Departments



Department of Baltic and Lithuanian Cultural History

Department of Baltic and Lithuanian Cultural History
Head of Department – senior researcher, dr. Romualdas Juzefovičius

Main research themes:

1.  Ancient Baltic Culture: Non Material Heritage

Supervisor – Senior Researcher, dr. Elvyra  Usačiovaitė

Research theme: Lithuanian, Prussian, Yotvingian and other Baltic religions (gods, cults) on the basis of written sources (the reliability of chronicles and other documents are investigated separately) and on the basis of ethnological and linguistic data. Since Lithuania was christened only in beginning of the fifteenth century, old historical written sources (XIII-XVII c.) capture many pagan religious relics: the names of the gods and rites. Exploring this historical heritage is very important to the cultural identity of Lithuania and other countries.

Research staff:

Rimantas Balsys, dr. (HP), professor,  senior researcher
Rolandas Kregždys, dr., researcher
Mangirdas Bumblauskas, dr., researcher

2. Cultural Activities of Lithuanian Intelligentsia: Individuals and Institutions                

Supervisor – Senior Researcher, dr. Romualdas Juzefovičius

Research theme: the heritage of prominent Lithuanian individuals, state, public and private institutions and organizations, academic and artistic communities. Research objective: to analyze and evaluate the significance of the most important Lithuanian personalities of the 19th – 21st century, cultural and scientific institutions, and to identify their contribution to education and social values.

Research staff:

Violeta  Davoliūtė, dr. (HP), Senior researcher
Henryka Ilgievič, dr., (HP), senior researcher
Margarita Matulytė, dr., senior researcher
Lina Kaminskaitė – Jančorienė, dr., senior researcher

Department of art History and Visual Culture

Head of the Department: senior reseacher PhD Jolanta Širkaitė

Research staff:
PhD Lina Balaišytė
PhD Erika Grigoravičienė
PhD (hp), prof. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė
PhD Auksė Kaladžinskaitė
PhD Jolita Mulevičiūtė
PhD Lijana Natalevičienė (Šatavičiūtė)
PhD Mindaugas Paknys
PhD Aistė Paliušytė
PhD Laima Surgailienė (Laučkaitė)

The Department of Art History and Visual Culture of Lithuanian Culture Research Institute is the centre investigating Lithuanian history of art. The researches cover the period from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the present day. According to historical periods there are two groups in the Department: the group investigating art of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lina Balaišytė, Auksė Kaladžinskaitė, Mindaugas Paknys, Aistė Paliušytė Lugovojienė) and the group investigating the art of XIX–XXI centuries (Erika Grigoravičienė, Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Jolita Mulevičiūtė, Lijana Natalevičienė (Šatavičiūtė), Laima Surgailienė (Laučkaitė), Jolanta Širkaitė.

The main research theme of the Department is Lithuanian History of Art and Visual Culture:the object of the research is Lithuanian art of from XVI to XXI centuries analysed in the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. The research covers both artistic production and processes of artistic life, concentrates on the role of the state and of various social and ethnic groups in the production and consumption of art, and is also targeted at the development of artistic institutions (art schools, societies, museums, exhibitions, etc.). The research also includes the studies of visual culture, connections between art and visual media (photography, mass media, etc.) and investigates the production, spread and consumption of images in various historical periods.

Selected publications:

Erika Grigoravičienė, Ar tai menas, arba Paveikslo (ne)laisvė [How to Look it, or the (Un)freedom of a Picture], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, Interse, 2017.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė (ed., co–author), Dailės istorikas ir kritikas Mikalojus Vorobjovas (1903–1954) [Art Historian and Critic Mikalojus Vorobjovas (1903–1954)], Vilnius: M. Paknio leidykla, 2017; t. 1: Portreto eskizas, t. 2: Įžodinto vaizdo meistras.

Mindaugas Paknys, Pažaislio vienuolyno statybos ir dekoravimo istorija [The History of Construction and Decoration of the Pažaislis Monastery], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2013.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Mikas Vaicekauskas, Visagalė tradicija. Kristijono Donelaičio poemos Metai iliustracijos ir vizualinio kanono kūrimas / An omnipotent tradition. The illustrations of Kristijonas Donelaitis‘s poem Metai and the creation of a visual canon, Vilnius, 2013.

Erika Grigoravičienė, Vaizdinis posūkis: vaizdai – žodžiai – kūnai – žvilgsniai [Pictorial turn/ Iconic turn: verbal, mediatic and perceptual aspects of images], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2011.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė (ed., author), Po raudonąja žvaigžde. Lietuvos dailė 1940–1941 m. / Under the Red Star. Lithuanian Art in 1940–1941, parodos knyga, Vilnius, 2011.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Lietuvos grafika 1918–1940 [Lithuanian graphics 1918–1940], Vilnius: E. Karpavičiaus leidykla, 2008.

Mindaugas Paknys, Mecenatystės reiškinys XVII a. LDK. Bažnytinės architektūros užsakymai, [Patronage in the XVII century in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Development of Religious Art Orders], Vilnius: VDA, 2003.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Dailė ir valstybė: Dailės gyvenimas Lietuvos Respublikoje 1918–1940 [Art and State. Artistic Life in Lithuanian Republic 1918–1940], Kaunas: ČDM, 2003.

Laima Laučkaitė, Vilniaus dailė XX amžiaus pradžioje, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2002 /Laima Laučkaitė, Art in Vilnius 1900–1915, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2008.

Jolita Mulevičiūtė, Modernizmo link. Dailės gyvenimas Lietuvos Respublikoje 1918–1940 [Towards Modernism: The Art Scene in the Republic of Lithuania 1918–1940], Kaunas: ČDM, 2001.

Applied reseach publications:

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Pozuojantys daiktai / Objects on Show, Vilnius: Ellex Valiunas, 2017.

Académie de Vilna – Vilniaus piešimo mokykla / Vilnius Drawing School (1866–1915), cat., ed. Jolanta Širkaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2017.

Vadovas po Lietuvos Didžiąją Kunigaikštystę [Guide to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania], ed. Aistė

Paliušytė, Irena Vaišvilaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2012.

Dailės istorijos šaltiniai. Nuo seniausių laikų iki mūsų dienų. Antologija, [Sources of Art History.

From Ancient Times to Our Days. Anthology], ed., co-author Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius: VDA leidykla, 2012.

Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Ne vien grožis. Moters atvaizdas LAWIN kolekcijoje / More than just beauty. The image of woman in the LAWIN collection, Vilnius, 2012.

Since 2017 the Department is implementing the programme Research of Lithuanian Art, Music and Theatre: Heritage, New Phenomena, Contexts
It is the long lasting programme of scientific research, social and cultural development; duration 2017–2021, head of the programme Dr. Dalia Vasiliūnienė. The main goals of the programme are:
to discover the previously unknown Lithuanian artistic legacy of art, music and theatre, the objects of heritage as well as phenomena of contemporary art and include into the sphere of scholarly research;
to reseach the related historical texts and sources,
to integrate the history of Lithuanian art, music and theater into European contexts of development and theoretical reflection;
to update the art studies methodologically so that their outcomes could respond to the needs and challenges of today's society.

Tasks:
In the theme of art of Great Dutchy of Lithuania:
to study of works of art and written sources, their historiography and the development of theoretical reflection in order to:
a) to reconstruct the functioning of art in the context of the politics, society, religion and culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania,
b) to create theoretical and practical conditions for increasing the use of cultural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for the current needs of creativity, education, identity and the image of the state.
In the theme of development and dissemination of XX–XXI centuries art: to study the development of art of XX–XXI centuries and also works of individual artists in order to:
a) find out the peculiarities of different periods of the arts including the process of creativity, dissemination and reception of art,
b) to discuss issues of problematic periods of art, the questions of their theoretical reflection and evaluation,
c) to interpret the significance of art for contemporary society and culture.

In 2012–2017 the Department was implementing the programme Lithuanian art legacy: images, texts, contexts.
Main publications:
Jolita Mulevičiūtė, Vaitkuškis. Grafas Stanislovas Kazimieras Kosakovskis (1837-1905) ir XIX a. mėgėjų fotografija [“Wojtkuszki”. Count Stanisław Kazimierz Kossakowski (1837–1905) and 19th Century Amateur Photography], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, Kaunas: Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, 2015.
Pažaislio legendos ir tikrovė: vienuolyno XVIII–XIX a. aprašymai [Legends and Reality of Pažaislis: descriptions of the monastery in XVIII–XIX centuries] ed. and translated by Mindaugas Paknys, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2014.
Vincentas Juzumas. Žemaičių vyskupijos aprašymas
[The Description of Samogitia dioecese],0 ed.  Mindaugas Paknys, Varniai: Žemaičių vyskupijos muziejus, 2013.
Laima Laučkaitė, Rafael Chvoles. Search for Jerusalem, Vilnius: Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus, 2013.
Ereika Grigoravičienė, Žibuntas Mikšys. Grafika [Žibuntas Mikšys. Graphics], Vilnius: Artseria, 2013.
Jolita Mulevičiūtė, Besotis žvilgsnis: Lietuvos dailė ir vizualioji kultūra, 1865–1914 [An Insatiable Look: Lithuanian Art and Visual Culture from 1865 to 1914], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2012.

Applied reseach publications:
Laučkaitė Laima, Vilnius. Topofilia II, Vilnius: Valiunas Ellex, 2015.
Aldona Liobytė (1915–1985). Korespondencijos fragmentai [Aldona Liobytė (1915–1985). Fragments of Correspondance], ed. Jankevičiūtė Giedrė, Gintarė Paškevičiūtė-Breivienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2015.
Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Laima Laučkaitė–Surgailienė, Okupacijos realijos: Pirmojo ir Antrojo pasaulinių karų plakatai Lietuvoje/ The Reality of Occupation: Posters in Lithuania During World War I and World War II, Vilnius: Vilniaus grafikos meno centras, 2014.
Laima Laučkaitė, Vilnius. Topophilia I. [Art collection of the Law Firm LAWIN], Vilnius: LAWIN, 2014.
Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, ed., co-author, Lentvario bažnyčia ir jos dekoras 1905–1943 [Lentvaris Church and its Decor 1905–1943], Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2012.

