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The Digital Humanities Laboratory was established

The Digital Humanities Laboratory was established at the Leonidas Donskis Library at the VMU Center for Multidisciplinary Science and Studies.

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“Subcultural Diversity in Lithuania” – Exhibition at Vilkija Gymnasium.

Exhibition (info stands and artistic / documentary photos) was displayed at the premises of Vilkija Gymnasium, 23/11/2018 – 13/12/2018.

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Digital Humanities – Academic Discussion

VMU Multifunctional Study and Science Center, V. Putvinskio str. 23. 08/05/2018.
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3-rd International Scientific Conference

Interdisciplinary group research. Youth subculture, worldviews and lifestyles.
Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas. 29/09/2017

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Scientists excursion to Smalininkai

Meeting of the members of Lithuanian Researchers’ Union with Smalininkai (Jurbarkas district) community. Scientists, entrepreneurs, educators and culture workers participated in discussion about the future of Lithuanian science and education. 27/05/2017.

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Workshop – discussion: Interdisciplinary Research and the digital humanities

The seminar was organized by VMU Center for Cultural Studies. The seminar was held at VMU multifunctional study and research center. V. Putvinskio st. 23; 15/03/2017.

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International Scientific Conference: Humanise IT. Cultural researchers and business. Is it real?

Tartu, Estonia,  05/04/2016

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International Scientific Conference

International Scientific Conference on Cultural Group Behaviour. Historical Re-Enactment, Contemporary Paganism, Fantasy-Based Movements. VMU Small Hall. Kaunas, Lithuania. 20-21/05/2016.

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Practical seminar and lecture

1. “Lithuanian Traditional Multipart Songs Sutartinės in Contemporary Society”. Lecturer Laura Lukenskienė. 2. “Lithuanian Tolkienist Society”. Lecturer Kastytis Zubovas. Kaunas City Museum, Museum of Lithuanian traditional music history (L. Zamenhofo St. 4, Kaunas). 20/05/2016.

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Practical workshop

“Medieval Food and Everyday Life Activities”. Lecturers Deividas Kasperas, Rasa Kasperienė. (“Hanseatic Days 2016” near Kaunas Castle) Kaunas, 21/05/2016.

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Scientific Conference “Interdiscipinary Social Group Research”

Moments of the Conference presentations and discussions. VMU Small Hall. Kaunas, 06/11/2014.

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Scientific Conference “Interdiscipinary Social Group Research”

Presentations; photo exhibition; art installation. Lobby of the VMU Big Hall. Kaunas, 06/11/2014.

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Research on Migration Processes / Lithuanian Groups in Chicago

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Exhibition in Marijampolė

Exhibition of archive photographs and information stands of VMU Center for Cultural Studies in Marijampolė Culture Center. 26/11/2012

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Gymnasium students visited VMU

The students of Kaunas Vaižgantas gymnasium visited VMU distance learning classroom. Lecture-work “Youth subculture”. The seminar was conducted by the staff of the VMU Center for Cultural Studies. 22/05/2012

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Devilstone” open-air festival, 2011

Open-air festival of rock, metal and alternative music “Devilstone”, Anykščiai. Concert of thrash/death metal group “Benediction” (Great Britain). 22/07/2011.

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Yaga Gathering open-air festival, 2011

Open-air festival of electronic music “Yaga Gathering”, 2011. Varėna District, 25/06/2011

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Mandala Festival

The Mandala Festival is a synthesis of psychological and spiritual practices, non-traditional medicine and creative work. Rural tourism homestead “Aukštupys” (Šalčininkai district). 07/08/2011.

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„Mėnuo Juodaragis“ (Black horned moon) open-air festival, 2011

„Mėnuo Juodaragis“ (“Black horned moon”) – open-air festival of contemporary Baltic culture, post-folk, alternative music. Zarasai, 28/08/2011

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Tundra” open-air festival, 2011

“Tundra” – open-air festival of electronic music. Varėna, 7/7/2011
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“Blues Nights” open-air festival

“Blues Nights” – open-air festival of blues music. Varniai, a resort near Lake Lūkstas. 1/07/2011
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Kilkim žaibu (“Arise with thunder”) open-air festival, 2011

„Kilkim Žaibu“, 2011 Festival of Old Baltic Traditions and Heavy Metal Music. Varniai, resort near Lake Lūkstas, 23/25/2011.
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Visit to the Vaishnava Temple

Students and lecturers of Master’s studies in Small Society Groups visited Kaunas Nita Gaura Candra Hare Kršna Temple and got acquainted with the activities of the Vaishnava community, their ideas and values. June, 2011.

