On 20-26 September, Laura Laurušaitė from the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore visited the Department of Baltistics at the University of Latvia, where she delivered a cycle of lectures entitled “Identity on the Table: Taste in Lithuanian and Latvian Literatures”. The lectures focused on the relationship between identity and the manifestations of taste in Lithuanian and Latvian literatures.

    From Sanskrit to „melagienos”: the world through the prism of Lithuanian language

    7 October, 3 p.m. (EEST, Lithuania time), Vytautas Magnus University invites to participate in an online lecture „From Sanskrit to melagienos: the world through the prism of Lithuanian language” dedicated to all who want to learn Lithuanian and want to know more about this language. The lecture will be delivered in English.

    When learning new languages (and revising the forgotten ones), not only do we learn how to greet someone or ask for directions, but we can also explore the entire world of culture and its values: from grammatical constructions to words with meanings understandable only by the users of one language.

    During this lecture, we will discuss the paradoxes related to one of the most archaic surviving Indo-European languages, namely the Lithuanian language. Old in construction, and fast to its reaction to the rapidly advancing world. What are the challenges learning it, and why should we learn it anyways?

    During the lecture, we will answer all these questions and introduce your next natural step towards comprehensive knowledge of Lithuanian language and culture, namely, online non-formal education programme of Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies for Foreigners and Lithuanian Diaspora.

    The event is organized by Vytautas Magnus University and is a part of a series "October - Lithuanian Diaspora Month".

    Registration to the event:

    More information:

    Full programme of the series "October - Lithuanian Diaspora Month":




    International conference “Teaching methodologies and approaches to border, migration and diaspora studies”

    Vytautas Magnus university as a Part of GlocalEAst consortium organizes a conference “Teaching methodologies and approaches to border, migration and diaspora studies” on 23rd of September 2021. During the conference Lithuanian and international scholars and experts will discuss actual challenges of the field and prof. Krzysztof Czyżewski will deliver a key-note speech “I am with You. Practising the Borderland”.

    Conference will be held in English in VMU Small Hall (S. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas) and on-line.

    Registration and programme see:


    On 23 August – 3 September 2021, the 10th summer school of Lithuanian studies was organized by the Humboldt University of Berlin and Vilnius University. The summer school gathered students and graduates of Indo-European philology and other study fields related to the Lithuanian Language from different universities in Germany. This summer school gave students a possibility to study the Lithuanian language and also learn about Lithuanian customs and traditions.

    International Seminar “Comparative Exchange: Baltistics and World Literature” in Krakow

    On 23-26 August, an international seminar “Comparative Exchange: Baltistics and World Literature” was held in Krakow, Poland. This seminar is one of the academic events organized as part of the project “Lithuanian Academic Scheme for International Cooperation in Baltic Studies” (No. 09.3.1-ESFA-V-709-01-0002). Representatives from 11 different centres of Baltic studies took part in the event and delivered 23 papers.

    26th international scientific conference “The Word: Aspects of Research”

    Liepāja University Faculty of Humanities and Arts and Kurzeme Institute of Humanities invite you to participate in the 26th international scientific conference “The Word: Aspects of Research” which will be held at Liepāja University 25 November–26 November 2021. Please find more information in the attachment.

    For more information:



    Call for papers: The 13th International Conference of Baltic Literary Scholars

    The first biannual conference of Baltic literary scholars took place in Riga in 1996, and it has been followed by meetings in Vilnius and Tallinn. The 13th conference “Shifting Literary Culture since Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: The Baltic Paradigm” is organized by the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia (ILFA) on 23–24 September 2021. We hope to host an in-person two-day conference at the National Library of Latvia in Riga, but, if necessary, we are ready to convert it into a virtual event in response to the pandemic restrictions.

    For more information:

    8th Baltic Student Conference “Bridges in the Baltics”

    We are happy to announce that the 8th Baltic Student Conference “Bridges in the Baltics” is back this year and it is a hybrid! In 2021 it is organized in two formats: on campus and online. We hope to meet all of you face-to face on campus and enjoy a number of social activities together! However, if the bridges to the Baltics remain closed to some of you because of the pandemic, we will also offer lots of discussions, meetings and virtual hugs online.

    The conference will be held on October 22–23, 2021 at Vilnius University. Its aim is to bring together students whose studies and research focus on the languages or culture of the three Baltic States, to give them the possibility to meet their peers from other countries and universities, to present their academic work and interests, to learn from each other and to make new contacts. The conference welcomes everyone who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree at any university in the Baltic States or elsewhere.


    18th International Scientific Conference "LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVE"

    Liepaja University in cooperation with Latvian Language and Literature Teachers’ Association, The Latvian Association of Teachers of English Speech, Therapists’ Association of Latvia, Latvian Association of Applied Linguistics, British Council Latvia, Goethe-Institut Riga and Liepaja Department of Education kindly asks you to participate in the 18th International Scientific Conference LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVE.

    For more information:

    The seminar “Cultural heterologies and democracy. Culture in the Baltic countries in the 1990s”

    The seminar “Cultural heterologies and democracy” will take place in Viinistu, in northern Estonia, on 17–19 August 2021.

    For more information: CALL FOR PAPERS.

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