In 2005–2016 the Department published academic bibliographical edition Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas / Dictionary of Lithuanian Artists
The first volume covering the artists of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was published in 2005: Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, XVI–XVIII a., vol. 1, ed. Aistė Paliušytė, Vilnius: KFMI, 2005.
The second volume relating to the artists of the 19th century was published in 2012: Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, 1795–1918, vol. 2, ed. Jolanta Širkaitė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2012.
The third volume, dedicated to the artists of the first part of the 20th century was published in 2013: Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, 1918–1944, vol. 3, ed. Lijana Natalevičienė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2013.
The fourth volume, dedicated to the artists of the second part of the 20th century was published in 2016: Lietuvos dailininkų žodynas, 1945–2000, vol. 4, ed. Milda Žvirblytė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2016.

Selected publications on the theme:
Racconti disegnati / Drawn Stories. Incisioni di / Engrawings by Petras Repšys, cat., ed. by Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius, 2013.
XX a. romantikas Vaclovas Kosciuška (1911–1984) [Vaclovas Kosciuška (1911–1984), Romantic of the 21 Century], ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius: Lietuvos dailės muziejus, Vilniečių ainių klubas, 2011.
Illustrarium. Soviet Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration, cat., ed. by Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius, 2011.
Atrasti Vilnių: skiriama Vladui Drėmai [Discovering Vilnius: dedicated to Vladas Drėma], ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius: Lietuvos dailės istorikų draugija, VDA leidykla, 2010.
Skulptoriaus dosjė: Vladas Urbanavičius [Sculptor‘s Dosier: Vladas Urbanavičius], ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius–Kaunas: AICA, Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio muziejus, 2009.
Laima Laučkaitė, Ekspresionizmo raitelė Mariana Veriovkina [Expressionist Rider Marianne Werefkin],Vilnius: KFMI, 2007.
Lijana Natalevičienė Juozas Balčikonis, Vilnius: VDA, 2007.
Pasaulis be tamsos: Petro Aleksandravičiaus (1906–1997) kūryba [World without Darkeness: Creative Work of Petras Aleksandravičius (1906–1970)], ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vilnius: Lietuvos dailės muziejus, Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, 2006.
Mindaugas Paknys, Vilniaus miestas ir miestiečiai 1636 m.: namai, gyventojai, svečiai [City of Vilnius and its Residents in 1636: Houses, People, and Guests], Vilnius: VDA, 2006.
Jolanta Širkaitė, Dailininkai Römeriai. The Artists of the Römer family, Vilnius: LDM, 2006.
Jolanta Širkaitė, Dailininkė Sofija Romerienė (Zofia Romer, 1885–1972), Vilnius: KFMI, 2005.
Balys Macutkevičius (1905–1964): modernisto portretas socrealizmo fone [Balys Macutkevičius (1905–1964): Portrait of Modernist in the Background of Socrealism ], ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Kaunas: Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, Vilniečių ainių draugija, 2005.
Jolita Mulevičiūtė, Antanas Gudaitis. 1904–1989. Išsilaisvinimas. Liberation, Vilnius: LDM, 2004.
Išeivijos dailė. Tarp prisirišimo ir išsilaisvinimo [Emigré Art. Between Attachment and Liberation], ed. Ingrida Korsakaitė, Laima Laučkaitė, Vilnius: KFMI, 2003.
Lijana Šatavičiūtė–Natalevičienė, Antanas Tamošaitis. Gyvenimo ir kūrybos kelias [Antanas Tamošaitis. An Outline of his Life and Creative Work], Vilnius: VDA, 2003.

Department also issues the annual number of the scholarly journal Menotyra/ Studies in Art, issued by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. In 2010–2015 Editor-in-Chief was Dr. prof. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, editorial secretary Dr. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 13, 2006, Nr. 2: Tarp dailės ir amato [Between Art and Craft], ed. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 14, 2006, Nr. 2, ed. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 16, 2009, Nr. 3–4: Valdžios ženklai [Signs of Power], ed. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 17: 2010, Nr. 4: Amatų istorijos tyrinėjimai ir šaltiniai [The Research and Sources of the History of Crafts], ed. Lina Balaišytė, Gabija Surdokaitė.
Menotyra, t. 18, 2011, Nr.4: XX a. Lietuvos architektūros ir buities modernizacija [The Research and Sources of the History of Crafts], ed. Lina Balaišytė,.
Menotyra, t. 19, 2012, Nr. 4: Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės architektūra: tekstai ir kontekstai [Architecture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Texts and Contexts], ed. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 20, 2013, Nr. 4: Permąstant sovietmečio ir Šaltojo karo meną bei jo tyrimų paveldą [Reconsidering Soviet / Cold War Art and Heritage of Its Studies], ed. Milda Žvirblytė.
Menotyra, t. 21, 2014, Nr. 4: Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės meno paveldo tyrimai: socialinis aspektas [Research into the Artistic Heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the Social Aspect], ed. Lina Balaišytė.
Menotyra, t. 22, 2015, Nr. 4: Migracija ir kultūra [Migration and culture], ed. Aistė Paliušytė.
Menotyra, t. 24, 2017, nr. 4: Galios reprezentacija [Representation of Power]., ed. Lina Balaišytė.

Since 2004 the Department is publishing the scholarly series Dailės istorijos studijos/Studies of Art History:
Vol. 1: XX amžiaus pradžios Vilnius: modernėjančios kultūros židinys / Wilno początku XX wieku: ognisko modernizującej się kultury [Vilnius at the Turn of the Century: Center of the Cultural Modernisation], 2004, ed. Laima Laučkaitė.
Vol. 2: Dailė LDK miestuose: poreikiai ir užsakymai, [Art in the Towns of Great Duchy of Lithuania: Needs and Commisions], 2006, ed. Aistė Paliušytė.
Vol. 3: Ars memoriae: atmintis – dailės funkcija ir tema (XVIII–XXI a. ), [Ars Memoriae: Memory – Function and Theme in Arts], 2008, ed. Lina Balaišytė, Auksė Kaladžinskaitė.
Vol. 4: Socialinių tapatumų reprezentacijos Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės kultūroje [Representations of social identities in the culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania], 2010, ed. Aistė Paliušytė.
Vol.5: Art and Artistic Life during the Two World Wars, 2012, ed. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Laima Laučkaitė.
Vol.6: Vaizdo kontrolė [Controll of Images], ed. Erika Grigoravičienė, 2014.
Vol.7: Vaizdų tekstai – tekstų vaizdai [Texts of Images – Images of Texts], 2016, ed. Lina Balaišytė, Erika Grigoravičienė.
Vol. 8: Community and Utopia: Artist‘s Colonies in Eastern Europe from the Fin-de-Siècle to Socialist Period, 2017, ed. Laima Laučkaitė, Marina Dmitrieva.

Department of Sacral art Heritage

Head of Departament – senior researcher Dalia Vasiliūnienė, PhD
E-mail: vasiliuniene.dalia@gmail.com

Research staff:
Asta Giniūnienė, PhD
Lijana Birškytė-Klimienė, PhD
Teresė Jurkuvienė, PhD
Skirmantė Smilingytė-Žeimienė, PhD
Regimanta Stankevičienė, PhD
Gabija Surdokaitė-Vitienė, PhD
Skaidrė Urbonienė, PhD
Aleksandra Aleksandravičiūtė, PhD, emeritus
Gražina Marija Martinaitienė
, PhD, emeritus

The main themes of the Department:

1. “The researches of the heritage of Lithuanian religious and folk art” 

The main scientific activities of the Department of Sacral Art Heritage are distinguished by consistency and continuity. It is a systematic search, investigation and publication of Lithuanian diocese cultural (architecture and art objects) and folk art heritage comprising the largest part of surviving Lithuanian artistic heritage. The department staff scrutinizes the religious art of the 16th-20th centuries and folk art history, ties between piety traditions, various factors and religious fine and applied arts, the craft of the goldsmith in Lithuania, history of textile; contribution of sacral art into Lithuanian culture, iconography of saints; links between professional and folk fine art; problems of interaction and division between art and crafts. In the Department, the archive of iconography data (or iconographical sources) has also been accumulated. The researchers of the Department provide participate in the expert commissions for heritage protection influence the strategy of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Lithuania and assist in addressing important heritage recording tasks.

Since 1996, the Department researchers have been preparing and publishing a scientific voluminous edition Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]. In 1996–2007, seven books of the 1stvolume dedicated to churches of Vilkaviškis diocese were published. Currently the sacral heritage of Šiauliai diocese is being analysed and presented in books. The articles of the volume introduce into sacral architecture, new explorations of the history of churches and parishes, works of fine and applied art and most of them are newly detected or attributed. The publication retains a catalogue-like structure which is the most consistent and convenient way to introduce the heritage of each church and chapel.

The Department of Sacral Art Heritage has implemented or implements the projects financed by Lithuanian Science Council, according to the Lithuanistics development programme “Lithuanian Religious Art: the Šiauliai Diocese”, 2010–2018 head of the programme Dalia Vasiliūnienė, (No. LIT-2-17, duration 2010-2012; No. LIT-7-9, duration 2013-2015; No. LIP-006/2016, duration 2016-2018), from 2019 head of the programme Smilingytė-Žeimienė (No. S-LIP-19-74, duration 2019–2022). 

  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]t. II: Šiaulių vyskupija, d. 2: Šiaulių dekanatas, kn. 2: Kairiai–Kurtuvėnai, sudaryt. R. Stankevičienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2020.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol.  II: Šiaulių vyskupija, p. 2: Šiaulių dekanatas, b. 1: Agailiai–Juozapava, sudaryt. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2018.

  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol.  II: Šiaulių vyskupija, p 1: Joniškio dekanatas, b. 1: Skaistgirys-Žukančiai, ed. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2015.

  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. II: Šiaulių vyskupija, p. 1: Joniškio dekanatas, b. 1: Juodeikiai-Rudiškiai, ed. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas,  2012.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. II: Šiaulių vyskupija, p. 1: Joniškio dekanatas, b. 1: Balkaičiai-Joniškis, ed. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2011.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. I: Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 6: Šakių dekanatas, p. 2: Naudžiai–Žvirgždaičiai, ed. R. Stankevičienė, G. Surdokaitė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2007.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. I:Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 6: Šakių dekanatas, p. 1: Barzdai–Lukšiai, ed. R. Stankevičienė, G. Surdokaitė: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, Vilnius, 2006.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art], vol. I:Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 5: Alytaus dekanatas, ed. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, D. Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Savastis, 2003.
  • Lietuvos sakralinė dailė [Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. I: Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 4: Aleksoto dekanatas, ed. G. M. Martinaitienė, Vilnius: Gervelė, 2000.
  • Lietuvos sakralinės dailės katalogas [Catalog of Lithuanian Religious Art], vol. I: Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 3: Lazdijų dekanatas, ed. S. Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Vilnius: Gervelė, 1998.
  • Lietuvos sakralinės dailės katalogas [Catalog of Lithuanian Religious Art], vol. I: Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 2: Vilkaviškio dekanatas, ed. T. Jurkuvienė, Vilnius: Gervelė, 1997.
  • Lietuvos sakralinės dailės katalogas [Catalog of Lithuanian Religious Art]vol. I: Vilkaviškio vyskupija, b. 1: Marijampolės dekanatas, ed. G. Martinaitienė, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 1996.

