“Researching Diaspora and Migration: Theoretical Challenges”

February 21, 2016

The VMU Lithuanian Emigration Institute and the Department of Lithuanian Literature are organizing a conference “Researching Diaspora and Migration: Theoretical Challenges“ and invite historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, journalists, linguists, cultural and literature researchers, studying the history of Lithuanian diaspora and migration processes and looking for interdisciplinary research opportunities, to participate in it.

The organisers invite proposals on the following topics and issues:

• Theoretical and methodological aspects of migration phenomenon and diaspora studies, the terminology and its use-related problems.

• Baltic diaspora, historical research, its specificity, comparative research opportunities.

• Fundamental and comparative research of and interdisciplinary cultural studies approaches to Lithuanian literature, art, music and culture in exile.

• International migration processes analysis, their relevance in a global society, interdisciplinary aspects.

The conference will take place at the VMU Lithuanian Emigration Institute (S. Daukanto g. 25, Kaunas) on 14 April 2016. The final date to submit proposals is 21 March 2016. Contact person: Dr Dalia Kuizinienė; email: d.kuiziniene@hmf.vdu.lt