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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
„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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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