2. The Department is implementing the programme: Research of Lithuanian Art, Music and Theater: Heritage, New Phenomena, Contexts. The long-lasting programme of scientific research, social and cultural development is implemented from 2017 to 2021, head of the programme Dr. Dalia Vasiliūnienė. The main goal of the programme is to is to include unknown works of Lithuanian art, music and theater into the sphere of scholarly research; to study texts related to their origin and reception; to integrate Lithuanian art, music and theater history into European contexts of development and theoretical reflection; to renew the methodological base of Lithuanian art research.

In 2012–2017 the Department was implementing the programme Lithuanian Art Legacy: Images, Texts, Contexts.

Since 2004, the Department has been publishing the scholarly series Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos [Studies of Religious Cultural Heritage], also issues the annual number of the scholarly peer-reviewed journal Menotyra [Studies in Art], issued by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Selected publications:

Monographs, studies: 

  • Jurkuvienė, Teresė. Lietuvių tautinis kostiumas: liaudies drabužių interpretacijos XX amžiuje [The Lithuanian National Costume: The Interpretations of Folk Dress in 20th Century], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2020.
  • Surdokaitė-Vitienė, Gabija. Tėvo Stanislovo palikimas: siuvinėtų liturginių rūbų rinkinys [Inheritance of Father Stanislovas: the collection of embroidered liturgical textile], Panemunėlis: Kunigo švietėjo Jono Katelės labdaros ir paramos fondas, 2019.
  • Krikštopaitytė-Urbonienė, Skaidrė, Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Skirmantė. Paminklai Lietuvos valstybingumui įamžinti: tarpukario kryždirbystė [Monuments Commemorating Lithuania’s Statehood: Cross Crafting in the Interwar Period], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2018.
  • Stankevičienė, Regimanta. Antakalnio Jėzus ir kiti stebuklingojo Jėzaus Nazariečio atvaizdai Lietuvoje [Jesus of Antakalnis and other Images of the Miraculous Jesus of Nazareth in Lithuania], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2017.
  • Surdokaitė-Vitienė, Gabija. Susimąstęs Kristus: nuo religinio atvaizdo iki tautos simbolio Rūpintojėlio [The Christ in Distress: From Religious Image to a National Symbol Rūpintojėlis], Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2017.
  • Martinaitienė, Gražina Marija. Ioannes Breutelt nos fecit, Vilnius: Nacionalinis muziejus Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės valdovų rūmai, 2014.
  • Martinaitienė, Gražina Marija. Audiniai ir jų spalvos Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės istoriniuose šaltiniuose [Textiles mentioned in Historical Sources of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania], Vilnius: Nacionalinis muziejus Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės valdovų rūmai, 2013.
  • Giniūnienė, Asta. Kryžiaus kelias Lietuvoje XVIII a. II pusėje–XX a. pradžioje: Sklaida ir raiška [Way of the Cross in Lithuania from second half of 18 century to beginning of 20th century: the spread and expression], Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2013.
  • Martinaitienė, Gražina Marija. Lietuvos kryždirbiai ir kryždirbystė XX a. pervartose [Lithuanian Cross-makers and Cros-craffting Art during Transformations of 20thCentury], Vilnius: Savastis, 2010.
  • Vasiliūnienė, Dalia. Žemaičių Kalvarija: piligriminio centro istorija ir dailė XVII–XIX a. [Žemaičių Kalvarija. The History and Art of the Piligrimage Centre in the 17th–19thCentury], Vilnius: Aidai, 2010.
  • Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Skirmantė. Lietuvos bažnyčių dailė: XX a. I pusė [Lithuanian Church Art in the 1st half of 20th centiry], Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2009.
  • Stankevičienė, Regimanta. Palangos Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ėmimo į dangų bažnyčios didžiojo altoriaus paveikslas „Švč. Mergelė Marija su Vaikeliu“: tyrimai, restauravimas [High Altar Painting “The Blessed Virgin Mary with the Child” of Palanga Church of the Assumption. Researches and Restoration], Vilnius: Lietuvos dailės muziejus, 2008.
  • Martinaitienė, Gražina Marija, Kontušo juostos Lietuvoje [Kontusz Sashes in Lithuania], Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2006.
  • Jurkuvienė, Teresė. Lietuvių tautinis kostiumas [Lithuanian national costume], Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2006.
  • Martinaitienė, Gražina Marija. Užnemunės grafai Butleriai ir jų meninis palikimas [Counts Butlers of Užnemunė and their Artistic Heritage]Vilnius: Savastis, 2002.
  • Jurkuvienė, Tersė. Lietuvių liaudies juostos [Lithuanian National sashes], Vilnius: Gervelė, 2001.

Collections of articles: 

    • Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos [Studies of Religious Cultural Heritage], Vol. 4: Excellentia virtutum: šventieji Lietuvos kultūroje [Excellentia virtutum: saints in Lithuanian culture], ed. Asta Giniūnienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2019.
    • Lilia Zabalotnaia, Moldavian Women in history (destinies, politics, and love), ed. Gabija Surdokaitė-Vitienė, Târgovişte: Editura Cetatea de Scaun; Chişinău: National Museum of History of Moldova, 2018.
    • Dailės kūrinys – istorijos šaltinis [The Artwork as the Source of History], ed. Skirmantė Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2016.
    • Ornamentas: XVI–XX a. I pusės paveldo tyrimai [The Ornament: Researches into the heritage of the 16th - 1 half of 20th centuries], ed. Aleksandra Aleksandravičiūtė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2014.
    • Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos [Studies of Religious Cultural Heritage], Vol. 3: Virgo venerabilis: Marijos paveikslas Lietuvos kultūroje [Virgo venerabilis: The image of Virgin Mary in Lithuanian culture], ed. Gabija Surdokaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2011.
    • Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos [Studies of Religious Cultural Heritage], Vol. 2: Tridento visuotinio bažnyčios susirinkimo (1545–1563) įtaka Lietuvos kultūrai [The influence of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) on the culture of Lithuania], ed. Aleksandra Aleksandravičiūtė, Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2009.
    • Religinės kultūros paveldo studijos [Studies of Religious Cultural Heritage], Vol. 1: Pamaldumas Išganytojui Lietuvos kultūroje [Devotion to the Savior in Lithuanian Culture]ed. Gabija Surdokaitė, Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2008.
    • The Užnemunė region: society and spiritual life [The Užnemunė Region: Society and Spiritual Life]ed. Skirmantė Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2005.
    • Viduklės Šv. Kryžiaus bažnyčia: architektūra ir sakralinės dailės vertybės [St. Church of the Cross in Viduklė: architecture and sacral art], ed. Gražina Marija Martinaitienė, Regimanta Stankevičienė, Vilnius: Savastis, 2003.
    • Prienų Kristaus Apreiškimo bažnyčia: architektūra ir sakralinės dailės vertybės [Church Revelation of Christ in Prienai: architecture and sacral art], ed. Gražina Marija Martinaitienė, Vilnius: Savastis, 2002.
    • Kultūrologija [Cultorology]t. 9: Lietuvos menas permainų laikais [Lithuanian Art in Age of Transformations]ed. Aleksandra Aleksandravičiūtė, Vilnius, 2002.
    • Primityvumas mene [Primitivism in Art], ed. Teresė Jurkuvienė, Vilnius: Gervelė, 1999.

    Applied studies: 

    • Dangaus miestas. Vilniaus vienuolynų palikimas Bažnytinio paveldo muziejuje [City of Heaven. The Legacy of Vilnius Monasteries in the Collections of the Church Heritage Museum], ed. Dalia Vasiliūnienė, text D. Vasiliūnienė, Liudas Jovaiša, Martynas Jakulis, Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2020.
    • Vasiliūnienė, Dalia. Vilniaus vienuolijos ir jų lobynai. Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bernardinių vienuolynas [Vilnius monasteries and their treasures. The Bernardines convent of St Michael the Archangel], Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2019.
    • Vinco Svirskio mediniai stebuklai [Wooden wonders of Vincas Svirskis], parengė Margarita Matulytė (sudarytoja, tekstų autorė), Skaidrė Urbonienė (mokslinė redaktorė, tekstų, rodyklės autorė), Vilnius: Lietuvos dailės muziejus, 2019.
    • Ne vien Dangus [advokatų kontoros „Valiunas Ellex“ meno kolekcija] [Heaven and Beyond, the collection of the law firm Valiunas Ellex], texts Dalia Vasiliūnienė, Skaidrė Urbonienė (ed. Dalia Vasiliūnienė), Vilnius: Valiunas Ellex, 2016.
    • Surdokaitė-Vitienė, Gabija. Susimąstęs Kristus: nuo religinio atvaizdo iki tautos simbolio Rūpintojėlio: parodos katalogas [The Christ in Distress: From Religious Image to a National Symbol Rūpintojėlis: exhibition catalogue], Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2015.
    • Aleksandravičiūtė. Aleksandra. Birutė Stulgaitė. Įvadinis straipsnis, sudarymas ir tekstai albumui: Birutė Stulgaitė: grýna [Birutė Stulgaitė: Purity], Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2015.
    • Smilingytė-Žeimienė, Skirmantė. Abrozdėliai. Religiniai paveikslėliai su Vaikelio Jėzaus atvaizdu iš kun. Mozės Mitkevičiaus rinkinio [Religious Pictures with the Image of the Child of Jesus from the Mozė Mitkevičius Collection], Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2014.
    • Jėga ir grožis jo šventovėje. Vilniaus arkivyskupijos sakralinės vertybės Bažnytinio paveldo muziejuje [Sacral Valuables of Archidiocese of Vilnius in the Church Heritage Museum]ed. Dalia Vasiliūnienė, Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2013.
    • Vasiliūnienė, Dalia. Wooden Churches in Lithuania. (fot. Raimundas Paknys), Vilnius: R. Paknio leidykla, 2012 (Separate publications in Lithuanian and English).
    Department of Music and Theatre History

    Tel.: +370 5 2 2755912 e-mail: MTIS@LKTI.LT

    Head of Department – senior researcher PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė

    Research staff:
    PhD Vyda Bakutytė-Jauniškienė
    PhD Laima Budzinauskienė
    DA Jūratė Landsbergytė-Becher
    PhD Vytautė Markeliūnienė
    PhD Kamilė Rupeikaitė
    PhD Helmutas Šabasevičius
    PhD Šarūnė El Raed [Trinkūnaitė]
    PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė 
    PhD Asta Petrikienė

    The scientists of the Department research the peculiarities and the development of Lithuanian music and theatre. The research object is evaluated in the context of European political, social and cultural life. Scientific research is carried out on two topics – “Research of Lithuanian Music History” and “Research of Lithuanian Theatre History”. The chronological framework expands from 19th to the 21st century.

