Jonavos st. 66-307, 44191, Kaunas; tel.: (37) 32 79 54; fax.: (37) 32 78 22; email.:;

Research Areas:

  • Identity processes and globalization in postsocialist conditions: reconfigurations of collective (regionalism, ethnification, nationalism, Europeanism) and self
  • Belonging and connectedness in transnational space: migration, cosmopolitanism and culture scapes between the global and the local
  • Social policies, corporate strategies and identity politics in national and transnational (migratory) settings
  • Issues and perspectives for the development of sociocultural anthropology in postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe


Latest news:

Workshop and Baltic Anthropology Graduate School International Conference and Workshop 6-7 October 2017, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas. More info.


The registration for the conference "Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Humanise IT!", that will be held on the 4-5 of November in Tartu, Estonia, is now open!

More information can be found here:






































VMU Master of Arts in Anthropology 


Social anthropology programe is designed for those who are keen on discovering and understanding new cultures and societies as well as learning to recognize codes of behavior by different communities. The Program combines classroom and experiential field-based learning activities as appropriate for each student’s career plans. The Program teaches students how to carry out independent scientific research and conduct independent ethnographic fieldwork as well as apply other methods of inquiry. Duration of studies - 2 years.  


Due to international cooperation between Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) and Southern Illinois University (SIU) the Program students can be certified for the SIU Certificate in Intercultural Understanding by completion of the 18 ECTS credit module of studies offered by the SIU Department of Anthropology, given on VMU campus as part of their degree studies. The Certificate from SIU is issued alongside the MA Degree from VMU. 


We would also like to inform those interested in joining the program, that the application are being accepted until the 27th of July. 


More information: tel.  86 86 16 233 arba el. paštu,



During the period of March 14-24th, Vytautas Magnus University welcomed visiting professor John C. McCall from Southern Illinois University, USA. Students of Social Anthropology had an opportunity to participate in the cycle of lectures, where they were in where they were introtudced to the visual arts of Central and East Africa: music, dance, cinema, and other populart arts. Students received an opportunity to learn how different fields of art deal with historic representation, cultural critique and political resistance.

















Vytautas Magnus University along with Universities of Tallinn, Riga and Latvia are inviting current and prospective students to participate in the 1st Baltic Anthropology Graduate School. The schooll will be held on 11th - 12th of December 2015, Tallinn University. More information could be found here






SAC invites you to study Master's Program in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States. More information you can find here.


BSSA 2015 team and Latvian Association of Anthropologists announce the 3rd Baltic Summer School of Anthropology, the topic is "Applied Anthropology". Don't miss a chance to participate! More information you can find here.





International Conference 


  15th November, 2014

More information about the program of the conference you can find here.