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93 foreigners to come to Lithuania for language course

Ninety-three foreigners will attend Lithuanian-language courses at five Lithuanian universities during July and August. […]

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Vilnius University produces unique machine for CERN

The team of the Department of Semiconductor Physics of Vilnius University (VU), headed by professor Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus, under the framework of the AIDA project was to study the possibility to use a microwave absorption technique for radiation monitoring in the proton irradiation facility at CERN. The Vilnius University team produced a cost-effective, flexible and easy-to-handle fluence monitoring system, VU said. […]

Vytautas the Great (1350–1430) and Duchess Ona (1392–1418) by unknown German illustrator, 16-century drawing
Culture

When geography is not enough – three Lithuanian paths to Europe

In her latest book, Three Lithuanian Europes: the Nation, Europe, and the EU in Modern Identity, philosopher Nerija Putinaitė‘s quest to flag the wellsprings of Lithuanians’ European identity guides readers from the real demise of an imaginary pre-historic golden age, to a barbarian king’s Latin baptism and festive 500th anniversary celebrations of Vytautas, Duke of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. […]

Afgan prisoners in Vardak, 1987
Society

Back from Afghanistan: Roundtable on veterans’ experiences

Scholars will discuss the consequences of the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979–1989 from a transnational perspective, especially in terms of strategies for (re)integrating veterans during a two-day workshop at the European Humanities University. On February 12 at 5 PM they present their research in a round table at Vilnius University´s History Faculty. […]

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Euro adoption and crisis in Ukraine reduced Lithuanians’ optimism, according to poll

In December 2014 only every third Lithuanian claimed that the situation in the country has been improving. Compared with November 2014, the number of optimists decreased by 6 percent. According to sociologist and lecturer of Vilnius University, Professor Romas Lazutka, the outburst of pessimism at the end of the year was related to the change of national currency and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. […]

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Scholars offer recommendations for history policy makers of Lithuania and Belarus

Historical memory has a strong impact on the cohesion of political society. The historical memory of any given society is affected by a whole range of factors, such as the methodology and content of history teaching at school, the creation of various memorials and alternative sources of information about the past. Most of these factors depend on the political sphere and are a direct consequence of political or administrative decisions. In short, a consequence of state history policy. […]