    In the topic of Research of Lithuanian Music History (supervisor – PhD Laima Budzinauskienė) scientists research the development of Lithuanian musical and creative life, stylistic change, history of musical education, the activities and biographies of creators and performers, critics and educators, the evolution of musical theatre. The researches are carried out by musicologists of Department: PhD Vyda Bakutytė-Jauniškienė, PhD Laima Budzinauskienė, DA Jūratė Landsbergytė-Becher, PhD Kamilė Rupeikaitė-Mariniuk, PhD Vytautė Markeliūnienė.

    In the topic of Research of Lithuanian Theatre History (supervisor – PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė) scientists research and appreciate the peculiarities of the Lithuanian theatre in the context of the development of European theatre, analyze the legacy of creators and critics, the contemporary theatre phenomena, the theatre theory and methodology. The researches are carried out by theatrologists of Departament: PhD Lina Klusaitė, PhD Helmutas Šabasevičius, PhD Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė, PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė.

    The Department is implementing the long-lasting program “The Research of Lithuanian Art, Music and Theatre: Heritage, New Phenomena, Contexts” (from 2017 to 2021, head of the program PhD Dalia Vasiliūnienė). The main goal of the program is to discover and include the previously unknown Lithuanian artistic heritage into the sphere of scholarly research together with related historical texts and sources. The Department’s researchers are working on the topic “Music and Theatre art: Contexts and Interpretations” and analysing the peculiarities of Lithuanian musical and theatrical life and his theoretical reflection in the different historical, social, political and cultural contexts. The research is based on new and modern methodological approaches, and the results are published in scientific articles, national and foreign conferences, are applied in the promotion of science. The program includes individual and collective studies and monographs dedicated to the historical and contemporary music and performing arts phenomena, to the inheritance of personalities and creativity as well as to the development of musical and theatrical sciences. Each year, the researchers of the Department prepare two volumes of the continuous review journal "Menotyra" (“Studies in Art”).

    Most important publications

    XVI–XIX a. Lietuvos muzikinio gyvenimo atodangos [Exposures of Lithuanian Musical Life from 16th to the End of 19th Century / Scientific editor, compiler and author Vida Bakutytė], Vilnius: LKTI, 2014.

    Lietuvos muzikos istorija. II knyga: Nepriklausomybės metai 1918–1940 (Sudarytojas / ed. by A. J. Ambrazas) [Lithuanian Music History. II book: Years of independence 1918–1940], Vilnius: LMTA, KFMI, 2009.

    Lietuvių teatro istorija. Ketvirtoji knyga 1980–1990 (Sudarytoja / ed by Irena Aleksaitė) [Lithuanian Theatre History. The Fourth Book 1980–1990], Vilnius: KFMI, 2009.

    Lietuvių teatro istorija. Trečioji knyga 1970–1980 (Sudarytoja / ed. by Irena Aleksaitė) [Lithuanian Theatre History. The Third Book 1970–1980], Vilnius: KFMI, 2006.

    Lietuvių teatro istorija. Antroji knyga 1935–1940 (Sudarytoja / ed. by Irena Aleksaitė) [Lithuanian Theatre History. The Second Book 1935–1940], Vilnius: KFMI, 2002.

    Lietuvių teatro istorija. Pirmoji knyga 1929–1935 (Sudarytoja / ed. by Audronė Girdzijauskaitė) [Lithuanian Theatre History. The First Book 1929–1935], Vilnius: Gervelė, KMI, 2000.

    Monographs and studies

    Bakutytė, Vida. Vilniaus muzikas, fotografas ir poetas Faustynas Łopatyńskis (1825–1886): lietuviški kūrybinės veiklos punktyrai [Vilnius Musician, Photographer and Poet Faustyn Łopatyński (1825–1886): A Lithuanian Sketch of Creative Activities], Vilnius: LKTI, 2019.

    Bakutytė, Vida. Vilniaus miesto teatras: egzistencinių pokyčių keliu. 1785–1915 [Vilnius City Theatre: Along the Path of Existential Changes (1785–1915)], Vilnius: LKTI, 2011.

    Vasinauskaitė, Rasa. Laikinumo teatras. Lietuvių režisūros pokyčiai 1990–2001 metais [Theatre of Impermanence. Outline of Lithuanian Directing in 1990–2001], Vilnius: LKTI, 2010.

    Šabasevičius, Helmutas. A Concise History of Lithuanian Ballet, Vilnius: „Krantai“, 2009.

    Šabasevičius, Helmutas. Šokiu išsakytas gyvenimas: balerinos Leokadijos Aškelovičiūtės kūrybos bruožai [Life, Told by Dance. The Body of Work of Ballet Dancer Leokadija Aškelovičiūtė], Vilnius: „Krantų“ redakcija, KFMI, 2008.

    Other Publications

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Sudaryt. H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2020, T.27, Nr. 2. ISSN 1392-1002 https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/515

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Sudaryt. K. Rupeikaitė), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2020, T.27, Nr. 3. ISSN 1392-1002 https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/522

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Sudaryt. H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2019, T.26, Nr. 2. https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/475

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Sudaryt. V. Bakutytė), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2019, T.26, Nr. 3

    ISSN 1392-1002 https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/482

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Sudaryt. H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2018, T.25, Nr. 2. https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/435

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Sudaryt. L. Budzinauskienė), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2018, T.25, Nr. 3. https://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/445

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Ed. by H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2017, T.24, Nr. 2. http://lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/392

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Ed. by V. Markeliūnienė), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2017, T. 24, Nr. 3. http://lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/menotyra/issue/view/403

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Ed. by H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2016, T. 23, Nr. 2. http://mokslozurnalai.lmaleidykla.lt/menotyra/2016/2/

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Ed. by K. Rupeikaitė-Mariniuk), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2016, T. 23, Nr. 3. http://mokslozurnalai.lmaleidykla.lt/menotyra/2016/3/

    Menotyra. Teatrologija (Ed. by H. Šabasevičius), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2015, T. 22, Nr. 2. http://mokslozurnalai.lmaleidykla.lt/menotyra/2015/2/

    Menotyra. Muzikologija (Ed. by L. Budzinauskienė), Vilnius: LMA, LKTI, 2015, T. 22, Nr. 3. http://mokslozurnalai.lmaleidykla.lt/menotyra/2015/3/

    Eimunto Nekrošiaus teatras. Pokalbiai, recenzijos, straipsniai / 1991–2010 (ed. by Rasa Vasinauskaitė) [Theatre of Eimuntas Nekrošius: interviews, articles, reviews], Vilnius: LKTI, 2012.

    Rimo Tumino teatras. Recenzijos, straipsniai / 1990–2010 (ed. by Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė) [Theatre of Rimas Tuminas: articles, reviews], Vilnius: LKTI, 2012.

    Gintaro Varno teatras. Pokalbiai, straipsniai, recenzijos / 1989–2009 (ed. by Helmutas Šabasevičius) [Theatre of Gintaras Varnas: interviews, articles, reviews], Vilnius: LKTI, 2012.

    Lithuanian Theater (ed. by Gintaras Aleknonis, Helmutas Šabasevičius), Vilnius: KFMI, 2009.

    Lietuvos teatras. Trumpa istorija (ed. by Rasa Vasinauskaitė) [Lithuanian Theatre. A Concise History], Vilnius: KFMI, 2009.

    Drėma, Vladas. Iš Lietuvos teatro istorijos šaltinių: 1761–1853 (publication in Polish and Lithuanian; ed. by Helmutas Šabasevičius) [From the sources of Lithuanian Theatre History: 1761–1853], Vilnius: LFMI, 2007.

    Department of Contemporary Lithuanian Culture

    Tel.: +370 5 275 3608, E-mail DLK@LKTI.LT
    Head of Department – Assoc. Prof. PhD Rita Repšienė 

    Researchers of the department of Contemporary Lithuanian Culture examine the shifts of Lithuanian culture in the context of European integration and globalization. The aim of interdisciplinary cultural research is to study the issues of the intersection of tradition and contemporary culture, to analyse the change of moral, aesthetic, and religious values in the context of intercultural communication processes induced by European integration, and to explore the issues of the development of the cultural industry under the conditions of virtual networking. The researchers of the department also participate in the long-term program “Intersections of Traditions and the Present: Interdisciplinary Cultural Research from the 20th to the 21st Century” (2017–2021).

    RESEARCH STAFF:
    PhD Skaidra Trilupaitytė
    Dr. Renata Šukaitytė
    Assoc. Prof. PhD Agnė Narušytė
    PhD Aida Savicka

    DOCTORAL (PhD) STUDENTS:
    Jogintė Bučinskaitė
    Eglė Juocevičiūtė
    Kotryna Markevičiūtė
    Valentyn Odnoviun

    STRATEGIC ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT:

    Scientific research, conference, young researchers’ education, expert activities, international cooperation

    MAIN PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH (LAST 5 YEARS):

    Agnė Narušytė, A Single Viewerʼs Observation, Valentyn Odnoviun, Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression, Vilnius: Artprint, 2020, pages not specified, ISBN 978-609-95181-9-0.

