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2020-2022 m.

The Lithuanian Culture Research Institute is carrying out the project "G. Simondon's Philosophy of Technology", co-financed by the EU Structural Funds, funded under the activity "Promotion of Post-Doctoral Fellowships" of the measure No 09.3.3-LMT-K 712

“Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities”

grant agreement 2020-09-01, No.DOTSUT-113 ( 712-19-0178), from the period of 2020-2022.

Implementing institution - Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

Fellowship supervisor – dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė

Postdoctoral fellow - researcher dr. Tomas Nemunas Mickevičius

Summary of the project

The fellowship will facilitate exploration of the increasingly relevant philosophy of technology of the 20th century French philosopher Gilbert Simondon, contextualizing it in the context of related philosophical theories and philosophical reflection on the contemporary information society. First of all, the main details of Simondon's philosophy of technology will be analysed and contextualised in the field of relevant theories (e.g. by Martin Heidegger, Bernard Stiegler, etc.), such as the concept of the evolution of technology, the discussion of the relationship between technology and culture, the critique of the hylomorphic structure of understanding, etc. Secondly, Simondon's reflection on cybernetic science will be explored, contextualising it in the study of the technological phenomena of contemporary information society. It is hoped that the research on cybernetic science will serve as a historical context to form the basis for a philosophical reflection on the contemporary emerging technoscientific situation with phenomena such as artificial intelligence.

2017-2019 m.

In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute was carrying out a project co-financed by the EU Structural Funds entitled "Cinema and Baltic Societies in the Soviet Era: Ideology, Everyday Life, Memory". This project had received funding from the European Social Fund under the No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure under grant agreement with the Research Council of Lithuania (LMTLT), No. DOTSUT-126 (09.3.3-LMT-K 712-02-0002).

Implementing institution - Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

Fellowship supervisor - dr. Violeta Davoliūtė

Postdoctoral fellow - dr. Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė

Summary of the project

„Cinema and Baltic Societies in the Soviet Era: Ideology, Everyday Life, Memory“ is an interdisciplinary, comparative research project that aims to analyse the role of cinema in the Soviet era in the Baltic States (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania) in the period 1944-1970. This is done by examining the process of cinemafication - the expansion of screening venues (travelling cinema, cinemas) and the dissemination of films (films screened, film programme, repertoire). The research will update the hitherto unexplored phases of the development of the cultural and film history of the Baltic States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the social history of cinema, which is now part of the New Cinema History.

The project will be carried out by collecting data in archives and institutions in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia, theoretical knowledge will be deepened at the University of Utrecht, and the results of the research will be presented to the national and international community in the form of scholarly articles and papers.

The project aims to promote interdisciplinary, comparative research on culture and cinema in Lithuania and other Baltic countries. It is hoped that the results of this project will contribute to the solution of research problems and the search for methodological tools, expand the applicability of other fields of science in art history and art history, demonstrate the development of the European humanities in the application of Western theoretical experience to the history of culture and cinema in the Baltics, and provide a basis for the development of research of a similar nature by young and more experienced researchers in Lithuania and other countries.