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Visit to the home of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community

Graduates of the Master’s Degree Studies in Small Society Groups visited the home of the Jehovah’s Witness community and familiarized with the community’s activities, their ideas and values. June, 2011.

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Science Promotion Festival “See differently 09”

The Center for Cultural Studies participated in the festival “See differently 2009”, which took place during the events of “Kaunas Days 2009”. Kaunas, Laisvės Alley, 22/05/2009.

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Final events of the project SAL

Demonstration of video films, discussions with group members. Diamond Road Buddhism; Bangladesh: Religion in Politics / Politics in Religion; Argentine tango in France; Vaishnava. 17/02/2009

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Opening of the exhibition

Project SAL (Society and Life Styles: Towards Social Harmony). Exhibition of stands, exhibition of photographs VMU Faculty of Humanities, K. Donelaičio str. 52, the lobby of 2nd floor. Moments of the exposition opening. 17/02/2009

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Exposition of popular music history. Salford, UK.

Project SAL (Society and Life Styles: Towards Social Harmony). Visiting a popular music exposition at the Salford Museum and Penny Rimboud (voice, declamation) / Louise Elliot (flute, saxophone) performance at the Salford Museum. 04/12/2008.

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Project SAL (2006-2008) Dissemination materials: posters, flayers, info stands etc.

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Scientific Conference and Cultural forum

Scientific Conference and Intercultural Forum “SOCIETY AND LIFESTYLES” 30-31/05/2008 (this section contains 9 photo galleries).

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Exposition of photographs and objects in Kaunas Public Library

Kaunas County Public Library hosted a series of Contemporary Kaunas Projects in the Context of the Millennium of Lithuania. This project was attended by employees of VMU Center for Cultural Studies and students. Doc. dr. Egidija Ramanauskaitė – Kiškina read the report “Cultural resistance of youth in Soviet times in Kaunas”, and dr. Laima Anglickiene, Gintaras Jaronis and postgraduate students of subcultures Vida Lisaitė, Vilma Laukaitienė prepared an exposition of photos, texts and objects “Youth subculture in Soviet times: images, ideas, identity”. 10/10/2007 – 19/11/2007.

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Hippie Culture festival “Hippyland 5”

Participants of the Vaišnoriškės seminar visited Šiauliai, Šiauliai Day 2007 Festival and “Hippyland 5th” Hippie Culture Festival. 08/09/2007.

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Seminar (workshop) for professors/lecturers and students in Vaišnoriškės

A Seminar for lecturers/professors and students was held in Vaišnoriškės to discuss the modules taught by the Master’s program “Subcultural Studies”. 06/09/2007.

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Audiovisual Exposition at “Mėnuo Juodaragis 2007”

The dissemination of the Research Project on the Subcultural Communities (SAL). Audiovisual exposition, public lectures. Postgraduate students in the subcultural studies program participated in the project’s audiovisual exposition. Also participants of the project – scientists read a cycle of lectures in the fields of culture, subculture and art studies. The exposition was organized and lectures were read in the environment of the 10th independent post-folklore, alternative music and contemporary Baltic culture festival “Mėnuo Juodaragis” – in Zarasai, on the island of Zarasas lake. 26-30/08/2007.

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Meeting with South Korean Zen Buddhism monks

Academic Cultural Forum “Society and Lifestyles: Towards Social Harmony” from the cycle “Intercultural Dialogues”. Meeting with the monks of the International Chogye Order Seoul Monastery at Vytautas Magnus University. Presentation of book “Zen Compass” by Zen Master Seung Sahn. 31/10/2006.
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Subcultural Forum

The Culture and Science Forum was organized as an attempt to create an experimental environment with members of subcultural communities in order to facilitate communication between subcultural groups, academia and the general public, who profess different values and religious beliefs. Vytautas Magnus University, 30/09/2006

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