    Rita Repšienė, Odeta Žukauskienė. The Song Celebration as Power of Cultural Memory and a Mission of Modernity, Culture Crossroads, Vol. 9. ISSN 2500-9974. Riga: Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture, 2016, p. 20–35, http://www.culturecrossroads.lv/pdf/5/en

    Aida Savicka. The Song and Dance Celebration in Lithuania, Culture Crossroads, vol. 9. ISSN 2500-9974. Riga: Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture, 2016, p. 36–49, http://www.culturecrossroads.lv/system/articles/pdf_ens/000/000/006/original/5_Savicka.pdf?1478107998

    Aida Savicka, Doug Baer, Lionel Prouteau, David Swindell, David H. Smith, Kuang-Ting Tai. Conducive Macro-Contexts Influencing Volunteering, Smith, David Horton, Stebbins, Robert A., Grotz, Jurgen (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. 580–608. ISBN 978-1-137-26316-2.

    Skaidra Trilupaitytė, Neoliberal Culture, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2016.1248955. 

    CONFERENCES

    International Conference “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius, National Gallery of Art, 2019. 6 December, http://ndg.lt/renginiai/konferencijos/naujosios-medijos-ir-i%C5%A1%C5%A1%C5%ABkiai-kult%C5%ABrai,-tapatybei-ir-(dirbtiniam)-intelektui.aspx http://www.lkti.lt/Files/Konferencijos/2019/12.06/Programa_naujosios.medijos.konferencija.pdf

    REPORTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (LAST 5 YEARS)

    Aurelija Mykolaitytė, Media Environment in Modern Cultural Portals, “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius: National Gallery of Art, 2019 12 06

    Agnė Narušytė, Women Artists in the New Permanent Display at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius: An Insider’s Account, Women Artists in Baltic and Nordic Museums, Tallinn: Kumu, 2020 03 05–06

    Agnė Narušytė, Swimming in the Desert of Time: Photography Transformed by the Flow of Digital Images, “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius: National Gallery of Art, 2019 12 06

    Rita Repšienė, Challenges for Culture and MIL’s Today: Theoretical Prerogatives, Strategic Approach and Practical Achievements,  “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius: National Gallery of Art, 2019 12 06

    Rita Repšienė, New Media Challenges and Intellectual Crisis, The Feature Conference of Global MIL Week 2018, the 8th Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, Kaunas:  UNESCO, Vytautas Magnus University, 2018 10 24–25

    Rita Repšienė, Sacred Past in Controversial Future: Legendary Memory as Contemporary Communication, From language to mind V: What a wonderful world of legends! Conference dedicated to Estonian folklorist Eda Kalmre, Tartu: Department of Folkloristics, Estonian Literary Museum Academic Folklore Society Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (CEES), 2018 09 21

    Aida Savicka, Trust in Networking in Lithuania, “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius: National Gallery of Art, 2019 12 06

    Skaidra Trilupaitytė, Digital Creativity: Between Human and Machine, “New Media” and Challenging (Artificial) Intelligence, Identity and Culture, Vilnius: National Gallery of Art, 2019 12 06

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    Edition and publication of Lithuanian Cultural Studies (12 volumes, since 2001)

    Participation in the activities of the Lithuanian Culture Council, the Lithuanian Science Council, the Study Quality and Assessment Center (SKVC)

    Collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University

    Expert activity at the Latvian Academy of Culture, Lithuanian Culture Council, Lithuanian Science Council, Press, Radio and Television Support Fund, International Database of Lithuanian Studies

    Department of Research of Ancient and Medieval Cultures

    Head of department: Saulius Rumšas, Senior researcher

    By applying the strategies and methods of interdisciplinary research, the scientists of the Department of the Research of Ancient and Medieval Cultures (DRAMC) conduct research on the fundamental elements of Western civilization, i. e. ancient and Medieval cultures, their mentalities and the interactions between their traditions and the Baltic culture and the cultures occupying covering the civilizational area of the Great Duchy of Lithuania as well as modern Lithuanian cultures. The department disseminates the research results widely to a large audience.

    The areas of research conducted by the specialists of the department include history, archaeology, linguistics, philosophy, culturology, the history of art, religions, patristics, byzantine studies, the history of literature, and paleography. The department establishes interdisciplinary and interinstitutional projects, and for their fulfilment invites scholars of varied scientific fields from Lithuania and abroad. By creating the research seminars, national and international conferences, the specialists of the department promote wide and open collaboration between scientific institutions.

    DRAMC pilots a long-term program of editing ancient and Medieval cultural written sources. It aims to prepare and make accessible to a wider audience the translation into Lithuanian of the major Lithuanian and European cultures’ historical sources with a scientifically rigorous critical apparatus and exhaustive commentaries. DRAMC edits and curates the series Philosophica and Christiana Tempora.

    Main research area:

    The cultural foundations of Europe

    Goal of research area:

    By employing interdisciplinary strategies and methods the DRAMC conducts extensive research on the fundamental elements of classical Antiquity as well as Eastern and Western Medieval cultures, their interactions with Baltic culture and the cultures occupying the civilizational area of the Great Duchy of Lithuania, as well as with modern Lithuanian cultures

    Areas of expertise:

    Classical antiquity and Medieval cultures and history; written sources of history, philosophy, patristics, Byzantine studies, art, historiography; material and intangible cultural heritage

    The goals of research:

    1. Development of understanding of the interactions between classical antiquity as well as Eastern and Western Medieval cultures with regional Lithuanian cultures from various historical periods

    2. Acquisition of knowledge of the different religious and cultural traditions of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages and their relations

    3. Translation and commentary of the fundamental Greek and Latin written sources of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages

    Research Staff:

    Tatjana Aleknienė, Prof, Dr. habil., senior researcher,
    Darius Alekna, PhD, senior researcher,
    Tomas Baranauskas, PhD, senior researcher
    Kristina Mitalaitė, PhD, senior researcher
    Egidijus Miltakis, researcher

    PhD Student :
    Miglė Miliūnaitė

    Department of Comparative Culture Studies
    The Department’s staff is composed of 9 research fellows: 
    Dr. Žilvinė Gaižutytė–Filipavičienė, chief researcher at the Department
    Academician, prof., habil. dr. Antanas Andrijauskas, chief researcher at the Department Doctor of Humanities, professor
    Dr. Nida Gaidauskienė, researcher
    Dr. Salomėja Jastrumskytė, researcher
    Dr, Stanislovas Juknevičius, senior researcher,
    Dr. Stanislavas Mostauskis, senior researcher
    Dr. Loreta Poškaitė, senior researcher
    Dr. Vytautas Rubavičius, senior researcher
    Phd. Tadas Snuviškis, junior researcher
    Dr. Aivaras Stepukonis, senior researcher
    Phd. Žilvinas VAREIKIS, researcher
    Dr. Odeta Žukauskienė, senior researcher
    The Department has 3 PhD students: Dalia Aleksandravičiūtė, Lina Gotautė, Paulius Petraitis.
     
    RESEARCH MISSION AND GOALS
     
    The Department is Lithuania’s leading research centre in the areas of comparative cultural studies and civilizational and philosophical comparativism. It hosts creative and productive scientists that have already published or prepared monographs and trained at the world’s largest universities and research centres.
    The Department conducts academic research and educational activities (doctoral studies and academic qualification training). The main focus is provided for various inter-disciplinary studies and application of innovative approaches for research of contemporary culture. The department serves the goal of enshrining new principles for comparative research of culture, philosophy, and aesthetics, as well as outlining promising research strategies and methods.
    The Department’s research activities address inter-civilizational interactions, comparative analysis of Western and non-Western cultures and thought traditions, comprehensive and comparative research of Lithuanian culture, its historical links with the processes of globalization and euro-integration, emphasizing not only the challenges to its national identity and culture, but also opportunities provided by euro-integration in order to pursue self-creativity of national cultures. The analysis of the features of Lithuania’s relationships with other civilizational worlds and the processes of cultural change driven by euro-integration forms a research priority. The Department provides developed infrastructure for such research and a venue for gathering of scientists into groups needed for new directions of research.
     
    The Department coordinates four groups of researchers in the following areas: 1) cultural, civilizational and philosophical comparative studies; 2) regional and comparative Lithuanian culture; 3) aesthetics and art philosophy, and 4) Litvak culture.
     
    PUBLICATION
     
    Throughout the period of 2002–2017 the researchers of the Department published: 39 monographs, 56 collective editions, 65 studies, and over 960 academic articles.
    The researchers of the Department publish the following continuous volumes: Kultūrologija (Culturology; 16 books), Rytai-Vakarai: Komparatyvistinės studijos (East-West: Comparative Studies; 14 books), Estetikos ir meno filosofijos tyrinėjimai (Research on Aesthetics and Art Philosophy; 4 books), Neklasikinė filosofija (Non-Classical Philosophy; 4 books), Lietuvos žydų kultūros tyrinėjimai (Studies of Lithuanian Jewish Culture; 2 books), Lietuvos kultūros tyrinėjimai (Lithuanian Culture Research; 2 books), as well as monographic series Bibliotheca Orientalia et Comparativa (18 books).
     
    CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
     
    The Department regularly organizes national and international conferences on the topics of Lithuanian culture research, Euro-integration processes, non-classical philosophy, contemporary aesthetics and art philosophy, Jewish culture etc. There have already been held over 90 national and international academic conferences, usually 3–4 per year.
     
    INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
     
    The Department’s researchers actively cooperate with many of the most famous comparative research centres in France, Japan, India, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, the US, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Russia etc.
     
    AWARDS
     
    The Department currently hosts National Science Award (acad. A. Andrijauskas) and State Culture and Art Award (dr. V. Rubavičius) laureates as well as 3 Lumen Fund Prize winners (acad. A. Andrijauskas, dr. A. Stepukonis, dr. S. Jastrumskytė), with its recent long-time researchers (prof. A. Beinorius  and prof. A. Uždavinys) also being its laureates.
     
    MAIN PUBLICATIONS
     
    Collective publications
    Series: East-West: Comparative Studies
     
    • Rytai-Vakarai: Komparatyvistinės studijos – I. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Vaga, 2002. – 495 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – II, Kultūrologija-7. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2001. – 384 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – III, Kultūrologija-8. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2002. – 591 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai: Kultūrų sąveika. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Lumen fondas, 2002. – 357 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – IV, Kultūrologija-12. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2005. – 692 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – V. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 511 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – VI. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2007. – 496 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – VII. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2008. – 512 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – VIII. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2008. – 432 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – IX. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2010. – 512 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – X, Sigitas Geda: pasaulinės kultūros lietuvinimas. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2010. – 600 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – XI, Kultūrų sąveikos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: LKTI, 2011. – 592 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – XII, Algio Uždavinio fenomenas. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: LKTI, 2012. – 576 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – XIII. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: LKTI, 2014. – 704 p.
    • Rytai-Vakarai. Komparatyvistinės studijos – XIV. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: LKTI, 2016. – 608 p.
     
