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    ASSOC. PROF. DR. AURELIJA MYKOLAITYTĖ FROM VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY VISITING LIEPAJA UNIVERSITY

    On 26 November – 2 December, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aurelija Mykolaitytė (Vytautas Magnus University) paid a visit to Liepaja University. During her lectures at this university, she presented the main principles of semiotic and phenomenological analysis to students, who later applied this approach during the seminars to analyse the texts of Romualdas Granauskas and Tomas Vaiseta. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aurelija Mykolaitytė also met with researchers working at Liepaja University who show interest in the Lithuanian language, literature, and culture.

    AUKSĖ NOREIKAITĖ FROM VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY VISITING REZEKNE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGIES

    On November 21-28, Auksė Noreikaitė, a lecturer and ethnologist at Vytautas Magnus University, was visiting the Faculty of Education, Languages and Design at Rezekne Academy of Technologies. She delivered lectures on “Relations between Lithuanians and Latvians on the border between Lithuania and Latvia” and “Ways of expressing Lithuanian ethnic identity on the border between Lithuania and Latvia”. She also talked about the traditions of Christmas Eve in Lithuania and Latgale. Auksė Noreikaitė also met with lecturers from Rezekne Academy of Technologies to discuss important issues in the field of Lithuanian studies.

    DR. RADVILĖ RACĖNAITĖ FROM THE INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIAN LITERATURE AND FOLKLORE VISITING WARSAW UNIVERSITY

    On 12-25 November, Dr. Radvilė Racėnaitė from the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore visited Warsaw University, where she delivered a cycle of lectures “The concept of human destiny and death in Lithuanian mythology”.

    SERIES: Studies in Slavic, Baltic, and Eastern European Languages and Cultures

    Books in the series “Studies in Slavic, Baltic, and Eastern European Languages and Cultures” deal with Slavic and Baltic languages and cultures, as well as other Eastern European languages linked by common history and cultural processes. The series contains monographs, edited volumes, doctoral dissertations devoted to the study of Slavic, Baltic, and Eastern European languages.

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    INTERNATIONAL BALTIC STUDIES RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE IN PRAGUE DEDICATED TO COMMEMORATE THE YEAR OF FRANCISC SKORINA

    On the 8–9 November 2017, Charles University in Prague (The Czech Republic) hosted the international scientific conference “Francisc Skorina and His Prague Bible. Multilingual Cultural Heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Modern Days”, dedicated to commemorate the year of Francisc Skorina, a 16th century humanist and public man.  

    Researchers and representatives from foreign centres for Baltic and Lithuanian studies of universities and other institutions in Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania took part in the conference, organised by the project “Lithuanian Academic Scheme for International Cooperation in Baltic Studies” executors together with Charles University in Prague. At the plenary talks, the participants of the conference discussed Francisc Skorina’s    personality and his activity in cultural and historical context. A special attention was paid to the Ruthenian Bible, i.e. questions of citation, the role of the Francisc Skorina’s Bible in the history of publishing the Holy Scripture, problems of the old manuscripts and their investigation.  

    9th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics

    We kindly invite you to participate in the 9th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics that will be held in Lithuania, Vilnius on July 23–27, 2018.

    The deadline for the registration has been extended.

    Registration form and abstract (up to 2000 characters) are to be submitted in English via e-mail to sidg.lithuania@gmail.com by January 5, 2018 (was by November 6, 2017). You are welcome to do your registration on Facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/9th-Congress-of-SIDG-1395265433876133/.

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    VISIT OF TEACHER GRETA LEMANAITĖ-DEPRATI FROM KRAKOW JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

    From 27 October to 5 November 2017, Greta Lemanaitė-Deprati, lecturer at the Lithuanian Cultural Centre of Krakow Jagiellonian University, was visiting Vilnius and Vytautas Magnus Universities. During her internship, Greta Lemanaitė met lecturers from the two universities, attended seminars delivered by Lithuanian researchers, and worked in libraries.

    DR. INGA HILBIG’S FROM VILNIUS UNIVERSITY VISIT TO GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT

    From the 29th of October to the 5th of November 2017, Vilnius University teacher Dr. Inga Hilbig visited Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Inga Hilbig delivered a series of lectures “Lithuania and Lithuanians Today: Socio-Cultural Matters” to the students of the Institute of Baltic Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt.

    DR. VITA IVANAUSKAITĖ-ŠEIBUTIENĖ’S FROM THE INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIAN LITERATURE AND FOLKLORE VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

    From the 22 of October to the 4 of November 2017, Vita Ivanauskaitė-Šeibutienė from the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore visited the University of Warsaw. During the visit, the lecturer gave lectures on “Lithuanian Folklore in the Life of Traditional Community”.  

    DR. MINDAUGAS KVIETKAUSKAS’ FROM THE INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIAN LITERATURE AND FOLKLORE VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW

    On the 19–31 of October 2017, Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas from the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore visited the Centre for Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies at the University of Wroclaw. During the visit, the lecturer delivered lectures in Polish on “Multilingual Literature in Lithuania in 1904–1940”. Dr. M. Kvietkauskas also gave consultations to the students of Lithuanian studies writing academic papers.

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