International scientific conference “Methodological Innovations in the Study of Linguistic Variation”

    We kindly invite you to participate in the international scientific conference “Methodological Innovations in the Study of Linguistic Variation”.

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    Turning times in the Baltics and in Baltic Studies. A symposium of the HUG

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    Workshops: Methods in Historical Corpus Building

    The workshop features aspects of corpus building (sampling, architecture, pipeline, digitization, OCR), annotation (conception, tagset design, tagging, parsing) and corpus use (search, re-use, re-annotation), throwing a spotlight on a number of historical languages (Old High German, Old Lithuanian, Early New High German, Belarusian) and corpora (RIDGES, Referenzkorpus Altdeutsch, PosTiMe, SLIEKKAS, Lutherkorpus).

    If you would like to  participate online, please contact Mortimer Drach (

    For more information, please visit:

    The 5th International Scientific Aleksandras Vanagas’ Conference “Language and Culture Dialogue in 21st Century Onomastics”

    We invite you to participate in the 5th International Scientific Aleksandras Vanagas’ Conference “Language and Culture Dialogue in 21st Century Onomastics”. The Conference will be held on November 7–8, 2024. Venue: The Institute of the Lithuanian Language, P. Vileišio St. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius and in Zoom platform.


    Suggested Topics

    • Onyms as a research object in Lithuanian, Baltic, and Indo-European studies;
    • Onyms at the intersection of languages and cultures;
    • Signs of national identity in onyms;
    • Between old onomasticon and the written Links between the historical onomasticon and cultural context;
    • The current coverage of traditional and modern onomastic research;
    • Naming tendencies of people, places, and other entities.


    Keynote Speakers

    Dr. hab. prof. UŁ Artur Gałkowski (University of Lodz, Poland), Assoc. prof. dr. Olena Fomenko (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine), Dr. Sanda Rapa (Institute of Latvian Language, University of Latvia, Latvia), Dr. Christian Zschieschang (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Germany).

    Conference languages: Lithuanian, Latvian, English.  Duration of plenary session reports – 30 mins. Duration of reports – 20 mins.

    Conference fee:

    80 EUR, before October 1, 2024. 100 EUR, before November 4, 2024. Online participation is free of charge.

    Please transfer your  participation fee to the  following account: 

    Lietuvių kalbos institutas

    Vileišio Str. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania

    Reg. no 111955023

    „Swedbank" AB


    IBAN: LT58 7300 0100 0245 3597

    Please indicate: AVK2024, conference fee, Name,  Surname 

    Conference fee includes cultural events.


    Important Dates

    The deadline for submission of participant forms and abstracts  – is August 30, 2024. Notification of acceptance – September 20, 2024. Publication of the conference program – October 15, 2024.



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    Scientific Committee

    Akad. prof. habil. dr. Grasilda Blažienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language (chairperson), Dr. Laimutis Bilkis, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, PD habil. dr. Harald Bichlmeier, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leipzig, Germany, Assoc. prof. dr. Katharina Leibring, Uppsala University, Sweden, Prof. dr. Aleksandr Iliadi, K. D. Ushinsky South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, Ukraine, Doc. habil. dr. Ilja Lemeškin, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Prof. dr. Daiva Sinkevičiūtė-Villanueva Svensson, Vilnius University, Dr. Anta Trumpa, Institute of Latvian Language, University of Latvia, Latvia.


    Organizing Committee

    Dr. Darius Ivoška, Institute of the Lithuanian Language  (chairperson), Dr. Pavel Skorupa, Institute of the Lithuanian Language (vice-chairperson), Dr. Alma Ragauskaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Dr. Dovilė Tamulaitienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Mgr. Alisa Stunžaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Mgr. Dalia Sviderskienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Dokt. Marius Glebus, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Povilas Bialoglovis, Institute of the Lithuanian Language



    Please submit participant forms and abstracts here:

    For more information, please visit  or contact


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    We invite you to participate in the international conference on linguistics

    We invite you to participate in the international conference on linguistics dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the professor the University of Latvia, Marta Rudzīte (1924–1996).