    Series:  Research on Aesthetics and Art Philosophy
     
    • Estetikos ir meno filosofijos transformacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2005. – 700 p.
    • Estetikos ir meno filosofijos teritorijų kaita. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 600 p.
    • Komparatyvistinė Rytų ir Vakarų estetika. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 568 p.
    • Estetikos ir meno filosofijos probleminių laukų sąveika. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2008. – 538 p.
     

    Series:   Non-classical philosophy

    • Egzistencijos paradoksai: Kierkegaardo filosofinės interpretacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2006. – 336 p. 
    • Gyvenimo apologija: Nietzsche’ės interpretacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2006. – 496 p.
    • Valios metafizika: Schopenhauerio filosofijos interpretacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007. – 536 p.
    • Gyvybinis polėkis: Bergsono filosofijos interpretacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007. – 496 p.
    • Postmodernizmo fenomeno interpretacijos. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius, Versus aureus, Vilnius, 2009. – 602 p.
     
    Series: Lithuanian Culture Research
     
    • Lietuviškojo europietiškumo raida: dabarties ir ateities iššūkiai. Kolektyvinė monografija. Selected by A. Andrijauskas.  Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 288 p.
    • Nacionalinio tapatumo tęstinumas ir savikūra eurointegracijos sąlygomis. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, V. Rubavičius.  Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 352 p.
     
    Series: Studies of Lithuanian Jewish Culture
     
    • Žydų kultūros paveldas: istorija ir dabartis. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius, Kronta, 2009. – 452 p.
    • Lietuvos žydų kultūros paveldas: Kasdienybės pasaulis. Selected by A. Andrijauskas. Vilnius, LKTI, 2013. – 576 p. 
     
    Other publications
     
    • Estetikos istorija. Antologija, t. 1: Senovės Rytai / Antika. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, Pradai, Vilnius, 1999. - 708 p. 
    • Ortega y Gasset J. Mūsų laikų tema ir kitos esė. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, Vaga, Vilnius, 1999. - 549 p.
    • Jung C. G. Psichoanalizė ir filosofija. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, Vilnius, Pradai, 1999. - 439 p.
    • Vytenis Lingys: tapyba, piešiniai, Selected by A. Andrijauskas,Vilnius, 2006.- 156 p.
    • Solomonas Teitelbaumas: tapyba, piešiniai. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, Vilnius, Maldis, 2007. – 111 p.
    • Valentinas Algirdas Kaliūnas. Išgyvenimų ir patirčių atspindžiai: Tapyba, piešiniai,
    • fotografijos, Bitutes. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, Vilnius, 2010. – 108 p.
    • Soutine and L’école de Paris. From Shmuel Tatz’s Art Collection. New York- Vilnius, 2016.  
    • Algis Uždavinys. Kūrybinė vaizduotė: dailės kritika ir publicistika. Selected by O. Žukauskienė, Ž. Gaižutytė–Filipavičienė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2013. – 352 p.: iliustr., ISBN 978–9955–868–62–0.
    • Atmintis, vaizdas, kultūra. Lietuvos kultūros tyrimai 6. Selected by R. Repšienė, O. Žukauskienė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2015. – 183 p.: iliustr., santr. angl. k. ISBN 978995586774, ISSN 2029-8560
    • Kultūra tinklaveikos visuomenėje: tapatybės industrija. Selected by R. Repšienė, O. Žukauskienė, Vilnius: LKTI, 2017. – 199 p., santr. angl. k. ISBN 978-9955-868-99-6
    • Nacionalinis tapatumas medijų kultūroje. Selected by Ž. Gaižutytė–Filipavičienė, V. Rubavičius, Vilnius. 2011, 271 p. ISBN 978–609–427–062–8
    • Nacionalinis tapatumas medijų kultūroje. Konferencijos pranešimų santraukos. Selected by Ž. Gaižutytė–Filipavičienė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas. 2010. ISBN 978–9955–868–28–6
    • Nacionalinio tapatumo tęstinumas ir savikūra eurointegracijos sąlygomis. Selected and edited by A. Andrijauskas, V. Rubavičius. Vilnius: Kronta, 2008.
    • Lietuviškojo europietiškumo raida: dabarties ir ateities iššūkiai. Selected by A. Andrijauskas, V. Rubavičius. Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2006.
    • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Vilniuje: mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys. Selected by N. Gaidauskienė. Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2016, 399 p., ISBN 978‒609‒425‒197‒9.
    • Čiurlionio namai Vilniuje: istorija ir veikla. Selected by N. Gaidauskienė. Vilnius: Čiurlionio namai, 2017, 215 p., ISBN 978‒609‒95781‒1‒8.
    • The Golden Chain. An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy, selected and edited by A.Uždavinys, Foreword by John F.Finamore, Bloomington: World Wisdom Books, 2004, 330 p., U.S.A. (ISBN 0-941532-61-5)
    • The Heart of Plotinus. The Essential Enneads, selected and edited by Algis Uždavinys, Foreword by Jay Bregman, Bloomington: World Wisdom Books, 2009, 296 p. (ISBN 978-1933316697)
     
    Series:  Bibliotheca Orientalia et Comparativa (monographs)
     
    • Andrijauskas  A. Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno profiliai (Rytai-Vakarai-Lietuva). Vilnius: KFMI,  2004. – 624 p.
    • Beinorius A. Sąmonė klasikinėje Indijos filosofijoje. Vilnius:  KFMI, 2002. – 527 p.
    • Poškaitė L. Estetinė būtis daoizme, Vilnius: KFMI, 2004. – 296 p.
    • Jaskūnas V. Vizualiosios tapatybės. Indijos meno recepcija Vakaruose. Vilnius: KFMI, 2005. – 232 p.
    • Žukauskienė Odeta. Meno formų metamorfozės: komparatyvistinė Focillono ir Baltrušaičio menotyra. –  Vilnius: KFMI, 2006, p. 288.: iliust., santr. pranc. k.
    • Makselienė S. Intelektualinis vėlyvosios Bizantijos gyvenimas, Vilnius: KFMI, 2006. – 232 p.
    • Uždavinys  A. Helėniškoji filosofija nuo Numenijo iki Sirijano. Vilnius: KFMI, 2003. – 320 p.
    • Uždavinys A.  Simbolių ir atvaizdų interpretacijos problema senovės civilizacijose. Vilnius: : Sophia, 2005.
    • Beinorius A. Imagining Otherness: Postcolonial Perspective to Indian religious Culture. Vilnius: Kronta, 2006. – 216 p. 
    • Uždavinys A. Sakraliniai platoniškosios filosofijos pagrindai, Vilnius: Sophia, 2010- 234 p. 
    • Andrijauskas A., Amžinybės ilgesys: Tradicinė indų kultūra, estetika ir menas, Vilnius, 2015, 608 p.
    • Andrijauskas A., Vaizduotės erdvės: tradicinė kinų estetika ir menas, Vilnius, 2015, 608 p.
    • Uždavinys A., Philosophy and Teurgy in Late Antiquity, Vilnius, 2016, 288 p.
    • Andrijauskas A. Artimųjų Rytų, Indijos ir Islamo pasaulių estetika ir meno teorija. Vilnius: LKTI, 2017.- 720 p. 
    • Andrijauskas A. Rytų Azijos tradicinė estetika ir meno teorija. Vilnius: LKTI, 2017.- 720 p.
    • Andrijauskas A. Vakarų estetika ir meno filosofija. Vilnius: LKTI, 2017.- 720 p.
     
    Other monographs
     
    • Andrijauskas A.  Kultūros universumas: morfologinės analizės prolegomenai // Kultūrologija 6, Gervelė, Vilnius, 2000.- 165 p.
    • Andrijauskas A. Tradicinė japonų estetika ir menas. Vilnius: Vaga,  2001. – 670 p.
    • Andrijauskas A. Orientalistika ir komparatyvistinės studijos // Kultūrologija 7, Vilnius, 2001, - 168 p.
    • Andrijauskas  A. Lyginamoji civilizacijos idėjų istorija. Vilnius: VDA, 2002. – 628 p.
    • Andrijauskas  A. Istorinė Rytų ir Vakarų civilizacijų santykių raida. Vilnius: KFMI, 2002. – 194 p.
    • Andrijauskas  A. Kultūrologijos istorija ir teorija. Vilnius: VDA, 2003. – 634 p.
    • Andrijauskas A. Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno profiliai. Rytai-Vakarai-Lietuva, Vilnius, 2004- 623 p. 
    • Andrijauskas  A. Komparatyvistinė  vizija: Rytų estetika ir meno filosofija. Vilnius: KFMI,  2006. – 137 p.
    • Andrijauskas  A.  Litvakų dailė L’école de Paris aplinkoje. Vilnius: Vilniaus aukciono biblioteka, Meno rinka,  2008. – 312  p. ISBN 978-609-8014-00-6
    • Andrijauskas  A.  Litvak Art in the Context of L’école de Paris. Vilnius: Vilniaus aukciono biblioteka, Meno rinka,  2008. – 312  p. ISBN 978-609-8014-01-3
    • Andrijauskas A. Neklasikinės  ir postmodernistinės filosofijos metamorfozės. Vilnius: Vilniaus aukciono biblioteka, Meno rinka,  2010. – 648  p. ISBN 978-609-8014-06-8
    • Gaižutytė-Filipavičienė  Ž. Pierre’as Bourdieu ir socialiniai meno žaidimai, Vilnius: KFMI, 2005. – 350 p.
    • Mostauskis S. Beprotybės kartografija. Vilnius: Kronta, 2011.- 328 p.
    • Rubavičius V. Postmodernusis diskursas: filosofinė hermeneutika, dekonstrukcija, menas. Vilnius: KFMI, 2003. – 276 p. 
    • Rubavičius V.  Postmodernusis kapitalizmas. Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2010- 269 p.
    • Rubavičius, V. Vėluojanti savastis. Studijos ir straipsniai. Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2014;
    • Stepukonis  A. Pavergto mąstymo problema: Maxas Scheleris ir žinojimo sociologijos ištakos. Vilnius: KFMI, 2005. – 300 p. 
    • Uždavinys A. Versmių labirintai. Proklo hermeneutinė filosofija ir mistagogija, Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2002. – 248 p. 
    • Uždavinys A. Egipto Mirusiųjų knyga.  Kaunas: Ramduva, 2003. – 424 p.
    •  Uždavinys A. Hermio Trismegisto išminties kelias. Sophia, 2005.
    • Uždavinys A. Sufizmas islamo civilizacijoje. Kaunas: Atvirosios  Visuomenės Studijų  Asociacija, 2007. –  487 p.
    • Uždavinys A. Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth. From Ancient Egypt to Neoplatonism, Westbury: The Prometheus Trust, 2008, 340 p. (ISBN 9781898910350)
    • Uždavinys A. Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity, San Rafael, CA: Sophia Perennis, 2010. 324p., ISBN 978-1597310864
    Department of the History of Lithuanian Philosophy

