas. 2016–2019.

In 2018, anthropological fieldwork was conducted, conference presentation was made.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Conference and Networking Travel Grant. Indigenous Territorial Rights in the Russian Federation: A Quarter Century Onward. Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas. 2017–2019.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Augustinas Voldemaras. Intellectual and Social Biography (No. S-LIP-18-44). Assoc. Prof. A. Gieda. 2018–2021.

The object of the research is the intellectual and social biography of one of the most controversial personalities of inter-war Lithuania Augustinas Voldemaras (1883–1942). The aim of the project is to prepare and publish a monograph. The research will be based on the documents and manuscript material, associated with Voldemaras (documents of university activity, correspondence, memoirs, unpublished manuscripts etc.), from the archives of Lithuania, Russia and France. In 2018, material for monograph was collected in the archives and libraries of St. Petersburg, Klaipėda and Vilnius.

Research Council of Lithuania. Conflicts between State and Indigenous Communities: Resource Extraction and Contested Landuse in Siberia (Russian Federation) (No. S-MIP-17-41). Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas. 2017–2020.

Research Council of Lithuania. Jews in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: History of One of the Largest Jewish Communities in Eastern Europe (No. LIP-099/2016). Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė. 2016–2018.

Main publication:

Verbickienė, J. 2018. Sources of the eighteenth century general Jewish censuses of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and their applicability to historical demography research. In: Studies of Jews in Society, Springer International Publishing, vol. 1, p. 233–248.

Research Council of Lithuania. Jonas Basanavičius: Personality, Ideas, Contexts (No. MIP-032/2015). Assoc. Prof. E. Raila. 2015–2018.

The aim of the project is to prepare a manuscript for the publication devoted to the biography of Jonas Basanavičius (1851–1927). Basanavičius could be treated as the main founder of modern Lithuanain ideology and one of the main pillars (along with Vincas Kudirka and Jonas Jablonskis) of modern Lithuanianism. In 2018, the manuscript of the monograph on Jonas Basanavičius was prepared.

Research Council of Lithuania. Housing Architecture in Soviet Lithuania: between the Mass and the Individual (No. S-MOD-17-21). Assoc. Prof. M. Drėmaitė. 2017–2019.

The project is aimed at comprehensive research of different forms of housing during the soviet period in Lithuania, 1940–1990. The project combines art history and history to investigate the living environment and living conditions. The results of the research will be published in 3 academic papers and a monograph.

Research Council of Lithuania. Museum - the Space of Polylogue between Dominant and Alternative Narratives: From Theory to Practice ( No. P-LU-18-66). Assoc. Prof. R. Šermukšnytė. 2018–2019.

The shaping of historical memory in the Ukrainian society is accompanied by a set of problems, among which the most important is the problem of determining identity in a diverse and contradictory world; positive acceptance and respect for the choices of others, integration and consolidation of community, based on human values. Taking into account the fact that the past continues to be the subject of political manipulations and means of social disintegration, an important task of a historical museum is social understanding and reconciliation regarding the controversial and sensitive pages of historical memory. Objectives of proposed project: (1) to identify related museums exhibitions in Ukraine and analyse them as narratives (using comparativist approach); aspects of analysis: (a) interaction between dominated and alternative narratives, (b) representation of common European values, (c) tendencies of cultural memory and memory policy; (2) on the base of the above study to present practical recommendations, how to update museum narratives in Ukraine; (3) to spread results of the project for wider public (museum employees, museum policy makers), to organise interdisciplinary discussion on the related topic. During stage 2 of the project (2019), it is planned to supplement these texts with recommendations and to publish a scientific study in the Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages.

Research Council of Lithuania. Vilnius, Kaunas, Grodno Ecology, Sanitary, and Hygienic System, 1870–1914: in the Context of the modernization of European Cities (No. S-MOD- 17-9). Dr. A. Ambrulevičiūtė. 2017–2019.

The main aim is the comparative historical sociological analysis of the transformation of Vilnius, Kaunas and Grodno (North-western land provinces) from traditional urban ecology and sanitary-hygienic (unregulated) system to modern (regulated) system in 1870–1914, in the context of European cities modernization.
Publications: 7 scientific articles published.

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

Department of Cultural Heritage (Lithuania)
Institute of Ukrainian History (Ukraine)
Polish Institute in Vilnius (Lithuania)
Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine)
Vilnius Yidish Institute (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. A. Bumblauskas

Prof. emeritus E. Gudavičius

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

Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas

  • National Geographic Society Explorer;
  • honorary research fellow, Department of Anthropology in Aberdeen University (Scotland);
  • associated research fellow, European Centre for the Arctic, University of Versailles (France);
  • member of International Association for the Arctic Social Sciences;
  • member of International Association of Hunters and Gatherers Societies;
  • editorial board member of the journal Lithuanian Journal of Anthropology, www.anthropology.lt/editorial.html.

Assoc. Prof. M. Drėmaitė

  • member of Architectural Historians Network EAHN;
  • editorial board of the journal Architecture and Urban Planning, https://aup-journals.rtu.lv.

Assoc. Prof. S. Kulevičius

 Assoc. Prof. R. Šermukšnytė

Assoc. Prof. A. Švedas

  • member of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies;
  • member of the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography;
  • member of International Network for Theory of History, www.inth.ugent.be;
  • participant of Annual ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies);
  • co-founder and organiser Vilnius Symposium on Late and Post-Soviet Issues.

Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė

  • member of the Association of Baltic Regional Studies;
  • member of European Association of Jewish Studies;
  • member of the Task Force Group of the European Jewish Cultural Heritage Association (Barselona–Luxembourg);
  • member of the Advisory Committee on Foundation of Jewish Heritage (London, UK, www.foundationforjewishheritage.com/panel.html);
  • member of the World Congress of Jewish studies;
  • member of the National Congress of Lithuanian Historians;
  • editorial board member of the journal Przeszłość demograficzna Polski. Materiał i Studia (Poland’s Demographic Past), https://wnus.edu.pl/pdp/pl/page/1457673467.

Dr. N. Babinskas

  • chairman of the Association of Transnational History;
  • member of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH);
  • member of the Romanian Association for Nordic and Baltic countries;
  • editorial board member of the journal Valahian Journal of Historical Studies, www.vjhs.ro/editorial-board.

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

The most influential public figure in Lithuania in 2018 (Delfi.lt project), Prof. A. Bumblauskas.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL IN INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. T. Bairašauskaitė

Assoc. Prof. D. Brandišauskas

Assoc. Prof. S. Kulevičius

Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė

  • chairman of the Commission for Providing a Diploma of Memory, Vilnius University;
  • chairman of the Board of the Jewish Cultural Heritage Road Association, Lithuania;
  • member of the Academic Committee on National Minorities (Department of National Minorities, Ministry of Culture of Lithuania).

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Consultations for the project of Business Confederation “It’s never too late”; topic: Lithuanian identity, Prof. A. Bumblauskas.
Consultations for the public organisation “Eastern Europe Cooperation“; topic: concept of the museum exhibition for Palanok Castle in Mukachevo (Ukraine), Assoc. Prof. G. Kirkienė.
Consultations for the project of Pasvalys district municipality “Northern Wings: Northern Lithuania Windmill Heritage Research’2018”; topic: research of industrial heritage, Assoc. Prof. S. Kulevičius.
An expert in CHINLONE project (Connecting Higher Education Institutions for a New Leadership on National Education in Myanmar), project coordinator University of Bologna (Italy), Dr. L. Skurvydaitė.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Public lecture “World of Lithuanian mManors: Past, Heritage, Meaning”, Ignalina district municipality project Manor History Awakens Imagination, Assoc. Prof. S. Kulevičius.
Public lecture “Heritage Education in Lithuanian School: Didactic Principles and Methodological Guidelines”, teachers’ refresher course in the Lithuanian State Historical Archive, Assoc. Prof. R. Šermukšnytė.
Public lecture “Expulsion of Jews from Towns of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Strategies of Burghers and Jews“, The Vidal Sasson International Centre for Study of Antisemitism and The Department of Jewish History and Contempoorary Jewry (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Assoc. Prof. J. Verbickienė. 

 

CENTRE FOR STATELESS CULTURES

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

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Grigorijus Potašenko

STAFF

Assoc. Prof.: Dr. G. Potašenko.
Assistant: Dr. D. Troskovaitė (part-time).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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, Old Believers, Tatars, Karaimes, Roma and also multicultural studies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Development of Non-Christian Identity in Lithuania in 19-20th Centuries (No S-LIP-18-33). Dr. D. Troskovaite. 2018–2021.

During the project, materials were gathered and studied in the Jagiellonian library (Jagiellonian University), two presentations prepared; two articles prepared and presented for publication. The preliminary date of publishing is the second half of 2019.

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)
National Minorities Department under the of Lithuania Republic Government (Lithuania)
Old Believers Research Commission of the International Committee of Slavists
Torun Mikołaj Kopernik University (Poland)
Vilnius Yiddish Institute (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. G. Potašenko

  • member of Old Believers Research Commission of the International Committee of Slavists, www.staroobr-kom.ru;
  • editorial board member of the journal Fontes Slaviae Orthodoxae.

Dr. D. Troskovaitė

  • member of European Associacion of Jewish Studies;
  • member of the World Union of Jewish Studies.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. G. Potašenko

  • member of the Academic Committee on National Minorities (Department of National Minorities, Ministry of Culture of Lithuania). 

 

BIOARCHAEOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

21 Čiurlionio, LT-03101 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7284
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giedrė Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen

STAFF

Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen.
Dr. J. Kozakaitė (part-time).
Dr. G. Pikličiauskienė (part-time).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Palaeodiet
Crop cultivation and processing strategies
Plant remains
Zooarchaeological remains
Earliest appearance and geographical origins of agriculture in the east Baltic Region
Economy of prehistoric populations in Central Asia
Human osteology and paleopathology
Epidemiology
Forensic bioarchaeology

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

National Research Projects

European Social Fund. Margins or Nodes? Dietary Adaptation Strategies and the Role of Inner Asian Mountain Communities in Prehistoric Food Globalization (No MTEP 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-000). Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen. 2018–2022.

During the project, materials were gathered and studied in the Jagiellonian library (Jagiellonian university), two presentations prepared; two articles prepared and presented for publication.

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

Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Japan)
Max Planck Institute for the Science and Human History (Germany)
Sherubtse College (Bhutan)
Tokyo University (Japan)
Turkish-Manas University (Kyrgyzstan)
University of Cambridge (UK)
University of Kiel (Germany)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
University of York (UK)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. G. Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

L`Oréal-UNESCO Baltic “For Women in Science” fellowship, with the support of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO and the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Assoc. Prof. G. Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė Keen.

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