Completed projects

The Peculiarities of Secularization Processes in Lithuania: Intersections of Public and Private Religiosity

2010-2012

Funded by the Lithuanian Science Council.

Coordinating institution: Social Anthropology Center, VMU.

The project aimed at identifying the dimensions, scope, and specific features of secularization in Lithuania.

More information you can find here: [ENG]

 

Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs

2009-2012

Funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Program.

Coordinating institution: FORBA (Forschungs und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt), Austria (coordinator – Dr. Ursula Holtgrewe).

Participant institutions from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Norway, United Kingdom.

The project aimed at increasing researchers’, stakeholders’, managers’ and policymakers’ knowledge of the quality of work and life in new and growing jobs. It helpeds to build actors’ capacity to identify both problematic and good practices of market development, policies, and corporate strategies in Europe.

More information you can find here:  [ENG]

 

The Catholic Church and Religious Pluralism in Lithuania and Poland: An Anthropological Study of Public and Private Meanings of Religion in Postsocialist Society

2007-2010

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Coordinating institution: Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany (coordinator: Prof. Chris Hann).

Participant institutions: Social Anthropology Center, VMU, Department of Sociology, VMU, Jagiellonian University, Crakow, Poland.

The project aimed at studying the role of the Catholic Church and individual religiosities in Lithuania and Poland, based on fieldwork in urban and rural areas.

 

Retention of Lithuanian National Identity under Conditions of Europeanization and Globalization: Patterns of Lithuanian-ness in Response to Identity Policies in England, Ireland, Norway, Spain, and the USA

2007–2009

Funded by the Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Coordinating institution: Social Anthropology Center, VMU. 

Participant institutions: Institute for Social Research.

The project aimed at identifying models of national identity among Lithuanian migrants; exploring processes of identity maintenance  vis-à-vis assimilation in response to national identity politics in the host countries.

 

Uncertainty and Freedom: Comparative Ethnographies of Second Generation Change in the Postsocialist World

2004 – 2007

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Funding Program for Science (NORFA).

Coordinating institution: Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

Participant institutions from Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.

The project aimed at promotion of cooperation in research, implementation of the exchange of students and academics, and other academic activities.

 

Higher Education and Research on the Globalization Process and its Consequences' by Nordic Research and Education Grant Scheme

2004 – 2007

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Funding Program for Science (NORFA).

Coordinating institution: Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Lund, Sweden.

Participant institutions from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Sweden.

 

The Circum-Baltic Qualitative Social Science Teaching Network

2005–2007

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordplus Neighbor Program).

Coordinating institution: Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

Participant institutions from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden.

 

Expression Models of Lithuanian National Identity: Social Memory, Cultural Succession and Changes under Conditions of Globalization

2005 – 2006

Funded by the Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation.

Coordinating institution: Social Anthropology Center, VMU.

Participant institutions: Mykolas Romeris University, Institute for Social Research.

The project aimed at exploring the variety of models of Lithuanian national identity and investigating factors that determine either the stability or the change of identity under conditions of globalization.

 

Systematization of National Identity Traits and Symbols, Estimation of Their Relative Cultural Importance and Identification of Decontextualized Models of National Identity

2005

Funded by the Lithuanian Institute, Vilnius.

Coordinating institution: Social Anthropology Center, VMU.

The project aimed at exploring the features (cultural prototypes, images, icons, traditions, events and symbols) which Lithuanians associate with „being Lithuanian“.