    Phone: (8~5) 275 5912
    The Head of department Rūta Marija Vabalaitė, PhD, researcher
    E-mail: marijavabalaite@gmail.com

    Researchers:
    Vygandas ALEKSANDRAVIČIUS, junior researcher
    Gintaras KABELKA
    , PhD, researcher
    Alvydas NOREIKA
    , PhD, researcher
    Rūta Marija Vabalaitė, PhD, researcher
    Pillė VELJATAGA, PhD, researcher
    Dalius VILIŪNAS, PhD, senior researcher

    PhD students:
    Matas Grubliauskas
    Oleg Skoriukov
    Eglė Razumaitė, technical assistant

    The Department is the main research center on the history of Lithuanian philosophy, its area of research is professional philosophy, commenced in Lithuania in 1507, and various non-academical philosophical activities including Lithuanian philosophy as well as Lithuanian emigrants thought in Latin, Polish and other languages. The history of Lithuanian philosophy is understood as the reception of the philosophical theories created in Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern times, as well as in the 20th century, and the input of the philosophy created in Lithuania to the world philosophical heritage. It is presented as the knowledge of the effect of philosophical ideas on the social life, development of sciences, the processes of educational and cultural development. The history of philosophical problems and philosophical concepts, trends and schools, their functioning in various historical contexts are investigated. Also, the works of prominent individual authors are analyzed, and an attention to the reflection of the historiography itself is made.

    We accept the broad understanding of Lithuanian studies, taking the intellectual processes in Lithuania as a part of the broader history of European thinking. Their fundamental research is also an enrichment of the research of Lithuanian philosophy.

    MAIN RESEARCH LINES:

    • The preparation of the synthesis of the History of Lithuanian philosophy. It is planned to produce II-nd volume of it in 2021, called ,, Enlightenment-Romanticism’’ (written by Dalius Viliūnas). The total amount of four volumes is planned.

    • The results of an investigation in various areas, the translation from different languages (Polish, German, Latin, Russian, English, French, Hebrew) of the texts of Lithuanian philosophical heritage, written in a country and abroad are published in academic articles and in the continuous edition of “The History of Lithuanian Philosophy. Monuments and research”.

    • Currently we are preoccupied with the research into these areas of the history of Lithuanian Philosophy: The philosophy of the Enlightenment and the Romanticism, the philosophy of the Soviet period, Analytical philosophy; the history of Lithuanian Aesthetics, philosophy in exile. The analysis of the works of particular authors and also of specific philosophical problems is performed. To name a few: the reception of Rousseauism and Schellingianism in Lithuania, the Vilnius period of Joseph Goluchowski, the conceptions of Lev Karsavin, Vytautas Kavolis and Rolandas Pavilionis, the aestheticism of an early Soviet period, the collection of works of Romanas Bytautas is being prepared for publishing.

    • The department registers and systematizes the sources of philosophical thinking, publishes the catalog of the scientific sources of Lithuanian philosophy. There are four volumes already published.

    • Cooperates with the Institute of Lithuanian History in implementing the long-term program „The socio-cultural field of the 19th century: social groups, personalities, creativity, and media"

    International cooperation

    The researchers of Department of the History of Lithuanian Philosophy actively collaborate and carry out joint projects with science centers that examine same historical and philosophical heritage. These centers are: Department of the History of Polish Philosophy at Philosophy and Sociology faculty of Krakow university; Department of the History of Ukrainian Philosophy at H. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; the Centre for the Comparative Researches at Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus; the Departments of philosophy at the universities of Warsaw, Toruń, Zielona Gora. D. Viliūnas is the head of Vilnius group of researchers who are implementing the international project of philosophical sources’ research “Polonica Philosophica Orientalia (2018-2022).

    HISTORY

    It has been set in 1969 as the section of the Social Thought at the Institute of History of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. In 1977 became a department of the History of Lithuanian Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law. In the eighth decade of the 20th century the research on the history of Lithuanian philosophy mainly due to the work of professor Romanas Plečkaitis (1933–2009), had expanded the dominant historiographical paradigm and the notion of Lithuanian cultural heritage. It was refused to set the limits within the ethnolinguistic boundaries and decided to include the theory building performed in many other languages of Lithuania (Latin, Polish, others), thus obtaining the international renown. Having refused the reductionist (Marxist) models of explanation, the methodology of contextual and rational reconstruction has been developed, enabling to be competitive within the contemporary European historiography. The bio-bibliographical catalog has been collected systemically. The prospects of volumes of a synthetic history of Lithuanian philosophy has been prepared, the translation of the monuments of Lithuanian philosophy has started. The research strategy for the investigation into the history of Lithuanian philosophy has been created and maintained. During the Reform Movement the department was one of the main fireplaces for nurturing statehood; researchers of the Department Bronislavas Kuzmickas and Mečys Laurinkus became the signatories of March 11th Act.

    Department of Contemporary Philosophy

    Tel.: (8~5) 275 5912, E-mail: SFS@LKTI.LT
    Head
    – Senior Researcher, dr., Assoc. Prof. Danutė Bacevičiūtė

    The main direction of scholarly investigations conducted at the Department is the research of contemporary Lithuanian philosophy. The theoretical and practical value of this research is based on the deep theoretical understanding and grounding of humanities in general and Lithuanian studies in particular, as well as the introduction of various aspects related to Lithuanian studies into the scholarly investigations of contemporary Lithuanian philosophy. A methodologically refined conception of the essence and meaning of Lithuanian studies as such, along with the broader understanding of the nature of humanities, provides a possibility to define more strictly and effectively the field of those problems that are relevant to contemporary Lithuanian philosophy, along with the capability to conduct the research into Lithuanian and world culture using new methodological instruments, constantly developing new methodological approaches and refining those that are already in use. Philosophical investigations conducted at the Department are employed as part of a broader interdisciplinary research in the context of contemporary humanities – the research that helps to reveal the most significant trends in the development of contemporary culture. The main research aspects related to Lithuanian studies and introduced into the philosophical investigations conducted at the Department are these: 1) a methodological aspect (the scholars of the Department provide a philosophical analysis of those methodological problems that are most relevant to the research of Lithuanian culture); 2) a practical aspect (the scholars of the Department provide a philosophical reflection of current societal and political processes in Lithuania); 3) an aspect of philosophical heritage (the scholars of the Department are conducting the research into the textual and other legacy of contemporary Lithuanian philosophers who are living or had lived in Lithuania and the philosophers of Lithuanian descent who are living or had lived abroad); and 4) an aspect of reception and dissemination of those ideas of world philosophy that communicate the fundamental values of Western civilization (the scholars of the Department are researching into, translating, commenting on and revealing the relevance of the most important texts of Western philosophy).   The Department consists of a group of creative and productive researchers who are able to reflect on those pressing challenges that are constantly emerging in global contemporary world. The philosophical investigations conducted by the Department’s researchers are not only related to all of the aforementioned Lithuanian aspects of contemporary Lithuanian philosophy, but also addressing those new global challenges that have an impact on both world culture and Lithuanian culture. The scholars of the Department are the authors of numerous original and highly innovative scholarly monographs, studies, and articles addressing the multifaceted problems of contemporary philosophy, as well as translators and editors of numerous writings of foreign philosophers. In order to insure the continuity and constant renewal of philosophical research, the scholars of the Department participate in the process of supervision of doctoral studies in the field of philosophy, thus ensuring a competent training of a new generation of young scholars.

    Researchers

    Doctoral students at the Department

    Sigita Dackevičiūtė, Denis Petrina, Aistis Žekevičius (the research adviser of all doctoral students is dr. A. Žukauskaitė), Laurynas Norus (the research adviser dr. D. Bacevičiūtė)

    Former research employees at the Department

    Vida Gumauskaitė, senior researcher, dr., former Head of the Department (until 2010); Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis, head researcher, habil. dr., Prof.; Algirdas Degutis, senior researcher, dr. (hp), Prof.; Lilijana Astra, senior researcher, dr., Assoc. Prof.; Tomas Kačerauskas, researcher, dr.; Antanas Katalynas, researcher; Gražina Miniotaitė, senior researcher, dr. (hp), Assoc. Prof.; Alvydas Noreika, researcher, dr., Assoc. Prof.; Daiva Tamošaitytė, researcher, dr.

    Main directions of the research conducted in the form of long-term research themes

    The philosophical investigations of contemporary culture (headed by Prof. dr. (hp) A. Sverdiolas)

    The object of research – a broad range of methodological problems related to Lithuanian cultural, societal, and political development, its driving forces and tensions, as well as current theories in the field of contemporary philosophy of culture and social philosophy. The aim of the research – the development and employment of those theories of philosophy of culture and social philosophy that could reveal, actualize, analyze, and evaluate the most fundamental trends in Lithuanian culture, as well as reflect on the global challenges to Lithuania, Europe, and Western civilization.

    The dissemination of Western philosophy in Lithuania (headed by Prof. dr. N. Kardelis)

    The object of research – the texts of world philosophy that are: 1) relevant to contemporary Lithuanian philosophy and culture; and 2) instrumental in the formation and preservation of fundamental Western values. The aim of the research – the analysis and development in the field of contemporary Lithuanian philosophy of the most important and relevant elements of Western philosophical tradition, the research into, translation of and commenting on the most important texts of Western philosophy, and the further development of Lithuanian philosophical language. The achieved results of this research are viewed as helping to place Lithuanian philosophy in the broader context of Western philosophy, and connecting the most significant points of the trajectory of Lithuanian philosophical thought with the main landmarks of Western philosophical tradition.