    Riga, November 14–16, 2024
    University of Latvia

    We invite paper applications in areas closely related to the professor's research:
    — Geolinguistics
    — Dialectology
    — Historical grammar
    — Toponymy
    — History of written language
    — Baltic language contacts with other languages
    — Linguists and their research
    Other proposals are also welcome.

    two-day conference (November 14–15);
    excursion to the life and work sites of M. Rudzīte (November 16)

    WORKING LANGUAGES: Latvian, Lithuanian, English, German

    PLANNED LENGTH OF THE PAPER: 30 min. (20 min. presentation, 10 min. discussions)

    ● Expression of interest and preliminary topic proposal and short annotation — by August 1, 2024
    ● Response on acceptance of submission — by August 30, 2024
    ● Final submission of topics and abstract — by September 15, 2024

    EXPECTED PARTICIPATION FEE — EUR 50, doctoral students – EUR 30

    Please send the participant application form to the specified address by August 1, 2024


    On May 27-28, 2024, for the seventh time the International Lithuanian Congress will take place at Wrocław University. We are proud to invite every person interested in Lithuania, its language, culture, history, politics, the relations between Lithuania, Poland and their neighbors, to participate in the 7th Congress, commemorating some of Lithuania’s most important anniversaries.

    The year 2024 marks 20 years since Lithuania and Poland’s accession to the European Union and of Lithuania’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In this very year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lithuania and Poland’s declaration of friendship and neighborly relations.

    Immanuel Kant, a leading figure in contemporary philosophy, whose thoughts on the nature of language are still up to date, was born 300 years ago.

    We also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lithuanian Song Celebrations (Dainų šventė), which first took place on August 23-25, 1924 in Kaunas. The Celebrations comprise a crucial part of Lithuania’s cultural identity, characterized by unique forms of expression, placed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    The 7th International Lithuanian Congress invites researchers of various fields, social and cultural activists to participate in discussions, divided into following sessions of the conference:

    ·         Lithuanian language and comparative linguistics

    ·         culture, literature and folklore

    ·         history of Lithuania, Lithuanian-Polish relations

    ·         politics, law and society

    ·         Immanuel Kant – man and philosopher


    During the 7th Congress, a diverse cultural program and expert debates will be presented.

    More details and the application form could be found on Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2024.


    13th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "THE REGION: HISTORY, CULTURE, LANGUAGE"

    A research group “Linguistic, Literary, Cultural and Historical Research: the Regional Aspect” organises an international interdisciplinary scientific conference The Region: History, Culture, Language on the 16th–17th of May, 2024. Researchers of different fields are invited to participate and discuss the subject using different perspectives. 

    Suggested topics:

    • Methodologies and methods in regional research;
    • Regions in historical research;
    • Cultural and communication memory in the region;
    • Regional policy and governance;
    • Region in ethnology, anthropology and cultural research;
    • Regional identity, mentality and self-awareness;
    • Ethnographic peculiarities of regions;
    • Linguistic understanding of the region, territorial and social dialects, language specifics;
    • Regional literature and regional authors, regions and regionality in literature;
    • Traditional and contemporary applied and visual art expression in the region;
    • Development opportunities for the design sector in the region;
    • Regions in the context of informal art education;
    • The specifics of musical folklore in the regions;
    • The peculiarities of creation, dissemination and perception of professional music in the regions.



    International School of Baltistics

    We invite students from foreign and Lithuanian Baltic studies centers to participate in the International School at of Baltistics at the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University. It will be held from 23 to 25 November 2023.

    The students will have the opportunity to listen to lectures by Balticists on Old writings, Prussian language, the grammar of Baltic languages and onomastics. They will also take part in seminars and network with students from other centers.

    ·         Fluency in Lithuanian at A2/B1 level is required.

    ·         Participation is free of charge, and we will also provide travel, accommodation and meals for participants coming from abroad.

    ·         The number of participants is very limited.

    Registration is open until 2 November at:

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Markus Falk lecture "Confessional Culture in Old Lithuanian Texts'

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    Digital Integrated Education Tool (SIUP) "Lithuania in the World - the World in Lithuania" ( is an interdisciplinary universal tool for Lithuanian language studies, designed for students and teachers of Baltic Studies Centres and Lithuanian language schools . We hope that SIUP will promote empathetic interest in the historical and cultural links between Lithuania and different foreign countries, in the current interaction and cooperation between peoples, states and societies in various spheres of political, economic and socio-cultural life.

    The book was started to be written in 2017 at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, and since 2019 its preparation had continued at Vytautas Magnus University.


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