    Research conducted in the form of long-term research programmes

    The Intersections of Tradition and the Present: The Interdisciplinary Research of the 20th and 21st Century Culture (initially headed by Assoc. Prof. dr. R. Makselis and afterwards by dr. Gintaras Kabelka)

    The aim of this long-term interdisciplinary research programme – the research into those processes, which took (or are still taking) part in the 20th and 21st centuries, characteristic of the development, dissemination, and expression of Lithuanian and world culture that were influential in the formation and change of Lithuanian cultural memory and cultural identity, trying to reveal the interactions and contexts of  those processes. The relevance of this research programme is made clear by the fact that, in 2018, Lithuania celebrates the centenary of modern Lithuanian state and tries to reflect afresh her modern identity. The philosophical dimension of this interdisciplinary research programme is related to the advancement of cultural research employing innovative theoretical research strategies, developing new and refining already existing methodological approaches. The philosophical investigations conducted in the context of this long-term research programme are employed as part of a broader interdisciplinary research in the field of contemporary humanities – the research that helps to reveal the most significant trends in the development of contemporary culture. The researchers of the Department of Contemporary Philosophy are participating in the current long-term research programme, which was initiated in 2017 and will continue until 2021, along with the scholars of other departments of the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute.

    From 2012 to 2016, the Department conducted a long-term research programme Lithuanian Philosophy: History and the Present (initially headed by dr. Dalius Viliūnas and afterwards by dr. Naglis Kardelis). For the results of this programme, see MTEP ataskaitos.

    Since 2017, the Department carries out a long-term research programme The Intersections of Tradition and the Present: The Interdisciplinary Investigations of the 20th - 21st Century Culture (initially headed by dr. Rasius Makselis and currently by dr. Gintaras Kabelka). This programme will be conducted until 2021.

    Main publications (monographs, collections of articles, compiled and edited books)

    Konickis, Andrius, Iš meilės išminties meilei. Filosofai neprofesionalai Lietuvos filosofijos kontekste [From Love of Love of Wisdom. Non-professional Philosophers in the Context of Lithuanian Philosophy], monograph, Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2017, 200 p.

    Bacevičiūtė, Danutė, Praeiga ir pertrūkis. Fenomenologinės laiko sampratos transformacija [Passage and Rupture. The Transformation of Phenomenological Notion of Time], monograph, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2016, 256 p.

    Keršytė, Nijolė, Pasakojimo pramanai [Inventions of Narration], monograph, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2016, 509 p. [scholarly output evenly divided by Lithuanian Culture Research Institute and Vilnius University].

    Žukauskaitė, Audronė. Nuo biopolitikos iki biofilosofijos [From Biopolitics to Biophilosophy], monograph, Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2016, 310 p.

    Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political and Performative Strategies, eds. S. E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė, New York: Routledge, 2016, 2018, 318 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Initiation and Preservation: Modes of Cultural Philosophy, monograph, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2015, 209 p.

    Deleuze and Beckett, eds. S. E. Wilmer, A. Žukauskaitė, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, XII, 253 p.

    Tarp Vilniaus ir Minsko: Lietuvos–Baltarusijos pasienio istorinis-kultūrinis paveldas [Between Vilnius and Minsk: Historical and Cultural Heritage of Lithuanian–Belarusian Borderland], edited by B. Nikiforova, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2014, 296 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Kultūra lietuvių filosofų akiratyje [Lithuanian Philosophers on Culture], monograph, Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2012, 618 p..

    Žukauskaitė, Audronė, Gilles’io Deleuze’o ir Felixo Guattari filosofija: daugialypumo logika [The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari: The Logic of Multiplicity], monograph, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2011, 268 p.

    Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism, eds. S. E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, 444 p.

    Estetika XX amžius. Problemos, teorinės kryptys, konfrontacijos [Aethetics in the 20th Century. Problems, Theoretical Directions, Confrontations], anthology of articles, compiled by A. Katalynas; edition supervised by V. Gumauskaitė, Vilnius: Mintis, 2 Vls., 2009–2013; 2009 (Vol. I.), 432 p., 2013 (Vol. 2), 464 p.

    Kardelis, Naglis, Pažinti ar suprasti? Humanistikos ir gamtotyros akiračiai [To Know or to Understand? The Horizons of Humanities and Natural Sciences], collection of articles and essays, Vilnius: Naujasis židinys, 2008, 239 p.

    Degutis, Algirdas, Kalba, pažinimas ir veiksmas [Language, Cognition, and Action], collection of articles, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007, 239 p.

    Kardelis, Naglis, Vienovės įžvalga Platono filosofijoje [Insight of Unity in Plato’s Philosophy], monograph, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007, 301 p.

    Mickūnas, Algis, Demokratija šiandien: straipsniai ir esė [Democracy Today: Articles and Essays], edited by A. Sverdiolas, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007, 427 p.

    Kačerauskas, Tomas, Filosofinė poetika [Philosophical Poetics], monograph, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2006, 279 p.

    Konickis, Andrius, Pirmiausia nubusti... Filosofiniai etiudai [Wake up for Starters… Philosophical Essays], monograph, Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2006, 336 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Apie pamėklinę būtį: ir kiti etiudai [On Simulacric Being and Other Sketches], monograph, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2006, 262 p.

    Clifford Geertz, Kultūrų interpretavimas [Interpretation of Cultures], edited by A. Sverdiolas, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2005, XIV, 368.

    Žukauskaitė, Audronė, Anamorfozės: nepamatinės filosofijos problemos [Anamorphoses: Nonessential Philosophical Problems], monograph, Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2005, 254 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Visa aprėpianti dabartis. Algį Mickūną kalbina Arūnas Sverdiolas [All-encompassing Present. Algis Mickūnas in Conversation with Arūnas Sverdiolas], monograph, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2004, 189 p.

    Katalynas, Antanas, Estetinis suvokimas [Aesthetic Perception], monograph, Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2003, 289 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Hermeneutinės filosofijos studijos 1–2 [Studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics 1–2], monograph, Vilnius: Strofa, 2 books, 2002–2003; 2002 (book 1: Being and Asking), 391 p., 2003 (book 2: Circle of Interpretation), 303 p.

    Paul Ricoeur, Egzistencija ir hermeneutika. Interpretacijų konfliktas [Existence and Hermeneutics. The Conflict of Interpretations], edited and translated by A. Sverdiolas, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2001, 162 p.

    Žukauskaitė, Audronė, Anapus signifikanto principo: psichoanalizė, dekonstrukcija, ideologijos kritika [Beyond the Principle of the Significant: Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, the Critique of Ideology], monograph, Vilnius: Aidai, 2001, 178 p.

    Hans-Georg Gadamer, Istorija. Menas. Kalba [History. Art. Language], edited by A. Sverdiolas, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 1999, XXIII, 292 p.

    Degutis, Algirdas, Individualizmas ir visuomeninė tvarka [Individualism and Societal Order], monograph, Vilnius: Eugrimas, 1998, 313 p.

    Gumauskaitė, Vida, Struktūralizmo apmatai: sąvokos, metodas, filosofija [The Outlines of Structuralism: Concepts, Method, Philosophy], monograph, Vilnius: Lietuvos filosofijos ir sociologijos institutas, 2 editions, 1997 and 2000; 1997 (1st ed.), 211 p.; 2000 (2nd emended and expanded ed.), 203 p.

    Konickis, Andrius, ...vienintelėj iš begalybės vietų nuskirtoj. Oskaro Milašiaus filosofinės idėjos [...in the Only Appointed Place. Oscar Milosz’s Philosophical Ideas], monograph, Vilnius: Lietuvos filosofijos ir sociologijos institutas, 1996, 194 p.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Steigtis ir sauga: kultūros filosofijos etiudai [Initiation and Preservation: Etudes in the Philosophy of Culture], monograph, Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 1996, 367 p.

    Stasys Šalkauskis, Raštai [Writings], Vls.1–9, ed. A. Sverdiolas, Vilnius: Mintis, 1990–2012.

    Sverdiolas, Arūnas, Kultūros filosofija Lietuvoje [Philosophy of Culture in Lithuania], monograph, Vilnius: Mintis, 1983, 208 p.

    The Department also prepares and edits continual (mostly yearly) collections of scholarly articles and studies, hopefully to become in the future a yearly philosophical journal, Athena: filosofijos studijos [Athena: Philosophical Studies] (from 2006; ISSN 1822-5047; editors dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė, dr. Naglis Kardelis, and dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė).

    Nr. 14: The Change of Philosophy (Climate) in the Anthropocene Epoch, 2019, edited by Audronė Žukauskaitė.

    Nr. 13: Deconstructing Derrida, 2018, edited by Denis Petrina.

    Nr. 12; Power, Discourse, and Subject: The Paradigms of Michel Foucault’s Thought, edited by Arūnas Sverdiolas.

    Nr. 11: The Notion of Animal in the Context of Philosophy, Contemporary Theory, and Art, 2016, edited by Aaudronė Žukauskaitė.

    Nr. 10: Philosophical Materialisms: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 2015; edited by D. Bacevičiūtė.

    Nr. 9: Cinema and Philosophy, 2014; edited by Renata Šukaitytė.

    Nr. 8: The Reflection of Time Nowadays, 2012; edited by Damutė Bacevičiūtė.

    Nr. 7: The Methodological Profiles of the Research of Culture by Vytautas Kavolis, 2011; edited by Alvydas Noreika.

    Nr. 6: Feminism and Philosophy: Rethinking the Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir, 2010; edited by Audronė Žukauskaitė.

    Nr. 5: Phenomenological Ways and Roundabout Paths in French, Lithuanian, and Latvian Philosophies, 2009; edited by Nijokė Keršytė.

    Nr. 4: Conceptions of the Other in Contemporary Discourse, 2008; edited by Damutė Bacevičiūtė.

    Nr. 3: Postmodernism and Cultural Changes in Lithuania, 2007; edited by Audronė Žukauskaitė.

    Nr. 2: International Conference In memoriam of Emmanuel Levinas, devoted to the research in Lithuania of his Philosophical Legacy, 2006; edited by Aaudronė Žukauskaitė.

    Nr. 1: The Problem of Limits in Philosophy, 2006; edited by Vida Gumauskaitė, Audronė Žukauskaitė, Naglis Kardelis, Žibartas Jackūnas.